Josh Byrnes Talks Trade Deadline, Extensions

Padres GM Josh Byrnes made an appearance on XX 1090's Darren Smith Show earlier today. Here's the audio and here's a recap…

  • "We've been on the phone a lot," said the GM when asked about ongoing trade talks, "… (but) we don't need to trade anyone."
  • Because of the team's ownership situation, Byrnes said he does not have the ability to offer extensions. "Not at this moment," he said, talking specifically about Carlos Quentin and Huston Street. They have not talked dollars with either player yet.
  • "All those guys are going to contribute," said Byrnes when asked if he was pleased with the Mat Latos trade. "It's one of those deals where both sides got what they wanted."
  • He also spoke about Petco Park, Andrew Cashner and injuries in general, Nick Hundley's demotion, and more during the interview.
  • Byrnes told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez that the team signed Dominican third baseman Carlos Belen for $1MM (Twitter link). The Padres inked Belen earlier this week.


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26 Comments on "Josh Byrnes Talks Trade Deadline, Extensions"


3 years 28 days ago

“We’ve been on the phone a lot,” said the GM when asked about ongoing trade talks, “… (but) we don’t need to trade anyone.” Well if that’s the case, why answer the phone then since you’re not doing the calling? Besides, Del-Mar Racetrack opens July 18th and as an added bonus Mr. Byrnes could wear an “Old School” Padres hat for “The One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest” that day. Grand Prize is a free bowl of soup!
So why waste your time Josh with nonsical trades? Go out and get some fresh air with the “Turf meets the Surf”. If you win enough with the pick six, you could buy the Padres with the winnings

stl_cards16
3 years 28 days ago

He didn’t say they’re not interested in trading anyone, they don’t NEED to trade anyone.  In other words, he has not been told to cut payroll.

briankoke
3 years 28 days ago

He’s just saying that they don’t NEED to trade anybody.  They aren’t going to make trades just to make trades.  They don’t need to drop payroll.  They have interest in keeping Quentin and Street beyond this year.  Other guys like Headley, Richard, Volquez, Gregerson, etc. are still under control beyond this year.  That doesn’t mean they don’t want to explore opportunities.  

3 years 28 days ago

Ok,ok,ok…. my Dangerfield impersonations are getting worse.
Anyway, the Padres need to keep some of their popular players.
I know Headley is one of them.

Down below to stl_cards, I was happy to see Freese get the nod for the final all-star slot. He deserves it and he is a good ball player.

3 years 28 days ago

Could this be a possibility: Quentin and Street to the mets for Valdespin, Puello, or Lutz and Edgin or Hampson?

briankoke
3 years 28 days ago

I hope not.

3 years 28 days ago

why? would that be a better trade for the mets or Padres? The Padres could use a young middle infield bat and a starter like Edgin or Hampson

3 years 28 days ago

Edgin is a reliever. Hampson is 32.

3 years 28 days ago

Hampson could be an innings eater and Edgin can easily become a starter… the Padres would take anything they can get

briankoke
3 years 28 days ago

The Padres won’t just take anything.  You obviously didn’t read this post.

jeffmaz
3 years 28 days ago

The Padres already dumped Hampson.  Alderson signed him…along with other Pad cast offs like Young, Baxter and Hairston.

briankoke
3 years 28 days ago

That would be a terrible trade for the Padres, terrible.

bigpat
3 years 28 days ago

They are gonna have to get under that 20M payroll for next season. 

Ohhhplease
3 years 28 days ago

Easy there big spender, the Pads payroll is 8 million less than the Pirates, and they have seen a lot more playoff games than your team has in the past 15 years.  Achieve a .500 record in this decade and then talk smack….

Devern Hansack
3 years 28 days ago

Well, the Pirates hadn’t had a good GM until Huntington came around.

Sd_brain
3 years 28 days ago

we haven’t had good front office management til recently either, we feel you guys.

YODA777
3 years 28 days ago

It took the Pirates this long to fumigate the Leyland ick out of Pittsburgh.  The Tigers need to jetison the old goat before he ruins them as well. 

bigpat
3 years 28 days ago

 No big deal, the comment was all in fun. I just don’t understand what the Padres are doing sometimes. Trading for Street and and Quentin seemed to give me the idea they were supposed to be contenders this year, meanwhile they traded Latos and the rest of their roster was very weak. I’m sure they expected to do better, but also they need to get a few core players and stick with them. Headley and Quentin are two bats who can hit in their park, and if they leave, how much longer will it take for them to have a good team?

Drew Tweedie
3 years 27 days ago

Well Street and Quentin were had for peanuts, and though I don’t know the organization’s stance on Street, Byrnes has preached since the acquisition that he’d like to keep Quentin in SD. They traded Latos because they were blown away with the Reds’ offer, not to mention there may have been a little friction between Mat and the organization.

jeffmaz
3 years 28 days ago

Padres TV money just went from $15 mil to $50 mil a year.  Their selling price of $800 mil makes them the 4th highest price ever paid for any sports franchise in the world.

YODA777
3 years 28 days ago

Yeah,  and $200 million of that TV contract is leaving town with Moores. 

orneryfish
3 years 28 days ago

Padres will attempt to extend CQ and Street as soon as the team sale is final.

The payroll is low, they are on a hot streak and the Latos and Frieri trades are reaping huge dividends at the ML level.

The talent they got for those 2 alone is what’s driving the Padres’ success of late and the driving is fast and smooth right now.

hitttman
3 years 28 days ago

6 wins in a row, if they make a trade, it should be for a starting pitcher.  This division is weak.

Dylan Ramirez
3 years 27 days ago

Absurd. I do agree they should hold on to Quentin and Street and see if they can extend them once the new ownership is approved, but to actually become buyers at the deadline? Absurd. If by the extreme unlikelihood that they are contending by the time August is in full swing they can always call up Casey Kelly and Robbie Erlin and Cashner should be back as well. That would make a rotation of Volquez, Cashner, Richard, Kelly, Erlin. 

padresfuture
3 years 27 days ago

Last I checked Wieland, Kelly, and Erlin are all injured with no return in sight. Cashner will be back in about 3 weeks. That said, I still wouldnt be buyers; but, I do have concerns as to whether or not they should be sellers.

Dylan Ramirez
3 years 27 days ago

They should trade Headley no matter what though, Forsythe deserves playing time and Gyorko is down in the minors seemingly waiting for an opportunity.