San Diego Padres: 3 remaining question a month before Spring Training

PEORIA, AZ - MARCH 20: Manny Machado #13 of the San Diego Padres during an MLB spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Peoria Stadium on March 20, 2019 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
PEORIA, AZ - MARCH 20: Manny Machado #13 of the San Diego Padres during an MLB spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Peoria Stadium on March 20, 2019 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /
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Tommy Pham #29 of the Tampa Bay Rays. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Tommy Pham #29 of the Tampa Bay Rays. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Is the outfield complete?

I’ve written plenty about the outfield situation lately, but it’s still a huge question mark right now and one that probably won’t get answered until the end of Spring Training.

And honestly, it might not be answered until a couple of months into the season.

Right now there are six-to-eight players fighting for time in the outfield.

And with Tommy Pham definitely taking one of those spots every day, you have six-to-seven players fighting for two spots.

You have to figure that at least one of those players might be traded away. I wrote the other day how Josh Naylor is most likely on the move.

Related Story. Does Naylor have a future in SD?. light

But there is also still the chance that Preller is looking to upgrade either center or right field.

Even with all the outfielders we have on the roster, you could make a case that none of them are worthy of being everyday starters (other than Pham).

We know Preller was in on Shogo Akiyama to take over in center field for the team, so he’s likely still looking for an upgrade there.

If Preller is going to make another big move this offseason, then it almost has to be for a big outfield bat.

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