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Friday, July 30, 2021

Padres Acquire Daniel Hudson From Nationals

The Padres have acquired one of the top relievers on the trade market. San Diego announced a deal with the Nationals to add Daniel Hudson to the late-inning mix. Two prospects — pitcher Mason Thompson and infielder Jordy Barley — are expected to head to Washington in return.

Hudson becomes the latest player out the door as part of the Nationals broader sell-off. Washington is finalizing a deal to send Trea Turner and Max Scherzer to the Dodgers and has already announced agreements to move Brad Hand and Kyle Schwarber. Once GM Mike Rizzo and his staff embarked on the teardown, a Hudson deal became increasingly likely given his impending free agency.

The right-hander has long been a productive reliever, but he’s taken his game to a new level this year. The 34-year-old has a career-low 2.20 ERA across 32 2/3 innings, striking out an elite 37.8% of opposing hitters against a tidy 5.5% walk rate. There’s little question he’s capable of stepping into high-leverage innings for the Padres, who are amidst a three-way battle in the NL West. That won’t be the case immediately, though, as Hudson landed on the COVID-19 injured list this morning as the virus spread throughout Washington’s clubhouse.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 30, 2021 at 10:14 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hank Gillette Posted: July 30, 2021 at 01:42 PM (#6031634)
It’s going to be awfully lonely for Juan Soto on the Nationals.
   2. Rally Posted: July 30, 2021 at 02:37 PM (#6031652)
Didn’t check them all, but the top 2 prospects they are getting from the Dodgers are older than Soto.
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 30, 2021 at 03:12 PM (#6031666)
And now the Nationals are sending Yan Gomes & Josh Harrison to the A’s. No word yet on who is going to the Nationals. The Nationals have now traded 5 of their top 6 2021 W.A.R Leaders, as well as #10 Daniel Hudson, with #7 Starlin Castro now suspended, and reportedly to be released after serving that suspension.
   4. SoSH U at work Posted: July 30, 2021 at 03:36 PM (#6031679)
The 2019 World Series champion Nats have done a much quicker teardown than the 2003 Marlins.
   5. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 30, 2021 at 05:12 PM (#6031719)
I don't know about that; it's been nearly two years since the Nats won that championship. They're at the point where they're tearing down guys who weren't even on the World Series team, like Josh Harrison and Jon Lester.
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: July 30, 2021 at 05:49 PM (#6031743)
I don't know about that; it's been nearly two years since the Nats won that championship.


The M's didn't begin their teardown until after 2005 - that's when they shipped off Beckett and Lowell and a few others and Burnett left as a FA. And Miggy and Dontrelle were traded after the 2006 season.

Now, the 1997 Marlins were largely gone by the middle of 1998, so they still hold the modern record for the quickest gutting of a title team.
   7. Hank Gillette Posted: July 30, 2021 at 09:19 PM (#6031831)
The Nationals have now traded 5 of their top 6 2021 W.A.R Leaders, as well as #10 Daniel Hudson, with #7 Starlin Castro now suspended, and reportedly to be released after serving that suspension.


With Castro to be released, only three of the Nationals starters are still on the team: Soto, Bell, and Robles. It’s hard to watch the team being dismantled so quickly, but injuries and covid have played havoc with the team this season. Nearly everyone traded except for Turner was going to be a free agent after this season, so it probably makes sense to get what value they can while they can.
   8. bfan Posted: July 31, 2021 at 10:24 AM (#6031900)
Turner is a near super star. I am surprised they traded him. You build around guys like him and we would still be good on the next good Nationals team. You have all of 2022 to convince him to stay.
   9. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: July 31, 2021 at 09:26 PM (#6031965)
The M's didn't begin their teardown until after 2005


That really threw me. I thought to myself, "What the hell did the Mariners have to tear down in 2005?"

Do people really call the Marlins the M's? Or anything at all?
   10. SoSH U at work Posted: July 31, 2021 at 09:46 PM (#6031969)
I don’t know why I called them that.
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 31, 2021 at 10:05 PM (#6031973)
Turner is a near super star. I am surprised they traded him. You build around guys like him and we would still be good on the next good Nationals team. You have all of 2022 to convince him to stay.
I’d second that. The other trades can be justified by contract status & age, but Turner could be a MVP-caliber player for a half dozen years. He already holds the Career Cycles record! The Nationals got a bad break by not getting to celebrate their 2019 World Series triumph the following season, growing the fan-base and making money off the prior season, and the current fire sale makese matters worse. They really need to extend Juan Soto ASAP to keep the fans interested.
   12. Hank Gillette Posted: August 01, 2021 at 02:31 PM (#6032018)
Turner is a near super star. I am surprised they traded him. You build around guys like him and we [sic] would still be good on the next good Nationals team. You have all of 2022 to convince him to stay.
For the past two years, according to the Washington Post, they made multiple attempts to sign Turner to an extension but were unable to come to terms. Apparently, management did not think they could sign him and decided to get value while they could.

There is no reason (currently) that they couldn’t try to sign him as a free agent after the 2022 season.





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