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Monday, January 18, 2021

San Diego Padres to acquire Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Joe Musgrove, sources say

The San Diego Padres are in agreement on a deal to acquire right-hander Joe Musgrove from the Pittsburgh Pirates, sources tell ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

The trade for Musgrove is pending medical reviews, per sources, and will be sending a large package of prospects back to the Pirates. Hudson Head, a well-regarded center fielder, is expected to be among the group heading to Pittsburgh.

Musgrove, 28, was 1-5 with a 3.86 ERA in eight starts for the Pirates in the coronavirus pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 18, 2021 at 07:47 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JRVJ Posted: January 18, 2021 at 08:06 PM (#6000354)
I really like the Padres' approach to this offseason.

That's all.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: January 18, 2021 at 08:33 PM (#6000360)
This seems like an awful lot to give up for Joe Musgrove. MLB.com currently has Head as the Padres' #7 which means he was ahead of the guys the Cubs got for Darvish and I think not far behind the top guy in the XXXX deal. The other prospects don't seem too important (Bednar at #20). But Cruz is only 22 and has done very well so far in the low minors. Fellows is out of the 2019 draft (6th round) with no pro experience yet. Head is out of the 3rd round of that draft, turning 20, had a nice rookie league bit in 2019.

Then there's Lucchesi who has 4 service years left and 300 IP of a 95 ERA+. Musgrove has just 500 of a 96 ERA+ and only 2 years control left. Wonder what the Mets are giving up.
   3. Paul D(uda) Posted: January 18, 2021 at 08:54 PM (#6000367)
Dumb question Walt, but was he ahead of them before the trade? Presumably he moved up after the trade.
   4. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: January 18, 2021 at 09:07 PM (#6000370)
ALL YOUR PLAYERS ARE BELONG TO US
   5. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: January 18, 2021 at 09:13 PM (#6000371)
but also, how is Joe Musgrove any better than Joey Lucchesi? They're both averagish starters with a few years of team control left.

Word is that Endy Rodriguez is going NYM to PIT. He's a teenage catching prospect with a promising bat. It's early and all, but I'll call the Mets as the winner of this deal. They got a decent starter for a lotto ticket.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: January 18, 2021 at 09:29 PM (#6000376)
Dumb question Walt, but was he ahead of them before the trade?

The guys the Cubs got were #10-12 if I recall.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: January 18, 2021 at 09:37 PM (#6000378)
By the way XXXX is Snell, I couldn't remember what the other big trade the Padres made was. I recall the main prospect there was Cole Wilcox (the Rays also got Mejia and some bits) who I think was somewhere around 5-6 for the Padres at the time.
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 19, 2021 at 12:03 AM (#6000412)
Sources say Padres give Head, Fellows...

   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 19, 2021 at 12:05 AM (#6000413)
but also, how is Joe Musgrove any better than Joey Lucchesi? They're both averagish starters with a few years of team control left.
Musgrove is one of those guys whose underlying metrics suggest he could have a big breakout.
   10. CFBF's Results are Certified Posted: January 19, 2021 at 12:24 AM (#6000416)
So the Pirates traded Musgrove for a 1990’s comedy featuring Hank Azaria?
   11. jingoist Posted: January 19, 2021 at 01:44 PM (#6000558)
Beginning to look more and more like a 100+ loss season for the Buccos.
Given that it has been 40+ years since their last WS win, baseball will sink ever lower in fan support behind the Steelers and Penguins.
There was a brief glimmer of hope a few years back, but that is gone now.
Pirates planning to field a AAA team in 2021.
Color me blue.
   12. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 19, 2021 at 01:48 PM (#6000560)
Well, PNC Park is still absolutely beautiful. The Cubs got by pretty well on that with Wrigley for what, 30+ years?
   13. Howie Menckel Posted: January 19, 2021 at 01:49 PM (#6000563)
it has been 40+ years since their last postseason series win

ftfy
   14. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 19, 2021 at 01:57 PM (#6000565)
I'm with Ziggy in #5. I know there are metrics that suggest good things for Musgrove and perhaps bad things for Lucchesi for the future, like #9 says, but San Diego is in a position where they can roll the dice with Lucchesi and go with Mackenzie Gore (or Adrian Morejon or Casey Weathers) if he sucks. Almost seems like they are spending prospect capital just to spend capital.
   15. SoSH U at work Posted: January 19, 2021 at 03:22 PM (#6000604)
ftfy


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