Cy Young Award-winning pitcher hits trade market…Dodgers are No. 1 target
Will the reigning Cy Young ace hit the trade market?
Major League Baseball’s official website (MLB.com) has reported that Cleveland Cavaliers ace Shane Bieber, 28, the 2020 American League Cy Young Award winner, could be traded.메이저사이트
MLB.com listed 10 players who could be traded on Tuesday (Feb. 20) and included Bieber’s name.
“Cleveland currently trails the Minnesota Twins by 2.5 games in the American League Central. But Cleveland could trade him if they don’t see themselves as a true title contender, given that they’re 33-38 and Bieber is in a position to make more than $10 million next year because it’s his last year of salary arbitration eligibility,” MLB.com explains.
Teams in the market for an ace pitcher would certainly have their mouths watering. “The 2020 American League Cy Young Award winner has started 15 games this year, allowing two earned runs or fewer in nine of them, and has thrown a league-high 95 innings,” says MLB.com, noting that Bieber has been consistently strong this season.
According to MLB.com, the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, and Baltimore Orioles are the top three contenders for Bieber’s services. Of the three teams, the Dodgers were the first to be mentioned, meaning they were the first choice for the player.
Bieber made his major league debut with Cleveland in 2018, and went 15-8 with a 3.28 ERA in 214⅓ innings in 2019, earning his first All-Star nod and his first Cy Young Award in 2020, when he went 8-1 with a 1.63 ERA in the shortened season. Last year, he went 13-8 with a 2.88 ERA in exactly 200 innings pitched and has continued to pitch well this year with a 5-4 record and 3.51 ERA.
His most recent start came on April 18 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In that outing, Beaver took the loss, allowing five runs on seven hits in seven and a third innings, and his fastball topped out at 93.5 mph (150 km/h).