Aníbal Sánchez has attracted interest from multiple teams and could sign within the next week, report Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter link) and Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post (via Twitter). The Nationals are among the teams with interest in Sánchez, who pitched for Washington from 2019-20.
Sánchez was productive in his first year in D.C. He tossed 166 innings of 3.85 ERA/5.07 SIERA ball in the regular season before making a couple strong postseason starts during the Nats’ World Series run. His 2019 peripherals were rather poor, though, hinting at some potential regression. That came in 2020, as Sánchez was tagged for a 6.62 ERA over 53 innings despite posting similar strikeout and walk numbers as the year before.
The Phillies were the only team linked to Sánchez during the winter, but plenty of clubs had representatives on hand for a showcase in which he threw alongside Julio Teheran. Ultimately, Sánchez reportedly turned down multiple major league contract offers over the offseason due to concerns about COVID-19 and accompanying protocols. He wasn’t expected to completely opt out of the season, though, and it seems he’s now comfortable returning to action. It remains to be seen if those guaranteed offers are still on the table.
Orioles could be interested and they have the time to ease him in
If Anibal wants over 2MM the Orioles are probably out. So I guess it depends on the price tag.I’d be surprised if Harvey is able to eat innings and depth is nonexistent. Another vet starter would be nice to have around.
Maybe the Braves should consider this before they get swept by Nationals (if they play).
What is it now? 6 straight losses going back to last year’s embarrassing 3-1 collaspe?
Starting pitching hasn’t been the problem. Have to score to win.
Last year is over. Braves lost 3 in a row because they couldn’t hit Phillies pitching. Plenty of time for the Braves to get hot. They played 3 games. Chill.
Delusional maybe, but after the ASG news, I already knew this season is headed downwards. So I guess getting embarrassed (albeit everything went the Phils way) enforces it.
Regardless, time to change the lineup around and stop drooling and riding Albies in the top spot.
Swanson, Freeman, Acuna, Ozuna, TD, Albies, Riley, Pache (trade him please), Pitcher.
I still firmly believe Swanson is the best Braves hitter behind Freeman.
Didn’t the Braves get swept by the Phillies to start 2020 as well? They ended up bouncing back just fine.
It was 3 out of 4 in 2020.
Reflex – You think Swanson is a better hitter than Acuña? If so, that’s probably the definition of a unique perspective.
Ur stupid if u think Swanson is better than acuna
I agree Acuña is better, but there’s no need to call someone stupid.
How about we disagree without the insults?
No worries. Yes, Swanson is a better hitter than Acuna. Acuna may be better all around though. But I’ve been blatant with my feelings for Acuna. He is overrated and I have no problem saying it. I will hold that stance until he proves he can be a big-game player and not be a perennial 200K hitter.
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How can Acuña be a “perennial 200K hitter” when he has never struck out 200 times in a season?
Of course, I expected a comment like this.
2019 was his only full season so far and he struck out 188 times.
Pitchers will/have learned how to pitch to him – Stop throwing him meatballs for the first pitch for example.
I have seen ZERO indicators of adjustment from him…ZERO.
I said it before, and I will say it again. He is no different from Heyward in terms of overhype. Heyward has improved his swing and miss tendencies, yet never developed into the player media expected.
I remember posting back on the mlb.com forums. I was getting the same BS when I said Freeman will be a superstar, not Heyward – this was back when they were rookies. I will stay firm with my assessment on Acuna until he proves me wrong.
Reflex – The future will tell us if you’re right or wrong. I’m not a Braves fan, but I hope you’re wrong simply because Acuña reaching his potential would be very exciting to watch.
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And you seem to be a 40 year old grownup calling someone stupid after using “ur” because you find it easier than you’re.
Snoop Dodger Dogg
Again, how is he a “perennial 200K” guy when he has never struck out 200 times in a season? It’s a simple question. I don’t need a long winded explanation.
Marlins just had a starter go down
The Reds, but to play shortstop.
nah he isn’t a 3B so they don’t want him
The Red Sox could use Anibal Sanchez. Of course the Red Sox could use Hannibal Lecter, to silence the lambs at Fenway.
With any hitting, they would have taken 2 out of 3.
But I agree, they could take him back after all these years.
Censorship is alive and well at MLBTR. Next you’ll close coments.
Screw you and twitter and facebook.
Are you new here?
Three years from now the Pirates will sign him to a minimum wage deal.
No Im not new here Lefty, just didnt like a reasonable comment about removing the all-star game from Atlanta being deleted. I was very respectful in that post.
Also Ill take Anibal in Philly
I just heard that online petitions are starting. Has anyone seen them? I’m assuming it’s folks not happy about the move because the commentor also lamented about the effect on Atlanta play this weekend
really, blaming the play on that? their pitchers were and ours were on point.
First of all, the players were for the move as discussions were had with the players union. Secondly, not even the Braves would even waste time listening to that pathetic excuse.
Snoop Dodger Dogg
I want to sign a petition. There is no reason the Atlanta Braves should be punished because of the politics going on in the state. MLB doesn’t care about dealing with China.
Leave politics out of sports.
Lmao. You want mlb to give atl and the state of georgia 100s of millions in additional revenue while the state goes against MLBs huge push for equality in the game
The all star game is a gift to local economies. Blame the state for putting their views over local economy
Hahaha. Yes, let’s cave to the liberal left. Let them cry racism over every issue. Let them promote bullying and destruction. Especially after they cheated. The fake prez and Heels Up Harris agree with your logic.
Facts remain MLB is wrong about this…
detroit – Regardless of anyone’s perspective on this, opinions are not facts.
Agreed. Major overreach. Not baseball’s business.. Frankly, I think the Rockies should’ve said “no thanks” in support of their fellow National League franchise. If only they, and every other franchise, had some cojones. Who is Manfred?
China puts minorities in prisons, but MLB and NBA don’t care about that. The hypocrisy of the Left is disgusting.
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The Anaheim Angels of Anaheim should look into signing Anibal Sanchez. They could definitely use the depth in their rotation. It wouldn’t cost much to sign Sanchez. He’s likely looking for a 2-year deal, which is doable. Angels would would need to include buyout if he doesn’t do well in the first year. Including the cost of a buyout, it probably wouldn’t cost more than $8 million to sign Sanchez.
A couple of strong starts, lol dude took a no hitter into the 7th inning or something like that 2019 NLCS game 3?
The Mariners’ Paxton went down last night with left forearm issue. Didn’t look good. Another good spot for Anibal!