Padres and Mariners Reportedly Pulling Off a SEVEN-PLAYER Trade (UPDATE)

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Padres and Mariners Reportedly Pulling Off a SEVEN-PLAYER Trade (UPDATE)

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A seven-player trade, at any time, is an utterly absurd thing. To actually pull it off – to agree on the valuations well enough to do it – is nearly impossible.

To do it in THIS season? With all the hurdles of THIS year? It cannot be done. Just can’t be done.

Unless, of course, you are the two craziest trading baseball executives in baseball, A.J. Preller and Jerry Dipoto:

I can’t wait to see what else is going on in this deal, because Torrens and Trammell are both significant pieces, and Nola, albeit as a very late-bloomer, is looking like a stud at the plate who can play all over (including catcher). Yes, he’s Aaron’s brother.

UPDATE: More players in the deal:

Adams is potentially better than Muñoz, though there’s that injury risk. Otherwise, similar team control there on that part of the swap for two young relievers. France is a potential big bat at second base.

UPDATE 2: And the final player is struggling, but big-stuff reliever Dan Altavilla:

So if you think about Muñoz and Adams being a swap, it’s Trammell, Torrens, and France for Nola and Altavilla. That’s a hefty price for Nola, but again, he might be a really good bat at multiple positions for several cheap years.

This is a monster trade, and is a significant upgrade to the Padres, who’ve already added Trevor Rosenthal and Mitch Moreland.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.