The Chicago Cubs have traded Yu Darvish to the San Diego Padres in an awful deal for them.
The Chicago Cubs were rumored to trade Yu Darvish to the San Diego Padres all day long and we even came up with some trade packages that would make sense. However, the Cubs made such a bad trade that it made the trade packages we made not even close. They didn’t even land one of San Diego’s top five prospects in exchange for Darvish which is crazy. Darvish’s personal catcher, Victor Caratini, also is in the deal with San Diego.
It was a big day for the Padre because this came less than 24 hours after they acquired Blake Snell from the Tampa Bay Rays. This is clearly a team that is trying to win the whole thing in 2021 and even beyond that. With the depth that they are accumulating, they are becoming a problem for the National League.