With the deadline in the rearview mirror, we’ll look back at each NL West team’s trade activity over the past month.
- Acquired cash considerations from Twins for INF Ildemaro Vargas
- Acquired LHP Travis Bergen from Blue Jays for LHP Robbie Ray
- Acquired a player to be named later from Cubs for LHP Andrew Chafin
- Acquired LHP Caleb Smith, RHP Humberto Mejia and a player to be named later (reportedly LHP Julio Frias) from Marlins for OF Starling Marté
- Acquired INF Josh VanMeter and OF Stuart Fairchild from Reds for RHP Archie Bradley
- Acquired RHP Chad Smith from Marlins for RHP Jesús Tinoco
- Acquired RHP Mychal Givens from Orioles for IF Tyler Nevin, IF Terrin Vavra and a player to be named later
- Acquired OF Kevin Pillar from Red Sox for a player to be named later and international bonus pool space
Los Angeles Dodgers
- Acquired two players to be named later from Blue Jays for RHP Ross Stripling
San Diego Padres
- Acquired 1B Yonder Alonso from Braves for cash considerations
- Acquired cash considerations from Mariners for RHP Jimmy Yacabonis
- Acquired RHP Trevor Rosenthal from Royals for OF Edward Olivares and a player to be named later
- Acquired 1B Mitch Moreland from Red Sox for IF Hudson Potts and OF Jeisson Rosario
- Acquired C Jason Castro from Angels for RHP Gerardo Reyes
- Acquired C Austin Nola, RHP Austin Adams and RHP Dan Altavilla from Mariners for OF Taylor Trammell, INF Ty France, C Luis Torrens and RHP Andres Muñoz
- Acquired RHP Mike Clevinger and OF Greg Allen from Indians for OF Josh Naylor, RHP Cal Quantrill, C Austin Hedges, INF Gabriel Arias, LHP Joey Cantillo, and INF Owen Miller
- Acquired RHP Taylor Williams from Mariners for a player to be named later (reportedly RHP Matt Brash)
San Francisco Giants
- Acquired RHP Jordan Humphreys from Mets for OF Billy Hamilton
- Acquired OF Luis Basabe from White Sox for cash considerations
- Acquired INF Daniel Robertson from Rays for cash considerations
- Acquired cash considerations from Yankees for C Rob Brantly
- Acquired LHP Anthony Banda from Rays for cash considerations
Giants win the deadline
They don’t even win the deadline within their own division
*wooosh talk about living up to your username
The Giants have become irrelevant. They haven’t been able to field a team with a winning record in 4 years……Organizationally , They are 3-4 years away from where the Padres are. And even further from where the Dodgers are.
Fortunately, the Giants don’t need a winning record to win the world series this year.
troll… every freaking giants post
You realize the Padres haven’t had a winning season in a decade?
Nothing worse than someone praising a team who hasn’t done a dang thing yet. It’s like a guy doing an end-zone dance at the 10-yard line.
@ Dubsdinasty And yet they are only two wins away from the Yankees. Talk about embarrassing. Losing a series to the Mighty Mets lol If we’re you in be more worried about my Ace who recently got lit up by the Braves and that ERA is creeping up.
Hahah love it
I’m moving for Texas tomorrow from Santa Rosa, the giants didn’t play today, so I though maybe a sick deadline move? Banda? I’ll always love you California, but forever Giants
Good luck in Texas and enjoy it. You’re one of the lucky ones that makes it out. This deadline for the Giants was boring.
This site reported that the Giants were “more likely to buy than sell.” True, but more likely to stand pat would be more accurate. Perhaps they are better off paying Cueto to pitch for them then paying him to pitch somewhere else. Maybe they can resign Gausman. If they had sold, they would probably have gotten a minor leaguer or two unlikely to ever play in the big leagues. Suits them to stand pat. They can afford it.
yeah I am assuming they are talking re signing gausman, smily – the only guys it would have made sense to move were solano and watson since they have decent stock and don’t really have a future in SF
Even Year Magic….World Series Bound!!
Um,,. that hasn’t happened in 6 years.
@wham He’s a troll, some Giants fan must of hurt him badly or taken his wife.
