With Christmas just a day away, teams in the NL West are finalizing their wish lists; here’s what should be on them.
The holidays are a time for fun, family, friends, and relaxation, looking towards the new year ahead. For baseball teams, however, the holidays are a busy time with signings, trades, and the tinkering of payrolls for NL West teams.
Each of the squads in the NL West has needs, and changes, that need to be made before winters end, so lets put on our slippers, grab some cocoa, and check these lists…twice.
The San Diego Padres
The Padres are in a very interesting place this holiday season. They were competitive enough last year, especially after the signing of Eric Hosmer. They still have work to do, and after designating Clayton Richard for assignment, they are in need of another arm.
Who that pitcher will be is still TBD but the Padres have their eyes set on Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman.
Starting pitching is huge for the Padres and should be at the top of their wish list, and Stroman is a guy they could potentially get without trading away any of their top three prospects. For example:
This is a trade that can easily be worked out and should be a priority for the Padres.