Blake Snell negotiated his own trade with a fan: A baseball for some fresh chicken tenders
Lefty Blake Snell is doing big things for the Rays this season, putting himself firmly in the American League Cy Young Award conversation as the team's ace.
With this type of clout (he's currently 20-5 with a 1.97 ERA, recording 200 strikeouts in 169 innings in 2018) comes a certain level of confidence. And, during the Rays' 9-8 loss to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Thursday, Snell negotiated his own trade ... kind of.
A Rays fan just beyond the team's dugout wanted a baseball. Snell, who must have been feeling pretty hungry, considering it was a few hours after the pregame spread in the clubhouse, wanted the kid's plate of chicken fingers and fries. A deal was struck:
No debating this one -- both sides won out on this deal.