Often times, we look at trades and decide who “won” the deal, or got the better end of it, and who got the short end of the stick and “lost.”
Right now, it’s looking like the Padres were the ones who won the deal.
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale explains why in the tweet below, citing factors such as Paddack’s Tommy John surgery, which is going to keep him out until 2024.
Starter Chris Paddack, dealt by the #Padres to the #Twins on the eve of the season opener, underwent Tommy John surgery that sidelines him until 2024. The Padres got an All-Star closer Taylor Rogers in the deal. The Twins got 5 starts.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) May 18, 2022
A Failed Trade
Sometimes trades work out and other times they don’t.
It sure seems to have backfired on the Twins.
They gave up their All-Star closer for peanuts, essentially.
Now that Paddack is out for the rest of this season and all of next year, the Padres appear to be the winners of this deal.
Their bullpen is stronger because of the move.
The Twins on the other hand, got a starter who gave them only five starts before going on the injured list.
And while Pagan is a solid reliever, he’s not even close to the level of Rogers.
Rogers has already saved 14 games and has posted a microscopic ERA of 0.56.
This deal so far has been a total and complete bust for the Twins and it’s not something that can easily be undone.
The move backfired on them and helped the Padres strengthen their bullpen.
Now, they aren’t going to get anything from Paddack until at least 2024.
Moves like these make you think twice about the next one you’re planning to make as a team, and the Twins will certainly think twice before trading away another All-Star.