San Diego Padres: Top 3 free agents left to consider this offseason

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 10: Corey Dickerson #31 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a solo home run in the top of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on August 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 10: Corey Dickerson #31 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a solo home run in the top of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on August 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

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Kole Calhoun or Yasiel Puig could be possibilities in the outfield if they miss out on Dickerson. Out of the two, I’d lean towards Calhoun because of his left-handed bat and Gold Glove defense.

I love Brock Holt as a possible utility player, but I’m not sure if he’s much of an upgrade over Greg Garcia.

Rich Hill seems like a good fit as a veteran at the back of the rotation to help the young starters. And I can’t blame the man for taking up for his wife in a recent altercation that led to the couple both being arrested.

Ivan Nova is another back-of-the-rotation possibility who could eat up innings after pitching 187 innings with the Chicago White Sox in 2019 while posting a not-so-decent 4.72 ERA.

Drew Smyly could serve that same purpose but his 2019 was even worse with a 6.24 ERA in 114 innings after missing the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

If the Padres want to continue to build a strong bullpen they could look to sign World Series hero Daniel Hudson. But this might not be a cheap option as Hudson already has some multi-year offers on the table.

Robinson Chirinos and Jason Castro could be options at catcher if the Padres do trade away Austin Hedges or another catcher and are looking for a veteran replacement.

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There is still value to be found out there on the free-agent market. We’ll see if the Padres take a shot on any of these players and hope for big value.

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