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San Diego Padres
On this dreary snoozy December day, Walt Jocketty got his wish and made a splash for the Cincinnati Reds in the offseason. In return for four years of Mat Latos, the Reds sent the San Diego Padres Edinson Volquez, Yonder Alonso, Yasmani Grandal and Brad Boxberger.
This seems like one of those rare trades where it makes sense from both sides. For the Reds, four years of control of a #2 starter is huge, for the Padres, they need to continue to restock an already potent farm system with some bats.
But, while that is all well and good, what does it mean for you, the fantasy player?
Without a doubt this hurts the value of Mat Latos – but by how much is up for debate. When you think Padres pitching, you assume they get huge bumps from Petco – not exactly the case for Latos. While he has a slightly better K:BB rate at home during the course of his career, his slash lines are virtually identical: .229/.287/.348 at home versus .224/.286/.351 on the road.
Of course, the Great American La...
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After winning the National League Central Division in 2010, the Cincinnati Reds were never a factor in 2011. Pitching woes crippled the team and they could never muster a winning streak. They were below .500 in the first half, below .500 in the second half, below .500 in one-run games and woeful in interleague play. Teams in their division have been active this off season. The Cardinals...
The Reds traded Yonder Alonso, Edinson Volquez, and former 1st round picks Yasmani Grandal and Brad Boxberger for Mat Latos this afternoon.
Can you tell we’re less than thrilled?
There are two ways to look at this trade. One is that basically in return for Josh Hamilton, we have now just Latos to show for it. We also threw in Yonder Alonso and two promising first round prospects...
by: Will Hicks
I was anticipating a pretty boring day today. I was going to clean and pack my apartment as I prepare to move and watch the UofL basketball game. As part of my morning routine I checked Twitter just to see what was going on. As I read Yonder Alonso’s tweet "Time to close this book and begin another....sad but happy at the same...
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The Reds and Padres swung a mini-blockbuster today, with Mat Latos heading to Cincinnati in exchange for four players: first baseman Yonder Alonso, catcher Yasmani Grandal, and right-handers Edinson Volquez and Brad Boxberger. Volquez has been around a while, and Baseball America recently ranking Alonso, Grandal, and Boxberger as the Reds third, fourth, and tenth best prospects,...
The San Diego Padres made a drastic change to the face of their team over the weekend by trading troubled but talented 24-year-old right-hander Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds for a package of prospects that they hope will help their team -- specifically the light-hitting offense -- in the future. Should the Mariners go the same route with their young right-hander, Michael Pineda?
The San Diego Padres are an incomplete team. They’ve lost Heath Bell, Mike Adams and Adrian Gonzalez all within the last year and lack the start power to remain anything but an after-thought in an already weak NL West. Their General Manager left the first chance he had for Chicago, and their minor league system wasn’t blossoming with young talent in the same way that other...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The price tag for Mat Latos was daunting. The Cincinnati Reds were willing to pay it.
Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports.com is reporting via twitter that Mat Latos has been traded the Cincinnati Reds for prospects. Details coming.
The Reds have acquired right-handed starter Mat Latos from San Diego for a package of four players, including infielder Yonder Alonso and right-handed starter Edinson Volquez. Cincinnati wanted a front-of-the-rotation starter heading into free agency. The 23-year-old Latos went 9-14 with a 3.47 ERA for the Padres last season, finishing among the NL leaders in ERA and strikeouts.
Back in June, I wrote a piece suggesting that the Mariners should trade Michael Pineda to Cincinnati for a package of players built around first baseman Yonder Alonso and catcher Yasmani Grandal. Well, today, the Reds made the deal I suggested for perhaps the most similar pitcher in the sport (in terms of results) to Pineda, landing RHP Mat Latos from San Diego in exchange for those...
The Padres fortified their minor league system by trading Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds for three prospects and Edinson Volquez. At least both teams kept their number of oddly spelled first names intact.
Cincinnati gave up infielder Yonder Alonso and catcher Yasmani Grandal — both first-round picks — along with starting pitcher Edinson Volquez to get the 24-year-old...