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Friday, May 20, 2022

Chris Paddack’s medical red flag killed Mets-Padres deal

Now it can be told. The Mets-Padres deal was canceled after Mets doctors raised a red flag over right-hander Chris Paddack’s medicals. They look correct now, as Paddack had Tommy John surgery Wednesday and will be out for the Twins until next year.

The original proposed deal had Paddack, Eric Hosmer and reliever Emilio Pagan going to the Mets for Dom Smith, and enough money going to the Mets where it was a $25 million hit for them to cover the four years remaining on Hosmer’s deal. Mets people decided that if Paddack had to miss more than a year, it wasn’t worth it. Though Hosmer is killing it for the Padres (.336), the Mets’ plan was to deal Hosmer in a second trade that was being discussed simultaneously, anyway.

That makes sense the Mets were planning to deal Hosmer, as Pete Alonso prefers not to DH much. … Jacob deGrom best case scenario is likely July now. The Mets aren’t giving out any more timetables, however. … The Padres tried to trade Dinelson Lamet before optioning him, but though the former Cy Young vote-getter was throwing 97 mph, an inconsistent slider was hurting results. Still, there should be takers on a buy-low deal. … Fernando Tatis Jr. is projected back in late June. … The Mets’ quiet concern remains the bullpen. The aptly named Colin Holderman, just called up, will get the first crack, before they contemplate trade options.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 20, 2022 at 10:08 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: chris paddack, mets, padres

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Sources: Minnesota Twins to acquire Chris Paddack in deal with San Diego Padres

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to acquire right-handers Chris Paddack and Emilio Pagan in a trade with the San Diego Padres, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Thursday.

The Twins are sending left-hander Taylor Rogers and outfielder Brent Rooker to the Padres, sources said.

Paddack, 26, impressed in San Diego as a rookie in 2019, going 9-7 with a 3.33 ERA. But he has struggled since, with his ERA ballooning to 4.73 in 2020 and then 5.07 last season, when he battled elbow and oblique injuries over the final two months before being shut down in September.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 07, 2022 at 10:00 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: chris paddack, padres, taylor rogers, twins

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Padres Discussed Chris Paddack As Part Of Trade Deadline Talks With Nationals

Before the Dodgers acquired Max Scherzer and Trea Turner from the Nationals at the trade deadline, the Padres were known to also be in the hunt for both players, with San Diego reportedly coming particularly close to landing Scherzer before the Nats pivoted towards the Dodgers’ offer.  Top catching prospect Luis Campusano was discussed as part of the Padres’ negotiations with Washington, and The Athletic’s Dennis Lin reports that the Padres also “dangled” Chris Paddack as part of the Scherzer talks.

Paddack (who just turned 26 earlier this month) tossed 108 1/3 innings last season, as he was limited by three separate trips to the injured list due to COVID-19, an oblique strain, and then a slight UCL sprain that ended his season in mid-September.  The timing of that oblique strain could’ve played a role in Paddack’s deadline fate, as he pitched on July 27 but was then placed on the IL on July 31, the day after the deadline — the Padres might have taken Paddack off the table in trade talks knowing that he was about to be sidelined with an injury.

After posting a solid 3.74 ERA over 174 innings in 2019-20, Paddack took a step backwards in 2021, and it’s fair to guess that his injuries likely played some role in his lesser numbers.  Plus, Paddack’s 5.07 ERA was surely impacted by a very low 60.7% strand rate, and his 4.05 SIERA paints a more favorable impression of last season’s performance.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 30, 2022 at 10:06 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: chris paddack, nationals, padres



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