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10 hours ago, abenjami said:

I think the Padres potentially just made the biggest moves in major sports history.  Discuss...

 

It's interesting. I saw this compared to the Herschel Walker trade. It's hard to find real comparisons. Firstly, I sympathize with the Nationals and get why they did it--he turned down the biggest contract in baseball history. But it's kind of insane to think about the talent they've had and shed--there must be something about DC, especially since they got one in hand. 

 

Kudos to the Padres GM. I love that they aren't just accepting the Dodgers as defacto division winners. What an interesting situation and gamble. I hope it pays off and they get a series. I think the timing of their various contracts lines up nicely too. 

 

At this point, I just really don't understand how baseball teams have this much cash on hand. Right now the sport has some of the most marketable stars in the history of the game, at least potential wise. It just seems like baseball can't make people care or get people interested. The Angels in particular suck--Sho should get way more attention. Did Sammy, Mark, and Barry do that much damage? 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Bink said:

 

It's interesting. I saw this compared to the Herschel Walker trade. It's hard to find real comparisons. Firstly, I sympathize with the Nationals and get why they did it--he turned down the biggest contract in baseball history. But it's kind of insane to think about the talent they've had and shed--there must be something about DC, especially since they got one in hand. 

 

Kudos to the Padres GM. I love that they aren't just accepting the Dodgers as defacto division winners. What an interesting situation and gamble. I hope it pays off and they get a series. I think the timing of their various contracts lines up nicely too. 

 

At this point, I just really don't understand how baseball teams have this much cash on hand. Right now the sport has some of the most marketable stars in the history of the game, at least potential wise. It just seems like baseball can't make people care or get people interested. The Angels in particular suck--Sho should get way more attention. Did Sammy, Mark, and Barry do that much damage? 

 

 

Lets not forget the expos/nats were a joke from the mid 90s on. They let several young studs go. Larry Walker, Pedro, Vlady, Grissom, etc. were all good young players in the early-mid 90s. The Nats continued to suck but they put together a few good drafts so they paid up to compete. Now they are on that tank again. They are on their way to having a lower tier payroll again. They are also expected to be sold this off season. 

 

13 hours ago, abenjami said:

I think the Padres potentially just made the biggest moves in major sports history.  Discuss...

I guess it really depends on what you classify as the biggest move. Is it in terms of great impact or just biggest trade haul?

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14 hours ago, abenjami said:

I think the Padres potentially just made the biggest moves in major sports history.  Discuss...

I hope they at least get to the World Series.  They have added a lot of stars the past few years.

 

Seems like they sort of got Bell for nothing from the Nationals.  Also, prospects generally don't work out , especially if you're dealing a generational player like Soto.  So it was a no brainer move to acquire him.  The guys they gave up all seemed flawed to me, maybe except for Gore.  But he 's a pitcher and injuries could always happen.  It seems a little like the Cabrera trade to Detroit years ago and that worked out well for the Tigers.

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