When a team rebuilds, no matter what the sport, the roster usually sees some serious action when it comes to how much things are shaken up.
Right now, the San Diego Padres are in that position as the team is going nowhere fast but could turn things around in the near future if they make some much needed moves. MLB scribe Steve Adams notes that while the Padres have tradeable assets on their roster, they may not move everyone this month or this offseason.
I’m sure they’d love to move Quentin, but no one’s going to want that deal. I could see Benoit going this offseason. Kennedy strikes me as someone Preller & Co. may want to extend. Venable could be moved. I don’t see him getting claimed on waivers.
San Diego had Huston Street to move before the non-waiver deadline passed and they were able to make that deal happen. But as far as forcing another deal, the Padres seem very content keeping what they have for now and dealing later in the winter. Not everyone is going to be traded, but the team is in need of rebuilding from top to bottom, and these trade chips should at least help keep things interesting.
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