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