A Look Back on the Padres Trades of
(if I am missing any trades please let me know)
-Acquired Minor League LHP Ryan Meaux from the White Sox in exchange for INF Geoff Blum
-Acquired Chan Ho Park from Texas in exchange for Phil Nevin
C Miguel Olivo from the Mariners in exchange for Minor League RHP Nathanel Mateo and C Miguel Ojeda
-Acquired C David Ross from the Pirates in exchange for Minor League SS J.J. Furmaniak
-Acquired 3B Joe Randa from the Reds in exchange for minor league RHPs Jason Germano and Travis Chick
Scott Cassidy from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for OF Adam Hyzdu
-Acquired RHP Paul Quantrill from the New York Yankees in exchange for LHP Darrell
May, RHP Tim Redding and cash considerations
SS Wilson Valdez from the Mariners for nonroster RHP Michael Bumstead and nonroster RHP R.D. Spiehs
-Acquired nonroster LHP Jason Kershner from the Red Sox for future considerations
-Acquired Tim Redding and cash from the Houston Astros for C Humberto Quintero
-Acquired Adam Hyzdu from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for RHP Blaine Neal
-Trade Jake Gautreau to CLE for Corey Smith
-Trade Jay Payton, Ramon Vazquez, David Pauley
and $2.65M to BOS for Dave Roberts
Lookin' Back: Payton was unhappy with PT in Boston and was shipped off
to OAK, where he made immediate contributions. Vazquez was also not happy with his PT, and his struggles warranted a demotion
to AAA. He was then shipped off to CLE for Alex Cora. Pauley has done very well with the Red Sox AA team and is still considered
a prospect. On the otherhand, despite injuries, Roberts has proved to be
everything that was expected and has been the Padres' most consistent leadoff hitter in Quilvio Veras. The Padres also own
his rights for 2006.
Winner: Padres, for now
-Trade Billy Hogan to SEA for Randy Williams
Lookin' Back: Hogan retired from baseball, while Williams was very impressive
in Spring Training. However he struggled in a pair of games with the Padres in 2005 and was eventually claimed off waivers
by the Rockies.
Tankersley and Long to KC Royals for Ryan Bukvich and Darrell May
Lookin' Back: Long has been a strong point on a terrible Royals' team
while Tank has been doing well in AAA despite a 8-6 record and a 4.60ERA. The Padres liked Bukvich, but had to let him
go to TEX on waivers. May, coming off a 19-loss season was huge dissappoint as the 5th starter and was eventually shipped
of the NYY, where he continued to struggle.
-Trade PTBNL or cash to MON for Alex S.
Gonzalez and cash
Lookin' Back: Gonzalez hit .174 and drove in 3 runs in 23 games with
the Friars in 2004. He did add some veteran insurance, but wasn't too helpful. The Expos/Nats got basically nothing in return
after acquiring in the 4-team deal that sent Orlando Cabrera to BOS and Nomar to CHI.
-Trade Ismael Valdez to FLA for Travis Chick
Lookin' Back: Valdez went 5-3 in 56IP during 11
starts with the Marlins in 2004. He had a 4.50ERA, but did help stablize their rotation. He was re-signed by FLA for 2005,
but struggled with injuries. Chick, a hard-thrower, quickly emerged as one of the Padres' best pitching prospects, but struggled
in 2005 after the Padres' moved him straight from Low A ball to AA. He was eventually traded to CIN for Joe Randa with the
Padres' top pitching prospect not named Tim Stuaffer, Justin Germano.
-Trade Jon Huber to SEA for Dave Hansen
Lookin' Back: Hansen, well, is crap, and Huber
now with the M's AA club has been average as a starter.
-Trade PTBNL and Cash to SEA for Rich Aurilia
Lookin' Back: Aurilia hit .254 with 2HRs and 16
RBIs off the bench with the Padres. He moved on the Reds as a free agent, but did not cost SD too much.
