San Diego Padres Rumors: Could Cal Quantrill be traded before the season?

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San Diego Padres, Cal Quantrill will look for series win against the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Is Cal Quantrill likely to be traded?

Based on manager Jayce Tingler’s statement that he feels comfortable with the depth in his starting rotation, a Quantrill trade would seem unlikely before the season. The Padres’ roster is probably set heading into the 2020 season with any adjustments coming at the trade deadline should the team be in contention.

A platoon in center field between both Grisham and Cordero is plausible with Grisham’s splits against lefties (.712 OPS) being significantly better than the latter (.592 OPS). A fair assessment could be made for both players through half of the year before General Manager, AJ Preller could potentially make a move.

Should the Cubs and Red Sox struggle out of the gate, both Happ and JBJ could be available for far less than their value at the beginning of the year, along with several other teams looking to unload players.

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Still, Quantrill’s role in 2020 is unclear, especially if Lucchesi lands the fifth starter role. He still has two minor league options left, so a potential temporary demotion could benefit him to prevent another September 2019 from happening.