8:50 PM: Snell is likely headed to the injured list, per Cassavell (via Twitter). Crismatt tossed three scoreless innings in Snell’s place today. The Padres play the next ten games without a day off, so they will certainly move some roster pieces around if Snell is going to be out for that time.
3:38 PM: San Diego Padres starter Blake Snell was a last-minute scratch from his first scheduled start of the season today. The issue is left adductor tightness, the same injury that troubled Snell at the end of last season, per MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell (via Twitter).
Nabil Crismatt took the ball to start the ballgame in Snell’s stead. The 27-year-old swingman should be fresh, as he has yet to appear in a game so far this season. Today marks the first start of his Major League career, though he was mostly a starter coming up through the Mets’ minor league system. Crismatt owns a 3.71 ERA in 51 career appearances out of the pen.
Crismatt would be a candidate to stay in the rotation for a turn or two if Snell ends up needing a stint on the injured list. Reiss Knehr would be a prospective call-up if the Padres decide to go that route. They just dealt away Chris Paddack, but of course, they wouldn’t have done so with the expectation of needing just five starters to get through the season. They no doubt have a hierarchy in place for just this sort of contingency.
Snell’s first season in San Diego didn’t exactly go as planned for either party, and this marks an inauspicious start to year two. The 2018 AL Cy Young winner put up a 4.20 ERA/3.82 FIP over 128 2/3 innings over 27 starts.
If he has to go on the IL, Gore looked great this spring and threw 5 scoreless yesterday in AAA. I think it’s time to see what he can do in the bigs
Hate to say it but I think gore might be an upgrade over snell rn with the way he looked this spring. 97-98. Sweet curve.
Feel like Gore is going to force himself into the rotation here
Why do you hate to say that?
You’ll see Friday vs the Braves
And it begins. So glad Gore is ready.
You hope Gore is ready.
Only one way to find out.
Was in Austin over the weekend and drove up to Round Rock for his game Saturday. Also spent 2 weeks in Phoenix during spring training. He is ready.
You Can Put It In The Books
I snell a shoulder injury.
Padres fans must feel snakebit. Angels fans know how you feel.
Mike Piazza Pie
Mets will be joining them before the season is over.
Wow.. Tampa steal in that trade:)
The Tampa Bay Rays know when a player is starting to decline and they move him.
I think you mean when they are injured. Funny Padres have been screwed over way more than the other teams we trade with yet Preller is considered A slimeball. Pffft
Difference is there was hard evidence that the Padres deliberately concealed injuries that the players they traded had.
The Padres never concealed an injury. There was only hard evidence that the Padres concealed a player taking an over the counter anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen) without adding it to the MLB injury reporting system.
The investigation by MLB found that the Padres systematically did not report to MLB any treatment that did not need to be prescribed by the team doctor.
That system was set up by Mike Dee before the start of the 2014 season. Its part of the reason he was fired in October 2016.
After taking the off season suspension for what Dee did, Preller was given responsibility for all of Padres Baseball Operations for the 2017 season.
Try to keep up with the facts.
The point is they were the only team that was caught red-handed trying to conceal medical records of any kind.
So you try to keep up with THOSE facts.
My Pirates know when a player is ready to break out and they move him.
Tampa hardly makes mistakes,, should have kept Morton last season but they realize pitching is volatile and get what they can from guys.
But former Ray, Jake Cronenworth says hi;)
Based on their ages, increasing salaries and declining production,
it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out……..
Perhaps Tigers will be surprised what they gave up for Meadows. Trading with the Rays usually means you are helping them as much if not much more so than you help yourself. It seems especially bad if you are either acquiring or giving up pitching. How many pitchers have they acquired that don’t become very valuable? How many pitchers have they traded away who they should have held on to?
Ehh, even if Paredes becomes a decent everyday player, I don’t think the Tigers lose that trade. Could become a win/win situation, to get Lowe in the lineup. Hell, the Avila/Justin Wilson ttrade is essentially those two for Candelario and Meadows at this point. If anyone loses it’s the cubs 1st.
All trades are supposed to help both teams.
MT in Baltimore
Very astute observation.
Meadows was/is a helluva good player. They needed to clear room for Josh Lowe however — who looks like a beast.
Will be interesting to see if they can turn Ramirez into a more valuable hitter.
That is what I have been saying,
Paredes looks like he could be a future star player.
His Winter league batting title, his age of 23.
It looks like Paredes could be the Tigers next Eugenio Suarez
fully blooming on a new team.
