San Diego Padres: 5 trade targets from the NL West

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 10: David Peralta #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the top of the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 10, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 10: David Peralta #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the top of the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 10, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – JULY 17: Jon  Gray #55 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the second inning of a game at Coors Field on July 17, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – JULY 17: Jon  Gray #55 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the second inning of a game at Coors Field on July 17, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

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We wrote about this on the site already, but if Jon Gray is indeed available he would be a great fit for the Padres.

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The former third overall pick has had some ups-and-downs with the Rockies, but he was a 4 WAR pitcher in 2019 when he posted an ERA of 3.84 in 150 innings with 150 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.35.

Consistency has been the issue for Gray as he’s made more than 30 starts in a season just once in his first four full seasons and has never thrown more than 172.1 innings in a season.

He’s under team control for two more seasons through arbitration, and if the Rockies do make him available there will be a lot of teams coming after him with his potential.

I’m not sure I really see much help from the Rockies that would fit, and again, I’m not sure what their intentions are going into 2020.

They could be a team that waits to deal during the season if they fall flat again.

Ian Desmond and Daniel Murphy both have bad contracts that I’m sure they’d like to trade, but I can’t see either of them being a bit for the Padres.

There are rumors they could look to save some money and trade Trevor Story with Brendan Rogers ready, but again, Story doesn’t seem like a fit.

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It’s not always to make a move within your own division, but with a couple of teams who might be looking to rebuild, there could be an opportunity for the Padres to find a trade partner in the NL West.

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