View Full Version : Brewers interested in Vicente Padilla

07-01-2008, 05:01 PM
Ken Rosenthal writes -
At least three teams have inquired on the Rangers' Vicente Padilla: the Mets, Yankees, and Brewers. Jon Daniels is looking for "quality young pitching."

Vicente Padilla rhp
09:$12M, 10:$12M club option ($1.75M buyout)
award bonuses:
$0.5M for Cy Young, $0.4M for placing 2nd, $0.3M for 3rd, $0.2M for 4th, $0.1M for 5th ($1M for winning 2nd Cy Young, $1.5M for 3rd)
$0.25M for MVP ($0.15M for placing 2nd, $0.1M for 3rd, $75,000 for 4th, $50,000 for 5th)
$0.2M for WS MVP, $0.15M for LCS MVP
$0.1M each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All Star or USA Today/TSN/BA All Star or Player of the Year
Padilla to donate $0.15M annually to Rangers charity.

Personally, I would love to see the Brewers go after Rich Harden, first and foremost and then after Vicente Padilla. Those two are more realistic and would require less then trying to get CC.

07-01-2008, 06:24 PM
I'd prefer them to ask about Aaron Cook of the Rockies first; they're not going anywhere this year and they'd probably take some 2nd tier prospects for him...

07-01-2008, 07:24 PM
I know Melvin loves dealing with Texas but yuck! Not only is Padilla overpaid, he would provide a minimal upgrade and they want quality young pitching. Screw that. We'll keep our few quality pitching prospects and they can keep that contract.

WI Sports Fan
07-01-2008, 11:58 PM
Do we even have any "quality young pitching"? The only SP I hear about is Jeffress and there's no way we give him up for the likes of Padilla.

Even with the club option, I just don't see the Brewers picking up that type of tab for a player that clearly isn't worth that contract. It's not like pitching in Arlington is the reason why his numbers are bad either. His splits have been pretty equal in 2 years, and he was much better at home last year. Maybe if Texas agrees to pay his contract, but there's no way he's worth the money and the prospect(s).

07-02-2008, 12:28 AM
gallardo and parra are solid young pitchers. But they aren't going anywhere.

WI Sports Fan
07-02-2008, 01:12 AM
gallardo and parra are solid young pitchers. But they aren't going anywhere.

I considered "quality young pitching" to be minor league pitching. I guess that's not really the case, but there's no reason to trade a young MLB pitcher for Padilla.

07-02-2008, 01:18 PM
Dont want Padilla at all, we already have a overpaid pitcher sitting in our Bullpen right now

07-02-2008, 02:00 PM
I agree Padilla would be a terrible trade, what about a move to pick up Greg Maddux? We wouldn't have to drain our farm system, and we would get a veteran pitcher that had been to the post season before. His work ethic could only help young pitchers like Parra and Gallardo

07-02-2008, 06:17 PM
Padilla is having a good season, but he is too old and not worth our young players.