Padres also got Cronenworth.
Rays got Renfroe and Patino. Where’s Renfroe now?
AJ the Rastaman
that was a different trade. we won the cronenworth trade. they will end up killing us in the patino-snell trade.
MT in Baltimore
Francisco Mejia is the sleeper in that trade. He’ll be their FT catcher soon enough. Already won to games for them.
Francisco Mejia is an absolute butcher behind the plate. Always thought he’d hit given the proper coaching tho.
Not the same trade. Not relevant.
AJ the Rastaman
don’t they always steal? oh wait, i know when they didn’t. when we got cronenworth & pham from them for renfroe and xavier edwards.
the JC&Pham trade added Renfroe which helped Rays make the 2020 World Series. Plus Edwards (value still tbd) & also sent E Quiroz to Rays who was flipped last month to Cubs for Harold Ramirez
And Pham’s presence in SD ended up being a non-factor
Grading Rays trades is usually challenging because they are in constant churn mode
Renfroe hit .156/.252/.393/.645 for the Rays. A total waste of a roster spot. Edwards had a heck of a season going on in AA, .302/.377, before being injured last season. He still only has one HR in 3 seasons in the minors. Ramirez is a light hitting OF who doesn’t ever walk.
Again, look at Tampa’s trades over the past 5+ years.
Tampa has won just about every trade and many be very large margins..
Padres should just hang up the phone when the Rays call to make deals.
Padres front office always messes up those deals and gets swindled.
Ditto with the Guardians calling the Padres.
Not necessarily, Tampa didn’t hardly get anything, Snell looked fantastic the end of last season
I normally don’t discuss wins and losses of trades until enough time has passed. That amount of time is not always clear. In some scenarios, the winner is pretty obvious early on.
Pads: Cronenworth Pham Rays: Renfroe Edwards
Rays: Glasnow Meadows Baz Pitt: Archer
Rays: Patiño Mejia Wilcox Hunt Pads: Smell
To me, it’s pretty obvious TB won the Snell trade.
Patino will be the next star in the Rays rotation if he can stay healthy.
He has the stuff to do it. He currently has a minor oblique strain
Minor? He just went on 60 day IL.
Tampa fleeces the Padres and Preller, again in a trade.
Wow! What a big surprise!
And before you know it the Padres will be looking to add more starters.
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Awesome profile pic
Who is that guy…?!
TrumpChop+Charles Barkley's Guarantee
As the old saying goes, “Never doubt the Rays!”
AJ the Rastaman
usually not. but we stole cronenworth from them.
The Nats stole Turner from them also.
By them, you mean the Padres, right? Where your comment is implies the Rays.
Actually he’s correct. Yhe Rays did have Turner temporarily, but there was an agreement to flip him for Steven Souza. Now THAT was a bad trade, kind of.
Cronenworth would be sitting on the bench behind Franco and lowe. And with randy in left kk in center and J lowe in right he would not get any time out there either.plus the rays still have a great minor league system. They didnt need him
“they didn’t need him” is a poor argument to rationalize trading someone away for less than what they’d be worth now. There are 29 other teams, many of them could use him, so that argument doesn’t work. The Rays likely lost that trade – it happens. They’ve won far, far more trades than they’ve lost over the last decade, there is no need to make non-sensical arguments in defense of the couple they did lose.
Learn the meaning of non-sensical little boy. I stated factual information, you choose to disagree with that does not make it non-sensical.and i did not say they they won the trade. Dont assume i liked it because as they say ..it makes a ass out of you
When u mess w Ben maller you get injured! (Those who know, know)
He ain’t playing unless he gets his….bro
@brunbluw…….first thing I thought when I read the title…
Now I never wish a guy an injury, but his complete tone-deaf interview is still cringy.
Pitchers are so weak, nowadays. Gone are the days of great legends like Old Hoss Radbourn, who threw a total of 488 complete games in 11 seasons. Oh no, I’m an overly pampered starter who can’t throw more than 3 or 4 innings per game.
Who hurt you?
I’m never hurt.
Good grief, that guy’s a legend. Supposedly the name sake of “charley horse”, first person photographed flipping off another player in 1886, opening a billiards/saloon after retiring then losing an eye in a hunting accident and passing away at 42.
All that being said, his amazing stats came from before baseball’s modern era where the rules, and therefore, pitcher usage is totally different. For ex, in 1884 (his best season), he pitched 678.2 IP for 73 CG. As reference, that would take Scherzer more than 3 full seasons to accrue that.