-Brandon Puffer traded to BOS for Peter Ciofrone
Lookin' Back: Puffer, now with the Giants, never
pitched for the Red Sox and has struggled in a couple stints with SF. Ciofrone, meanwhile, is coming along in Class A ball,
but is not considered a prospect.
-Padres trade Henri Stanley to Boston for Brett
Bonevechio and cash
Lookin' Back: Stanley did nothing for the Red Sox
and was eventually sent to LAD. Bonvcechio, meanwhile, has turned into a fringe prospect and has filled up the hot corner
for the Storm this year with excellency.
traded to Marlins for Blaine Neal
Lookin' Back: Both flamethrowers have done well
with their organizations, but Neal's success has come mostly at the Major League level unlike Howard. Both now relievers,
Neal has since moved on to the Red Sox then Rockies, but did help the Padres down the stretch in 2004. Howard has had handful
of cups of coffe with both SD and FLA and is currently with the Marlins' AAA club.
-Brian Sanches traded to Phillies for PTBNL
Lookin' Back: N/A
-JJ Trujillo traded to Royals for PTBNL
Lookin' Back: N/A
-Rich Gomez traded to Tigers for Rob Watson
Lookin' Back: Neither was considered a prospect
and both are out of minor league baseball. At last check, both were playing in independent leagues. Watson was used sparingly
in 2004 as a utilityman for the Lake Elsinore Storm.
-Trade Brian Hunter to Cardinals for Kerry Robinson.
Lookin' Back: Robinson added speed to the Padres
and did help somewhat. He was eventually sent packing, but did re-sign with the Padres in 2005 and spent a couple months in
AAA before being granted his release once again. Hunter has not contributed at the Major League level in several years.
-Trade Clay Condrey to Phillies for Trino Aguilar
Lookin' Back: Trino is no longer in the Padres'
system, while Condrey had a couple stints at the Major League level in 2005 with the Phillies.
-Padres trade Mark Kotsay to A's for Ramon Hernandez
and Terrence Long
Lookin' Back: While Kotsay struggled slightly in
his first season with OAK, he was very helpful in 2005. Ramon Hernandez has stablizied the Padres' catching position despite
some injuries. His contributions have been unmatched. Long was mostly a disappointment as an expensive 4th OF, but did contribute
to a couple victories and was later traded to KC, where he has done well.
-Padres trade Wiki Gonzalez, Kevin Jarvis, Vince
Fasion and Dave Hansen to SEA for Jeff Cirillo, Brian Sweeney and cash
Lookin' Back: In a trade of pricey scrubs, neither
of the players acquired by Seattle did anything useful. Cirllo was bad for the Padres. Sweeney, however as done great in AAA,
and can become a SP with the Pods'.
Winner: Padres, they got $
-Padres trade Lou Merloni to BOS for Rene Miniel
Lookin' Back: Merloni helped BOS and Miniel is
moving up the ladder
-Padres trade Rondell White to Royals for Chris
Tierney and Brian Sanches
Lookin' Back: White continued being hot for the
Royals, Tierney hasn't done much in the minors and Sanches is gone
-Padres trade Jason Bay, Oliver Perez, Cory Stewart
for Brian Giles
Lookin' Back: Both Perez and Bay have dominated
with Pittsburgh, Stewart is doing OK in the minors, Giles put up good numbers in 03, but struggled for most of 04, but has
stil put up strong numbers
-Padres trade Alex Garcia to
the Twins for Todd Sears
Lookin' Back: Garcia hasn't done much for the Twins,
while Sears was OK down the stretch. Sears was injured in AAA in 04 and missed most of the year
Winner: No One
-Padres trade Jesse Orosco to the Yankees for a
PTBNL or Cash
Lookin' Back: Orosco sucked with the Padres and
they were able to get rid of them and picked up cash.
-Padres trade Matt Hergers to the Giants for R.D.
