Padres made recent attempts to sign Joe Musgrove to extension but were rebuffed, per report

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The San Diego Padres just recently made “several attempts” to sign right-handed starter Joe Musgrove to an extension prior to his date with complimentary company this winter season, according to Ken Rosenthal and Dennis Lin of The Athletic. Rosenthal and Lin note that the Padres’ last deal was an eight-year pact worth “in the range” of $11 million every year.

Musgrove, 29 years of ages, is off to a remarkable start this season. In 5 turns through the rotation, he’s collected a 1.97 AGE (184 AGE+) and a 16.50 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Dating back to the start of the 2020 season, he’s put together a 3.13 AGE (126 AGE+) and a 4.04 strikeout-to-walk ratio over his last 253 innings pitched. Those contributions have actually deserved an approximated 4.4 Wins Above Replacement, per Baseball Reference.

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The Padres’ desire to keep Musgrove in the area is easy to understand, however so is his objection to sign for 8 years and around $90 million. After all, as Rosenthal and Lin mentioned, the Toronto Blue Jays dished out a seven-year extension worth $131 million to José Berríos back in November. From a current analytical point of view, Musgrove would appear exceptional to Berríos, who has a 117 AGE+ and 4.1 WAR in his 279 innings pitched considering that 2020:

GS

44

49

IP

253

279

AGE+

126

117

K/BB

4.04

3.65

WAR

4.4

4.1

It’s uncertain whether the Padres plan to make another perform at locking down Musgrove’s services in between now and the winter season. Either method, the next numerous months will be hectic for the Padres as far as their rotation is worried. In addition to Musgrove, fellow beginners Mike Clevinger (making his season launching today) and Sean Manaea are likewise set up to end up being complimentary representatives at year’s end. 

Should Musgrove, Clevinger and Manaea struck the free market, they’ll be amongst 3 of the very best beginners offered in the class. Other significant names who might join them consist of Jacob deGrom, Clayton Kershaw, Nathan Eovaldi, Chris Bassitt, Zach Eflin, Noah Syndergaard and Jameson Taillon. 



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