Ten MLB Trade Deadline Ideas

Padres Trade Andrew Cashner and Matt Kemp to White Sox


White Sox Receive:

RHP Andrew Cashner

OF Matt Kemp


Padres Receive:

RHP Spencer Adams

Why it’s good for the White Sox:

Chicago would only pay around half of Kemp’s salary in this trade as the Padres try to cut his overpaid salary. Chicago gets Kemp – who had an excellent second half last season and could provide much-needed pop in the middle of the White Sox order – and most importantly Cashner, who would be an upgrade in the Chicago rotation. Cashner, 29, has a career 3.67 ERA. If the White Sox get San Diego to pay a big portion of Kemp’s salary, this is a trade that helps the Sox in two ways.

Why it’s good for the Padres:

San Diego is still recovering from the 2014-15 off-season when the Padres went all-in and it didn’t quite work out. The Padres here are able to get rid of a part of Kemp’s salary, which is on the books until 2020, and that’s a positive even if they have to pay half. Cashner is being shopped and is a valuable piece, but it’s necessary to include him so the Padres can bring in Spencer Adams, a promising right hander who is Chicago’s third-best prospect and should be a valuable rotation piece for years to come.

3 Responses

  1. JJ Watt

    Rangers wish they could get Lucroy for that little. No way Milwaukee accepts that deal. All these deals are gross underpayments except for a select few. That Sonny Gray package is laughable aside from JDL. Please don’t do another article like this until you can get a grasp on the trade market.

  2. fred

    Won’t happen.
    Why its a dumb idea (besides them saying it won’t happen) – They don’t need any prospects as they have a great farm system. What they need is major league stars and ready players and Teharan is one already with a long contract.

  3. fred

    Lucroy won’ happen
    Rangers have 2 backup catchers that are currently hitting better than Lucroy, doing a fine job. And Chirinos who is recovering will be ready shortly.


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