Win-now Padres pay steep price for Tommy Pham

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The Padres and Rays lined up yet again on a trade Thursday night, with the Rays sending Tommy Pham, whom they acquired less than 18 months ago for three prospects, to the West Coast in a deal that nets them one of San Diego's top prospects. It's a heavy price for the Padres to pay to try to improve their odds of contending in 2020.