Trade deadline day got off to a very painful, sad start when the Washignton Nationals traded 23-year-old superstar adn future Hall of Famer Juan Soto, along with Josh Bell (and hsi book club) to the San Diego Paders for SS C.J. Abrams, LHP MacKenzie Gore, OF Robert Hassell III (San Diego's #1 prospect), OF James Wood (the Padres #5 prospect and a Rockville native), P Jarlin Susana, and 1B Luke Voit. That's a haul! -- but it's still a bad deal when you give up a 23 year old on a Hall of Fame track.
Thank you, Juan and Josh, and good luck in San Diego. We'll see you soon when the Padres come to town in aobut 10 days. I'll be ready to give you a well-deserved ovation. And then beat you.