So, apparently we’re sweating the Matt Kemp physical now

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The Matt Kemp-to-the-Padres trade is not yet official. Why? The results of the physical have not yet been approved or rubberstamped or whatever one does with the results of physicals:

The chatter on this started a bit ago when Will Carroll of Bleacher Report tweeted this:

Others are saying that the Padres are optimistic that things are fine and want the deal to be done.

If, however, it’s not done for some reason, it could create a mess. Not only undoing the Matt Kemp trade, but also impacting the Jimmy Rollins deal too. Why? Because multiple reports have indicated that Zach Eflin, one of the prospects headed to Los Angeles in the Kemp deal, will then be traded to Philadelphia in the package that completes the Rollins deal.

So, we wait.

Brewers sign Freddy Peralta to a multi-year deal

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a five-year $15.5 million deal with pitcher Freddy Peralta. There are two club options as well, which would nearly double the overall value of the contract if exercised.

Peralta, who turns 24 in June, has amazing stuff. He has struggled so far, having posted a 4.79 ERA in 163.1 major league innings across two seasons, but people who follow him closely believe that he’s primed for a breakthrough. For now he’s a reliever — he’ll likely be a multi-inning fireman for the 2020 season — but he has was mostly a starter in his rookie year before assuming swingman duties last season. He could become one again if things break right in his development. Sort of a Brandon Woodruff track.

If that happens the Brewers will, quite obviously, have a bargain on their hands. If not, at least Peralta has some security on his.