There’s been speculation that the Tampa Bay Rays will likely trade pitcher Tyler Glasnow this offseason. In 2023, Glasnow recorded a 10-7 record with an ERA of 3.53. In his career, he has a record of 30-27 and an ERA of 3.89. Looking at Twitter, several fans from several different MLB teams want him to sign with them. Among these teams are the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and Baltimore Orioles.
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Tyler Glasnow Likely to be Traded This Offseason
Impressive Stats from Glasnow
- As of 2023, Tyler Glasnow’s estimated net worth is about $20 million. Gunslow has earned this net worth from his successful baseball career and the lucrative endorsement deals he has signed.
- Tyler Glasnow has thrown 9,731 pitches tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2016 and 2023. This includes pitches that he has thrown in the MLB regular season, postseason, and spring training. In 2023, Glasnow’s success derived primarily from his four-seam fastball (96 mph), slider (90 mph) and curve (84 mph).
Why Are The Rays Trading Him?
The Rays are entering 2024 with an estimated payroll of $126 million. This would be a record for the team, according to FanGraphs. Tampa Bay as a team has never had a payroll higher than $84 million. This is why it wasn’t a shock when it was announced that the Rays wanted to trade Glasnow.
Glasnow has spent the last five and a half years in the Rays organization. You build relationships and comfort when you spend that much time with a team. It can be hard to leave, but it can also benefit your growth as a player to play for other teams. Many other factors also come into play, but at the end of the day, players get shopped around consistently. Although Glasnow underwent a hybrid Tommy John/internal brace procedure to repair his right elbow in August of 2021 and only appeared in two games during the 2022 season, his 2023 was strong, and he helped lead the Rays to the postseason.
It will be interesting to see where Glasnow goes this offseason. The 30-year-old is looking to ride momentum from his successful 2023 season. He recorded 162 strikeouts this year with the Rays, which was 38th in the league. He also had a WHIP of 1.083. It is evident that 2023 was a successful season for him, and wherever he goes, he will likely do well. Glasnow has also pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates, as they drafted him in 2011 in the fifth round and the 152nd pick. Glasnow has spent most of his MLB career with the Rays, but we will wait to see where he goes this offseason.
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