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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Padres acquire Mitch Moreland from Red Sox for 2 prospects

he San Diego Padres picked up slugger hitter Mitch Moreland in a trade Sunday with Boston.

In exchange, the Red Sox acquired a pair of prospects from San Diego, outfielder Jeisson Rosario and infielder Hudson Potts.

Moreland adds even more power to an already explosive San Diego lineup.

The Padres are making one move after another in pursuit of their first playoff appearance in 14 years. On Saturday, they bolstered their bullpen by acquiring Trevor Rosenthal in a trade with the Kansas City Royals.

Moreland, who turns 35 on Sept. 6, was leading the Red Sox with eight homers, 21 RBI and a .328 batting average. He’s made 19 starts at first base this season and three more as a designated hitter.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 30, 2020 at 02:03 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: August 30, 2020 at 02:27 PM (#5973235)
I don’t know what kind of PTBNL that KC got but the return for Moreland seems way better than for rosenthal which surprises me. There are a lot more Morelands to be bad than rosenthals
   2. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: August 30, 2020 at 03:43 PM (#5973242)
Boston fans have to be happy with the return for Moreland, right? Moreland has been very good this year, and was generally a helpful part of the team the last few years, including on a World Series winner. But he is the definition of a player that has nothing to do with Red Sox’ future. He will be 35 shortly, plays first base, is hitting well above his established career norms, and will not be around the next time the team is any good.

Some fan feedback locally was disappointed that the return from San Diego did not include any pitching prospects, but c’mon: these two guys might be in the top 10 of the Boston farm system immediately - you’re not going to do much better than for Mitch Moreland.
   3. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: August 30, 2020 at 05:45 PM (#5973258)
Yeah it looks like a good get for the Sox. I’m a bit bummed from a rooting standpoint. I like him a lot. Moreland is a good community guy (he’s been the Jimmy Fund guy this year) and pretty popular but yeah, it’s a no-brained move.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: August 30, 2020 at 05:49 PM (#5973259)
For those not paying attention (that would be me), Hosmer is hitting 284/337/545, a 140 OPS+; and Myers is hitting 304/380/609, 169 OPS+. However DH Tommy Pham is carrying a 71 OPS+ and Profar and his 75 OPS+ is listed as the starting LF. Of course all of that is just a month and Pham can probably be counted on to bounce back towards normal ... I assume he goes to LF and Moreland to DH.

Rosenthals are a dime a dozen. He was freely available in the 2019 offseason, twice during the 2019 season and again this offseason. He could be back to being a good reliever or it could be a solid 13 innings.
   5. Answer Guy. Posted: August 30, 2020 at 06:34 PM (#5973261)
Yeah it looks like a good get for the Sox. I’m a bit bummed from a rooting standpoint. I like him a lot. Moreland is a good community guy (he’s been the Jimmy Fund guy this year) and pretty popular but yeah, it’s a no-brained move.


Yep, that's where I am. This season is a lost cause, next season might be as well, pitching across the board is unspeakably awful...Mitch Moreland should be doing this for a team contending for something.
   6. Buck Coats Posted: August 30, 2020 at 06:40 PM (#5973262)
Well Pham's probably out for the rest of the year, he broke a bone in his hand
   7. Captain Joe Bivens, Elderly Northeastern Jew Posted: August 30, 2020 at 07:43 PM (#5973269)
6. Did he punch the wall when he heard about the trade?
   8. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 30, 2020 at 07:53 PM (#5973272)
. . . slugger hitter Mitch Moreland . . .
Don’t believe I’ve seen that description of Moreland before.
   9. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: August 30, 2020 at 08:39 PM (#5973274)
FWIW, MLB.com has already slotted these two prospects as (if I recall) #16 (Rosario) and #20 (Potts) in the Red Sox farm system.

Boy, looking at their updated top 30...it's a very weak farm system right now. After being crazy-good for many years over the past 10-15 years, and four WS titles over that period, it is tough to get too cranky...but this rebuild is going to take a little while, methinks...
   10. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 30, 2020 at 11:16 PM (#5973285)
The Padres seem to be very busy of late. In addition to the prior deals, they just did a 7-player trade with Seattle, and are also reported to be in the driver’s seat to obtain Mike Clevinger. Is there an award for leading the League in transactions?
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 30, 2020 at 11:31 PM (#5973288)
Is there an award for leading the League in transactions?


You'd have to top three-time champ Jerry DiPoto.
   12. Nasty Nate Posted: August 31, 2020 at 09:34 AM (#5973310)
His big World Series home run in 2018 was an absolute smash. He was pinch-hitting and Madson served up a meatball with the first pitch - maybe he figured Mitch would take one.
   13. Too Much Coffee Man Posted: August 31, 2020 at 02:08 PM (#5973394)
slugger hitter


Don't believe I've seen that modifier (of anyone) before.
   14. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: August 31, 2020 at 02:48 PM (#5973418)
FWIW Moreland has kind of become a slugger. I mean he's not Adam Dunn or anything but he's hitting more home runs now than he did (and a corresponding drop in doubles).
   15. Zonk is now Unified Posted: August 31, 2020 at 02:50 PM (#5973419)
NL teams requiring a seat warmer to DH is something I don't think I'll ever truly get used to... I kind of feel like I should have paid more attention to the Mariners in the years they didn't have Nelson Cruz.

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