Here is his stats
SPLITS G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
Season 15 15 1 0 80.2 87 50 48 7 44 52 2 8 94.1 1.62 .282 5.36
Career 128 116 2 0 693.0 752 390 366 83 308 576 33 46 95.4 1.53 .280 4.75
Hw was sent to AAA on his own demotion and K'd 17...sometimes a change of scenery can do wonders for a guy. He is not breaking the bank and I dont think it would take much more than picking up his contract to take this guy from the Pirates.....they may not want to deal in division but I think he would be right up there at the top of the list fro guys that we should be targeting. At one time he was thought of as a main componeent of the Pirates. He would look real good in the 6th as a set up....IMO.
Here is a few quotes:
News: GM Neal Huntington admitted on Sunday that he's tried to trade Snell for "several months" but hasn't been offered a legitimate baseball return, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Spin: Huntington said he made a mistake signing Snell to a three-year deal that looked good on paper but didn't take into account the "human element". "Our focus now is to salvage something from this situation," Huntington said, "whether that's a trade, or Ian comes back -- maybe that's in the bullpen -- we'll see." For his part, Snell credited an escape from the "negativity" and the performance of his Triple-A catcher for his 17-strikeout performance on Sunday. "The guys made me feel welcome here," Snell said. "(Erik) Kratz did a tremendous job of setting up. You know, he didn't set up too early where they can see where I'm going. He mixed the pitches real well." At this point, it would be interesting to see what Snell could do as a reliever, something scouts projected him as before he ever made it to the majors.