As if the San Diego Padres have not had a boring enough offseason, they have taken part in a three-team blockbuster trade. The New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, and San Diego Padres have worked out a three-team trade headlining Joe Musgrove and Joey Lucchesi.
Musgrove heads to the San Diego Padres, Lucchesi heads to the Mets, and the Pirates walk away with highly-touted outfield prospect Hudson Head and four other prospects. Names that have been tossed in for the other prospects are David Bednar, Omar Cruz, Drake Fellows.
Multiple analysts have tweeted out pieces of the trade on Twitter:
Full return for Joe Musgrove, per sources: Joey Lucchesi, Hudson Head, David Bednar, Omar Cruz, Drake Fellows.
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) January 18, 2021
Source confirms: Mets getting Joey Lucchesi in three-team trade with Padres and Pirates. Joe Musgrove to Padres. Five prospects to Pirates. Pending medical review. First on Lucchesi to Mets: @sdutKevinAcee.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 18, 2021
The two main names being swapped here are Joey Lucchesi and Joe Musgrove. In 2020 for the Pirates, Musgrove pitched in eight games where he posted a 3.86 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over the course of 39.2 innings pitched.
On the other hand, the Padres only saw Lucchesi appear in three games but just two starts in 2020. Lucchesi has a 7.94 ERA with a 2.65 WHIP, only throwing 5.2 innings pitched. However, the Padres are moving him to the Mets, who are looking to make a splash in the postseason.
The Mets already made a blockbuster trade to acquire Francisco Lindor during the offseason. The Padres also traded for Yu Darvish from the Chicago Cubs organization this offseason while re-signing Mike Clevinger, who will be out in 2020 due to Tommy John Surgery.