Getting traded is hard.
Getting traded after spending five years — and five formative years — is harder.
Getting traded the day before Thanksgiving is very hard.
But many players realize baseball is a business, and after taking the better part of a day to process all of those thoughts and feelings, Zach Davies and his wife reached out to Brewers fans and thanked them for welcoming them into the family over the past five years.
This isn’t the first time Davies has been traded — he was still a prospect in the Orioles organization when the Brewers acquired him for Gerardo Parra in one of Doug Melvin’s final trades as General Manager at the 2015 trade deadline — but it’s always tough to leave the relationships you made at work behind when you leave, whether it’s through your own choosing or not.
Luckily for Davies, he appears to be headed into a pretty good situation. The Padres are a young and exciting team that appear to be gearing up for a playoff push, and Petco Park should suit Davies perfectly. Another career-best year in 2020 is not out of the question for him, and it appears he’s recognizing some of the other perks of moving to the beach.
Side note: Mexican food, dog parks/beaches and golf are essentials. If any San Diegans have any good suggestions it would be much appreciated!— Zach Davies (@ZDavies3) November 28, 2019
Best of luck to him as he moves on to the next chapter of his career and life.