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Monday, December 02, 2019

Padres get infielder Profar from A’s, deal Allen

After dealing Luis Urías to Milwaukee in a trade last week, the Padres found themselves in need of help at second base. It didn’t take very long for general manager A.J. Preller to find it.
The Padres acquired second baseman Jurickson Profar from the Oakland A’s on Monday for catcher Austin Allen and a player to be named or cash considerations.

That should be “catcher” Austin Allen, according to today’s Dugout.

Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques Posted: December 02, 2019 at 04:15 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: athletics, hot stove, jurickson profar, padres

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   1. DCA Posted: December 02, 2019 at 04:51 PM (#5904992)
Well, that explains the Urias deal from the Padres POV. But as a one-year placeholder, I'm not sure that I prefer Profar to the already-existing platoon of Greg Garcia and Ian Kinsler (and Garcia has another year of control after this one). Certainly not enough to give up 6 cost-controlled years of a potentially decent catcher.

So I would expect Profar to sign an extension. Though with Preller, who knows?
   2. Rob_Wood Posted: December 02, 2019 at 04:58 PM (#5904997)
For much of 2019 Profar simply could not make a professional throw to first base. His throws were erratic to be nice about it. He wound up lobbing the ball (with a fairly high arc) to first base. Of course, this was an issue when he tried to turn a double-play. Late in the season he was much better.

I never did learn if this was a case of the "yips" or if something else was going on.
   3. bfan Posted: December 02, 2019 at 05:15 PM (#5905007)
I believe the sole purpose of the San Diego franchise is to entertain bored sportswriters and baseball fans in the off-season, with trades and free agent signings that spawn gobs of analysis and second-guessing. Bully for them. May their 75-87 seasons turn into 78-84 seasons.

It sure beats "My team added a back-up catcher and we are ready to kick your ass."
   4. PreservedFish Posted: December 02, 2019 at 05:18 PM (#5905008)
Hey, they only have Hosmer signed for 6 more years. You gotta do what you gotta do to make sure they're not squandered.
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: December 02, 2019 at 05:21 PM (#5905009)
It sure beats "My team added a back-up catcher and we are ready to kick your ass."
Hey, be fair. Your team also added a couple potentially key relievers. You know...that one guy. And that other guy.
   6. caspian88 Posted: December 02, 2019 at 07:33 PM (#5905049)
San Diego is the most forgettable franchise in the sport. Few superstars to call their own, no World Series championships but two widely-separated pennants, not a recent expansion team or an "original" NL team, never moved or changed their name, and few really lengthy stretches of extreme futility.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: December 02, 2019 at 08:23 PM (#5905056)
#6 but the memorably bad uniforms!

AJ Preller continues to confuse me which, as noted, has entertainment value.
   8. alilisd Posted: December 02, 2019 at 09:09 PM (#5905064)
6: Apparently you’ve forgotten Seattle
   9. Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques Posted: December 02, 2019 at 09:11 PM (#5905066)
It's hard to imagine Kinsler playing regularly next year. I guess Profar is probably better than Quiroz, but I'm not super confident about that.
   10. caspian88 Posted: December 02, 2019 at 10:08 PM (#5905078)
Seattle is now the only franchise never to uhave reached the World Series and, in my mind anyway, has much greater wealth of historically great players associated with them (Griffey, Martinez, Ichiro, Johnson, maybe A-Rod), with the added benefit that they had many of these players at the same time and yet still failed to win a pennant. They also had the 116 win season.
   11. depletion Posted: December 02, 2019 at 10:23 PM (#5905082)
I seem to recall Profar being held in very high esteem by Rangers fans as a prospect. "Oh no, we can't trade Profar for Player X! We'd need at least Player Y and Player Z for him." One good season so far.
   12. The Duke Posted: December 02, 2019 at 10:50 PM (#5905092)
Dipoto and Preller - I don’t understand the constant wheeling dealing. Has any franchise ever been successful with constant trading of personnel?
   13. Zonk Has Two Faces, Both Laughing Posted: December 02, 2019 at 11:48 PM (#5905103)
People seem to forget that Profar has a shoulder basically refabricated from half-eaten hot dogs.

I think it’s pretty impressive he has some semblance of cromulence.... after he missed his second year with the wrecked shoulder back in 2015, I figured it would be the last we’d ever hear of him... the fact that he’s made it to arb3 and people are still paying him 7 figures is a minor miracle.

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