Lance Lynn is quietly one of the best options on the market this offseason, and has received interest from the Nationals, Orioles, Rangers, and Brewers. Lynn turned down the Cardinals $17.1 million qualifying offer, setting his market price around $18-20 million annually.
Lynn underwent Tommy John surgery in November of 2015, forcing him to miss the entire 2016 season with St. Louis. In 183 career appearances, Lynn has a respectable 3.38 ERA averaging 193 innings and 182 strikeouts over six seasons.
What you see is what you get with Lynn, who won a World Series with St. Louis in 2011, but did not appear in the Divisional Series against Philadelphia.
In most major league rotations, Lynn is a solid number three and a below-average number two. Turning 31-years-old in May, Lynn would be a quality veteran pitching behind Aaron Nola and ahead of Jerad Eickhoff in the three spot.
Should Klentak offer Lynn $85 million over four years it could sway the righty to give Philadelphia a chance.