Live hard, die hard and young. Nothing wrong with that.
You also didn’t have everyone throwing 97+ either and not everybody is Nolan Ryan. With more emphasis on power comes less stamina and also more risk of Tommy John that they try the best they can to manage. It starts going all the way back to little league baseball when they got pitchers on pitch counts now. A kid doesn’t have the chance to develop the kind of stamina needed to become a Nolan Ryan. Kids don’t ever throw 120 pitches, hell or rarely do they throw 100 pitches because of sports medicine. Coaches learn even going as far back to little league that when you pitch you throw your arm out of socket in it’s motion. The body can only handle so much of that before you lose effectiveness whether it’s control loss or velocity loss. Do it too much and you have to have surgery to fix it up, partly because now as a kid you are really monitored.
The problem is exactly the overuse of power. No one pitches anymore. They all just chuck the ball. Heck, I can chuck the ball as well.
Old Hoss Radbourn also threw in the underhand era, from a 6 foot square box (there was no pitcher’s plate) that was only 50 feet away, batters could also request whether the pitch was high or low, and it took 8 balls for a walk.
Baseball in the 1880’s was a very different game.
Guy was a strategic pitcher that didn’t just use underhand to pitch. From sabr.org:
“Charles Radbourn, at 5-foot-9 and listed at 168 pounds, entered baseball during the underhand pitching era. There is some evidence that he threw overhand at least occasionally, as noted later. He was what was then known as a “strategic pitcher.” In short, he used whatever assets he had to get batters out, not predominantly relying on speed. This is not to say that he wasn’t a hard thrower; he was indeed. He threw a rising fastball, screwball, sinker, slow curve, and something Ted Sullivan described as a dry spitter. He tossed the ball from varying arm angles, possessed great control and changed speeds constantly. He was perhaps the most resourceful of all nineteenth century pitchers, something he passed on to fellow Bloomington resident Clark Griffith. Per Ted Sullivan, who considered Radbourn the greatest of all pitchers, “From the time I met Rad, he was continually inventing a new delivery and trying to get it under control. He had a jump to a high fastball, an in-shoot to a lefthanded batter, a drop ball that he did not have to spit on, and a perplexing slow ball that has never since been duplicated on the ball field. When he let fly with the high fastball, he threw it so hard he actually leaped off the ground.”
Guy knew how to pitch, not just chuck the ball, as we see in modern baseball. Of course, baseball in the 1880s was different and actually required strategy and adjustments. Someone that modern batters and pitchers do not understand…
I don’t dispute any of that, SABR is a good source. Obviously never saw the guy pitch but the descriptions we have historically indicate he was a creative legend when it came to pitching. In the sense that he pitched with a lot more strategy than the hard throwers today, he probably did.
Throwing overhand became legal in 1884, so he probably did actually start throwing overhand sometimes after that happened because it would allow him to throw harder when he needed to, in addition to all the other awesome tools in his arsenal.
My main point was he didn’t pitch 600+ innings in the same way that Scherzer (or anyone else) threw like 180 last year. The rules etc… were so different back then that the throwing motion was entirely different.
Since Judge doesn’t want to sign a very fair contract with the Yanks heres a trade offer to you Padre fans:
Yanks send Judge to Pads
Pads send Snell, Gore, and top outfield prospect Hassell III.
Not for one year of Judge imo
I dont see Padres doing anymore mega deals in the near future. They have a nice core and gotta extend Cro/Musgrove/ and possibly Grisham. I don’t think Judge is a good investment for a long term contract. Would love to have him though
What do you call a fly with no wings?
This is satire, right?
A bit to expensive, I would say. Two top 100 prospects, Gore being pretty close to MLB ready and a no.3 starting pitcher in the majors with two seasons of control is to much for one year of Judge.
How is this satire???? If padres are going for it and getting a top 10 talent in all of baseball I think most fans with any common sense would say it’s fair trade. Getting Gore whose value has deteriorated, a prospect with up and down scouting reviews, and a starting pitcher always hurt and has not lived up to that contract is without a doubt not overpaying. Padres fan are ridiculous if they think this is an over payment. Look at what Olsen got back. If your telling me Judge isn’t a bigger star than Olsen than there’s no further conversation. Judge is a west coast kid and maybe padres sign him right away which then I would suggest the yanks ask for an additional low level prospect. But to outright say this trade is unfair is such a joke!
