Padres Sign Jon Garland

The Padres signed Jon Garland to a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2011. Garland earns $4.7MM in 2010, plus another $600K if San Diego buys out his $6.75MM mutual option for 2011.  

The 30-year-old Garland earned $7.25MM with the Diamondbacks and Dodgers last year, when he made 33 starts with a 4.01 ERA. Moving to Petco Park will certainly help boost his overall numbers. We heard that San Diego had about $5MM left to spend last week. The Padres wanted someone durable that would contribute innings and Garland definitely fits that criteria. He has made at least 32 starts and thrown at least 191.2 innings every year since 2002.

The Mets and Dodgers were two other teams recently connected to the righty. 

MLB.com's Corey Brock first reported the agreement and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Dan Hayes of the North County Times added details via Twitter.

Ben Nicholson-Smith contributed to this post.


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92 Comments on "Padres Sign Jon Garland"


Jonathan Da Silva
5 years 7 months ago

haha the mets will have no one. Smoltz? okayyyyyyy

dodgers_suck
5 years 7 months ago

i just picture minaya crying like coach kline on the waterboy. that makes me laugh. he’s talked to every free agent just like any other team.

Guest
5 years 7 months ago

There are still options out there but Garland will do great on the Padres!!! This is a great signing!!

Guest
5 years 7 months ago

There are still options out there but Garland will do great on the Padres!!! This is a great signing!!

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
5 years 7 months ago

Nice….

Guest
5 years 7 months ago

Perfect fit for the Padres.

adamellingson
5 years 7 months ago

HAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT ARE THE METS GOING TO DO NOW???? JIMINY CRICKETS… THEY’RE TEAM IS GOING TO BE great….. LOL

Ferrariman
5 years 7 months ago

eh, no real surprise here. Good signing but its definitely a lateral movement..no progression, no regression.

bstokes
5 years 7 months ago

I disagree. As long as he is healthy, Garland pitches a lot of innings.

Given the relative youth of the Padre rotation and the general inability of most of the current 5th starter options to get past the 5th inning, Garland is definitely an upgrade and a solid vet. presence.

Great signing by Hoyer.

coup
5 years 7 months ago

Perfect reply.

markjsunz
5 years 7 months ago

What is the good of pitching a lot of innings when you have an ERA over 4 and you lose more games then you win? Has Major League pitching become so bad that this is a good standard, or you sign a guy who spent a year on the disabled list for 10 million dollars?

bstokes
5 years 7 months ago

The record is a little irrelavent since that is as much a product of the offense playing behind you (just ask Jake Peavy).

And having an ERA of 4 and pitching over 200 innings is good when the other internal options to fill the rotation have no track record of pitching that many innings with an ERA under 4.

Ohhhplease
5 years 7 months ago

Not sure how you figure a solid innings eater, and mentor for a young pitching staff for a fairly low cost is “no progression”. Did they just sign the equivalent of Johan Santana? Absolutely not, did they take a step towards being a .500 team this year, absolutely.

Let’s not look at every signing that is not a perrenial all-star as “no progression, no regression”.

Macfan1
5 years 7 months ago

Whoah that came out of left field. Anyone notice that a lot of these guys are going to pitchers parks primarily. I’m surprised he signed there.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 7 months ago

This is out of the blue, but makes sense. The Pads needed a pitcher who could eat innings and be semi effective…

Oh, the Mets are screwed, IMO, unless they go to a trade

5 years 7 months ago

Lots of signings today, hopefully the rest of the offseason is this busy. Nice signing by the Padres, another pitcher’s park for Gar Gar, he should do well.

yanksrdashit
5 years 7 months ago

The Mets are officially not getting even SECOND PLACE IN THE DIVISION. THEY ARE DONE. Way to go Omar your officially the worst gm ever. People the Mets have lost (Big Names) FEEL FREE TO ADDGarlandPinieroSheetsPeople Omar has signedBay

Mickeyblue
5 years 7 months ago

This is what the Mets get for wasting so much time and money on Bay when pitching should have been their priority. The Mets really screwed up this offseason, they should’ve had pitching as their no. 1 objective and yet they spend all their time on Jason Bay.

5 years 7 months ago

Nice, Omar finally getting a pitche….. oh wait he’s still sitting back and doing nothing. John smotlz…really? What is he 50?

Ferrariman
5 years 7 months ago

so…whats left for the mets now…

braden looper?
todd wellemeyer?
jarrod washburn?
lol this day just keeps getting better.

maybe tom glavine? LMFAO

5 years 7 months ago

I forgot how many message board GM’s this place trolls out when something like this happens. Must be a sale on Met haterade going on this month.

Brian
5 years 7 months ago

Hopefully Omar doesn’t make it past May. He’s clueless.

As of right now, the Phillies 2, 3, and 4 are ALL better than the Mets 2.

It’s going to be a long year.

icedrake523
5 years 7 months ago

GMs don’t often get fired mid-season. The time to fire him was this offseason.

Unfortunately, the Mets don’t want to cough up the dough to buy him out. And yet you have NBC buying out Conan for $45M when they’re going to lose $200M to the Olympics.

Infield Fly
5 years 7 months ago

Oh please! What we need is to fire the Wilpons!
Yeah, I know…that’ll happen.

bbxxj
5 years 7 months ago

If would have told me that BOTH Sheets and Garland would sign today I would have bet that the Mets would have got one of them.

So its down to Looper and Washburn as innings eaters and Smoltz, Wang, and Bedard as injury risk starters. Not completely dire but not looking as hot as when Lackey, Halliday, Wolf, Sheets, Pinero, and Marquis were all still on the board.

altosax29b
5 years 7 months ago

Mets getting absolutely shilled this offseason.

Ferrariman
5 years 7 months ago

maybe its not as bad as we think it is,

perhaps the mets will realize they need to take a gamble and bump Igarashi and Kelvim Escobar into starters and the other becomes Set up…

if not all hope is lost.

Infield Fly
5 years 7 months ago

I don’t know enough about Igarashi but I do know that attempts to put Kelvim back in the starter position within the last year have met with re-injury. I don’t think we want to go down that path.

5 years 7 months ago

Its the Mets. Isn’t all hope lost automatically? LOL J/K

5 years 7 months ago

Interesting non-moves by the Mets today–both Sheets and/or Garland were needed, and neither will don a Mets uniform.

padres24
5 years 7 months ago

Wow, Jed hoyer has really surprised me. Even if this are little moves, I doubt Towers would have made any of them. I like the Hairston brothers, Stairs of the bench, and now this one, Garland to me is a perfect fit, and i think he will surprise some of you. I expect something like what Correia gave us last year from Garland.

The rotation is Young, Correia, Garland, Richard and Latos?

sd2va1977
5 years 7 months ago

I think Gallagher will be fighting with Latos for the 5th spot…it was pretty evident that Latos needed some work on his breaking pitches last year. He needs a changeup also. We are solid 1-5 though…I am excited for the new season.

Dr_Chim_Richalds
5 years 7 months ago

Alright, I know I said this on the Ben Sheets thread, but I think this officially makes the Mets’ offseason a failure.