So I bought a blender yesterday, and I woke up this morning at like 5:00 am and have been staring at my blender waiting to blend since then. Apparently smoothies require ice, however, so I went and got a bag of ice from the freezer the liquor store keeps in the parking lot next to my building. Their bags of ice are also apparently like 50 pounds each, which I was not anticipating. So after making smoothies, I carried the rest of the 49.5 pounds of ice back to the freezer in the parking lot.
Anyway, while I was putting the ice back the Twins traded Phil Hughes to the Padres.
As our resident Padres fan put it:
I had never in my entire life been more certain that something was going to happen. As soon as I saw on @TwinkieTown that he was D'dFA, I turned and told Grant that the Padres would soon be getting a fresh handful to throw at the wall. https://t.co/aT1SfiKBtv— Joe Lanek (@TheThinGwynn) May 27, 2018
Yes. The Twins actually traded Phil Hughes! To the Padres. In return, the Twins got 21-year-old minor league catcher Janigson Villalobos, who most definitely has an 80-grade name. The Twins kinda need more catching depth, since Jason Castro tore his meniscus and will be out until next year.
You’re probably wondering how much of Hughes’ remaining $22-some million salary the Padres are going to pay, and guess what? You’re at the right part of the article! The Twins are going to pay most of it. I mean... yeah. Also, the Twins gave up like their third pick in the MLB Draft this year. Oops.
Personally, I’m happy Phil Hughes found a new home, even if it is with the Padres. San Diego is a beautiful city, and the team is on the ups. The Twins got a little more catching too. Good all around!
Way to go, Phil!