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MLB Trade Rumors:
Some highlights from Josh Byrnes' conference call this afternoon..
Padres GM Josh Byrnes said four teams had the right package of young players to make a run at Mat Latos, tweets Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com. Ultimtately, he said, the Padres winnowed it to two teams before deciding on the Reds.
Byrnes said that the Padres view Yonder Alonso as a first base candidate and not as a left fielder, Crasnick tweets. Right now, it appears that Alonso and Jesus Guzman will duke it out for the job in Spring Training (Twitter link).
For the time being, it seems that the Padres' current plan is to slot Alonso in at first and have Rizzo go back to Triple-A, tweets Crasnick. Byrnes admits that the deal will probably be a tough pill to swallow for Anthony Rizzo, tweets Scott Miller of CBSSports.com.
The Padres GM says that he won't rule out another trade, but he is comfortable with his team's surplus of offensive players, Crasnick writes (via Twitter).
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Padres GM Josh Byrnes has made quite the splash today, trading 24 year-old starting pitcher Mat Latos to the Reds for:
Edison Volquez (RHP)
Yonder Alonso (1B)
Brad Boxberger (RHP)
Yasmani Grandal (C)
Alonso, 24, has been named a top-100 prospect in each of the past three seasons. With 2010 NL MVP Joey Votto firmly entrenched at first base, Alonso wasn’t long for Cincinnati anyway...
After yesterday's trade of Mat Latos to the Reds, the general consensus among fans what that the Padres got a hell of a haul of prospects from Cincinnati. The highlights of the deal are Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal, a pair of Cubans who look ready for the majors after brief spells in the minor leagues. But here's the problem with both of them: there doesn't appear...
Of course the first day that I write this post the night before and not the morning of there has to be a HUGE trade. Yeah Byrnes made a trade by dealing away Aaron Cunningham yesterday, but that is all but forgotten after today. In case you haven't heard Mat Latos is no longer a Padre. Here are links on the trade and others (but mostly the trade):
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A couple of interesting moves around baseball on Saturday. Let us start with the one that requires a little less energy then get to the one that seems intriguing;Phillies re-sign SS Jimmy Rollins for three yearsThere did not seem to be much of a market out there for Rollins so I think he did well to land the deal he did. Rollins at his best is not the caliber of player that...