Padres trade Nick Schmidt for Huston Street
We finally can cross one item off the Player-To-Be-Named-Later tab of the Padres with Nick Schmidt officially sent to Colorado to complete the Huston Street trade.
Schmidt fills the only spot that the Padres owe, with at least two other minor leaguers heading San Diego’s way as compensation for losing Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod to the Cubs and Ryan Ludwick to the Pirates. Both of those deals should be completed before the end of the month.
Schmidt was the Padres’ first-round draft pick in 2007 but never made it above Class A Lake Elsinore – a level he repeated three times. An injury forced a delay to the start of his 2011 season and Schmidt never really showed great stuff throughout the season or in AFL action. Continue reading “Padres Trade Schmidt to the Rockies, Lose Poreda” »