CHICAGO-On Tuesday night, the aggressive San Diego Padres switched to another big hand and acquired Yu Darvish in a blockbuster deal with the Chicago Cubs.
The Padres received Darvish, receiver Victor Caratini and cash from the Cubs, including right-handed Zach Davies and four Young underage player. The top pitcher Caratini caught Darvish in Chicago last season and hit .241
Davies reached 7-4 with a 2.73 ERA in his 12th game in San Diego this year. The package of prospects for Chicago includes 18-year-old outfielder Owen Caissie, who was selected by the Padres in the second round of this year’s amateur draft.
The 34-year-old Darvish has 8 wins and 3 losses in 12 games during the influenza pandemic, with an ERA of 2.01, ranking second in the NL Cy Young Award competition. Before the 2018 season, he signed with the Cubs for $126 million, and there are three years and $59 million left on the six-year contract.
On Tuesday, San Diego also traded left-hand ace Blake Snell with Tampa Bay. The 2018 AL Cy Young Award winners ranged from Thor to Padres and consisted of four players: right-handed Luis Patino and Cole Wilcox, and catchers Francisco Mejia and Blake Hunt – all highly acclaimed young from the San Diego system People have been stocking on the farm for many years.
The Padres entered the playoffs this year, the first time since 2006, but when the playoffs arrived, their rotation with reduced injuries fell into chaos. They defeated St. Louis in the first round, and then were NL West’s opponent, the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers (Los Angeles Dodgers) into the third division.
Mike Clevinger was acquired from Cleveland in August. He is not expected to recover from Tommy John’s surgery until 2022, but the parish priest is in Dine. Dinelson Lamet and Chris Paddack have other great starters. Left-handed MacKenzie Gore is one of the most pitched players in baseball.
Darvish is struggling after arriving in Chicago and is in the middle of his career revival. Due to injury, he was restricted to eight and 40 games in 2018. He began to recover in 2019, posting a 2.76 ERA and 118 strikeouts in 81 2/3 innings in the last 13 games.
He took over from where he left this year and helped the Cubs win the NL Central championship. The right-handed man attributed some of his turning points to his more deliberate style as a star pitcher in Japan. He also established a rapport with Caratini, which will help him transition to Santiago.
Four years after the historic World Series championship battle, Chicago was reorganized under the leadership of Jed Hoyer, who was promoted to following the resignation of Theo Epstein in November President of Baseball Operations. Experienced outfielders Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. were released on December 2, but the deal with Darvish was The team’s biggest move since Hoyer took over.
There may be more transactions. After next season, All-Star players Chris Bryant, Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo are all eligible for free agent status. But due to the cost-cutting atmosphere around NL Central, the Cubs can still contend when Hoyer reshapes the roster.
Minor league infielders Reginald Preciado (17) and Essen Santana (20) and outfielder Ismael Mena (18) were also acquired by the Cubs in the Cubs trade .
Padres acquired RHP Yudavish (RHP)