Who could the Padres non-tender or trade before deadline

We look at who the San Diego Padres could look to non-tender or trade before the deadline to tender players a contract on December 2.

The San Diego Padres were very active before Thanksgiving and there could be a couple of more moves before the Monday deadline to tender arbitration-eligible players a contract.

San Diego has eight players who are currently arbitration-eligible who they’ll have to tender a contract to before Monday or risk losing them.

That list includes: Kirby YatesGreg GarciaAustin HedgesLuis PerdomoMatt StrahmManuel MargotHunter Renfroe, and Dinelson Lamet.

We’ll see a lot of movement over the weekend as teams decide to non-tender players or trade them before doing so.

There has already been some big news as the Baltimore Orioles decided to non-tender Jonathan Villar, who could be a good fit for the Padres sudden vacancy at second base.

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The Padres will have to make a similar decision on a couple of players before Monday.

According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, Luis Perdomo is a non-tender candidate.

He’s projected to make $1 million in arbitration for 2020. That’s not a lot of money, but at the same time, Perdomo really doesn’t have a role with the Padres right now.

With Luis Urias gone, there is almost zero chance Greg Garcia gets non-tendered.

Yates is obviously safe and the Padres could be looking to extend him.

Hedges, Renfroe, and Margot should all be tendered contracts, but they also could be traded sometime this offseason — but it’s not necessary to do it before Monday’s deadline.

Lamet is expected to be a big part of the starting rotation and is safe.

The only other question mark is Strahm, but he’s probably safe as well. I think the Padres expect him to be a big part of the bullpen in 2020.

There really aren’t many obvious non-tenders for the Padres, and none that could save a significant amount of money.

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I do think several of these players get traded this offseason, but again, it’s not imperative to move any of them before Monday’s deadline.

 

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