Daily Padres Roundup: July 2, 2013


Cashner has pitched well for the Padres this season. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Here is the “Daily Roundup,” Friars fans:

  • Due to the fact that the trade deadline is less than one month away, Jay Jaffe of SportsIllustrated.com’s “The Strike Zone” listed the top trade targets at each position.  Jaffe believes that the Padres are the best team-fit for pitchers Matt Garza of the Cubs and Jesse Crain of the White Sox.  I for one would welcome both moves, especially when I consider how thin San Diego’s rotation and bullpen are at the moment.
  • Late last week, Chris Jenkins of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the Padres are trying to limit Andrew Cashner’s innings.  I cannot blame the Friars’ coaching staff for their concern, especially since Cashner is one of their best young players.  Yet if the team is still in the National League West race at the end of August, I will be shocked if they limit the number two starter in their rotation.

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