The Padres announced that they’ve designated left-hander Tyler Webb for assignment. His roster spot will go to right-hander Robert Stock, whom the team selected from Triple-A on Sunday.
This is the second time a team has designated Webb this season. The Brewers jettisoned Webb on April 7, leading the Padres to claim him off waivers a week later. The 27-year-old went on to throw five innings with San Diego prior to his latest designation, allowing seven earned runs on six hits and three walks (with four strikeouts). He has been far better as a member of the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate in El Paso, where he has logged a 2.05 ERA with 11.45 K/9 and 3.27 BB/9 in 22 innings.
Go get him Royals. I hate when people expect the world of waiver claims but our pen could use a fresh body
Padres are probably going to trade him rather than being claimed. He has a 2.05 era with 11.45 K/9, you can get a young flier prospect from a team thinking that Webb solidifies their LHP need in the bullpen.
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In the minors……most they could hope for is a PTBNL or cash considerations in a trade.
I’d be surprised if a team gives up a prospect under 22 for him.
I think the Padres would rather get cash considerations instead of trading for a PTBNL. Even thought the Padres have plenty of payroll available, I think it would be a better choice rather than get a player who most likely won’t even make it to the majors
Pcl is different
It’s not the international league. That’s an absurd era in a hitters league
Plenty of payroll HosmerMyers owed 200 mil
Yes, plenty of payroll, did I stutter? Myers and Hosmer only average $25 million in 2018-2019. Its not until 2020-2022 that they’re going to start averaging $40 million per year, so if the Padres ownership are willing to invest $150+ million per year once they start winning then it’s no big deal. Ron Fowler has said that he’s willing to invest more money on the team and he has show it. They are currently spending $90+ million on a team that’s not even expected to compete, they were one of the most aggressive teams in the 2016 international draft, he trusted Preller to make a winning team and aquired a buch of talented players in his first year as a GM, and let’s not forget it was Fowler who really wanted Preller to sign Hosmer and was willing to overpay for him. Preller and Fowler are not stupid, Fowler has stated that they don’t have a limit in their payroll, but the reason why they’re not spending $150+ million right now is because we’re not ready to compete yet and they’re not going to trade all their prospects again. They want home grown players and they want those prospects to be in SD for the next decade. Once Tatis, Urias, Gore, Quantill and most of the top prospects make it to the majors and starts competing then most likely that’s when they’ll start making bigger moves and/or save some money to re-sign them once their contract is over.
I’m sure Cleveland will try their luck with him.
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The Pirates Rule 5 drafted him last year from the Yankees and they do not have a lefty in the bullpen except for Brault so they may have an interest also.
2.05 ERA with 11.45 K/9 and 3.27 BB/9 in 22 innings makes him an ace in El Paso. We’ll toss in Villanueva and Spangenberg for a real 3rd baseman.