Speihs and Clay Hensley
Lookin' Back: Herges did a stellar job with the
Pads and is 0-0 with a 2.19 ERA in 12.1 innings and the 2 minors are unknown
-Padres trade Mark Phillips and Bubba Trammell
to the Yankees for Rondell White
Lookin' Back: Phillips has done terrible with the
Yankkes A club and Bubba has turned out to be a bust while White has slammed the M's twice and is #2 MVP for the Pads this
-Padres trade Jeremy Fikac to the A's for cash
Lookin' Back: Cash helps but the Pads lost bullpen
help but was replaced by Luther Hackman this year. Fikac has done okay this year.
Overall Winner: Padres 3-3
-Padres trade Alan Embree and Andy Shibilo to BoSox
for Brad Baker and Dan Giese
Lookin' Back: Embree has done any okay job now
in his second seasoniwth the sox. Shibilo has been up and down between AAA and the Sox. Baker is in A and I am not sure about
the status of Giese.
Winner: Red Sox
-Traded Jason Bartlett to Twinkies for Big Buck.
Lookin' Back: Buchanan has done a stellar job for
the Pads and I hope he is retained next year but he should be a starter some place else. Bartlett who has been replaced by
the Pads with Khalil Greene and is in AA with 7HR 43 RBI and 34SB. In 2004, Bartlett had a cup of coffe with the Twins and
Winner: As of now: Padres(because Bartlett is still
-Traded D'Angelo Jimenez to ChiSox
for Humerto Quintero and Alex Fernandez
Lookin' Back: Jimenez and his lazy ass did nonthing
for the Sox and has since been traded to the Reds; Fernandez isnow touted has one of the Pads top prospects and Quintero is
possible insurance at catcher for the Pads.
Winner: Padres (no doubt about it)
-In Jan. 2003- Traded Jeremy Fikac to A's for PTBNL(unsure
who this turned out to be)
Lookin' Back: Fikac has done okay for the A's
- Traded Jason Moore for Juan Moreno of the Rangers
Lookin' Back: Moreno did a terrible job while with
the Pads and Moore is now with Cleveland of the NFL if I am correct?
-Padres trade Juan Moreno the BoSox for Andy Hazllett
Lookin' Back: nOTHING
- Padres trade Steve Reed and Jason
Middlebrook to Mets for Bobby M. Jones, Josh Reynolds and Jason Bay
Lookin' Back: Reed did not fare well with the Mets
and signed as a FA with the Rockies and Jason Middlebrook as he did with the Pads has struggled with the Mets going
from AAA and the Mets; Jones did nothing memorable with the Pads except eat up innings for the remainder of the year, Reynolds
is out of the Padres organization after one season wth the Storm and Jason Bay who seemed to be nothing has turned out to
be one of the Pads main prospects but could be Packaged in the Giles/Kendall deal but in the near future should be an everyday
-Padres trade Brett Tomko to the Cards
for Mike Wodonicki and Luther Hackman
Lookin' Back: Although Hackman has been off on
this season and Wodnicki is doing okay in the Minors, Tomko has been horrific witht the Cards he has been off this season
and hopes to rejoin the Padres may happen?
-Padres trade Gene Kingsale to the Tigers for Mike
Lookin' Back: Rivera did nothing for us and can
be added to the list of Catchjers and Shortstops that sucked for the Pads and Kingsale a Bruce Bochy Bench Player special
and fan favorite has not done well in Mo Town
-Padres trade Cesar Crespo to the BoSox for Luis
Lookin' Back: Cruz is unknown and Crespo a utiltyman
with the Paads was not needed and is in AAA with the Sox
-Padres trade Damian Jackson and Matt Walbeck to
the Tigers for Javie Cardona and Rich Gomez
Lookin' Back: Jackson did nothing for the Tigers
and is now with the BoSox. Wallbeck is unknown. Cardona another one of the catchers like Mike Rivera is now with the Cubs
and Gomez is in the Minors with the Pads
Winner: Neither (for now still have to wait on
Overall Winner: Padres 4-2
-Padres trade Jay Witasick to the Yankees
for D'Angelo Jimenez
Lookin' Back: Witasick did an excellent job in
relief with the Pads but with two WS(Gaints in 2002 and Yankkes in 2001) losers did not fare as well. Witasick is now
now back with the Friars. Lazy Ass sucked.
