So Long, Hermano (A Goodbye to Yangervis Solarte)

January 8, 2018

The San Diego Padres traded the beloved Yangervis Solarte on Saturday to the Toronto Blue Jays for two prospects. The move was not a surprise, as the Pads have a backlog at second and third base stretching from here to El Paso, and our two best non-pitching prospects, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias, play SS/3B and 2B, respectively, and they could easily be here by late 2018 or the…

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Future Friars: Scouting the Return From the Yangervis Solarte Trade

January 6, 2018

This afternoon, it was announced that the San Diego Padres had dealt incumbent infielder and widespread fan favorite Yangervis Solarte to the Toronto Blue Jays. The return: a pair of prospects with upside in outfielder Edward Olivares and right-handed reliever Jared Carkuff.   I had a couple of thoughts when news of the trade (and, shortly after, the return) first broke: Man, I’m really going to miss Yangervis Solarte. Who…

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Padres Trade Yangervis Solarte, Clear Up Infield Logjam

January 6, 2018

The San Diego Padres made a move to alleviate some pressure off of their infield logjam by trading Yangervis Solarte to the Toronto Blue Jays, as reported by Jeff Passan. San Diego will receive outfield prospect Edward Olivares as well as minor league right-handed pitcher Jared Carkuff. Solarte was immediately put on the trade block after the Padres moved to acquire Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell from the Yankees as the infield…

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