The Angels will be another very interesting team to watch this offseason because I expect them to make a lot of moves. And depending on the moves they make, it could open up the possibility of some players of interest for the Padres being available.
For instance, if they completely revamp their starting rotation, then maybe they look to trade someone like Andrew Heaney.
The lefty has struggled to stay healthy as he’s only thrown over 100 innings twice in the past five seasons.
But I think he could be a very good middle of the rotation pitcher in Petco Park and he has two years of control left through arbitration.
That’s a long shot, though, and not exactly a huge upgrade for the Padres.
What could be a possibility is a trade for Brian Goodwin.
The once highly regarded prospect finally got consistent playing time in 2019 and had a breakout season batting .262 with 17 home runs in 413 at-bats.
FanGraphs had him as a 1.9 WAR player.
Goodwin is a left-handed hitter and has experience in center field but is probably best in a corner outfield spot.
He’s projected to make around $2 million in his first year of arbitration, and he’s under team control for three more seasons.
Again, depending on what other moves the Angels make, Goodwin could become expendable. He makes some sense for the Padres if that’s the case.