-Padres trade Sterling Hitchcok to the Yankkes
for Breet Jodie and Darren Blakely
Lookin' Back: Hitchcock turned into a minor bust
for te Yankees and the 2 minors did nothing notable and are no longer with the Pads.
- Padres trade Shawn Garrett and Shawn
Camp to Pirates for Emil Brown
- Brown lasted amonth with the Pads doing noatable
and neither of the 2 minors have done anything to cry for for the Pirates
- Traded Rudy Seanez to the Braves for a PTBNL
Lookin' Back: Seanez pitched 12 innings with the
Braves and is now with the Red Sox and I am not sure about the Minor. Neither team gained or lost anything via this trade
-Traded Woody Williams to the Cardinals for Ray
Lookin' Back: Williams is 30-9 since being traded
and Lankford was a money-wasting bust- simple has tha. One of the Worst trades made by GM Kevin Towers
-Padres trade Kevin Reese to Yankees
for Bernie Castro
Lookin' Back: Castro is now touted has the 3rd
best Padres up the middle prospect behind Greene and Barfield and Reese has done nothing for the Yankees.
-Padres trade Wascar Serrano, Ben Davis and Alex
Arias to the Mariners for Ramon Vazquez Tom Lampkin and Bret Tomko
Lookin' Back: The Pads won easily; Vazquez is the
Pads starting shortstop for now being trailed by Khlil Greene and Tomko and Lamkin also fared very well in their seasons with
the Pads. Serrano is unknown and Arias is out of baseball for all I know and neither ddid nothing. Davis has taken the catcher's
role in Seattle and has done a good job and the Pads wish taht they could have kept him.
-Padres trade Omar Ortiz, Matt Clement and Eric
Owens to the Marlins for Mark Kotsay and Cesar Crespo
Lookin' Back: Ortixz is unknown. Owens played with
great passion in San Diego and became a fan favorite but played okay in Florida and is now with the Angels. Clement who the
Padres belived to be to erratic to be a good starter struggled in Florida but has taken off this year in Chicago. Crespo played
in a handful of games and is now with the BoSox. Kotsay the main player in the deal has played well over the past few seasons
bu this year to dude to back problems has struglled mightily.
-Padres trade Carlos Almanzar to the Yankees for
Lookin' Back: This was simply a chjange of scenery
trade neither player did anything amazing. Almanzar is now with the Reds.
Overall Winner: Padres 3-1
-Padres trade Brian Meadows to the
Royals for Jay Witasick
Lookin' Back: Meadows has becomea journey-man and
has ended up with the Pierats while Witasick did a great job with the Pads before being handed over to the Bombers
-Padres trade Al Martin to the Mariners for John
Mabry and Tom Davey
Lookin' Back: Martin has struggled and isnow with
the Rays and did not Help the M's while Mabry did a ver good job off the Bench and has ended up with Seattle again and Daveywas
okay has a ste-up man for Two Years.
-Padres trade Ed Sprague to the Red
Sox for Cesar Saba and Dennis Tankersly
Lookin' Back: Sprague was a good pinch-hitter with
the Pads and the Sox and lter endedup back with the Pads he is out of bseball now. Saba did nothing and is gone, while Tank
has been touted the Pads top pitching prospect but unfortunately Tank has struggled mightily in the bigs and his ERA this
year is infinity
-Padres trade Will Cunnane and Chad Green and Brandon
Kolb to Milwaukee for Santiago Perez
Lookin' Back: Cunnane a Padres Rule V guy did nothing
notable on either team and I belive he is now with the Cubs?. Green was athrow in his status in unknown. Perez who the Padres
belived would be there shortstop for years was another one of those players on the SS and C 's list that never worked out.
His current staus is unknown. KJolb is now Milwaukee' closer and has done an kay job.
-Padres trade Doone Wall to Mets for Bubba Trammell
Lookin' Back: Trammell had two great seasons in
San Diego before being trdaede to The Yankkes this offseason. He was great pick-up. Wall has done nothing notable. He is now
an aging reliver in AAA with the Rockies at last check.
