Dag nabbit. This dashes a small hope I’d had for this offseason – or at least something I’d hoped the Cubs would explore.
As you may recall, righty Tyler Glasnow is recovering from Tommy John surgery and, while it’s conceivable he could return late this season, he’s mostly eyeing a full-health return in 2023. That was also supposed to be his final year of arbitration, which meant there was a chance he could be on the trade market this offseason for the Rays. I liked the potential fit with the Cubs very much for 2023.
That won’t happen now.
At a minimum, the Rays are punting that decision a year down the road, as they just extended Glasnow through 2024:
So, now the Rays will assuredly hang onto Glasnow for the 2023 season to see how looks – when he’ll cost them very little – and then they can re-evaluate the decision on whether to trade him next offseason, in advance of him earning $25 million in 2024.
It is apparently Random August Extension Day, as the Mariners and Julio Rodriguez are also getting together on a deal.