Padres Rumors: Trade Deadline Rumors, July 27th


Friday’s trade deadline is rapidly approaching and rumors involving the San Diego Padres are flying around like crazy. The “experts” are chipping in rumors from their “sources”, but what will actually go down before the end of the week, who knows.

Here’s an update on all the rumors making noise today. Be sure to check back regularly, we’ll be updating as news breaks throughout the day.

**UPDATE** 5:12PM

I would have liked to get Starlin Castro back in April, now I’m not so sure.

From Earlier Today:  

Sounds like this could be a multiple-player trade with Baltimore acquiring some pitching as well.

It’s no surprise Craig Kimbrel would be an interest to other clubs. Kimbrel is arguably the best closer in baseball and as team prepare for the post-season, that position becomes more and more essential.

This have been nice. I’m not crazy about trading Kimbrel because he’s so good at what he does, but getting Trea Turner back would solve a big problem for the Padres’ future at shortstop. I think Preller learned a hard lesson when he traded Turner this offseason in the Will Myers trade.

The Padres have pretty much their entire rotation available for trade, but Tyson Ross is getting the most looks right now given his potential and reasonable/controllable contract.

Yeah, of all our pitchers I think Ian Kennedy is the most likely to be traded since he’ll a free agent at the end of the season. Chicago Cubs have a good farm system with prospects I’d like the Padres to get their hands on.

Pfff good luck with that Preller.

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