The Padres and Royals have completed their August trade that saw reliever Trevor Rosenthal head to San Diego for a player to be named later. The Royals have acquired right-hander Dylan Coleman in exchange, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweets.
Now 21, Coleman was a 2018 fourth-round pick of the Padres who has done well at the lower levels, minus a rough High-A debut a year ago. Coleman has pitched to a 3.18 ERA with 10.8 K/9 and 4.4 BB/9 in 56 2/3 innings during his minor league career.
The 30-year-old Rosenthal, a former lights-out Cardinals closer who has battled injuries of late, enjoyed a rebound campaign between the Padres and Royals in 2020. He didn’t allow a single earned run over 10 frames as a Padre and ended the year with a 1.90 ERA/2.22 FIP and 14.45 K/9 against 3.04 BB/9 in 23 2/3 frames. Rosenthal is now one of the most desirable relievers on the open market.
Padres give up talent for guys that are either not on the team anymore or rentals. Yikes.
i mean its not a lot they gave up. mostly depth pieces, lottery tickets, and unrosterable Rule 5 eligible players
Would have been rosterable if they hadn’t wasted spots on Luis Campusano and Ryan Weathers
oh, i dont disagree with you there. they dont seem to have any desire to conserve those spots.
I thought Olivares showed some promise.
Rosenthal was a rare case of a player being really good after their trade. But still hard to justify for 10 innings.
They got Rosenthal for what they needed at THAT time; i.e gt into the playoffs. The loss of their two top starting pitchers prevented them from proceeding, but Rosenthal was instrumental at geetting them INTO the playoffs.
Padres we’re going to WC game at home with or without Rosenthal
I mean if I’m AJ I go for it as well, a closer with experience like Rosenthal is a commodity I want for my team. God forbid you make it then lose the game in the 9th inning 4 games in a row.
That’s what all teams do when they trade for guys on expiring contracts, it is not “only a Padre thing”.
They’re a win-now team with a very deep system and pending 40-man roster issues. They’re doing exactly what they should be doing.
Crazy to think you paid for 10 innings of use
you couldnt pick Coleman out of a lineup and you want to say that he’s some major squandered asset?
I’m not saying that at all. I’m saying it was 10 innings. To me anything given for 10 innings was squandered
Ehh, Rosenthal was good for us and he helped us shore up a bullpen that was weakened by injuries. I think this was a fair trade,
Trade accomplished nothing gave up players for Rosenthal and Moreland only to beat a weak .500 Cardinals team at home once they played a real postseason they got swept
But you can’t assess a trade based on whether or not they beat the LAD. Because then all trades for 29 teams will be bad, because they lost to someone else in the playoffs.
OTOH, the Moreland trade didn’t make much sense to me, even as a RS fan.
Do you guys remember Joba Chamberlain? Friend of mine didn’t share his pizza pie and Joba got a DWI later that night.
That’s no biggie
He is 24.
HOT F%*$ING STOVE
Sign Rosenthal now!
A team that’s going for it should trade for players to help their playoff run. Good relievers are good targets. To get a good reliever you’re going to have to give the other team something that might help them in the future. There’s nothing wrong with giving up Coleman for Rosenthal. It’s what good teams do.
Coleman is 24 not 21…
I’ve seen coleman pitch. This kid has a future as middle reliever or setup, etc, at some level in the majors. This was a solid return for the royals.
I like to hoard prospects as much as anyone, but FG ranks him #54 in their system. When you have a chance to advance in the playoffs, you don’t let a guy like Coleman get in your way. This is similar to the Eovaldi/Beeks trade. Sometimes you have to make a move.
And I think Preller has wasted some assets along the way, but this is definitely not one of them.
Max Fried wasn’t asset also