The San Diego Padres have traded RHP Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds for RHP Edinson Volquez, 1B/OF Yonder Alonso, C Yasmani Grandal, and RHP Brad Boxberger. Alonso, Grandal, and Boxberger were recently ranked third, fourth, and tenth respectively on Baseball America’s Reds Top 10 prospects.
This is obviously a franchise-changing type move, as the Padres have traded a potential ace (still under control for four seasons) for a back of the rotation starter and three solid prospects. We’ll have more in-depth analysis on the deal later.
For now, feel free to discuss the deal here.