Law: Thoughts on the Padres shopping spree and the prospects on the move – The Athletic

The Padres swung three trades between Sunday and Monday, one of which included their No. 5 prospect, Taylor Trammell, as they tried to shore up their rotation and bullpen and to address their offensive void behind the plate. It’s a huge set of moves for the Padres, who are on track to reach the playoffs in A.J. Preller’s sixth year as general manager, as they use the tremendous depth in their farm system to improve their major-league roster — which is exactly what you do when you have a system like they compiled.

The first big trade sent Trammell (No. 43 overall), right-hander Andres Muñoz, catcher Luis Torrens, and utilityman Ty France to the Mariners for catcher Austin Nola and relievers Dan Altavilla and Austin Adams. The inclusion of Trammell is the big surprise here, as the Padres had just acquired him last July and seemed very high on him, especially since they worked with him to restore his old swing from before the Reds had tried to alter his…

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