05 Oct 2019 01:09:25
Padres receive: Kris Bryant

Cubs receive: Taylor Trammell OF (MLB #28 prospect), Luis Patino RHP (MLB #30 prospect), Adrian Morejon LHP (Padres #7 prospect)

1.) 05 Oct 2019
05 Oct 2019 04:06:31
Are you really a Cubs fan?

2.) 05 Oct 2019
05 Oct 2019 06:44:13
Sorry cubbies fan, you can’t get anything by “thestatbook” lol I’m sure he’ll tell you all about why that can’t happen and why they need to throw in tatis if they want Bryant.

3.) 08 Oct 2019
08 Oct 2019 03:43:08
Where I should I send the rent money, ryeguy?

4.) 08 Oct 2019
08 Oct 2019 03:59:27
And, ryeguy (sourdough is better, btw), I tend to look at what the cost is beyond the "fairness" or silly "surplus value" arguments people make on here.

If your team had a guy who is ranked 9th among hitters since 2016; who has won rookie of the year and MVP; and who helped bring a WS to Chicago, you probably wouldn't want to trade him for a handful of prospects, no matter how highly ranked they are.

You'd want young, controllable MLB talent.

It makes sense that you don't understand this; the Padres haven't had anyone to be excited about or play decent baseball in San Diego since this year (and even that's not going to sustain itself) . So you don't understand that guys have value based on bringing success to your team, but why would the Cubs trade Bryant for this?

He was a full win better than any player in San Diego this year (and should positively regress next season) . He's a generational talent and the Cubs won't trade him.

And look, I know the Padres won't trade Tatis. I'm not stupid. But they also won't acquire someone like Bryant or Lindor without giving him up. I can pretty much guarantee that. The Cubs and Indians have too much talent on their big league teams to waste it by trading superstars for project pieces.

Turn off The Show and come back to reality, please.

5.) 08 Oct 2019
08 Oct 2019 18:49:47
This would be a good trade for the Cubbies. Cubs desperately need a CFer and they need young, controllable pitching. Bryant and Boras are going to want much more than he is worth, especially with his injury history I wouldn’t do it. San Diego just signed Machado and I don’t want Bryant running around the OF too often so not sure how this makes sense for SD.

6.) 08 Oct 2019
08 Oct 2019 22:47:26
You're not sure that the Padres acquiring a guy who was objectively better than any player on their roster in 2019 for a handful of guys who are basically lotto tickets at this point is good for San Diego?

7.) 08 Oct 2019
08 Oct 2019 22:56:09
There is plenty of talent on the San Diego prospect list. Impact talent. not just tatis is what my point is. Just because you know tatis and have seen him play your all over him and saying how the padres would have to give him up in a trade. But wait till you see Patino and I’m sure you’ll be saying the same for him too. or Gore, or Abrams or urias etc. The padres could acquire ANYONE they want without giving up tatis in a trade. that's MY POINT.

8.) 09 Oct 2019
09 Oct 2019 00:20:12
I suppose you can shift Machado to short and put Tatis at 2nd. I really like Trammell (who could impact in 2020) and Patio is really polished for 19 year old. If I’m SD I don’t want to make this trade for 2 seasons of KB.

9.) 09 Oct 2019
09 Oct 2019 03:22:56
No, no they cannot. I didn't realize that the Padres' blatant incompetency is creeping into their fans' mindsets, but here we are.

The Padres won't be acquiring top 10 players in the majors for guys that are 2-3 years away from the majors. The Cubs and Indians want guys who are both good (so not Urias) and also can contribute positively right away (again, not Urias, or Trammell, or Patiño) .

If you refuse to accept a Tatis trade, fine, then give up Paddack and Gore. Otherwise, be okay with someone like Matt Boyd or Caleb Smith. And be ready to give up marquee talent even just for those guys.

I think you vastly under-estimate how tough it is to acquire premium talent via trades (there's a reason we rarely see guys like Lindor traded), and you vastly over-estimate the strength of the Padres' system.

10.) 10 Oct 2019
09 Oct 2019 23:45:19
GORE, PATINO, URIAS, and TRAMMELL will all be in he bigs this season, so that’s that.

11.) 10 Oct 2019
10 Oct 2019 13:46:38
Well, perhaps, but that's because the Padres have zero risk bringing them up. It's not like they will be competing any time soon. That team has more holes than a Jussie Smollett hoax.

They likely wouldn't be more than a September call up in Chicago or Cleveland. So there's that.