Only according to Giants fans, because they added some real top notch talent. ESPN proclaimed the Padres the big trading deadline winner and the most exciting team in baseball.
Exciting doesn’t mean squat if you can’t win it all, Yankees and Dodgers are always proclaimed as the most exciting teams and yet they haven’t been able to go all the way.
A TOR starter, the best hitting C in mlb this year, possibly the top RP on the market outside of Hader, along with 3 other relievers and a plus DH. The Giants did that? The winner is south of you.
I think you missed some sarcasm there lol
There is NO WAY Jason Castro is the best hitting C in mlb this year. Lol jk
Padres farm system depth was destoyed this deadline. Not bad at all they were able to use it on a top tier starter man Preller traded every non blue chipper they had.
The Padres will still have 4 to 7 top 100 prospects next year, depending on who loses their rookie status this year. Besides which, what holes do they have left to fill?
if losing out on some prospects nets the Padres a championship then sign me up coach I’ll take that all day
Sure seems like regression is what’s gonna slap you upside the head
Then what happens? The Padres traded the majority of their farm they were willing to trade. What happens if it’s not enough? What if the bullpen still sucks and they don’t make the 8 seed? Then who do you trade? Payrolls already an all time high, you think they keep spending? We’ll see
Plus you think taking away Hedges, the top strike stealer in the entire game, has no impact on a young pitching staff? Ok. Reality is a tough pill to swallow sometimes
If they’re still not the 8th best team of 15 after all that, then the league starts investigating them on suspicion that they’re betting against themselves and throwing games.
1) They have all their elite prospects still and 2) fans assume every prospect is gold and is going to work out. They don’t. Many are average or bust.
Every player that was dealt by the Padres was blocked at the big league level or had a more highly rated prospect ahead of them in the system. Deadlines like this is exactly why you build depth in your farm system, you can keep your top prospects and still have the prospect capitol to improve your Major League club.
This is exactly the reason why you build an elite and stocked farm system. Some players make it to the Show and thrive. Some players are fodder for big trades to land major league stars and top notch players. This has worked for the Cubs, Dodgers, etc.
What would you rather have: A championship (or even competitive) team or a perennial cellar dweller with “the best farm system in baseball “?
I don’t think those are the only two choices. And going with your plan A doesn’t guarantee it will work. I’d rather keep most or all of my prospects, develop them and succeed like that. I think it’s a plan with a better chance of success.
Padres traded every blue chipper they had. Other than Clevinger its really not worth it. The package they gave the Mariners was insane. Preller gets wayy too excited easily and its going to haunt them again.
Every non blue chipper**
You have no earthly idea. None.
I guess so. But you never know with some fans.
Padres gave up their future for this season. They better win the World Series.
Well that’s a silly thing to say. They still have Mackenzie Gore, Luis Patino, Adrian Morejon, Luis Campusano, C. J. Abrams and Ryan Weathers.
Absurd. Somehow they acquired Clevenger without having to spend any of their elite prospects as capital.
They gave up the best defensive catcher in baseball, a pitcher with 5 years of control and a young controllable bat
Plus 3 top 10-15 prospects. Who gives up that much MLB talent mid season? Ooo they saved prospects. They just expect a new catching tandem to learn a pitching staff overnight with 20 games to go. No worries!
Just out of curiosity, where were the following going to contribute to the Padres in the near future?
Trammell – not in CF with the way Grisham has played this year.
Arias – blocked by Tatis Jr. in SD (hopefully forever) and Abrams on the farm.
Cantillo – behind Gore, Patino, Morejon and Weathers on the farm, not to mention Clevinger, Paddack, Lamet at the big league level.
Potts- blocked by Machado for the next 8+ years.
Rosario – See Trammell.
Miller – blocked by Cronenworth at 2nd and if he doesn’t work out, Abrams.
Yes a lot of good prospects were dealt over the last few days, but the Major League club is much improved and the farm system cupboard, although depleted, is not bare by any means.
Not every prospect can play for the team that drafted them. So if you’ve got a good player blocked by Tatis or Hosmer or Machado, you trade them for someone who can immediately help the major league club. It works out better for the prospect too.
That was some Met fans thinking on Dom Smith but right now I think we’re all really glad we kept him. Trading him would certainly only hurt, not helped.
