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Friars on Base Jan 11, 2021

San Diego Padres 40-man roster profile: Victor Caratini

Victor Caratini comes to the San Diego Padres adding some catching depth. The San Diego Padres made a huge splash this offseason when they followed up their Blake Snell deal by trading for Yu Darvish from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Zach Davies and prospects. The deal figures to solidify their already strong starting […] San Diego Padres 40-man roster profile: Victor Caratini - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 3, 2021

Padres: Why the 2021 season won’t end up like 2015

The San Diego Padres also had a busy 2015 offseason that turned into a disaster. The San Diego Padres have become the talk of Major League Baseball this offseason with their moves to acquire Blake Snell, Ha-Seong Kim, and Yu Darvish so far, and they might not be done. Many prognosticators now have the Padres […] Padres: Why the 2021 season won’t end up like 2015 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 1, 2021

Padres have suddenly become the envy of baseball

The San Diego Padres are getting everyone else’s attention with their offseason moves. The San Diego Padres have become the talk of Major League Baseball this offseason. They’ve made three big moves over the past few days: trading for Blake Snell, signing Ha-Seong Kim, and trading for Yu Darvish. There’s even been speculation that they […] Padres have suddenly become the envy of baseball - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Column: Yu Darvish surprised by trade, excited about Padres staff

NL Cy Young runner-up joins Blake Snell, Dinelson Lamet as team builds for 2021
DRaysBay Dec 31, 2020
The Best of Bump Day: Blake Snell’s top performances

The Best of Bump Day: Blake Snell’s top performances

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Blake Snell is officially a member of the San Diego Padres. As Rays fans, all we have left are the memories. Part of the ‘historic’ 2011 draft for the Rays, Snell was the only player from the Rays first 100 picks that brought any value to Tampa Bay. He rose through the prospect rankings during an incredible 49 inning scoreless streak in 2015, propelling him to the top of many baseball prospect rankings. He made his big league debut in 2016, but struggled to find his footing. His reign as a top major league starter began after that demotion....
Over the Monster Dec 31, 2020
Daily Red Sox Links: Chaim Bloom, Blake Snell, Jackie Bradley Jr.

Daily Red Sox Links: Chaim Bloom, Blake Snell, Jackie Bradley Jr.

Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via The Blake Snell trade remains the biggest piece of news in baseball right now, though the Yu Darvish deal isn’t far behind. Go Padres, I guess. Anyway, Chaim Bloom was asked about the Snell deal and whether a deal could’ve happened to bring the ace to the Red Sox instead. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive) Bloom also was asked about Jackie Bradley Jr., which comes as no surprise as the longtime center fielder remains a strong fit and is still out in free agency. As has been the case all winter, Bloom had nothing but positive...

Padres got ace in Blake Snell, but he seeks to be better for longer

Blake Snell ranks among best pitchers in the majors, except in innings pitched
NESN.com Dec 30, 2020

Chaim Bloom Indicates Red Sox Were Involved In Blake Snell Trade Talks

At the end of the day, the price for Blake Snell simply was too high for the Boston Red Sox to pay. The Tampa Bay Rays, Chaim Bloom’s former employer, wound up sending the 2018 American League Cy Young Award winner to the San Diego Padres for a bevy of prospects. And, during an appearance […] The post Chaim Bloom Indicates Red Sox Were Involved In Blake Snell Trade Talks appeared first on NESN.com.
Call to the Pen Dec 29, 2020

The Tampa Bay Rays’ rotation without Blake Snell

The Tampa Bay Rays have options to fill the hole in their rotation in the wake of Blake Snel’s departure. So the Tampa Bay Rays are at it again. For the sixth time in less than a decade, the Rays have traded away their ace starter because he cost too much to keep. This time […] The Tampa Bay Rays’ rotation without Blake Snell - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Dec 29, 2020

Tommy Pham made push to get San Diego Padres to trade for Blake Snell

Tommy Pham knows Blake Snell well from their time together with the Tampa Bay Rays. And he made sure the San Diego Padres pursued a trade for him. According to Dennis Lin and Josh Tolentino of The Athletic, San Diego Padres outfielder made a strong push to reunite with his former Tampa Bay Rays teammate […] Tommy Pham made push to get San Diego Padres to trade for Blake Snell - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Baltimore Sun Dec 29, 2020
What the Blake Snell trade means for an Orioles team looking to emulate the transactional Rays

What the Blake Snell trade means for an Orioles team looking to emulate the transactional Rays

Mike Elias has cited the transactional nature of the rival Tampa Bay Rays when pointing to an example of how the Orioles will try to refresh their organization and keep a pipeline of young talent flowing by trading players off the major league roster.
Over the Monster Dec 29, 2020
Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Benintendi, Tanner Houck, Blake Snell

Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Benintendi, Tanner Houck, Blake Snell

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The New Year is right around the corner, and I think I speak for everyone when I say: Thank Aceves, both in terms of Red Sox reasons and just generally. Looking ahead to 2021, Jen McCaffrey makes some predictions, including a juicy one for Andrew Benintendi. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) So, uh, what exactly happened with the formerly robust talent pipeline for the Red Sox? Why are they currently experiencing such a gap? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) The Rays made big news in the baseball world late Sunday night (or early Monday morning, depending on...
Call to the Pen Dec 28, 2020

Tampa Bay Rays: Three Questions Following the Blake Snell Trade

  The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to send 2018 AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell to the San Diego Padres in exchange for RHPs Luis Patino and Cole Wilcox, and catchers Francisco Mejia and Blake Hunt. What’s next for the reigning AL Champs after trading away their ace? It’s rare to see a team […] Tampa Bay Rays: Three Questions Following the Blake Snell Trade - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
New York Post Dec 28, 2020
Trading aces like Blake Snell is mystifying reason behind Rays’ success: Sherman

Trading aces like Blake Snell is mystifying reason behind Rays’ success: Sherman

Blake Snell had the best pitching season in Rays history in 2018, David Price the second best in 2012. They both won the AL Cy Young in those years. Price was traded 624 days after winning the award, Snell 774 days. James Shields had the third best Rays pitching season (using Baseball Reference WAR) in...
NESN.com Dec 28, 2020

What Blake Snell Trade Means For Rays, Red Sox And Future Of AL East

Allow us to shoehorn the Boston Red Sox into a blockbuster trade between the San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays and Padres continue to be fascinating trade partners, reportedly striking a late-night deal Sunday when Tampa Bay agreed to send former Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell to San Diego. In return, […] The post What Blake Snell Trade Means For Rays, Red Sox And Future Of AL East appeared first on NESN.com.

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