Huston Street: ‘Expects To Be Traded’

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On his daily baseball show on Sirius/XM satellite radio, San Diego Padres’ closer Huston Street informed host Jim Bowden that he fully expects to be traded by the July 31st non-waiver trading deadline. Street went on to tell Bowden that the team (assuming the three-headed GM team) has discussed the topic with him.

Several teams could be in the mix for the recently added National League All-Star, including the Detroit Tigers, who swung and missed miserably by signing free agent closer Joe Nathan this past off-season, and also allowing former closer Joaquin Benoit to leave via free agency for none other than…the San Diego Padres.

The Oakland Athletics, who seem to be frequent trading partners with the Friars, could also be in the mix according to reports, as off-season acquisition Jim Johnson fell flat on his face in the closer’s role, and has since been replaced by Sean Doolittle. What makes the A’s an intriguing option, is that Street began his career in the A’s organization, and won the American League Rookie of the Year Award.

Another west coast team, who has already made one deal for a reliever, are the Los Angeles Angels. They recently swapped closers with the Pittsburgh Pirates, getting Jason Grilli for former Padres’ reliever Ernesto Frieri.

If the Padres are in full sell mode, they could deal any number of players, specifically relievers including Street and the aforementioned Benoit. Both players could bring back a nice catch for a team that could be one of the worst in modern Major League history.

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