The San Diego Padres acquired minor league pitchers Michael Watt and Eduardo Perez from the Dodgers Tuesday to complete the August 19 trade that sent veteran Greg Maddux to Los Angeles.
We're excited about adding these pitchers into the mix (Watt was actually scheduled to pitch against our Instructional League team today). Not only are these two interesting arms, but also they really complement our draft from this year. As many of you know, we targeted hitters in the early rounds of the 2008 draft, but with the trades that we made (Clark, Wolf, and Maddux), we've been able to add four young arms (two of whom are high school age) into the system - Scribner, Reineke, Perez, and Watt. That doesn't even include our international signings.
We're going to be awesome. Very, very soon.