Hear me out, the 38-year-old Ben Zobrist can still bring a ton of value to a Major League Baseball team, the San Diego Padres included.
With Ian Kinsler recently retiring, San Diego could use a veteran voice in the dugout.
And unlike Kinsler, Zobrist can still be an effective player.
The front office has made it a point to bring in guys who get on base, and Zobrist has a career OBP of .357 over 14 seasons.
And while he only played 47 games with the Chicago Cubs in 2019, he hit .260 with a .358 OBP in 150 at-bats.
Not only that, but he still has the ability to play multiple positions, but primarily second base and the corner outfield spots, which is what the Padres need.
Despite his advanced age, FanGraphs still has him as a capable defender with a positive UZR of 2.4 in the outfield in 2019.
I think he could not only be a huge positive presence in the clubhouse, but he could also be a solid piece off the bench who can get on base and play multiple positions in the infield and outfield.
This one is not number one on my list because I think it’s the best move for the Padres to make, I didn’t order them that way, but the more I think about it the more sense it makes.