Well done Padres, smashed it! I like what they did, they still have a deep system, most acquisitions are on contract for next year too yes?
The Padres gave up their future? They still have 3-4 premium SP prospects, a premium C prospect and a premium SS/2B/OF prospect. They have a lot more on the way, and no holes for them to fill.
No holes? Lmao okay bud
Yea, they still have the 2nd best farm system per Fangraphs, and 5, top 100 prospects.
Callis in baseball America said closer to top 10 but sure
I said very clearly they kept the top. They just took out a lot of the gut. That gut is what gets you thru the injuries of a full year, playing 600 ball or whatever
Preller kept the top of the farm, but he sure used a lot of capital hoping the Padres can win a 3 game series
They also subtracted quite a bit from the team. Preller traded 5+ years of work trying to save his job. Better hope it works
@Commonsenseslapsyou looks like someone forgot to tell the Red Sox they could contend without Mookie Betts. Or that trading him would actually make them better for 2020.
Have mookie, don’t have mookie, wouldn’t matter when your pitching rotation would have a hard time winning high school games.
Lmfao still twisting words to feel Good Jim, aren’t you?
I said there’s a very slim chance Boston is re signing Mookie. Given that, it was smarter to trade him and build for the future than be a mediocre 500 team and then watch him walk. Don’t see the problem there
I also said there’s A CHANCE they could compete in 2020 even without Mookie, because Verdugo would prove to be a quality major leaguer even if not mookie(fact) BUT ONLY IF the vets they had were healthy and produced. The caveat didn’t happen… so why are you coming at me?
Verdugo has 1.3 WAR as a 24 year old in 30 games. That’s over 6 WAR pace in a regular season. With 4 more years of control. That replaces mookie, given he was gone at the end of the year then you have a giant RF hole, quite well
I said THE ONLY way Boston is competing is everyone else is healthy. If all of that came true, the gap between Mookie and Verdugo would not be big enough to hold them back from a playoff spot. You think a 6 WAR RF is why Boston is bad? Hahahaha okay Jim
“I said there’s a very slim chance Boston is re signing Mookie. Given that, it was smarter to trade him and build for the future than be a mediocre 500 team and then watch him walk. Don’t see the problem there”
Ok. I’m with you so far.
“I also said there’s A CHANCE they could compete in 2020 even without Mookie”
Nope. No longer with you. The Red Sox needed Mookie to have any chance at all in 2020.
“BUT ONLY IF the vets they had were healthy and produced.”
So ONLY if literally everything goes right for Boston.
“Verdugo has 1.3 WAR as a 24 year old in 30 games. That’s over 6 WAR pace in a regular season.”
And Mookie is even better at 2.0
“With 4 more years of control.”
The years of control don’t matter if you are trying to win now.
“If all of that came true, the gap between Mookie and Verdugo would not be big enough to hold them back from a playoff spot.”
Yes it would.
“You think a 6 WAR RF is why Boston is bad?”
No, that’s not what I said at all.
Make no mistake, trading Mookie Betts was a rebuilding move. Not a bad move, but a rebuilding move. And it is precisely why they didn’t take Joc Pederson back in the trade. If they really want him, they’ll sign him this coming winter. No need to trade for him.
Yea. That’s the point. Everything had to go right to win with mookie. You keep going, but you get the point. Congrats a team that has most of their payroll on the IL is bad! What a concept!
And if everything went right(BIG IF), they wouldn’t need mookie to be competitive, as Verdugo would be close Enough to NOT be the reason Boston can’t compete. And a 6 War pace sure shows I was right
Omg mookie is better! We all know this! It doesn’t discount what I said
So yea, in the perfect world Joc still fits mighty well into LF, if Boston’s roster around the Of could stay on the field. Worlds not perfect
@Commonsenseslapsyou things almost never work out perfectly for any team. Boston was 12 games back of a playoff spot last year with Betts. Then Betts to Verdugo is a 4 WAR downgrade. So you were banking on the rest of their roster making up 16 WAR this year. That just isn’t going to happen.
In the end, no matter how you try to spin it, rebuilding teams like the Red Sox don’t trade for one year rentals like Pederson. They trade them away.
If you think just having Mookie Betts in RF would make the Sox contend this year, you should really go look hard at that team’s roster. They didn’t think they would contend this year whatsoever.
