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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

Padres roster review: Victor Caratini

Sizing up the Padres' 40-man roster heading into the 2021 season: A bat-first prospect, Victor Caratini's production fell off in 2020 but his real value was as Yu Darvish's personal catcher
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Jed Hoyer says the Yu Darvish trade was ‘not financially motivated’

Jed Hoyer says the Yu Darvish trade was ‘not financially motivated’

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Do you believe him? Cubs President of Baseball Operations spoke with reporters Wednesday morning, and naturally the topic of discussion was the blockbuster deal of Yu Darvish and Victor Caratini to the Padres. This comment of Hoyer’s caught my eye: Jed: “Excited” about getting Davies and four prospects for Yu. “Judging that now is kind of a fools’ errand.” Says it was not “financially motivated.”— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) December 30, 2020 That last part... well, I’m pretty sure a lot of you are shaking your...
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Cubs News: What the Cubs could have in Zach Davies next season

Zach Davies, the one MLB-ready guy in the Yu Darvish trade, is key for the Cubs. Emotions are still running high after the announcement was made Monday night that Cubs ace Yu Darvish and catcher Victor Caratini would be heading to San Diego. The return is not necessarily what many had hoped for but, regardless, […] Cubs News: What the Cubs could have in Zach Davies next season - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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Cubs Rumors: Team ‘extensively shopping’ All-Star catcher Willson Contreras

After trading Yu Darvish, the Cubs are now shopping Willson Contreras. Come Opening Day, I’m not sure who will be behind the dish for the Chicago Cubs. For several years, the team has boasted one of the best catching duos in the game. But after trading Victor Caratini to the San Diego Padres in the […] Cubs Rumors: Team ‘extensively shopping’ All-Star catcher Willson Contreras - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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Even more thoughts about the Yu Darvish trade

Even more thoughts about the Yu Darvish trade

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Try to calm down a bit and let’s talk some more about what this all means. The Cubs and Padres officially announced the seven-player deal featuring Yu Darvish by press releases late Tuesday. As you surely know, Darvish and Victor Caratini are heading to San Diego. In exchange, the Cubs receive righthander Zach Davies and four prospects: infielders Reginald Preciado and Yeison Santana and outfielders Owen Caissie and Ismael Mena. None of the prospects is likely to hit the big leagues until at least 2023, making this trade largely a...
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Cubs should now look to unload Jason Heyward and his contract

The Cubs traded their ace and it could be time for more roster unloading. On Monday, Jed Hoyer made his first blockbuster move as GM by dealing ace Yu Darvish, along with Victor Caratini to the San Diego Padres. In return, the Chicago Cubs acquired four young prospects along with Zach Davies. With this deal […] Cubs should now look to unload Jason Heyward and his contract - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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The Yu Darvish and Victor Caratini trade isn’t a rebuild, it’s a fire sale

The Yu Darvish and Victor Caratini trade isn’t a rebuild, it’s a fire sale

Yu Darvish and Victor Caratini walk to the mound before Game 2 of the Wild Card Series against the Marlins | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ A closer look at the real numbers behind the Cubs latest trade The Cubs traded Yu Darvish and Victor Caratini Monday night to the Padres for Zach Davies and four prospects who are 17-20 years old with zero at bats in affiliated baseball among three of them (Yeison Santana has some at bats in rookie ball). Normally I’d write an article that talks about things like the comparative fWAR and salaries of the players, how many years are left...
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Cubs News: Getting to know the guys coming back in the Yu Darvish trade

Here’s a look at who’s coming back in the Cubs and Padres Yu Darvish trade. The Chicago Cubs have reportedly traded Yu Darvish and Victor Caratini to the San Diego Padres in exchange for starting pitcher Zach Davies and minor league prospects Reginald Preciado, Owen Caissie, Yeison Santana and Ismael Mena. Less than a day after […] Cubs News: Getting to know the guys coming back in the Yu Darvish trade - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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Cubs Rumors: A Padres trade for Yu Darvish would include Victor Caratini

The Padres and Cubs are close on a trade including Yu Darvish and Victor Caratini. The trade talks between the Cubs and Padres centered around Yu Darvish have ramped up, and are now reported to include Victor Caratini. There is growing optimism the #Padres will be able to complete their deal for Yu Darvish as […] Cubs Rumors: A Padres trade for Yu Darvish would include Victor Caratini - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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Chicago Cubs: What role will Victor Caratini come to play next season?

After a breakout 2019, Cubs catcher Victor Caratini struggled this season. Victor Caratini had a great year in 2019 as the primary backup catcher for the Chicago Cubs. He was a key piece that manager Joe Maddon used off the bench. The switch hitter had by far the best season he has had in the […] Chicago Cubs: What role will Victor Caratini come to play next season? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

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