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Monday, August 08, 2022

The Padres Go for Broke With a Roster of Superstars

“It’s really a credit to our scouting and development group, really over the last seven or eight years,” General Manager A.J. Preller said at a news conference in San Diego. “The ability to constantly have players that other teams covet, hopefully that’s for here in Petco a lot of times, but it also potentially puts you in position to make this type of deal.”

The move leaves the Nationals with almost nothing from their championship team, mainly discouraging reminders of bad investments and false potential. Stephen Strasburg makes $35 million but cannot escape injury. Patrick Corbin, who makes $23.3 million, is 15-38 since the World Series. Outfielder Victor Robles, once a top-five prospect in the sport, is a bust.

Hank Gillette Posted: August 08, 2022 at 03:41 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: juan soto, san diego padres

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   1. Jack Sommers Posted: August 09, 2022 at 12:46 AM (#6090771)
Pads lineup working on a 22 inning scoreless streak as I type, down 1-0 to Giants heading to the 9th

Go figure
   2. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: August 09, 2022 at 04:19 AM (#6090780)
I feel like this headline could have existed entirely in this form at least twice.
   3. The Duke Posted: August 09, 2022 at 01:22 PM (#6090846)
Trading hosmer might have hurt - clubhouse dynamics are finely tuned and when you remove the big kahuna and replace him with "the best player since Ted Williams" it must surely have some short term impacts. And machado has always reminded me of my middle dog. He's mostly normal temperament but flashes craziness every once In a while and he doesn't know how to play with the other dogs. He really wants to but when he finally engages, he inevitably bites someone in the ear and they slink away yelping. But he's still young and may figure it out
   4. sunday silence (again) Posted: August 09, 2022 at 05:01 PM (#6090903)
How in the F*CK does trading Hosmer hurt you?

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