Padres acquire Trevor Rosenthal in win-now move, and they might not be done – The Athletic

Wil Myers stood at a podium Saturday afternoon wearing a “Slam Diego” shirt and a gaiter-style mask around his neck, both symbols of the unprecedented nature of this baseball season. Less than eight months ago, the Padres felt they were reasonably close to sending the outfielder to the Red Sox in a deal that would have brought former American League MVP Mookie Betts west and elevated San Diego from a fringe contender to a legitimate threat. When the Red Sox opted to ship Betts to the Dodgers, Padres officials braced for another season of transition. Then, a pandemic struck. Things changed.

On Saturday, 34 games into a 60-game season, half an hour before Myers met with reporters via Zoom, the Padres continued to accelerate toward contention, arguably a year ahead of schedule.

“It’s definitely cool to be buyers right now,” Myers, their longest-tenured player, said.

The Padres had just confirmed that position by trading outfield…

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