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Monday BP: Padres trade for Blake Snell

More great news for the Giants it seems.

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Hello and happy Monday.

We all know that the San Francisco Giants play in a brutal division. Last year the NL West not only had the World Series champions in the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the two teams in the NL who had the best records: the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. Expand to include the AL, and the division had the best and third-best records in baseball.

And now they’re getting better. According to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Padres — fresh off a 37-23 season — are adding 2018 AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell in a blockbuster trade with the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Giants would have had to gut their farm to compete with that offer, which features three of San Diego’s top 10 prospects, per Fangraphs, and the No. 10 prospect in all of baseball. So it’s OK to think that the Giants were smart to sit this one out.

But it’s still rough to see the division’s rich get richer while the Giants continue to shop in the sale isle at the dollar mart.

Old, random MCC article for you to read

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Giants links

How many days until Opening Day?

There are 94 days until Opening Day.

Have a truly great Monday, everyone.