The Padres will designate Rule 5 pick Jabari Blash for assignment, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports on Twitter.
He’ll ultimately be exposed to waivers, where other teams will have a chance to step into San Diego’s Rule 5 rights. If he clears, then he’ll be offered back to the Mariners.
Blash, 26, has only received 29 plate appearances on the year, but he’s largely been overmatched in his first run at the majors. The big outfielder has registered just three hits and four walks to go with 13 strikeouts.
San Diego surely always knew it was uncertain whether Blash would be able to stick at this point; after all, that’s why he was left off of the Seattle 40-man in the first place. He has shown some interesting skills in the minors, though. Last year, he ran up a composite .271/.370/.576 slash with 32 long balls in 476 plate appearances in the upper minors.
Athletics not Mariners!
It would be the Mariners
It’s the Mariners.
I thought he came over for yonder Alonso and mark yzep?
Yeah but the A’s drafted him in the Rule 5 Draft
Gotcha thanks man!
Did I not just say something like this needs to happen
Why? DFAing Blash isn’t going to suddenly make us contenders
I’m with you on this. Unless he isn’t getting his work in, or they don’t see him progressing, keep him. I guess they can’t now.
An AL team should sign him and sit on him for a few years, roster spot or no. If the Cubs had a roster spot, I’d be interested in him as a long-term slow play.
Except he’s already 27. If he’s going to have a career it should probably happen now.
The Cubs?!? You have got to be kidding. The Cubs have outfield depth out the you know what? Almora will be in CF next year. Bryant may end up in LF. Heyward. Schwarber. Soler. Szczur. Billy MCKinney etc. no way we have room for A 26 yr old who strikes out nearly 50%
But it frees up a permanent 25 man roster spot, which could go to someone else who is actually producing and may get PAs
The Padres should care more about 2018 and 2019 than 2016, in my opinion.
Which is why I think they should have kept him. The Mariners will welcome him back.
Jabari Blash was about 5th on the depth chart for OF in 2018 if things went REALLY well for him next year.
The team will have Renfroe and Margot as regulars by that time. They’ll still have Kemp unless the DH comes to the NL. They’ll have Jankowski. And really, he’s probably not a better prospect than a guy like Nick Torres – he’s just more entertaining to watch.
Depends on if the contact develops. The front office decided they are willing to bet against.
Who cares? We’re not going to make the playoffs this year no matter what we do. Blash could have been a member of the shuttle squad or been used as a trade chip beyond the 2016 season.
Well at least the Padres gave him a shot…oh wait. Nope. They just wasted a roster spot for six weeks. Nice roster construction, guys.
Projrctions showed him as a low average, decent OBP guy with around 24 homers this season. That assumed, of course, playing time, which didn’t happen.
If he clears waivers and gets returned to the Mariners they will probably turn around and send him back to the Pads as the PTBNL in the Vincent trade.
A PTBNL can not be on the 40 man at the time of the trade.
PTBNL is based on a list of players at the time of the trade.
Does anybody think Matt Krmp to the Braves deal could work with the level of prospect going to San Diego dictated by how much salary the Padres are willing to eat ?
Why would you want the Braves to give up talent to get Matt Kemp? Hes barely above league average in hitting, hes a mess in the OF and he has a ton of money left on his contract.
The Braves should just fly with Smith/Inciarte/Markakis for now.
We are going to need a RH power bat at some point in time and he did drive in close to 100 runs last year. I don’t think he would be too much of a liability in LF if we have Inciarte in RF & Mallex in CF.
with Ruiz, Freeman, Mallex, Inciarte, Markakis all left handed batters and none any real major power threats I think Kemp could slide into the clean up spot. If they can move Makakis and get the Padres go eat what would be a size able piece of his contract I think it could work.
And if Sanchez comes up today and forces the Yankees to make a decision on him at the end of the year. Maybe the Yanks would look to move McCann. His veteran leadership to the young staff would be invaluable.
1. Inciarte RF
2. Albies 2B
3. Freeman 1B
4 Kemp LF
5. McCann C
6. Dansby SS
7. Ruiz 3B
9. Mallex CF
Why would the padres eat a lot of money and trade him for lower level prospects? Not saying he brings back top end prospects but they could eat half or less, trade him to a contender in the AL (jays need a DH going forward), and get back a decent prospect or 2. 10-15 range from a team. Jays, White Sox come to mind as teams that could use a DH with RH power that can play OF in spot duty. AL teams can offer better prospects cause Kemps OF issues cant diminish his value cause hes clearly a bat first guy at DH
Something in the water in atlanta? First their gm thinks ppl want olivera and is trying to trade his contract and some braves fan thought padres should trade kemp to.them, eat money, and take back oliveras contract.
I don’t know what that guy is on. The Braves don’t want Kemp. They would never add any salary past 2017.
He’s huffing paint or something…
Why would they want him back?
I never said anything about taking Oliveras contract but if you think the Padres could trade Kemp anywhere without eating some of that contract than you are crazy. All I was saying was the quality of prospect would be dictated by how much of his contract the Padres pick up.
I also never said there wasn’t other options for Kemp’s services all I could do is dpeak for what I want my team to possibly look into.
1. Some braves fan, not this exact brave fan.
2. If they got back a teams 99th prospect im sure someone would take the contract in the AL. Again, white sox, jays, rangers come to mind as ideal DH spots. Jays arent keeping their current one and kemp replaces his production in the lineup. White sox are surpridingly competing. Or they could trade kemp for a bad contract swap to clear the money. His production could get a lesser deal around the same amount.
Padres dont have to eat the contract if they want to dump it. If they actually want something half or more is going to happen. Get kemp for nothing theyd prob eat 2.5mill or less per year.
We don’t want Matt Kemp. Thanks though…
He has a long swing.
Is Olivera’s contract “officially” untradeable