Padres Get Optimistic Update on Joe Musgrove Contract Extension

David Kaestle
Padres get positive news on the Joe Musgrove contract extension.
Padres get positive news on the Joe Musgrove contract extension. / Associated Press

Joe Musgrove in enjoying a great breakout season in 2022. The Padres starter has an 8-2 record with an impressive 2.42 ERA and 0.971 WHIP. One thing Musgrove doesn't have, is a new contract.

However, recent reports should have Padres fans feeling very optimistic. After it was reported earlier in the month that talks between the two sides had fizzled, Musgrove and the Padres seem to be back at the negotiating table with some momentum toward a deal. So much momentum that it's possible they will come to an agreement this week, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Tribune.

Joe Musgrove Contract Extension

While he does acknowledge a resolution would need to be made quickly as Musgrove doesn't plan to take talks into the late part of the season, Padres fans have to be pumped about this recent development. San Diego is in win now mode with a roster filled with talent, and Musgrove is a crucial piece in that puzzle. Getting him to put pen to paper will settle a lot of nerves in San Diego moving forward.

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