Padres' 7 player trade with the Rays is FRESH!

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The general consensus around the internet is that the Padres trade with the Rays will indeed benefit the Padres organization.

Logan Forsythe could just never seem to stay healthy enough to have much of an impact with the Padres, so losing him as a utility player won't bother me until he inevitably starts tearing it up in Tampa Bay.  I like the rest of the swap for no other reason than new blood in the bullpen.

With an 82% fresh rating this trade is on par with movies like Gattaca, Super 8, A League of Their Own and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

UPDATE:

I inaccurately depicted @WoeDoctor's opinion. This trade just got fresher and now sits at 91% and is on par with movie greats like There Will Be Blood, Shaun of the Dead and fittingly, The Breakfast Club.

UPDATE:

After adding Keith Law's review the trade has a 92% fresh rating like Skyfall and The Departed.

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Apologies to RottenTomatoes.com

Here's what the media and bloggers think of the trade:

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Padres Acquire Alex Torres from Rays - Friars on Base
My initial reaction to this trade was, wow, that’s a lot of people to give up. But, the more I look at it, the more I think that the Padres really just got rid of some players from the El Paso Chihuahuas roster for a much needed left-handed reliever.

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Padres fortify the bullpen in 7 player trade with Rays. | Bob Scanlan |
In short, there is no short term pain as the Pads gave up no players that were going to be factors for the 2014 season, nor likely any long term regret having not shipped out any high ceiling players that are projected to be impact guys down the road. Of course, you never know what players will actually develop into, but the arms they got back appear to have higher potential than what was given back. The Padres bullpen was certainly further fortified with this move.

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LOOGY Acquired For Logie | Padres Public
The deal basically boils down to this: The Padres went out and got the left-handed reliever they identified as an offseason need in exchange for a utility player. Everything else was just window dressing.

Rotten_medium@Steve_Adler
Padres giving up a lot of talent for a lefty specialist that coming into 2013 had control issues.

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Breaking down Rays-Padres trade - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
Overall, it looks like a deal that should help both teams, especially if the Rays can help Boxberger maximize his potential.

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@Don_Norcross
Trade seems marvelous for Pads. Too good to be true? If Forsythe could stay healthy (big if), I like his upside

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@Ducksnorts
trade injury-plagued 2B/3B, three unproven arms, org soldier to for two unproven arms with higher upside.

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@619Sports
On the trade: Logan Forsythe's injury struggles make parting with him easier to handle. Don't know if he'll ever stay healthy.

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@LeftCoastBias
Like the deal. Fills a need and acquires high upside potential.

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@WoeDoctor
I think both teams did well here. Satisfies needs both now, and in the future.

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@MickeyKoke
Alex Torres isn't just loogy either. Love it thus far.

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Chat with Keith Law - SportsNation - ESPN
I think they [Rays] gave up the two best players in the deal. Hahn has a ridiculous arm; he just can't stay healthy and I don't project him as a starter for that reason.

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Rays, Padres Fill Needs And Challenge One Another | FanGraphs Baseball
the moral of the story is that this deal has the potential to be a win-win

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