December 6, 2019 at 4:49 am #116096GameCardParticipantPaid - MonthlyDecember 6, 2019 at 7:16 am #116097
Great trade for the Rays, Xavier Edwards is far from a throw in. Top 75 2B prospect who has hit great since being drafted.
The Padres are going all in it appears, CMart would look great in that uniform!December 6, 2019 at 8:32 am #116102GameCardParticipantPaid - Monthly
Some think Edwards is too much to give up.December 6, 2019 at 9:22 am #116105
GameCard, I would agree with that. Pham > Renfroe, but adding in Edwards and taking on 7M additional highly tilts this as a Rays win. The Padres are obviously going for it and it might be a good time to snatch up a couple of their prospects.
I’ve written and advocated at least a dozen times for a CMart and Gant for Yates and Luis Patino, and I still think that is a great trade.
If the Cards could find a way to get Yates, Patino and Morejon that would be a huge win in bolstering the farms pitching and a bridge to getting Hicks back, and allow Gallegos, Junior F, Whitley and Cabrera to get some additional exposure before potentially being an 8th/9th inning guy.December 6, 2019 at 9:55 am #116117
As I have read many many experts say, don’t ever do a trade with the Rays because you will lose.December 6, 2019 at 10:48 am #116119
Gscottar, I would guess that Mo feels the same way after the Pham trade. Based on the results from Cabrera and Williams so far, I would say the Rays won that trade hands down, especially after considering what the Rays flipped him for.
The Cards got beat on that one, but not nearly as bad as the Pirates did with the Archer trade. Four more years of Glasnow and 5 of Meadows are exactly what Pittsburg wishes they had to build around in their current rebuild.December 6, 2019 at 11:30 am #116122
Yep. It is why the Rays can churn out 90 win teams on a miniscule budget. They are smart.December 6, 2019 at 11:49 am #116124Bw52ParticipantPaid - Annual
Have the Rays made a habit of 90 wins .No the last 2 years then 4 losing seasons in a row,then6 winning season ,then 10 losing seasons in a row.Not a bad job but no a long string of 90 win seasons .Trading Pham was smart.Dumping a jackass who was not the best OF on the roster and getting a younger hitter and a top prospect and cutting salary.December 6, 2019 at 1:30 pm #116125stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
As I have read many many experts say, don’t ever do a trade with the Rays because you will lose.
They used to say that about the Cardinals. Unfortunately, the results the last 4-5 years in the trade department have been mixed.December 6, 2019 at 2:28 pm #116126mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
I agree. The Rays dumped a jackass.December 6, 2019 at 2:32 pm #116127
Have the Rays made a habit of 90 wins .No the last 2 years then 4 losing seasons in a row,then6 winning season ,then 10 losing seasons in a row.Not a bad job but no a long string of 90 win seasons .Trading Pham was smart.Dumping a jackass who was not the best OF on the roster and getting a younger hitter and a top prospect and cutting salary.
Well considering their budget and the division they play in they do the most with the least. They don’t lose many trades.December 7, 2019 at 1:41 pm #116185bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
They haven’t lately anyway. The deal with the Pirates was really a steal. A bit of a latter version of Tolan and Granger for Pinson.
Personally as a Padre exec I would not have done this deal. I like Pham’s talent, but not for Edwards, especially when they need a second baseman And Tommy is getting up there. But their top four hitters will be tough with Tatis, Pham, Machado and Hosmer.December 7, 2019 at 1:56 pm #116187MPWR2ParticipantFree
Personally as a Padre exec I would not have done this deal.
Indications are Preller is on the hot seat and needs to win now. Especially after the Myers/Hosmer/Machado contracts.
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