“Padres-2 Trades…Why They Did-What They Did”
The Baseball Trading Deadline has come and gone….MLB teams made 28-trades on Wednesday….The Padres rumored trying to make a deal for a frontline startin pitcher, and getting offers for their relief ace, made 2-deals, both rather insignificant for this season..
They said goodbye to power hitting OF-Franmil Reyes to pick up Cincinnati Reds hot prospect Taylor Trammel, and then dealt for ex-Cubs setup reliever Carl Edwards.
They said goodbye to a 27-home run hitter for a 21-year old outfielder, a Reds prospect, who could be two years away.
They bought low on a Cubs reliever, who put together a couple of big seasons with Chicago.
It means they might not be as competitive the rest of this season, but looking forward to growth next season.
General Manager AJ Preller’s comments:
..Taylor Trammell is an exciting player, gets on base, plays both sides of the ball….Great athlete-demonstrated a lot in first two years.
….We have righthanded heavy big league club-we need someone to balance out the lineup…wanted a 2-way player…Taylor checks out all the boxes.
..Franmil been with us since age 15…developed at great pace….he impacted us with his bat and his personality….We just had too many right-handed hitters.
..Hunter Renfroe-Will Myers-Manny Margot have bats…and we believe in them….Now they play together.
..Cleveland fixated on Reyes thru the talks..then we got the Reds involved as a third team.
..Important to get starting pitchers…we can still trade or do it via free agents once we get to the off season to get another veteran starter..
..This year our priority is give all of young guys a chance to pitch…they’ve shown well in flashes..
..Roster issue…we can manage 40-man roster…will deal with this in off season…this was not about opening slots right now..
..Trammell does lots of good things at age 21…he is exciting…he’s one of youngest players in Southern League…Reds viewed him as untouchable…but we all got what we wanted in this 3-way deal
..Trammell will play CF-in Amarillo….let’s see his athleticism in center…Edward Olivares-Buddy Reed-pretty athletic outfield so Trammel will get a chance to play with good kids.
..Trammel gets on base at high clip..makes things happen on the bases…goes gets balls….we’ll know when he is ready….just go out and develop…heading to Amarillo now for the final month…Good players come quick
..We believe in this roster-we had excess in righthanded power bats and this helps us in the future.
..1st half of season…not Will Myers we knew….he’s capable of a lot and a lot of belief in Will…it’s an opportunity now-to get back on the field…and be a contributor…get alot of good swings…..
..Carl Edwards….one of the better relievers in National League over three years…dropped in performance this year…he has been as tough as anyone to hit in National League.
..He pitched lots big games in postseason…Young age-experienced…lots of upside….Willing to take on him as a project.
..Time to get back to playing good baseball…we are not a finished product. Our young pitching is growing…but we need guys to get to 7th inning…New faces showing up in the bullpen to help Yates-Stammen.
..We are still in bottom of the league in runs scored-so we need to be more consistent.
..Trading deadline deal on possible Syndegaard acquisition or dealing Yates…We are always prepared…Philosophically, we have targets of what we want in a trade…or what we are willing to pay for a frontline player…..It is a year long process…we are prepared…and we are flexible…this time we did not find the right fit.
..Years past we lined up deals and did them…Francisco Mejia…Fernando Tatis…Chris Paddack….Anderson Espinoza…this time we did not get across the line….I am not doing deal that our collective group did not feel comfortable with…..there’s still an off season to do deals to get more pitching if we want.