MLB Trade Rumors recently released their predictions for this offseason’s crop of free agents and had the San Diego Padres signing Corey Dickerson.
The San Diego Padres should have a very busy offseason as they look to contend in 2020, but they may not have as much luck as we’re hoping in the free agent market.
That is if you believe the predictions made by MLB Trade Rumors.
They ranked the top 50 free agents this offseason and predicted who they would sign with and for how much.
Corey Dickerson was the only player on the list that they had going to the Padres.
San Diego will certainly be looking to shake-up the outfield this offseason, and Dickerson makes a lot of sense.
The 30-year-old has hit .300 or better the past two seasons with double-digit home run totals.
In 2017 he made the All-Star team and finished the season hitting .282 with 27 home runs.
I wouldn’t exactly say Dickerson is a cheap option as they predict he’ll get a two-year deal worth $15 million.
If that’s the price for Dickerson I’d rather the Padres spend that money on a frontline starter or in a trade for a more powerful corner outfield bat.
Even though Dickerson was the only free agent on the list that MLBTR predicted the Padres would sign, they had San Diego in on several others.
I could certainly see the Padres being in on all of those players this offfseason.
The only one that doesn’t interest me in the least is Rick Porcello. But if he doesn’t have a market and San Diego misses out on the first and second-tier guys, maybe they get Porcello for cheap and hope the former Cy Young rebounds.
Perhaps the biggest takeaway from this article is what we already know, the Padres will be aggressively looking to upgrade the starting rotation and outfield this offseason.
But in order to sign any free agents, they’ll have to find a way to move some money around.
Who on that list do you want to see the Padres go after the hardest this offseasons? Let us know in the comment section below.