Does it make sense
Not only do you have to consider whether or not a trade for David Price is it worth it — meaning, how much production will you actually get from the aging lefty — but does it make sense.
Again, the Padres are seemingly already at the $140 million mark for 2020. In any trade for Price they’d have to increase that even higher.
I would rather do the trade where the Padres get Price, a couple of prospects, and cash.
And then hope you can attach those prospects or others already in the system with Myers in another trade.
A bad contract swap with Myers and Price doesn’t seem like the best way to cut payroll. I think you have a better chance of doing that if the trades are done separately.
And I also think there are other starting pitchers available out there who are less expensive and will likely be more effective.
Unless Preller has already looked into those options and saw there wasn’t a fit, I don’t see why Price should be at the top of the shopping list.
Maybe on down the road this offseason once every other avenue has been explored, but not right now when there are still better options out there.
It’s fun to think about though, and I wouldn’t hate having David Price if that’s the starting pitcher Preller is able to grab, but it certainly wouldn’t be my first choice.