Poll: Which Team Won The Mat Latos Trade?

On Friday, it was reported that Gio Gonzalez, Mat Latos and Jair Jurrjens were among the pitchers on the Reds’ wish list.  Less than 24 hours later, the Reds turned their wish list into reality when they sent Yonder Alonso, Edinson Volquez, Yasmani Grandal, and Brad Boxberger to San Diego for Latos.  The Padres have been willing to listen on deals for Latos this winter and according to GM Josh Byrnes, the Reds' offer was selected over three others that were similarly built.

It seems that several baseball executives were quick to declare the Padres the winners of the deal as they received a great mix of young talent in return for their 24-year-old ace.  It's also worth noting that while Latos' upside is undeniable, some in the Pads organization had concerns about the hurler's maturity.  However, as Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports pointed out, acquiring a potential No. 1 starter who is four years away from free agency will always cost a great deal.

Now, we want to hear your take on the trade..


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6 Comments on "Poll: Which Team Won The Mat Latos Trade?"

3 years 8 months ago

how can you say Padres, “not even close”, until one of the prospects comes through?  

3 years 8 months ago

Padres robbed the Reds big time. Let’s see how the others actually fare.  To wit: how’s Aaron Poreda working out for ya?

3 years 8 months ago

Those question marks are suitable for framing, like Aaron Poreda. Doesn’t matter if these prospects actually turn into anything. After all, they’re PROSPECTS!   And the Padres got FOUR OF THEM!  Reds get fleeced!

3 years 8 months ago

you think?

3 years 8 months ago

I do. The Reds got a young starter under control for 4 years, but the Padres got a lot of guys with great potential. Also, keep in mind the fact that San Diego may not be in a playoff hunt next year. 

3 years 7 months ago

True that. Puzzling why they traded for TCQ then, unless they believe they can flip him near the trade deadline