San Diego Padres: Shipping up to Boston
The Padres could be the perfect fit for Vázquez. When the article was written, Vázquez was hitting over .300 with a handful of home runs and RBI. The Red Sox are riding the struggle bus hard this season, and for a team out of contention, moving Vázquez seems like a likely option. Vázquez is making $4.2 million this season and has a club option in 2022. Now could be the perfect time to pull the trigger.
The 29-year-old has been just below replacement-level in terms of production, which is far and away better than any Padres catcher. He is slashing .260/.295/.430 in 28 games and the upgrade, should San Diego acquire his services, could be a big boon for a young team in playoff contention.
The Padres would most likely not have to overpay for the services of Vázquez and could move a deal under the table for minimal impact. It would help the offense and give them a decent enough backup who has saved nine runs in the past two years.