Saturday, December 17, 2011

Good Bye Mat Latos

Mat Latos

Gone

The Padres just dealt him to Cincinnati in exchange for Edison Volquez, Yonder Alonso, Yasami Grandal, and  Brad Boxberger. This deal is worse than Bell leaving or Gonzo dealt.

Volquez, 28, broke out in 2008 with a 3.21 ERA and a 17-6 record, since then the pitcher has had an ERA over 4 and has spent time in the minors. He waHs originally aquired in exchange for CF Josh Hamilton.

Alonso, 24, hit .330 with 5 hrs last year. The 1B was a big big hitter, but he is blocked by Joey Votto. This puzzles me because of Rizzo and Blanks.

Grandal, 23, had 9 MLB at bats, and .303 avg and 14 hrs and a .400 obp. He was blocked by Devin Morasco, why didnt we get him. Grandal and Hagerty went to thw same college.

Brad Boxberger, 22, had a 2.05 ERA and 93 k's. The pen has been bolstered with Boxberger, Street, and Cory Burns, aquired for Aaron Cunningham yesterday.


Originally I hated the deal but it has grown on me.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Can Yu believe it?

I can't, did the Padres just bid 60 million dollars and just win Yu Darvish? There is a reason I can't believe it, it didn't happen.

The Rangers or Blue Jays won the bid for the star Japanese pitcher, updates to come.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Padres Get Pujols!!!!!!!!!!! 10 years 300 mm!!!!!

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Did you believe that? I was just  pulling a cruel prank, now the Angels signed  the king and we skipped over Jordan Danks in the rule 5 draft.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I love Christmas

My first present!!!!


Can you guess? Someone read the Christmas list!

The San Diego Padres have aquired Huston Street and 1 million dollars in exchange for a ptbnl. This deal gives us a star closer.

According to ESPN Park Factors, Street would have finished last year with a 2.42 ERA. This is down 1.18 runs from Coors Field!!! That is a staggering number. He should have an ERA around 1.90 and 28 saves near the deadline and make a nice part to deal if we aren't in contention.

Now lets go get those bats!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas List!

Lets see, this is my Christmas list for the Padres!

  • Trade Orlando Hudson to COL for Huston Street.
  • Trade Chase Headley to OAK for Andrew Bailey
  • Trade Clayton Richard and Jason Bartlett to WAS for Ian Desmond
  • Trade Simon Castro to CHW for Carlos Quentin
  • Sign Kelly Johnson to a 1 year deal with a club option
  • Make some really good minor league signings*

*This has been started, they signed LHP Alex Hinshaw(You know what happened to the last former Giants prospect we signed to a minor league deal) and RHP Matt Palmer.

SP1 Mat Latos
SP2 Tim Stauffer
SP3 Corey Luebke
SP4 Casey Kelly
SP5 Anthony Bass

$$: 2 million

CL Andrew Bailey
SU Huston Street
SU Luke Gregerson
MI Ernesto Frieri
MI Joe Thatcher
LS Josh Spence
LR Dustin Mosely
$$:11

C Nick Hundley
1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Kelly Johnson
3B James Darnell
SS Ian Desmond
OF Cam Maybin
OF Kyle Blanks
OF Carlos Quentin
$$:14

BN Mark Kotsay
BN Andy Parrino
BN John Baker
BN Logan Forsythe
BN Jesus Guzman
$$:3.5

TOTAL: 29.5 million


This plan would be easy cheap and provide a pretty nice year. Johnson, Desmond, and Quentin are big bats, the young rotation is fun to watch, and the pen is the best ever.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Bell to Bailey???


Padre No More
 Heath Bell, the Padres longtime closer, replacement or Trevor, has done a phenomenal job as our 9th inning man. He had a 2.53 ERA, averages 78 k's and 27 saves in his Padre years. He won 27 games. He was acquired with Royce Ring in exchange for CF Ben Johnson and RHP Jon Adkins. Niether of the other three did much.

Yesterday morning, he signed a 3 year contract worth 27 million dollars. It includes a vesting option for a fourth year. The Padres will recieve 2 draft picks, a supplemental pick around pick 38 overall and a 2nd rounder about 60.

GM Josh Byrnes, has been burned before in AZ with a bad pen. In 2009, they had a pen ERA of 6.50. OUCH!!!
He decided to look at star reliever's Andrew Bailey and Carlos Marmol. Here are my personal stories on these guys.

After the A's sent Huston Street to COL, everyone was looking at this young kid, Andrew Bailey! He was upemcoming, and looking better by the day. For the next few years he was in my "elitest RP". I really like this kid, he is young, cheap, and elite. He is basically Bell, but better, cheaper, younger. Excited?

When I watched the Cubbies for the first time, when Carlos Marmol was the 8th inning guy and threw 3 wild pitches and lost the game. Over the years Marmol got better and better, and now he is a flamethrower.

These two pitchers are younger, better, and cheaper then Heath Bell. I am expecting a deal to go down soon, possibly involving Chase Headley. He can be replaced.