Former Cy Young Winner Blake Snell Officially Traded to San Diego Padres
The San Diego Padres are not messing around this offseason.
Los Angeles swept the Padres out of the NLDS, en route to a World Series title. So, the Padres are bolstering up their pitching staff to challenge for a championship of their own in 2021.
First, San Diego announced the acquisition of Tampa Bay Rays left-handed pitcher, and Seattle native, Blake Snell.
The #Padres have acquired Blake Snell from the Tampa Bay Rays.
Details: https://t.co/sLZmWq89IY pic.twitter.com/e3i3gc4DSj
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) December 29, 2020
Snell won the American League Cy Young award in 2018, when he led the AL with a 1.89 ERA and he led all of baseball with 21 wins. He’s got a career record of 42-30 and a career ERA of 3.24.
The Rays get right-hander pitchers Luis Patiño and Cole Wilcox and catchers Francisco Mejía and Blake Hunt from the Padres.
But wait, there’s more!
On top of getting Snell, ESPN’s Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers reported San Diego is “on the verge” of acquiring Chicago Cubs righty Yu Darvish on Monday night.
The Yu Darvish-to-the-Padres deal is on the verge of happening, sources tell ESPN. Darvish is expected to go with Victor Caratini to SD. Cubs’ return is Zach Davies and four young prospects: OF Owen Caissie (18), SS Reggie Preciado (17), OF Ismael Mena (18), Yeison Santana (20).
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 29, 2020
At the time of posting, the Padres have not confirmed the Darvish trade.