The San Diego Padres regarded poised to amass Jose Ramirez following stalled contract extension talks with the Cleveland Guardians. Their pursuit failed, although, as Ramirez agreed to a profitable new deal with Cleveland.
Ramirez would have been a welcome boost within the infield subsequent to Fernando Tatis Jr. (as soon as he recovers from his wrist harm) and Manny Machado. He has expertise at second base, so he might have slot in nicely on the sector (whereas presumably shifting All-Star Jake Cronenworth to first base) and offered one other high-powered bat. Unfortunately for San Diego, Ramirez and Cleveland agreed to stay collectively.
The Padres made a really huge effort to attempt to purchase the star third baseman. Ken Rosenthal reported that they had been very near buying Ramirez since Cleveland was additionally in talks with groups about buying and selling him. Rosenthal stated that the Guardians had been inquiring concerning the potential gamers they’d have gotten.
Before Jose Ramirez signed his extension with the Guardians, the Padres had been in “deep talks” about buying the star 3B.@Ken_Rosenthal tells us simply how shut Ramirez was to being traded to San Diego ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/UNDflXlTVp
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 16, 2022
San Diego nonetheless has loads of expertise to compete within the National League, although Tatis must get well earlier than they’ll actually ascend to playoff rivalry. They do have prime prospect C.J. Abrams, who’s becoming proper in, enjoying brief proper powerful he’s. struggling. He must be moved round when Tatis comes again.
Cleveland, in the meantime, can construct off of Ramirez and the promising begin from Steven Kwan as they appear to get again to the postseason.