Mets Acquire Jorge Padilla for Clint Everts

JUNE 26: Rubin tweets that the Blue Jays will receive minor league reliever (and, like Padilla, former National) Clint Everts to complete the trade.

Everts, the fifth overall pick in the draft back in 2002, has appeared in 26 games for Double-A Binghamton this season and notched an unsightly 6.94 ERA through 35 innings. As usual, strikeouts aren't a problem for the right-hander (9.5 K/9 this season, 9.0 for his career), but he's walking 5.4 hitters and allowing 11.8 hits per nine innings.

Everts, the former pride of the then-Expos farm system, has struggled since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2004.

JUNE 19: The Mets have acquired outfielder Jorge Padilla from the Blue Jays, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com (via Twitter). There's no word on what Toronto will receive on the deal at this time.

Padilla, 30, has a slash line of .330/.405/.459 with four homers for Toronto's Triple A affiliate this season. He came to the plate 26 times with the Nationals last year, picking up just three singles and walk. The Mets have assigned him to their Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, so he'll presumably serve as extra depth.


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16 Comments on "Mets Acquire Jorge Padilla for Clint Everts"


5 years 2 months ago

Didn’t we already have this guy?

davidwright1234
5 years 2 months ago

no we didn’t have this guy. He was with the Phillies two years before and then the Nationals organization last year.

5 years 2 months ago

…check his 2006 season in the minors.

Infield Fly
5 years 2 months ago

No, that was Juan Padilla – resident clubhouse good guy, entertainer, and magician a few years ago. He couldn’t overcome his arm woes so Mets released him. I think he’s coaching now.

5 years 2 months ago

Nope, I’m right. He was on our Double-A squad in 2006.

Just_MLB
5 years 2 months ago
icedrake523
5 years 2 months ago

I immediately thought of Juan Padilla, too.

5 years 2 months ago

ur thinking of RHP Juan Padilla who pitched for us in 2005

5 years 2 months ago

Ugh, I wish I never even posted that…for the third time, we had him in 2006 (double-A)

rom718
5 years 2 months ago

Yeah “Moebarguy is right. We did have him for one year.

davidwright1234
5 years 2 months ago

im sorry… ur rite. everyone moebarguy is rite, we did hav this guy in 2006

damnitsderek
5 years 2 months ago

Padilla reaching the Majors last year was one of my favorite stories from 2009. Hopefully he can hit his way back onto a ML roster.

5 years 2 months ago

maybe the mets traded maine for him

Roll Fizzlebeef
5 years 2 months ago

Now that’s an interesting theory. Probably not the likely outcome, but if AA could work some smoke and mirrors and pull it off, it’d be rather impressed. Also, imagine if Bruce Walton could work his own brand of magic on Maine and get him back in order.

5 years 2 months ago

Hey that Walton type of magic seems to be working on Brandon Morrow. Had a tough start, but is really coming around. Thanks to Walton’s corrections.

humbb
5 years 2 months ago

Sounds like the guy the Mets should really be trading for is Bruce Walton.