Just about everybody in the NL East is going for it in 2020, so it’s hard to find some Major League talent to trade for this offseason.
The Phillies are likely to spend big again this offseason to try and make the playoffs in 2020. And to do that, they may look to unload some of the big contracts that they have.
One that sticks out is Jake Arrieta.
I know he had a bad year in 2020 by his standards, but he’s still a very solid pitcher and could give a young Padres’ rotation some experience.
He’s owed $20 million in 2020 and then has two team options that will likely be declined.
Maybe the Padres can get the Phillies to pitch in some money and San Diego sends them a decent prospect in return.
Jay Bruce is an interesting name, but again, I think the Padres already have him in the form of Hunter Renfroe — and at a much cheaper price.
Hernandez is already doing what we hope Urias will do, but he only has one year of control left.
Those are the potential trade targets for the Padres in the NL East. Let us know in the comments below which players intrigue you the most.