Not lived up to the contract? He made 10m last year and produced ~$16m of value by fwar or ~12M by bwar. If you need to make things up to support your argument, it’s probably not a very good argument. Your clearly biased descriptions of the players is rather telling as well. Finally, Olsen had more control than Judge, so whether or not he’s a bigger star is rather irrelevant when determining the value of a player.
@billysbballz Go troll elsewhere
Try checking BTV. According to them Olsen has the same value as Judge. Also, all 4 of the prospects that the As got in return for Olsen COMBINED are worth the same as Robert Hassell ALONE. Try again.
Gore is no longer a top 50 prospect. He still hasn’t been able to crack that rotation and he was suppose to be ready last season. The outfielder is a prospect but that’s what he is, a prospect! Snell when healthy is a number 3 at best but he hasn’t lived up to that contract and can’t stay healthy so what is he truly other than a bad contract. More I think of it dealing Judge for those 3 truly isn’t a fair trade for the Yanks as Judge is without a doubt a top ten player in the game plus he brings so many intangibles. I would hope the Yanks sign him but the fact he turned down a very fair contract offer makes me think there might be one team out there insane enough to give him what he’s asking. The Mets? Dodgers? I know he’s a west coast kid so I’m guessing he would go back to the west coast as his first choice.
Gore was a #3 prospect, he fell way back, but he’s again pitching like he did when #3. So I’m not sure you can say with confidence that he’s not a top 50 prospect now. He will be in majors this season, possibly this week.
He was suppose to be in the majors last year. If he’s in the majors this week it’s out of necessity and no he’s still not in the top 50 prospect list on mlb. Look it up.
Right, he had a hiccup, now he’s back throwing 100 mph. Catch up
Only if the Yankees take Tatis too.
AJ the Rastaman
thoughts? you’re an absolute hack for suggesting such a putrid trade that no one with a brain is making for the Padres.
Tool bag says watttttt
Actually, I believe the tool bag said, “Yanks send Judge to Pads
Pads send Snell, Gore, and top outfield prospect Hassell III.”
Don’t get triggered because you got called out on your ridiculous proposal.
Actually the flaming bag of crap has a history of dumb comments on here. Shall I repost them?
AJ the Rastaman
please do. i’d love to be reminded of specific great posts i made.
None of them will come close to yours, but if you want to continue digging your own grave, be my guest.
We can go back and forth all day but that trade idea was so fair in favor of the padres. You over value your prospects. Gore should have been in the majors last year but nope. This season again he couldn’t crack the rotation. He’s not in the top 50 prospect list. Snell is over paid and over rated but yeah some clown said he has as much value as Judge. Padre fans can’t be this dumb?
They could sign Judge away from you plebs next offseason and give you nothing. How bow dah?
Ryan you can’t always wait and sign a player in 2-3 years. You only have so many prime years. Your foundational strategy of waiting to sign someone down the line is really strange. Trades happen all the time for a reason and it’s accomplish short term goals amd long term
Not sure who Ryan is. But of COURSE the Padres can do that. They were able to sign Manny Freaking Machado despite him having no preexisting loyalty to the city of San Diego or the Padres organization. If they can lure that guy in Judge should be easy.
And I’m not giving up the package billysbballz suggested for Judge regardless of whether or not they him long-term.
whether or not they sign* him long-term.
The Yankees would be lucky to get Snell alone for Judge at this point.
No way. Snell is not even close to the value of Judge. Regardless, it is comical to see how one side always overvalues their players so much that a top-3 player in the game can’t net anyone good, while your prospects should net Soto ++++.
The trade proposal isn’t that far off if you look at the Olson trade, & Judge is better. I do agree that SD would not give up all 3, but to respond as if this is the typified hyperbolic “Frazier for Trout” trade scenario is a huge stretch my friends.
I would simply look at the current market trades to see what Judge would net based off of players that are similar. Olson netted two top-100 prospects, so Judge should get at least that. We also know Cashman does not give players like this away, so there would have to be something more included for Cashman to agree (not Snell, but likely a lower prospect). We also know Preller loves trading, so there’s that. Look at who he has given up in other trades & it’s not like he’s stolen players from other teams, so there’s that.
It is comical to see people over value their players. Olson had 2 years of control…
@Yankee Clipper Well he’s gonna give Judge away in 8 months when someone signs him away from NYY.
This is true…. @legendary, so true.
He did, you’re correct. But Judge is also better and plays more premium defensive positions (more versatile as well). That’s why I said using him as a comp, although not exact, would be a good point of reference.
Won’t be perfect, both side’s fans will overvalue players & neither side’s proposal will be acceptable to the other.