-Padres trade David Newhan to the Phillies for
Lookin' Back: Newhan who the Pads once regarded
highly of turned out to be nothing and FRelaford now with the Royals turned out to be another one of those SS's.
-Padres trade Carlos Hernendez and Nate Tebbs
to the Cards for Heathcliff Slocumb and Ben Johnson
Lookin' Back: Hernadez did nothing for the Cards
due to injuries and age and is now a part of the Padres' organization. I still have no idea who Tebbs is. Slocumb did nothing
important for the Friars in his short stay. The Padres originally asked for Albert Pujols instead of Ben Johnson, but were
rebuffed by GM Walt Jocketty of the Cardinals and settled with Johnson. In 2004 and 2005, Johnson's stock skyrocketed and
his various tools and athleticism have made him the Padres corner OF of the future.
-Padres trade Dusty Allen to the Tigers for Gabe
Lookin' Back: Allen is unknown and Alvarez turned
out to be nothing playing in ahandful of games.
-Padres trade John Vander Wal to the Pirates for
Lookin' Back: Pinch-Hitter for Craapy Left-Fielder.
Neither team gained anything notable although the Pads probably wish they had Vander Wal instead of Hansen this season.
-Padres trade Gary Matthews Jr. to the Cubs for
Lookin' Back: Rodney Myers-Randy Myers why didn't
the Pads make the connection, Rodney struggled like Randy and Matthews Jr. now again with the Pads was a lose for a couple
Overall Winner: Padres 4-1
-Padres trade Reggie Sanders, Quilvio Veras and
Wally Joyner to the Braves for Bret Boone, Ryan Klesko and Jason Sheill
Lookin' Back: Padres sent three aging players away
and all of them sucked in Antlanta and have ended up in other organizations. Veras was in spring Training with the Dodgers
this year but his status now is unknown. Sanders is having a graet year with the Pirates. Joyner is now Kevin Tower's assistant.
On the other hand Boone had an amazing season with the Pads and signed for money with the Seattle in 2001. Klesko has gone
mad with the Pads and Sheill is now with the BoSox.
-Padres trade Brandon Pernell to the
Cubs for Dan Serafini
Lookin' Back: Serafini did an okay job with the
Pads and his current status is unknown and the same with Pernall
-Padres trade Dan Miceli to Florida
for Brian Meadows
Lookin' Back: Miceli has become a veteran journeyman
and is now with the Astros. and Meadows now with the Pierats has become the same. Both teams fared okay. More of a change
of sceneary trade.
-Padres trade Andy Ashby to the Phillies for Adam
Eaton, Steve Montgemry and Carlton Loewer
Lookin' Back: Ashby major bust for Phillies, Braves
and Dodgers just about everybody but the Pads while Eaton is part of the Padres core rotation. He has become a sweet pick-up.
Montgemry did nothing notable and is out of baseball. Loewer has been up and down between AAA and the Bigs and has fared okay.
-Padres trade Andy Sheets to the Angels for Phil
Lookin' Back: 3-Time MVP acquired for a guy that
really didn't do anyhting for the Angels and is now out of baseball. Interseting. The smartest move of GM Kevin Towers. One
thing to mention Nevin has played C, 1B, 2B, 3B, LF, RF with the Pads so far.
Winner Padres- by a wide margin
-Padres trade Greg Vaughn and Mark Sweeny to Cincy
for Josh Harris, Damian Jackson and Reggie Sanders
Lookin' Back: The Padres got two speedsters who
performed well while Cincy got a bust and a bench guy who did nothing notable. Harris is unknown.
Overall Winner: 5-0
-Padre trade Joey Hamilton to the Blue Jays for Woody Williams
Lookin' Back: Williams what can I say was amazing with the Pads
to bad he was traded for Ray Lankford later. Hamilton via injuries sucked and was with the Cards earlier this year.
-I was unable to find transaction for 1998 (if anybody has a
site let me know!)