Snell is likely the National League Cy Young frontrunner. He's coming off an excellent season with the Padres. He led the NL with a 2.25 ERA. He also had a 4.1 fWAR. Some of his peripherals suggest some luck was involved, but he still had a great season nonetheless.
Should he win the Cy Young, it would the second time he's won the award. He won it in 2018 with the Rays. He would become just the seventh pitcher in MLB history to win the Cy Young in both leagues.
This Snell guy is pretty good. So why don't we want the Tigers to sign him to an expensive deal? Well, he doesn't really fit what the Tigers are trying to do.
He's struggled with walks throughout his career. He walked almost five batters per nine innings this season. He does strike a lot of guys out, but the walks are concerning.
He's also had his fair share of consistency issues. There wil be times he looks like Cy Young award winner he is and likely will be again. Then there will be times where he looks like he should be a No. 5 starter.
Somebody is going to give Blake Snell a lot of money this offseason, but it shouldn't be the Tigers.