Anyway, Judge won’t be traded so it an exercise in futility. His trade value is really dependent upon the team that wants to acquire him & how valuable he would be to them, if they plan on extending him, etc.
I do believe two top-100 prospects is about what you’re looking at as a reasonable comp, or maybe one and one mlb-ready guy.
Baseball Trade Values shows Robert Hassell as being more valuable than Judge BY HIMSELF. Yet you expect to also get Snell AND GORE!?! Lay off the crack.
Now if you want to talk about Hassell for Judge straight up…maybe. MAYBE.
Actually Aaron Judge alone still comes up short! Adding Florial evens it out. I guess the Padres can use a defensive replacement who can’t hit to backup CF.
Are you kidding me? A prospect is as valuable as a top ten major leaguer. You can’t be this dumb? Maybe you are because your a padre fan.
6-7 years of a PREMIUM prospect vs 1 year of Judge. Now unless you figure Judge is going to put up 12-16 WAR this year the Yankees will be getting more value out of Hassell. Not only am I a Padre fan, I can also solve math problems. It seems that alone is enough to make me smarter than you! 🙂
It’s not me saying this angry billyzbballs, it’s BTV. Feel free to argue with them.
You just referenced BTV? Lol. You are coming on here saying a PROSPECT has more value than a bonafide superstar in the game. Your actually saying one PROSPECT!!!!! Yes your bath is flawed Padre fan! A PROSPECT who has not even had one major league at bat is more valuable than a superstar especially when your team is supposed to be going to win it all this season based on there salary structure. Here I thought many of my fellow Yankee fans were completely bias and I run into crazy padre fans who over value not just prospects but one unproven prospect because BTV ranked his value. May as well go on mlb on ps5 and make trades and come back here and say see I was able to make a trade for Judge using just Hassell (the 3rd) lol.
@billysbballz Since prospects are so worthless, throw in Volpe and Dominguez and you got yourself a deal.
@Javia You chewed me out for citing BTV a couple weeks ago…
I have spent the last couple of years listening to Yankee fans suggesting Andujar and Frazier for superstars and super prospects from other teams. A Yankee fan telling me how wrong I am about player value means nothing to me or anyone else.
Keep suggesting your trade. It’s not going to happen. If you totally ignore that the Padres are right up against the CBT they MIGHT be interested, but never at that price. Preller has never traded multiple top 100 prospects in a single trade. Feel free to try the Guardians, Cubs, Giants, Rangers or Marlins. Maybe THEY will give you multiple premium prospects because the Padres won’t.
Yankees fans and Cashman seriously overvalue their p[ayers and prospects.
That is why Justin Verlander and many other star players who had been available in trades others are not currently playing for the Yankees.
GM Cashman is a low ball artist who over values Yankees players and prospects and undervalues opponents prospects and players.
No one is giving you 2 top 50 prospects and a veteran starter who always shines in the playoffs and World Series
for only 1 year of Judge and his big contract.
The time to trade Judge was before the season started. That way the acquiring team would be able to extend him a qualifying offer.
Yeah, you’re right Jim, the time to extend him was before too, way before. I do think Judge’s ask is unreasonably high. I also think the Yankees offer was fair & he blew it by not accepting it.
The only other option is a serious contender at the trade deadline that feels Judge could put them over the top.
MLB player contracts keep getting bigger and bigger.
Judge and his agent think that they can get more $$$$ on the open market and they very likely will get the cash they seek.
Typical Yankee fan trade.
Giver me one of your top veteran starters who has pitched successfully in the playoffs and the World Series, + one of your top pitching prospects who could slot right in as the Yankees #3 Starter right now, and another top rated top OF prospect who was a top 10 1st round draft pick and is projected to be a future All Star OF for only 1 year of Judge who will be very expensive to sign and is a free agent at the end of 2022.?!
No GM would make that deal if he values his job.
That proposed one sided deal is as bad as Chris Archer for: Starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow, OF Austin Meadows, top prospect future starting pitching star SP Shane Baez…
That terribly one sided deal cost the Pirates GM at that time his job…
Up until a couple of years ago,you never heard of a pitcher having lower body injuries. Now, with these big contracts, they have injuries they never had before.
There isn’t one accurate piece to any of that now is there
Snell has always been a head case and Tampa Bay was smart to unload him. Cash was correct in pulling him in game 6 of WS. Based on his own interview Snell was upset when he saw the bullpen up in the 6th. A strong-minded person blots this out and just moves forward. Blake Snell just whines about it. Good luck, SanDiego.
