Thud. That was the sound of the Padres at the 2021 MLB trade deadline on Friday afternoon. Near the 1 p.m. PT end, ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweeted they would be trading for Jake Marisnick of the Chicago Cubs.
Score. Fernando Tatis Jr. doubled in the first to give the Padres an early 1-0 lead and Joe Musgrove fanned 11 batters in seven innings to keep the Rockies down as San Diego blanked Colorado 3-0 in game one of their four-game home stand.
The San Diego Padres are close to acquiring Nationals ace Max Scherzer, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Thursday afternoon on Twitter. This came just minutes after Jon Morosi of MLB Network said talks had intensified in the past two hours.
What’s the deal? The bad version of Blake Snell was out there for the Padres on Wednesday afternoon as the first-year Friar allowed seven runs on the day, including four in the first inning, en route to a 10-4 loss to the Athletics inside Petco Park.
While the Max Scherzer to the Padres rumors continue to smolder on the back burner, A.J. Preller isn’t putting all his eggs in one basket. Today’s rumor, via Jon Morosi, the Padres are investigating a trade for Jon Gray.