@jekporkins I don’t. But commonsenseslapsyou over here was saying in the offseason that they could contend without Betts. And that they would be even better without him.
“And that they would be even better without him.”
Jim, you’re making things up to make yourself seem smarter. I never EVER said that. You know this. You look like a fool for claiming I would say this. I was always very clear what i said
Go find it and prove me wrong. Until then I’m calling you a liar
“Lmfao. You’re so stuck on your opinion you won’t listen to basic logic
Talking WAR in 19: Joc+Verdugo= ~Betts
So Betts+ extra spot= more than just Joc/Verdugo. That’s the dodgers gain. That extra spot of value. If it’s a 3 win player, it’s 10 wins in 2 spots, not ~6 from Joc+Verdugo”
“And again it goes back to the first point. Boston doesn’t have 26 guys better than Joc or Verdugo. So they make Boston better as a roster.”
“If la adds 15 WAR to Boston among 5 players, and gains 12 WAR from just 2 slots, both teams can come out ahead. La improve the per roster spot ratio, Boston improves its depth of quality big leaguers
You refuse to acknowledge the rest of the rosters around these players. Compared to LA, Boston needs a lot of work. They can add 5 MLB pieces, and gain more value than Price and Betts”
Game. Set. Match.
“The Padres traded the majority of their farm” You don’t seem to know much about the Padres farm commonsenseslapsyou.
The Padres lost a good SS prospect in Arias. They have a better one in Abrams. Not to mention Fernando Tatis. 2B Owen Miller? Pads have Cronenworth for the next 6 years. Joey Cantillo and Cal Quantrill? Pads have Gore, Morejon and Weathers from the left side, Patino, Wilcox and Lange from the right. Hedges? Nola and Campusano. Naylor and Trammell? Well, the Pads are currently a little short of OF prospects. Did I mention the Padres may convert Abrams to CF with his 80 grade speed? Oh, and Hudson Head and Robert Hassel. Head is a top 100 prospect too. Where exactly are the Padres short?
@ Hassell is a top 100 prospect, not Head.
You’re foolish to think every prospect you kept is becoming Tatis. You’re also foolish to think Cronenwerth is magically this good for the next 6 years.
Again. I said they kept the top of the farm in tact. Just like you said. But they traded A LOT of their 5-20 Guys over the last week, and Also took out multiple major leaguers who ARE doing well. You’re banking on 4-5 prospects coming up and excelling as a unit AND no regression for ANYONE.
You’re banking on your pitching just not caring the best strike stealer in baseball isn’t there. All these young kids? Okay man, let’s just watch
What happens when someone does have a sophomore slump? Tatis stops holding a 350-400 BABIP? Imagine if Gore… isn’t as good as you assume? Who are they trading now? They kept the top talent, but assuming they all are coming up and becoming all stars over night is comical.
Then at the same time, you are foolish to think that every prospect the Padres traded is going to reach their potential respectively.
As far as Hedges, yes they may miss him in the next couple of years, but I would be shocked if some kind of “Robo Ump” isn’t coming soon, which would make Hedges’ only positive redundant.
They still have the 2nd best farm system in the MLB according to Fangraphs. Not every prospect is going to turn out, but if you’re able to keep any top 50 prospect and get a pitcher who’s on Clevinger’s level, you make that trade. Plus BABIP is more useful when you look at larger sample sizes. Someone who always has a high BABIP is likely to sustain that, and he always had a high BABIP throughout the minors.
Tatis is always going to have a BABIP near 340
Nola is a 31 year old who became a 150 OPS+ guy overnight and that’s gonna hold? It’s not just 30 stupid games?
Look at the regression your bullpen has had from 19-20? That’s just not gonna happen anywhere else?
The fact you think having a few too guys makes the whole farm just shows you’re a Padres fan who’s never built a winner. It doesn’t take 9 guys in a lineup and a few arms. It takes the organizational depth Padres built for years, sustain injuries, slumps and bad years… and just took a MASSIVE chunk out of it in a week. To save Preller’s job and another sub 500 team
It’s called the padres take a dip in the free agent market if need be.
There’s still an overall excess of young SP on the team. Wil Meyers deal is over soon.