Rays : trade players before he becomes expensive, a purely financial move out of necessity.
Fans: genius, magicians! They always know when to trade a player!
AJ the Rastaman
they almost always win trades dude. however you wanna spin it. fans in tampa have always ripped these trades of a known commodity. they’ve come to learn not to.
Winning trades based on good scouting and analytics is a very different thing than magically knowing that a productive player is going to turn in to a pumpkin. They trade pretty much everyone, it’s not a secret sauce it just is what it is.
Now winning the trades, that’s a different story completely and I agree with that
Anyone who acquires the sheer number of prospects that the Rays do is going to “win” trades. By the numbers the prospects are likely to pan out. It just stands out more to us because the older players they sell off end up injured & draw a lot of attention, or don’t perform because they peaked very early, while the Rays keep that very young prospect core with only a couple years that may have a few good seasons.
They win simply by virtue of the fact they rent, they never own.
The only thing I want to know is…. when are the Padres finally going to DFA Javy Guerra?
Questions that will never be answered:
Is Annie ok?
Where is my mind?
What does the fox say?
What is love?
Where did Cotton Eyed Joe come from and where did he go?
What will we do with a drunken sailor?
What rhymes with “hug me?”
Where is Scooby Doo?
Could you be loved?
Why didn’t the White Sox just guarantee years 9 and 10 to Manny Machado if reaching 550 PA’s in his age 34 season will be such an easy feat?
When are the Padres finally going to DFA Javy Guerra?
I hope you copy and paste these rambles and not spending all that time writing it w a smirk thinking your witty
Thinking my what is witty?
They should either DFA AJ Preller or transfer him to Scouting, Farm System development etc..
What no mention of MacKenzie Gore?
He pitched yesterday from what I read, so he would not be on the same timeline as Snell.
Can easily push his next start back by one day
Heard that Crismatt was not credited with a start as Snell was still listed as the starter a few minutes before the game & Crismatt as a reliever. D-Backs complained that they were unaware of the change.
Lovullo was throwing a hissy-fit that OUR player got hurt. Smdh
Crismatt is a pretty good pitcher. dont sleep on him.
Off to a schwer start for Snell !
The Padres have quite a few options to fill in for Snell.
Wm. Shakespeare foresaw the Preller era when he wrote:
“Much Ado About Nothing”
Another year and the same results from older, veteran Padres starters who were supposed to carry the team. Many of those Padres/AJ Preller trades (young up and coming pitchers and players for older, more expensive players in their injury and decline cycles) continue to foolish deals. for the Padres and Preller..
This is hilarious considering their starters are carrying them. 6 no hit innings from Darvish, 7 no hit innings from Manea, and then Musgrove was the worst of the bunch giving up just 2 runs over 6 innings.
I’ll take those results from starting pitchers anytime.
Manea is a horse
Musgrove appears to be more durable than the others.
Darvish, Snell and Clevinger having all been breaking down
since San Diego received them in trades.
Last year, the Padres had to pick up 2-3 starters last year off the “waiver wire”
just to complete the season.
Do the Padres have 4-5 Veteran starters who will still be pitching in the rotation
in July, August, September(also known as “crunch time”).
The smart money says No!
@ Sportsfoo. Just 5 games in, SPs for SD have logged 27 innings with 3 earned runs. That’s without Clev, Snell, Weathers, Gore, Morejon. It might be premature (or foo) to criticize them based on what we saw a year ago?
The Padres won a bunch of games early last year, then collapsed after the All Star break..
They better start developing some of their Starters in the major league rotation of last year could happen again this year.
They didn’t have Manaea, Martinez, Clevinger and Gore last year, so it could be different this year? Too soon to freak out
These types of injuries that the team ensures every year is the exact reason I was confused by all the talk about how deep the rotation is. The padres have a few nice pieces and a lot of question marks. Time to see what Gore can do! Go padres
Would they dare explore with Lamet as a starter again? I vote for that, or put in Gore! #letthekidsplay
Hey Padres Fans!
I have a great idea!
Let’s trade/give away some of our top young starting pitchers
instead of developing them on the major league team.
That way, we can go through the season relying on declining, higher priced, injury prone veteran starters.
I just love picking up retreads off the waiver wire and dumpster diving for Starting Pitching in August and September for starting pitching in the middle of a pennant race.
Signed, Your Old Pal and the Friars General Manager AJ Preller.
Love the Manaea trade