San Diego Padres: Evaluating a three-team trade with Blue Jays, Angels

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The San Diego Padres could potentially line up well with the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade, but they may need a third team to get involved to make it work.

Perhaps General Manager AJ Preller is done making moves this spring, but you can never be sure I suppose. The San Diego Padres could very well have their roster set for Opening Day with any potential moves coming at the trade deadline. However, there was a recent trade proposal that piqued my interest on the Baseball Trade Values website.

The Toronto Blue Jays would be a good trade partner with the Padres as they have an abundance of young talent while they could benefit from the surplus of arms that San Diego has. The Blue Jays made a splash this offseason, signing Hyun-Jin Ryu to a four-year, $80 million deal, but their rotation is questionable after the first couple of guys.

As noted, the Padres tentatively have Joey Lucchesi penciled in as their fifth starter with the likes of Cal Quantrill, Adrian Morejon, Michel Baez on the outside looking in, not to mention that MacKenzie Gore is due to make his Major League debut this year as well.

Below is the trade in question:

Wil Myers has been linked to trade rumors this offseason and into Spring Training, most notably in a three-team deal with the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. The Red Sox were reportedly going to take on half of Myers’ remaining contract, and it would appear that’s now the case for the Blue Jays in this particular trade.