Cubs and Padres have agreed to a right-handed contract Yu Darvish And catcher Victor Caratini From Chicago to San Diego Mark Feinsand on MLB.com Report.Cubs receive correctly Zach Davies, With shortstop Reginald Preciado Yesung SantanaAnd outfielders Owen Kaishi and Isma Elmena are in return. The deal is awaiting medical records and both sides can complete it on Tuesday. John Hayman of MLB Network..
This deal is not surprising as both sides were involved Deep discussion About Darvish all day long. This is the latest bold strike for the Padres, who have clearly planned to compete for the first World Series title next year after the first playoff season since 2006.Even before landing in Darvish, they made a big addition to their rotation on Sunday by agreeing to pick up left-handed people. Blake Snell From the raise.They also agreed to sign a Korean infielder Kim Ha Seong on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Cubs have lost their best starter in Darvish, the 2020 National League Cy Young finalist, and a quality catcher in Caratini. The Cubs are just a few months away from the fifth playoff berth in six years, but ownership is unlikely to enter the off-season after a pandemic-shortened campaign.Indeed, the Cubs saved money by saying goodbye earlier Kyle Schwarber And Albert almora Expensive third baseman / outfielder with deadlines other than bidding Kris Bryant It is subject to trade speculation. It’s unclear if Padres will take over all of Darvish’s remaining contracts, but if it does, it will be $ 62 million over the next three years. Caratini is much more affordable as it is expected to generate between $ 1.2 million and $ 1.6 million in 2021. Caratini has not been on the path of a free agent until after 2023.
On his way to San Diego, Darvish will reunite with General Manager AJ Preller, who was part of the Rangers front office when he signed his rights from Japan before the 2012 season. Darvish, now 34, enjoys a great career divided into Rangers, Dodgers and Cubs, and last season was probably his best season. He ended up with 76 innings of the 2.01 ERA / 2.23 FIP ball, scoring 11.01K / 9 against 1.66 BB / 9, averaging 95.5 mph on his fastball.He now slots in near the top of the lost rotation Mike Clevinger Tommy John surgery, but still equipped with Snell, Dinelson Lamet And Chris Paddack As a lock for rotation jobs (except for other aggressive moves).The Padres also boasts multiple high-end pitching prospects, including: MacKenzie Gore..
27-year-old Caratini was Darvish’s personal catcher in Chicago. He made his debut in the Cubs in 2017 and has since hit .250 / .327 / .372 with 677 at-bats, providing a decent attack compared to his position. Caratini was also a highly regarded defender in Chicago, including when he ranked in the 98th percentile of Statcast in the pitch framing category last season.He will participate Austin Nola And Luis Campsano As a catcher on the Padres 40 roster.
For the Cubs, the deal represents the first blockbuster deal under the new president of the baseball business, former GM Jed Hoyer, who won a promotion after Theo Epstein resigned in November. Losing Darvish and Caratini may not work for their fan base, but the Cubs rely on Davis to help emerge on the basis of Darvish and the young talent they received in 2021.
Davis was a slightly quieter top-class starter as he recorded 691/3 frames of 2.73 ERA / 3.88 FIP balls at 8.18 K / 9 and 2.47BB / 9 in 2020, his only year as a padre. did.He should look good together Kyle Hendricks As a 2021 Cubs one-on-two, 27-year-old Davis is no longer in control. He is expected to earn between $ 6.3 million and $ 10.6 million from arbitration next season.
The rest of the Cubs returns aren’t made up of elite peasants, Baseball America Kyle Glazer BA had planned to rank Preciado (No. 15), Mena (17), Santana (18) and Caisse (20) among the 20 best prospects in Padres in the next Prospect Handbook. Stated.
Only 17 years old, Preciado was ranked 23rd by the BA in the Padres farm system mid-season. This shows that the 6’4 switch hitter “shows the hope that the frame can grow to more than 20 home run powers as it matures. Physically.”
18-year-old Mena received a huge $ 2.2 million bonus to the Padres from the Dominican Republic during the 2019-20 international signature period. BA praised Mena’s speed, range and potential for 15-20 home runs earlier this year.
20-year-old Santana unveiled an impressive piece of rookie ball in 2018-19. He combined .306 / .418 / .425 lines with 365 at bats. Born in Canada, Caisse, 18, was in the Padres’ second round (45th) last summer. Before the draft, BA wrote that Caissie has an “exciting upside”, but his game has “some serious swing-and-miss concerns.”
All in all, this looks like a trade while the two NL playoff teams are heading in different directions. Padres seems to be playing for the 2021 championship. It’s hard to say the same for the Cubs, which look like clubs in retool mode.
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Padres buys Victor Caratini with Yu Darvish
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