20 Nov 2018 16:49:43
Trade and free agent sequence that helps in 2019 and give them a very exciting team in 2020

1. Lock up deGrom and Wheeler
2. Sign Evoldi or Corbin
3. Trade Syndergaard for Tatis Jr, Francisco Mejia and 2 pitching prospects from SD.
4. Flip Mejia and 1 of those Pitching prospects for Realmuto.
5. Sign 3 relievers like: Familia and Robertson and a loogy

2019 team
SS Rosario
2b McNeil
C Realmuto
LF Conforto
3b Frazier
RF Bruce
1b Flores / Alonso
CF Nimmo

Starters: deGrom, Wheeler, Evoldi / Corbin, Matz, Vargas

Pen: Familia, Robertson, Lugo, Gsellman, Swarzak, Loogy, young guys comp

2020 team
SS Rosario
2b McNeil
LF Cespedes
RF Conforto
C Realmuto
1b Alonso
CF Nimmo
3b Tatis Jr.

Starters: deGrom, Wheeler, Evoldi / Corbin, Matz, Propsect from SD / Dunn / other

Pen: Familia, Robertson, Lugo, Gsellman, Loogy, etc....

1.) 20 Nov 2018
20 Nov 2018 18:27:25
The Marlins have been rather forthright about not being willing to trade Realmuto (or any of their guys) within the division.

2.) 20 Nov 2018
20 Nov 2018 21:48:09
I'm sorry but Met's fans are delusional if they think that they are going to get that package from SD for Thor. The Padres are interested, yes, but at what expense. They aren't giving up the #2 prospect and top catching prospect in all of baseball on top of 2 top pitching prospects for a front end starter. If they trade tatis and mejia, that's 2 starters for the next 5 years. It makes no sense. If the mets ask for that, the padres move on easily.

3.) 21 Nov 2018
21 Nov 2018 00:44:21
If Padres think they can get a controllable starter, who is arguablyba top 20 pitcher in the game, for anytging less than that, they are also delusional.

4.) 21 Nov 2018
21 Nov 2018 01:58:38
Even if you took Tatis out of the deal the padres would still pass, Mejia and two pitching prospects, please. Keep trying Mets fans. Who wants a pitcher that can’t stay on the mound? That’s the only reason they’re trying to get rid of him.

5.) 22 Nov 2018
22 Nov 2018 08:36:01
@thestatbook the padres wouldn’t even trade tatis for degrom. Funny how people are valuing a controllable starter that much over a top prospect at an elite position who is more controllable and younger.

6.) 22 Nov 2018
22 Nov 2018 15:32:04
Chris Sale cost Yoan Moncada AND Michael Kopech

Jose Quintana cost Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease

Marco Gonzales (yes, him) even cost a top 100 prospect in Tyler O’Neill.

Syndergaard is much closer to Sale than he is Gonzales in talent and team control. Tatis plus, say, Paddack would be MORE than fair.

7.) 24 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018 03:40:30
You’re talking about sale to the Red Sox who needed a front line starter to compete for a championship. The padres aren’t there. Therefore they are not trading the #2 prospect and #26 prospect plus 2 pitching prospects who are most likely top 100 for a front line starter. If the Mets don’t like that then oh well no deal. They keep tatis and Mejia and let their pitching prospects develop.

Hedges and Margot and a couple pitching prospects like morejon and Baez seem more likely at this point.

8.) 24 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018 05:35:41
The Padres’ 2019 needs and outlook doesn’t have anything to do with Syndergaard’s value.

If the Padres aren’t willing to move those guys, fine. But the value is there and the Mets (who intend to try and compete next year) are only going to move him for an elite package.

That package will start with Tatis and include other names that Padres fans don’t want to hear.

9.) 24 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018 05:37:18
Think of it another way: Brad Hand, who pitches 60-80 innings a season, just returned Francisco Mejia.

Padres fans would be ignorant and dumb to think they can get Syndergaard, who is much more valuable for a package that isn’t much, much better than Hand got.