It is Black Friday and its time to look at what the Padres have on their shopping list this and would like to bring to the team.
The Padres currently do not have a second baseman or a shortstop and are looking for athletic defensive minded players to plug into those positions. Its possible that we bring back Jerry Hairston and Miguel Tejada, BUT the Padres have also been linked to Jose Reyes, Jason Bartlett, and Japanese star Tsuyoshi Nishioka.
Currently we have Mat Latos, Clayton Richard, and Tim Stauffer lined up to be the starters in the rotation and the rest of the rotation up in the air. We could bring up Cory Luebke to start the season in the rotation and we still have Wade Leblanc. We offered arbitration to Kevin Correia and there is a possibility that Correia accepts that offer to stay on the team. It also looks like Chris Young would like to stay on the Padres staff. The Padres are enticing for free agent pitchers looking to upgrade their value in the open market and could look to draw in some different names.
Nick Hundley would be the starting catcher at this time, but there is no backup to him. It would be nice to bring in a veteran player to split time with Hundley and also have the veteran handle the young pitching staff. Yorvit Torrealba did an amazing job last season and was offered arbitration.