Although serious talks have not yet taken place, the Padres consider Tigers leftist Matthew Boyd as a commercial opportunity, sources said this week.
The Padres are working on the acquisition of a controllable starting pitcher, either before the transaction deadline of July 31 or during the next season. They also asked the
Although serious talks have not yet taken place, the Padres are evaluating the Tigers' southpaw
The Padres are working on the acquisition of a controllable starting pitcher, either before the transaction deadline of July 31 or during the next season. They also asked the Mets for information about the right-handed
Boyd, 28, is in the middle of a career year, averaging 3.87 on his 107 innings. His strike / return ratio of 7.10 is the best in the AHL, and he is tied for sixth in the Majors with 142 strikeouts.
The Tigers are under little pressure to move Boyd this month, as he will not be eligible for free status until after the 2022 season. However, this team control time makes Boyd attractive to many contenders. – including those, like the Padres, who are not competing closely for a division title this year. As a result, a Boyd transaction represents the Tigers' best opportunity to get several high-end players this month.
The Padres are known for the quantity and quality of their young pitchers. The same is happening gradually for Tigers, who prefer to acquire at least one potential player to the star player position if they move Boyd. In this sense, a compromise between the clubs is not obvious at first sight.
However, both sides could find common ground on a proposal that sends a Major League player from San Diego to Detroit as part of the deal.
If the Padres refuse to part with Renfroe or Reyes, fearing to weaken their lineup in 2019 during a possible Wild Card run of the National League, the Tigers could include a right defender.
Castellanos, who will be a free agent after this season, has a record of .810 with a total of 29 doubles at the top of the AL.
Jon Paul Morosi is a reporter for MLB.com and MLB Network.