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5 years ago  ::  Aug 01, 2015 - 10:06AM #1
JonahFalcon
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Article on why Padres clung to Kimbrel, Shields, etc instead of dealing them to the Yanks (or others).



espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/13356150/why-...

5 years ago  ::  Aug 01, 2015 - 10:14AM #2
JonahFalcon
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5 years ago  ::  Aug 01, 2015 - 10:21AM #3
TheStripes
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Part of the problem was the Padres wanted equal talent for the parts they were dealing. The issue is rarely are teams going to part with equal value to take on bad contracts.



While towing the hardline the Padres set themselves back by not dealing.



I'm glad the Yankees didn't pay the cost.

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5 years ago  ::  Aug 01, 2015 - 10:25AM #4
JonahFalcon
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They wanted Goldsmidt from the Dbacks for Kimbrel. That was just insane.


tinyurl.com/o88xrm8


Now they have $72-$76M wrapped up in 5 players.


Padres' contractual obligations

Player (Age)2016201720182019
SP James Shields (33) $21 $21 $21  
OF Matt Kemp (30) $18.25 $18.25 $18.25 $18.25
OF Melvin Upton (30) $16.05 $17.05    
RP Craig Kimbrel (27) $11.25 $13.25    
2B Jedd Gyorko (26) $4 $6 $9 $13
SS Alexi Amarista (26) $1.35      
         
Total $72 $76 $48 $31
5 years ago  ::  Aug 01, 2015 - 10:30AM #5
JonahFalcon
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www.rantsports.com/mlb/2015/07/31/san-di...



Preller already made several questionable moves this offseason, all of which were advertised as great moves. Now that those moves are backfiring, his lack of willingness to admit defeat and sell is concerning.


Imagine the prospect haul San Diego could have brought back for Ross, Upton, and Kimbrel. Those three appeared the most likely to be moved at the deadline. On Kimbrel at least, we don’t have to imagine what they could have gotten.


When negotiating with the New York Yankees, it was reported the Bronx Bombers were willing to give up top shortstop prospect Jorge Mateo.


With the Padres looking for their shortstop of the future, one would think they would have pulled the trigger on that deal. They didn’t though, because apparently Preller is delusional. If this ends up backfiring for the Padres, as it is likely to, Preller should be let go.

5 years ago  ::  Aug 01, 2015 - 10:34AM #6
louisiana_lightning
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The bottom line is if you have players making what they could expect as free agents then you have nothing unless your trade partners are desperate.
5 years ago  ::  Aug 01, 2015 - 10:50AM #7
JonahFalcon
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It was a buyers market. As the ESPN article said, if you think your player is worth X, and all of your trade partners think they're worth Y, they're worth Y.

5 years ago  ::  Aug 01, 2015 - 10:58AM #8
YankeeLoon
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Chas can you please move this to the Jinah Dumpster forum?
5 years ago  ::  Aug 01, 2015 - 11:06AM #9
JonahFalcon
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Aug 1, 2015 -- 10:58AM, YankeeLoon wrote:

Chas can you please move this to the Jinah Dumpster forum?



Shush. The adults are talking.

5 years ago  ::  Aug 01, 2015 - 1:47PM #10
YankeeLoon
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Is that what your mommy says when you poke your head out from the basement, Jinah?
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