Padres Very Close To Acquiring Huston Street

9:59am: The Padres are very close to getting Street from the Rockies, tweets Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.  The Rockies will receive a player to be named later, he adds, and the Padres will pay Street's contract.

9:52am: The Rockies and Padres' talks for Huston Street are ongoing, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney, and they've been extensive.  Scott Miller of CBS Sports agrees that the teams are talking seriously about Street, and the Padres hope to close the deal today.  

ESPN's Jayson Stark suggested this match yesterday, saying the Rockies are willing to eat all of Street's $8MM salary for prospects.  However, Miller says the Rockies want to get rid of his salary and wouldn't pick up much.  Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweets that the Padres are working hard on landing a closer.


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26 Comments on "Padres Very Close To Acquiring Huston Street"


kevinfoley46
3 years 7 months ago

for who?

3 years 7 months ago

I don’t see this being a good move for San Diego in any way. I am baffled as to why low-payroll, non-competitive teams put ANY money into a closer.

coup
3 years 7 months ago

Obviously Byrnes and Co. don’t believe they’ll be non-competitive. Is there anything else I can assist you with?

Don’t get me wrong, I too am a bit fearful about who we give up for what will likely be only a year of Street. It better be an average prospect(s) at best.

3 years 7 months ago

Ya’know, I’ll have to agree with you on the Barnes front. The NLWest is the most unpredictable division, and you have to play it that way. I just think there’s better way to spend money. 

SDOurTeamOurTown
3 years 7 months ago

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
don’t give up the future for an iffy 2012

The_Porcupine
3 years 7 months ago

If they are having to foot the whole salary for Street, it’s highly unlikely they would give up a prospect of any worth.

diesel2410
3 years 7 months ago

Is is so pointless and dumb for the Padres. Don’t they need offense? Aren’t they one of the worst offensive teams in the MLB? Makes no sense to me

vtadave
3 years 7 months ago

Relax bud. Offseason isn’t exactly over.

chico65
3 years 7 months ago

If they wanted to spend 8-9 MM a year on a closer, why not just resign Bell?

Rockies must be picking up some of the tab, but then why give up a decent prospect for a closer that you’re just going to lose at the end of the year anyway (as you don’t want to be paying 8mil+ for a closer)?

The only way this makes sense is if the Pads think they can get better prospects at the deadline this summer than what they have to give up to get him now, with the added bonus of making it appear that they are trying for the fanbase.

The_Porcupine
3 years 7 months ago

Trading Street later in the summer will bring better prospects, provided Street isn’t hurt (as he always seems to be). And Street is a 1 year commitment versus a 3 year commitment for Bell.

3 years 7 months ago

Street is 6 years younger than Bell.

tellrodt
3 years 7 months ago

I’m with you.  I’d much rather have Heath Bell for roughly the same money.  I don’t care if he’s older and its a longer contract.  For $9 mil, Street will probably exercise his player option after next season so we’d already be committed for 2 years.  Why not the lone extra year for a proven Padre fan favorite?  I don’t get it.  At least we have a closer though.

padresfuture
3 years 7 months ago

That option is a mutual option.

The_Porcupine
3 years 7 months ago

Does make some sense.  You need a solid bullpen to protect the leads the offense is able to give.  The Padres aren’t going to win any slug fest games, but if they reinforce the bullpen, they may win the pitching duels.  I’m not saying I agree with the trade, but there is some rhyme and reason to it.

briankoke
3 years 7 months ago

Street for Hudson and prospect(s).

grownice
3 years 7 months ago

Hmm not to bad the rockies are basically paying 8 million for a PTBNL , and the Pads probably aren’t giving up someone that great.

Lunchbox45
3 years 7 months ago

could be their 2011 draft pick whom they cant trade yet

kevinfoley46
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah if that’s the case the rockies are really losing. But if they are paying 8MM, i’m guessing they are getting someone worth while.

GasLampGuru
3 years 7 months ago

Street is a commodity, nothing more.  He gives the Padres a proven closer and allows them to use guys like Gregerson and Frieri in roles they are more comfortable with.  Moving forward, if (when) the team is losing, they have a proven closer they can use in a trade should a contender be looking for one.  I’m a little surprised they’re willing to pay his entire salary given their limited budget, but if you look at all players as commodities, the move makes sense.

3 years 7 months ago

It sounds like the Padres are picking up most of the salary, they essentially let Bell walk and are using that money towards a younger closer with a reasonable contract in place.

The_Porcupine
3 years 7 months ago

Don’t forget that this is a 1 year commitment, unlike Bell’s.

3 years 7 months ago

Contract Status per Baseball Reference:
2011: $7.3M
2012: $7.5M
2013: $9M Mutual Option with $500K buyout

I’m not sure if the contract transfers.

The_Porcupine
3 years 7 months ago

my error.

MurderersRow27
3 years 7 months ago

Street for a PTBNL??? I’m very surprised that is all it took for the Rockies to trade Street. If that was the case, I’m also surprised the Yankees didn’t go after Street. I only say this because they have wanted Street for years now..

MurderersRow27
3 years 7 months ago

Street for a PTBNL??? I’m very surprised that is all it took for the Rockies to trade Street. If that was the case, I’m also surprised the Yankees didn’t go after Street. I only say this because they have wanted Street for years now..

Lunchbox45
3 years 7 months ago

didn’t say first rounder