You might sign a piece or two and trade someone when they’re arb-1 to plug a hole or two.
Reality is, SD wasn’t protecting every prospect they had from rule 5 if they didn’t start trading guys over the next year or two.
You also may see a guy like clevinger traded in 2022 if the team is out of it to get a prospect or two back.
Nothing wrong with what preller did this deadline as far as young talent that was burned, that’s what you gather it for.
What a Padres hater you are.
I just think Preller traded A LOT mainly to save his job more so than because he thinks they’re the final pieces of making a playoff run
Maybe all the progress they had in 2020 will be sustained and ill be proven wrong. I just think this is Preller doing things for his job, not because he thinks what he’s telling fans
He traded a lot of talent in the minors AND majors. Again maybe he’s a genius. Or maybe he thinks if he makes the playoffs he gets to keep his job
Lots of thoughts and maybe’s in your incoherent Padre rambling hate. Most “experts” love ALL of the trades we made. I doubt you fall into the expert category.
he was already making the playoffs.
I’ve read several of your posts.
You aren’t even close, man. You have no idea what just happened. You’re simply a presumptuous blowhard.
Marvels MAGA Man
“Nola is a 31 year old who became a 150 OPS+ guy overnight and that’s gonna hold? It’s not just 30 stupid games?” Nola put things together at 29, last year. Padres don’t need him to be 150 OPS+, 110-120 range is more than enough.
At 28 Justin Turner was a 100 OPS+ guy. At 29 OPS+ 120 – 160 next 6 years. Some guys take a while to figure it out. Whit Merrifield didn’t put it together until 29, debuted at 27. Started hitting over .800 OPS at 29. Jose Baustista was 29, Donaldson was 27, Jorge Posada was 29, Edwin Encarnarcion was 29, Jeff Kent was 30, Ben Zobrist was 29, Nelson Cruz was 27.
“Look at the regression your bullpen has had from 19-20? That’s just not gonna happen anywhere else?” Yeah tends to happen when guys get injured. Castillo, Yates, Wingenter. Which is also why they went out and got Rosenthal, Adams, and Williams.
“and just took a MASSIVE chunk” Not really. Even with all the trades here’s what we have left
pitching: Gore, Weathers, Patino, Morejon, Wilcox, Lange plus all the guys on mend.
inf: abrams, marcano, preciado, ruiz
OF: Hassel, Ona, Mears, Ornelas, Mena, Caissie, Head.
All within the top 30 (even before trades).
Pointing to outliers like Turner only prove what’s possible, not what’s probable. Nola is likely in for a severe regression.
Marvels MAGA Man
I pointed out 10 guys who became big bats later in their careers.
I also said Nola being a 110-120 bat is more than enough.
Is he going to regress? Sure. 150 is hard to sustain for pretty much every player. But will be regress down to 100 or below? Doubt it. Id peg him closer to 110 than 120.
I get that you pointed out many more players than just Turner, but it’s all anecdotal; it’s still something that actually goes that way relatively infrequently. Sure he could only regress a wee bit, and still be good, but my money is on a quick and significant decline. He’s around the age where even proven players tend to decline.
You found 10 players over the last 30 years. Ooooooooo
There’s only been thousands that go into the other category of not making the majors till 30 and being out of the game by 34
But you’re right Marvel. Always the exception!
Hedges will hurt, yes. But it isn’t like the Padres haven’t regularly been using 2 other catchers as well. Their pitchers didn’t crumble into nothing when they pitched to Mejia and Torrens, did they?
Cronenworth could regress, yes. Then the Pads would have a hole. They would have to give chances to guys like Abrams, Marcano, Mateo, Preciado or Ruiz.
The Padres system has been known for several years for it’s DEPTH. When they trade some of that depth do you know what they have? A system with AVERAGE depth. So, more like every other team. You are acting like they went from one of the best systems to one of the worst! They haven’t.
What happens if Gore isn’t as good as the Pads think? Morejon, Weathers, Patino, etc… What happens if someone has a sophomore slump? What does any freaking team do? You go to the next man up.
Lol you see how easily I called you on no holes?
You know they got Moreland because they expect Cronenwerth to likely regress, right?
