Brad Brach joined the Baltimore Orioles from the San Diego Padres in one of the more noteworthy deals between the two teams.
Of the 15 trades made between Baltimore and San Diego, none have been extremely noteworthy, but the Orioles have been able to find value in dealing with the Padres.
That value started with the first deal back in 1970. The Orioles sent RHP Tom Phoebus and three other players to San Diego for two RHP in Pat Dobson and Tom Dukes. Pheobus was 50-37 with a 3.06 ERA through his first five major league seasons with Baltimore, but went on to win just six more games in the big leagues after the trade.
Dobson would go on to throw 550 innings in his two seasons in Baltimore, winning 36 games and posting a 2.78 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in the process. It was a small, but solid move for the Orioles.
The biggest Orioles/Padres swap is one we recently discussed here on the site,
- To Baltimore: RHP Brad Brach
- To San Diego: RHP Devin Jones
Jones never made it out of Double-A ball and finished with an ERA over 6.00 in two AA seasons. Brach, however, became a steady force out the Baltimore Orioles bullpen for the next five seasons.
Overall, Brach was 27-15 with a 2.99 ERA and 1.21 WHIP during his time in Baltimore. He struck out 343 hitters across 327 innings, was an All-Star in 2016, and was worth 6.1 Wins Above Replacement, according to Baseball Reference. Brach recently re-signed with the New York Mets for the 2020 season.