Storylines: Massive three-team deal sends Myers to Padres
- The Padres, Rays and Nationals completed a massive 11-player trade on Wednesday. The Padres get Wil Myers, pitcher Gerardo Reyes, pitcher Jose Castillo and catcher Ryan Hanigan. The Rays get catcher Rene Rivera, right-hander Burch Smith, first baseman Jake Bauers, outfielder Steven Souza and left-hander Travis Ott. The Nationals get right-hander Joe Ross and shortstop Trea Turner. The deal is pending physicals and ultimately Myers getting the clearance that his wrist injury is not a problem going forward. It is also worth noting that Turner is a player to be named later and can’t be officially traded until June because of a league rule where a player cannot be traded less than a year from their signing date out of the draft.
- According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Royals have signed right-hander Edinson Volquez to a two-year $20 million contract. His arrival in Kansas City all but officially closes the door on a potential return of right-hander James Shields to the Royals.
- Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a damaged tendon in his left ring finger. He hurt his finger while lifting weights as part of his offseason workout. The Indians say they expect him to be fine for the start of spring training, though his true timetable won't be known until he starts swinging a bat.
Other News and Notes:
- According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Giants and right-hander Sergio Romo have agreed to terms on a two-year $15 million deal to keep him in San Francisco.
- The Mariners have acquired outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Cubs in exchange for right-hander Matt Brazis.
- The Red Sox have acquired right-hander Anthony Varvaro from the Braves in exchange for right-hander Aaron Kurcz.
- Rosenthal also noted the Marlins, Braves and Giants are interested in right-hander Jake Peavy.
- The Marlins officially announced the signing of first baseman Michael Morse to a two-year $16 million deal.
- Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos confirmed reports that the club is interested in Japanese infielder Takashi Toritani.
- Right-hander David Hernandez and the Diamondbacks agreed on a one-year $2 million deal to avoid arbitration.
- The Orioles have signed Matt Tuiasosopo and Jesse Beal to minor league deals and formally announced the signing of Chaz Roe.
- The Giants have signed Curtis Partch to a minor league deal.
- The Blue Jays have signed outfielder Ryan Kalish to a minor league deal.
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Maybe change it to Swisher for Craig even up. Risk for both clubs, again they could offset it with the add of prospect going both ways.
I suggested similar a few weeks back. I expand the deal both ways...
Craig - RF, LF, DH, 1b
1 of: Middlebrooks / Ceccini- 3b / Barnes - RHSP (for Hags)
Red Sox get...
1 of: CCLee / Hagadone (Hags for Barnes - only)
So unless you think Craig can rebound (seems to be a theme with a lot of our players already) you're probably better off with Bourn.
Not sure Boston does that deal anyway.
Craig for Bourn? Money is almost the same, Bourn is owed 27.5m, Craig 26.5m. Who hangs up first? Who has to add a prospect?
I know that Quentin is always injured, but in a rotation with Swisher and Moss at DH/OF, everybody gets rest every other game by not playing in the field. All 3 would benefit. Don't let last year's stats fool you. He started off hot then got injured and incredibly unlucky with a babip under .200. Look at his splits away from Petco and vs LHP. He's a perfect fit for they Indians, RH power. He's a gamble, sure, but no other realistic option has this much upside. He also has a 10m mutual option for 2016 so he's controllable for two years if he performs.
If the Padres eat 3-4m of his contract, 4-5m remain as a gamble for the Indians. That's reasonable for a player that could be hitting cleanup vs LHP if you rest him enough to stay healthy.
I think that is wrong and your playing head games in the development of Turner IMO.
Wouldn't any team be able to top this deal?.. Unless something is terribly wrong with Wil Myers' wrist.. this deal makes little sense.. Even if something is wrong with his wrist..it can be fixed and readied for action within a year.. I just don't get it.. Salazar and Naquin for Myers is a better deal for the Rays..
No. Guy needs to DH & this current roster is too flush with Corner OF/DH types. San Diego would have to basically eat his contract IMO for me to even consider it. Even as a DH I question is ability to remain healthy enough to be productive for the majority of the season.
Plus you still have the question of what's going to happen with Murphy & Raburn. I'd bank on Raburn rebounding a bit more than I would Quentin. Both were pretty useless last season though.
Re: Carlos Quentin not unless the Padres eat some of the $8M he's owed, he hasn't played 90 games since 2011, and only played 50 games last yr with a BA below .200.
I wouldn't mind seeing the Indians take a shot a Rymer Liriano, 23, the RHH RF prospect. The Padres need a SS...they have Clint Barmes, but that's about it. Maybe Gonzo for Liriano would get a deal done or a BP arm.
Somebody should fire Kipnis' personal trainer. I've been lifting since 1969 & never hurt my finger. Knee, back, shoulder, bceps, neck, glute, et al, but never my finger. Somebody needs to watch that guy.