1 trade candidate from every AL West team that the Padres should consider
Houston Astros: Jose Urquidy
The Astros have as deep of a rotation as anybody in the majors, and Jose Urquidy could be on the outside looking in, and once guys like Luis Garcia and Lance McCullers Jr. return from injuries, he'll be even lower down the depth chart. He'd fit in nicely in San Diego as they need to add multiple starters this offseason.
Los Angeles Angels: Matt Thaiss
As fun as a Mike Trout trade would be, that's not happening. With Max Stassi expected to reutrn for the 2024 season, Matt Thaiss could be the Angels' third catcher. This makes him expendable in a trade. We know Campusano will play a role, and adding Thaiss as a backup would be an upgrade over Brett Sullivan.
Oakland Athletics: Paul Blackburn
With the Athletics looking to trade pretty much anyone of value in recent years, there's a good chance their best pitcher, Paul Blackburn, will be on the move. He's been limited to just 21 appearances in each of the last two seasons but would be a nice addition to the back end of the rotation.
Seattle Mariners: Logan Gilbert
Logan Gilbert was available at the trade deadline and could potentially be had once again this offseason. He's one of many young controllable starters Seattle has and San Diego would love. It'd likely result in the Padres offering more MLB value than they'd like, but Gilbert comes with four years of control.
Texas Rangers: Jon Gray
The World Series champions likely won't want to trade much of anything from their MLB roster, but they do have their eyes fixated on adding to it with a Shohei Ohtani signing. If they do add Ohtani, there's a good chance they'll want to get some money off their books. A guy like Jon Gray who is making $13 million in each of the next two seasons could become expendable, and would be a solid mid-rotation add for the Padres.