Lance Lynn
SP TEX
1 year ago

Lynn won't start Sunday against the Mariners after the game was postponed due to inclement weather.

EDGE Analysis

The two sides will make up the contest May 14, which had been an off day for both teams. As a result of the postponement, Lynn will simply move back a day in the pitching schedule and is now set to start the series opener against the Astros on Monday.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
1 year ago

Lynn (0-1) allowed five runs on three hits and six walks over four innings in Monday's loss to the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn struggled early in Monday's outing, as he walked three batters and gave up five runs in the first frame, with four runs crossing the plate via a grand slam from Colin Moran. Lynn didn't have much luck finding the strike zone, resulting in just 44 of his 95 pitches being called as balls. While this lack of control was reminiscent of Lynn's 2017 campaign, in which he posted a career-high BB/9 of 3.8, the 30-year-old righty managed to allow just one hit over his following three innings. Lynn will look to rebound from Monday's rough effort when the Twins host the Mariners on Sunday.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
1 year ago

Lynn threw three scoreless innings in his Twins debut in Tuesday's spring game with five strikeouts. Despite signing late in spring training, he's expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. "We're looking toward that Pittsburgh series - he will pitch one of the two games there, if all goes to plan," said Twins GM Thad Levine, according to ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities.

EDGE Analysis

The Twins open with three games at Baltimore and then travel for two games at Pittsburgh on April 2 and April 4. Lynn said he had been throwing simulated games while waiting to sign with a team and Tuesday's outing showed he's on track for Opening Day.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
1 year ago

Lynn will make his spring debut Tuesday against the Orioles, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn is scheduled to throw three innings in Tuesday's Grapefruit League outing. After undergoing Tommy John surgery and missing the entire 2016 season, Lynn posted a 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 33 starts (186.1 innings) in 2017. However, while his ERA and WHIP were both at respectable levels, Lynn's 7.4 K/9 was a career-low while his 3.8 BB/9 was a career-high.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
1 year ago

Lynn signed a one-year deal with the Twins on Saturday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

Target Field plays as a slightly hitter-friendly park, so there may have been more fantasy-friendly destinations for Lynn, but it's important to just see him finally sign somewhere. It's unclear if signing in mid-March will leave him enough time to be ready to go by Opening Day or not, but he shouldn't miss much time, if any. The larger concern for Lynn is how good he truly is. In his first season back from Tommy John surgery in 2017, he recorded a 3.43 ERA, meaning that he's kept his ERA under 4 in all six of his major-league seasons. He posted career-worst strikeout (19.7 percent) and walk rates (10.1 percent), though, leading to an uninspiring 4.82 FIP.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
1 year ago

Lynn has reportedly turned down a two-year, $20 million offer from Minnesota, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn has been working out in Jupiter, Florida, according to the report, and is waiting to find a larger deal. It's getting late enough in Spring Training that Lynn may not be ready for Opening Day even if he signs with a team shortly. It looks like he may hold out for a larger deal possibly into April or more.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
2 years ago

Lynn declined the Cardinals' qualifying offer prior to Thursday's deadline, Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following the rejection of his $17.4 million offer, Lynn will officially become a free agent and is ready to test the open market this winter. The 30-year-old started 33 games for St. Louis this past season, posting a 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 186.1 innings.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
2 years ago

Lynn was tendered a qualifying offer by the Cardinals prior to Monday's deadline, the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's expected that he'll decline the one-year, $17.4 million tender and seek a multi-year contract on the open market in the coming weeks. Lynn pitched well in 2017 after missing all of 2016 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but he's fallen short of 200 innings in each of the last four seasons he's pitched. If Lynn enters the market as expected, he'll be doing so following a season that included the lowest strikeout rate (7.4 K/9), highest walk rate (3.8 BB/9), and highest home-run rate (1.30 HR/9) of his career.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
2 years ago

Lynn allowed one run on three hits with four walks and five strikeouts over five innings in Thursday's no-decision against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn held Chicago off the board after surrendering an Ian Happ home run in the first, but still needed 86 pitches to get through five frames while finishing one walk shy of his season worst. The 30-year-old righty faded down the stretch, failing to pitch more than five innings in any of his final four starts after logging at least six in each of his previous 12 outings and posting quality starts in all but one of those. Lynn did a tremendous job of rebuilding his value heading into free agency after missing all of the 2016 campaign due to Tommy John surgery, finishing with double-digit wins for the fifth time while posting a 3.43 ERA.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
2 years ago

Lynn (11-8) took the loss Saturday, giving up eight runs on six hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning against the Pirates. He struck out one batter.

EDGE Analysis

This was a disaster, as Lynn only managed two outs on 42 pitches (25 strikes). His season ERA has jumped more than half a run --

from 2.94 to 3.47 -- over his last three starts, and he has just three more strikeouts (16) than walks (13) in five September outings. Fatigue may be a factor, with Lynn now past 180 innings in his first season back from Tommy John surgery. He lines up to face the Cubs at home next week in his final start of the regular season.