By the time the dust from the Joe Musgrove trade had settled, it turned into a three-team swap between the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, and New York Mets.
The Padres sent left-handed pitcher Joey Lucchesi to the Pirates, who flipped the southpaw to the Mets for catcher Endy Rodriguez.
In total, the Pirates received four players in the trade – Rodriguez, David Bednar, Omar Cruz and Hudson Head. While Bednar paid immediate dividends to the major league club, you can make a case that he didn’t have the best 2021 of the players involved in the trade.
Rodriguez was assigned to the Bradenton Marauders, and in 98 games finished in the top five in almost every offensive category in the Low-A Southeast.
Not only was he the batting average leader (.294), but Rodriguez also finis...
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