To be honest, I don’t see many fits with the Washington Nationals. They aren’t likely to trade any of their starting pitchers, and they really don’t have a lot of depth in that area.
Maybe if they do re-sign Stephen Strasburg the Padres could trade for him in a couple of years once the Nationals window has closed.
The only player that may be of interest is 28-year-old outfielder Michael A. Taylor. He’s under team control for one more season for cheap and could be a solid starting center fielder or fourth outfielder.
He hit .250 in just 88 at-bats this past season with 1 home run. But in 2017 he hit .271 with 19 home runs when given a full-time starting job.
That’s still a reach as I think the Padres already have some guys in-house that can put up similar numbers.
But still, that seems like a bit of a stretch. I just don’t see a deal that makes sense with the defending champions this offseason.