The Blue Jays are starting to turn the corner on their rebuild and have actually been rumored to be buyers this offseason.
Ken Giles is the only big-time player known to be available for trade this offseason, and he makes virtually no sense for the Padres as he’s set to make even more than Kirby Yates in his final year of arbitration.
Both are pre-arbitration players so the Padres could save some money there and get a solid catcher to pair with Francisco Mejia.
The Blue Jays need starting pitching and the Padres have a number of back-of-the-rotation arms they could swap for a catcher.
Maybe a deal sending Ronald Bolanos to the Blue Jays for McGuire could work.
But again, that’s not very likely and doesn’t really move the needle.
Not a lot of great trade targets in the AL East, unfortunately, but let us know which players you think could be a good fit for the Padres in the comments below.