Over and over You just assume a young guy is gonna produce. That’s how teams start hot, get 2 injuries+ 3 slumps and boom they’re out of the race
Like Arizona and Colorado almost yearly for the last few years..?
I just feel like a lot of that depth you think they are gonna tap when things go wrong is what Preller traded away. They don’t have many guys MLB ready waiting in the wings anymore after their top top guys now. Maybe I’ll be proven wrong. But you think the Padres could weather the injuries of the Yankees now, in a full year, next year and be competitive? Or the Dodgers when they set records for day on the IL in 17 or 18? You still think that?
Preller kept the top yes. But he traded a lot of the gut of that farm, to make the first round, trying to save his job. I know it’s exciting to make trades. Just feels like it’s more about Preller than the sub 500 Padres being 1 or 2 pieces away From overthrowing LA
How does acquiring Moreland have anything to do with Cronenworth? Is Moreland gong to start playing 2nd base? I would say getting good production from the DH and lengthening the lineup had more to do with that trade.
He was playing 1B vs LAD so that’s what I went off
Considering that you don’t even know what position the guys you are talking about play, I don’t think that your opinion is one that should carry much weight!
Marvels MAGA Man
LMAO. Did you just say they got Moreland because they expect Cronenworth to regress? Yeah, get a DH when you expect your 2B to regress. Maybe that’s a dumb thing you might do, but smart people would get Moreland to be their DH and back up 1B to spell Hosmer knowing DH has been a weak spot in the lineup.
BTW, who is your team commonsenseslapsyou?
He’s a Dodgers fan
Well that makes sense. The dodgers fans are scared right now.
They see all these moves and are like omg they gutted their farm. When every single farm expert will tell you there is plenty of talent still outside of their top 100 guys. They will also tell you this is a top 5 farm system still in all of baseball.
So don’t bother arguing with a tool whose crapping his pants over what the padres just did. Cya in the playoffs.
@Simodine You guys suddenly have a decent month and you think you’re Mike Tyson. Why don’t you make it to the playoffs for once before talking smack? You got to earn that badge, not just toss some trades from a desperate GM trying to keep his job.
Hahahahaha I’m scared??? Get out
You haven’t been 500 in a year yet. Even if you do it this year, do it for 162. The padres always have a good couple months then suck other months. Congrats you may avoid that this year!
And Callis, head guy at Baseball America, was interviewed post Clevinger trade and said its top 10. Not top 5. So no not everyone. Just you
The dodgers are so scared that all of this is true
They lead all of MLB in HRs hit, ERA, Wins, top 2 in BAA and Whip, runs scored(by 1), top 4 or better in every triple slash Line, top 5 in walks as a team. Their bullpen has a collective Era under 2. Their rotation is 100% home grown when healthy
And they also have a top 3 farm in the game. All of la is just terrified You may finally be over 500! Hahahaha
If you bothered to look commonsenseslapsyou, mlb.com put out an article JUST TODAY ranking each team’s farm system. FYI the Padres were ranked #3, Dodgers #11. So no, what you are saying is NOT true. But I can see that you are the kind of fan who would never let reality or the truth stand in your way!
Of course what would the people employed at mlb.com know about baseball anyway, right? It’s not like the work for mlb!
Been a dodger fan since Fox days. Thru McCourt and it all
Seems like alot of Dodgers fans wet their panties.
As a Jays fan with a young team coming out of a rebuild , what SD did was great too see.
2 of the youngest teams being the most active while the 2 biggest market teams do SFA
Let’s put it this way, if Preller has 3 more years on his contract, is he this aggressive with trading so many guys who can help in the future? The best defensive catcher in baseball, with talent coming up in the next 2 years who will thrive with a guy like Hedges behind the plate? All With a sub 500 team? I don’t buy it
He went all in for his job. Not for the team. That’s my issue with it. Like it or don’t idgaf. I’ve been known to have my own opinions on baseball and I’m doing pretty well with how those have worked out
Yea… no. Actually, the fact that you are a dodgers fan makes sense of how upset you are that the padres are making win now moves. Padres fans enjoy it. It’s exciting to be ready to win. As long as Preller continues to add through trades and free agency during the off-season, you should be able to stay competitive. Sure, a lot of wildcards behind the dodgers but competitive nonetheless. And who knows, maybe… just maybe, you’ll be able to be the team to knock down the dodgers one of these years.
