12 players San Diego Padres could trade for during 2020 season

CINCINNATI, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 04: Trevor Bauer #27 of the Cincinnati Reds throws a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies at Great American Ball Park on September 04, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 04: Trevor Bauer #27 of the Cincinnati Reds throws a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies at Great American Ball Park on September 04, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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Jeff Samardzija #29 of the San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Jeff Samardzija #29 of the San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Rental pitchers

Jeff Samardzija

This name probably won’t excite a lot of you, but Samardzija was really good last year; although his 4.59 FIP suggest that it was a little lucky.

But the guy does eat innings and could help take some pressure off a young rotation as you try to save them some innings down the stretch.

Trevor Bauer

I mentioned Bauer as someone the Padres might target in free agency next offseason. But don’t be surprised if he gets dangled around the trade deadline.

Now, I fully expect the Cincinnati Reds to be in contention this season, so Bauer might not even become available. If something goes wrong or they’re not as good as they thought they might be, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Reds try to get something for him before he becomes a free agent.

Marcus Stroman & Noah Syndergaard

The Mets are another team that is seemingly going for it in 2020, but if things don’t work out they could have a lot of trade chips at the deadline.

I grouped Stroman and Syndergaard together, but Syndergaard has two years of control left (or a year-and-a-half by the time of the deadline).

Both have top of the rotation stuff, and we know the Padres have had interest in Syndergaard in the past.

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