The 5 Best Remaining Free Agents For The Padres

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Alright, by now, we all know that the San Diego Padres are 0-for-2 in their pursuit of impact free agent bats to improve their fledgling lineup. They went hard and heavy for Pablo Sandoval, and he chose to take less money to go to Boston. Yasmany Tomas, after being considered one of the favorites, seem to have let off the gas somewhat, making an impressive offer, but not nearly enough for Tomas’ or agent Jay Alou’s liking, and he landed in Arizona. 

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So what’s next for the Padres and GM A.J. Preller? Many believe their free agent pursuits are now over, and that the only way to get an impact bat or two in San Diego heading into 2015, is to trade from their vast wealth of pitching depth. I disagree, and believe that lower cost, mid-range free agent additions could still be made, and could still make this Padres’ team much better at the plate next season. Let’s take a quick peek at the five best remaining free agents that could fill needs for the Friars heading into next season.