A dream has been killed on December 27th as the Tampa Bay Rays have traded off their ace lefty to the San Diego Padres for a handful of players. The dream of many Mets fans, including Del Alba of Mets Junkies.
Snell had a great tenure with the Tampa Bay Rays however his last start with the team will be forever viewed infamously as he was removed after just 73 pitches and 5.1 innings pitches. This was of course in game six of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Rays will receive Luis Patino, Francisco Mejia, Blake Hunt, and Cole Wilcox.
The deal is still pending due to medical reviews of all players involved, but this kills any hope of Snell joining the new Orange & Blue.
Considering the players involved in this trade, I imagine the Mets were at some point involved in discussions with the Rays over Snell. While no details have emerged on this, it’ll be curious to see who the Rays would’ve wanted in return.
Being that I’m a huge fan of Sandy Alderson, I believe that the asking cost was too much for the Mets to pursue the transaction.
Photo: Seth Fleischauer unwittingly became the face of sad Mets fans everywhere on Sept. 30, 2007, when he was photographed at Shea Stadium after the team lost on the final day of the regular season. – WSJ.com PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES