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The San Francisco Giants are reportedly unlikely to find much traction in trading third baseman Matt Chapman or starting pitcher Blake Snell before the deadline.

Jeff Passan of ESPN reported the player options owned by Chapman and Snell are unattractive to potential trade partners.

Chapman signed a three-year, $54 million contract this offseason that includes player options for the 2025 and 2026 seasons and a mutual option for the 2027 campaign. Snell’s two-year, $62 million deal includes a $38.5 million option for next season.

The contractual flexibility makes Chapman and Snell unattractive for very different reasons. Chapman is in the midst of a solid 2024 campaign and seems like a strong bet to re-enter free agency this winter in hopes of finding a more robust market than last offseason. It’s likely any team acquiring Chapman would be doing so knowing he’s a rental.

Snell, meanwhile, is mired in the worst season of his professional career. The reigning NL Cy Young winner is 0-3 with a 9.51 ERA and 1.94 WHIP over his first six starts with the Giants. San Francisco placed Snell on the 15-day injured list with a groin strain on Monday.


Even if Snell doesn’t have any real long-term money on the books, a $38.5 million paycheck for someone who has been one of the worst pitchers in baseball this season isn’t exactly going to draw a crowd of suitors.

This time it was down to Tom Sammes, the Epsom course manager, to produce the cliches.


Sammes said: “There’s still lots of room to grow. Our number one priority is to deliver 15 races that were exciting and compelling which is what we did.”

Really? Did you?

The ‘grow’ thing is always interesting. If you know there is room to grow