Padres Winter Meetings Mid-day recap Day #4


PADRES NATION UNITE!! The Padres have made a huge blockbuster trade! We have all heard the rumors the Padres were in talks with the Dodgers to acquire Matt Kemp. During Day 4  or Night 3, however you wish to term it, of the Winter Meetings guess what they did?! THEY GOT HIM! Early on Thursday the trade between the Padres and Dodgers was announced! The Padres will get Kemp and the Dodgers backup catcher for Tim Federowicz in exchange for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. This is easily one of the biggest trades in franchise history if not the biggest! The Dodgers will also send about $31 million dollars from Kemp’s remaining $107 million dollar deal to the Padres. The Swinging Friars will have Kemp for 5 years and with the money from the Dodgers will definitely be able to afford him!

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This is easily the biggest trade the Padres have pulled off in years. This also proves that A.J. Preller is for real. I honestly believe he is the guy for the job and this trade just confirms my thoughts. GET EXCITED FRIAR FAITHFUL . This is one of the biggest days in Padres history! Make sure to keep checking back with us at Friars On Base for anymore breaking news, rumors and transactions!

In today’s Rule V Draft, the Padres didn’t lose any of their unprotected players to other teams throughout baseball, so those players will remain within the organization. They did claim Juan Carlos Gamboa from the New York Mets in the Triple-A phase of the draft. Gamboa is a 23-year-old shortstop, second base and third baseman and hits lefty. In 2014 for the Diablos Rojos del Mexico, which is considered Triple-A level talent, Gamboa hit .306, with 7 home runs and 50 RBI. He also stole 6 bags and had 22 doubles.