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 Post subject: Padres as Trade Partners
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:10 pm 
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With the Padres recent acquisitions of Freddy Galvis and Chase Headley, depth charts have Yangervis Solarte sliding over to second. Corey Spangenberg is still listed as the starting third baseman, but I would see Headley as more of the starter. So in Spangenberg and Christian Villanueva, the Padres have surplus at the hot corner. They also have Carlos Asauje in the infield, who is considered a prospect.

So it looks like the Padres are making moves to be competitive, at least offensively. But look at their starting pitching. Clayton Richards is their #1. How unfeasible would it be to put together a couple guys, one being a young starter, to bring back a 3rd sacker? Spangenberg, who is arb-eligible for the first time after 2018, would make a nice platoon partner with Freese or Osuna (if he gets the glove figured out). It may take even less to get Villanueva, a former Cubs prospect, who played well in September as a call up.

If these are things a casual (albeit obsessive) fan can see with only the internet at my disposal, there have to be lots more options that they see in the front office. I just don't believe that they are as handcuffed as they claim.


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 Post subject: Re: Padres as Trade Partners
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:50 pm 
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doug frobel wrote:
Clayton Richards is their #1.


Ho. Ly. Sh. It.

That's worse than when Kip Wells and Josh Fogg were the Pirates #1/2 guys.

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 Post subject: Re: Padres as Trade Partners
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:54 pm 
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Oh, it gets better. Travis Wood is #4.


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 Post subject: Re: Padres as Trade Partners
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:55 pm 
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Nick Kingham could be traded there and immediately be their best starter.


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 Post subject: Re: Padres as Trade Partners
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:43 am 
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Apparently they may either flip Headley or trade Solarte. I'm not so much interested in Headley. He has had his best season.


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 Post subject: Re: Padres as Trade Partners
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I remember a time when everyone and their mother wanted Headley here!


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 Post subject: Re: Padres as Trade Partners
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doug frobel wrote:
Apparently they may either flip Headley or trade Solarte. I'm not so much interested in Headley. He has had his best season.


Like... four or five years ago.

*looks it up*

Yeah, 2012. He has been adequate since.

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 Post subject: Re: Padres as Trade Partners
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:59 pm 
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JollyRoger wrote:
I remember a time when everyone and their mother wanted Headley here!


Yeah, it's almost like athletes have fluctuating values which tend to degrade as time goes on or something. ;)

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NSMaster56 wrote:
JollyRoger wrote:
I remember a time when everyone and their mother wanted Headley here!


Yeah, it's almost like athletes have fluctuating values which tend to degrade as time goes on or something. ;)


The Braves are probably going to DFA Adrian Gonzalez


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 Post subject: Re: Padres as Trade Partners
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rellimie wrote:
NSMaster56 wrote:
JollyRoger wrote:
I remember a time when everyone and their mother wanted Headley here!


Yeah, it's almost like athletes have fluctuating values which tend to degrade as time goes on or something. ;)


The Braves are probably going to DFA Adrian Gonzalez


He's not THAT old or awful yet. Could he have value as a platoon guy? Would he accept that role or is there a team desperate enough to start him every game?

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 Post subject: Re: Padres as Trade Partners
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NSMaster56 wrote:

He's not THAT old or awful yet. Could he have value as a platoon guy? Would he accept that role or is there a team desperate enough to start him every game?


He’s 35 and fell off a cliff in 17. I’m against any move that takes playing time away from Bell.


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I’m against any move that takes playing time away from Bell.


Two things we agree on. Its a Christmas miracle!

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The Rotten One wrote:
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I’m against any move that takes playing time away from Bell.


Two things we agree on. Its a Christmas miracle!


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 Post subject: Re: Padres as Trade Partners
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rellimie wrote:
NSMaster56 wrote:

He's not THAT old or awful yet. Could he have value as a platoon guy? Would he accept that role or is there a team desperate enough to start him every game?


He’s 35 and fell off a cliff in 17. I’m against any move that takes playing time away from Bell.


I was asking in general, not necessarily Pirates-specific. Sorry that I did not clarify.

He could be a good platoon option; MAYBE for the Bucs, but certainly for a number of teams (Seattle? Tampa?).

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