I never said the Padres wouldn’t be good one of these years
I said these moves are overly aggressive for their 2020 team. I stand by that. Idc what you call me, Clevinger isn’t making them a World Series team so cool story
With the sub 500 thing, my bad, they were sub 500.. a week ago. Oops. You got me good!
Let’s just look next week lmao
Yes he would have been. Preller & Co. have been building prospect depth for 4 years just for a weekend like this.
since when are the Padres sub .500 you qre just a troll
@Padres458 Since when? How about the last NINE seasons. I know 2019 was a whole season ago, but they were at the very bottom.
No, Marko. A lot of Dodger fans did not wet their panties. Apparently, one did. I believe most of us feel the Padres did a good job at the deadline. They will be formidable going forward.
I’m a Jays fan so have no real interest in the Padres but I keep hearing the Padres be referred to as a sub 500 team when in reality they have the second best record in the NL and would have made the playoffs whether expanded format or not
I feel as if the Padres are good as long as Tatis is healthy and playing. 2019 Padres were winning until Tatis went down with an injury. He brings energy to the clubhouse that can’t be replaced.
I think the Padres made a mistake by trading Hedges and bringing in two new catchers. With less than a month of season left, the pitchers and catchers more than likely will never be on the same page. I predict a .500 or less record the rest of the season.
It’s an interesting experiment.
Perhaps they never learn the new pitchers or discover chemistry, etc. and it backfires.
On the other hand, it could render other team’s scouting reports useless if they call games very differently and change the pitch mixes, etc.
Getting rid of hedges was an amazing call. He will be out of baseball when Cleveland sees robot umps come in
Why did Dodgers trade Stripling? He can spin it. Are they pitcher rich?
Quantrill is a good pick up for Cleveland. Lots of upside.
There was another police shooting in LA, so now we must ask…which games are being cancelled to show solidarity? Mookie? Any thoughts?
Padres filled many gaps. They have a left fielder on the dl. They probably could have used another bullpen arm. Besides getting a front line starter and a offensive catcher… they got rid of hedges and his careless whisperer walk up song
D-Backs – D – Didn’t really get any good returns for the players they traded.
Rockies – B – Kept their chances at the playoffs going and didn’t sell the farm to do so.
Dodgers – D – ???
Padres B/C – While I dont think the Padres should be going all in this year, they managed to get Clev, who has some control beyond this year, and overall only sold off guys buried in their prospect depth chart. Time will tell how good this deadline was.
Giants – F – Should have sold and didnt. I like some of the little deals, but I dont think claiming or trading for a DFA’ed player really qualifies as a deadline deal.
padres b/c??????? i think its closer to A+
And what did you want the dodgers to do, Darkside?
They lead all of MLB in HRs hit, ERA, Wins, top 2 in BAA and Whip, runs scored(by 1), top 4 or better in every triple slash Line, top 5 in walks as a team. Their bullpen has a collective Era under 2. Their rotation is 100% home grown when healthy
Who exactly improved this team that was moved? Spoiler, no one
They didn’t have a 7 bullpen era to fix….
so much for giants buying and really trying to boost their playoff odds
I am an ALW guy so not up on a lot of the NL teams. It looks like young Mr Trammell won’t be around long. The OF is set for a long time. Hopefully they can get them to sign early like White. We are short at 3rd so hopefully the kid you sent will be ready in 2 years. Highly doubt we sign Kyle back but it happens.
Not sure when the cut off is for innings accrued starts the clock. A few weeks before the end of the season. Would love to see Lewis Rodriguez and Kelenic get some games together. If the last two are as good as advertised going to be tough to find a better OF in a couple years barring serious injury.
That is why Seattle made out the best gave us a few arms and high value trade chips to fill in a SP if need be or a 3rd BM if the kid we got or the couple we have dont work out. We could also slide JP over to 3rd when Marte is ready in a couple years.
One thing people aren’t talking about that forced some of these prospects to be traded is some of them are going to be eligible this winter for the rule 5 draft. When you have a deep farm this is what happens. So, pretty good move to get some good mlb talent to help you win now rather than lose it for nothing.