Jul 5, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitcher Huston Street (16) pitches during the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
We should be able to use the fact that Street was an All-Star this year to bump his trade value, but apparently his 23 saves in 24 opportunities and 1.13 ERA were not good enough to make the team. That being said, Street is having the best season of his career so far, and ESPN’s Jim Bowden thinks that the Orioles, Tigers, Angels, and Reds would all be good fits for him. A closer is a luxury for the Padres, but a necessity for contending teams, so Street has a high chance of being dealt. It would not be surprising to see Street go to the Orioles who are in 1st place right now in the A.L. East, but have been continually let down by their bullpen, especially Tommy Hunter (4.15 ERA) and Brian Matusz (5.04 ERA).