Despite the Atlanta Brave being playoff contenders, they have several Major League contributors they could be looking to trade this offseason.
The one the Padres should be considering the most is Ender Inciarte.
At 29-years-old, Ender has won 3 Gold Gloves and is under team control for at least two more seasons for not much money with a team option for the 2022 season.
He’s struggled at times with the bat but still has a career average of .286 in the big leagues.
Another outfield bat the Padres could consider is Adam Duvall. The 31-year-old has two 30 home run seasons at the big league level, but he’s just a career .233 hitter.
And the Padres already have a guy like that in Hunter Renfroe.
Depending on what the Braves do this offseason, they could look to move one of their starting pitchers.
Mike Foltynewicz seems like a good candidate to be traded, and if so, the Padres should consider going after the former All-Star.
He had an up-and-down season in 2019 but has the stuff to be a staff leader. Folty is under team control for two more seasons through arbitration.
Sean Newcomb is another pitcher they could look to trade. He went from the starting rotation to the bullpen in 2019, and they feel like he’s not a future part of their starting rotation maybe they give him a chance to start somewhere else.