We take a look at all of the news and rumors about the San Diego Padres from Day 1 of this year’s MLB Winter Meeting in San Diego.
There wasn’t much to report after Day 1 of the MLB Winter Meetings for the San Diego Padres, but there were several things that happened worth mentioning.
Obviously the big news from Monday was the record-deal that Stephen Strasburg got from the Washington Nationals.
That did have a little relevance to the Padres as some still viewed them as a darkhorse for the San Diego native. But as was reported in other places and written about here over the last week, it had become pretty clear he was going back to Washington and San Diego wasn’t going to get anywhere near the offer he got from them.
A.J. Preller did meet with the media on Monday and we got a bit of news about the Tommy Pham trade.
Apparently the medicals for Pham have been holding up the trade a bit, but Preller still expects the trade to go through with the players that have been mentioned.
There really isn’t much else of note from Preller’s press conference. He talks about Profar improving is defense and says that he likes his internal options at starting pitching.
We did also get a bit of obvious news on Monday as Jayson Stark reported that Preller is actively looking to trade Wil Myers.
Again, this isn’t much of a surprise as I wrote in my Winter Meetings preview that the number one task for Preller at these meetings is to find a team that is willing to take on Myers even if he has to attach a couple of top prospects with him.
I doubt that kind of deal gets done during the Winter Meetings this week, but hopefully Preller will at least be able to identify teams who are open to doing that type of deal.
Other than that, there wasn’t much new news for the Padres on Day 1, and they haven’t been rumored to any free agents or trade candidates at this point.
We’ll see if Day 2 of the MLB Winter Meetings bring us more action for the Padres. Check back with Friars on Base throughout the day as we continue to update you on what’s going on in San Diego.