Blake Snell Sep 19, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) looks on from the dugout during the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

After being named the National League Cy Young Award winner for the second time in his career, Blake Snell heads off into free agency to be one of the top names in the pitching market.

But where will he land? While every team can benefit from Snell, it was reported he badly wants to pitch for the Seattle Mariners. This information comes from — of all people — Mike Tirico.

“Blake Snell won his second Cy Young Award a few weeks ago. He did it pitching for the Padres, he’s a free agent now, he wants to pitch for the Mariners,” Tirico said of Snell.

Snell was recently in his hometown area attending the Seahawks-49ers game where he posed for photos after raising the 12th man flag.


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Snell attended Shoreline High School in Shoreline, Wash. about 10 miles north of Seattle.

Plus, The Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish said he always believed Snell would sign with the Mariners because he’s “always wanted to come home.”

Snell led all of MLB with a 2.25 ERA and a 5.9 home run-per nine innings ratio. He also struck out 234 batters in 180 innings and was even in National League MVP talks.

The Giants and Angels are also reported to be interested in the 30-year-old.


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