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San Francisco Giants roster includes something not seen since 2003

Mar 22, 2024, 1:53 PM

Logan Webb #62 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the top of the first inning against the Atlan...

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 25: Logan Webb #62 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the top of the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Oracle Park on August 25, 2023 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

When the San Francisco Giants added last year’s Cy Young Award winner to their roster, they did something the majors haven’t seen since 2003.

On Tuesday, March 19, the Giants reached a two-year, $62 million agreement with left-handed pitcher Blake Snell, bringing the two-time Cy Young Award winner to the Bay Area. Paired with ace Logan Webb, San Francisco now has the National League Cy Young Award winner and runner-up in its 2024 rotation.

Having both the Cy Young winner and runner-up on the same roster is pretty rare. According to MLB’s Sarah Langs and the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time this happened was in 2003 when the Arizona Diamondbacks had both Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling as their one-two punch.

Prior to this year, a pairing of this caliber has only happened six total times in Major League Baseball:

  • In 2003 and 2002, Randy Johnson (winner) and Curt Schilling (runner-up) pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • In 1993, Greg Maddux (winner) and Tom Glavine (runner-up) pitched for the Atlanta Braves. Maddux won the award with the Chicago Cubs then signed with the Braves the following offseason.
  • In 1990, Bret Saberhagen (AL winner) and Mark Davis (NL winner) pitched for the Kansas City Royals. Saberhagen won the American League Cy Young Award with the Royals and Davis won the National League Cy Young Award with the San Diego Padres.
  • In 1975, Mike Marshall (winner) and Andy Messersmith (runner-up) pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • In 1957, Don Newcombe (winner) and Sal Maglie (runner-up) pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

San Francisco Giants regular season schedule

  • Thursday, March 28th-Sunday, March 31st – @ San Diego Padres
  • Monday, April 1st-Wednesday, April 3rd – @ Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Friday, April 5th-Sunday, April 7th – vs. San Diego Padres
  • Monday, April 8th-Wednesday, April 10th – vs. Washington Nationals
  • Friday, April 12-Sunday, April 14th – @ Tampa Bay Rays

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