1 trade candidate from every NL Central team that the Padres should consider
Chicago Cubs: Patrick Wisdom
Patrick Wisdom might hit for a low average and strike out a lot, but he has tons of power and can play both corner infield positions. He probably wouldn't play everyday, but can be a valuable bench piece that can also DH if there is a need.
Cincinnati Reds: Nick Senzel
Nick Senzel would be another piece added to improve the bench. San Diego's bench is very subpar right now, and Senzel at the very least adds a ton of versatility with the ability to play all over the infield and outfield. Senzel also posted an OPS over 1.000 in 126 plate appearances against southpaws, making him an intriguing platoon option.
Milwaukee Brewers: Corbin Burnes
The first big name and arguably the biggest name you'll see on this list. Burnes is one of the best pitchers in the National League and could be very available this offseason if Milwaukee decides to enter a full rebuild. If Burnes is available, he could be a player that allows San Diego to save more money than they would have had they re-signed a guy like Blake Snell, and arguably upgrade at the same time. The downside, of course, is what they'd have to give up player-wise.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Mitch Keller
If Burnes turns out to cost too much or San Diego gets nervous about his rental status, they can pursue a guy like Mitch Keller who can slot into that third rotation spot nicely and add an additional year of control. Keller is nowhere near as good as Burnes, but he also has a ton of potential. He continues to improve for the Pirates and, if available, could be in for his best year yet with the Friars.
St. Louis Cardinals: Tyler O'Neill
The Cardinals have a boatload of outfielders that they're going to have to trade in exchange for something, and Tyler O'Neill is one of those guys who could be on the block. He's just a couple of years removed from a top-eight finish in the NL MVP balloting, but he's struggled with injuries and performance since. He's a prime bounce-back candidate and could be a solid Juan Soto replacement if they trade him. If Soto stays, the Friars can put O'Neill in left with Soto at DH.