5 trade destinations for Josh Hader should the San Diego Padres decide to sell

If the San Diego Padres become sellers, there will be no shortage of teams interested in closer Josh Hader and they could get a decent return.

Championship Series - Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres - Game Two
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It's safe to say that the San Diego Padres are not meeting expectations from the beginning of the season. They are the biggest disappointment this season, ahead of the underachieving New York Mets.

As the MLB trade deadline inches closer and is now just 13 days away, unless the Friars can finish their current 10-game road trip at least 5-1 or 4-2, they are likely going to fall into the selling category instead of buying. They could also just make some minor moves, stand pat and let things play out to assess their roster going into the offseason and 2024.

If GM A.J. Preller decides to sell, the Padres have some pieces that could get them a big haul in return for the future, whether it's not next season or prospects for the future. If San Diego sells, closer Josh Hader will play plenty of suitors for his services for the final two months of the season.

1) Padres trade destinations for Josh Hader: Texas Rangers

The Rangers have already made a move to bolster their bullpen by acquiring flame thrower Aroldis Chapman from the Kansas City Royals on June 30. The return was two minor leaguers, however, it just feels like with the season Hader is having, the Padres could get a better return.

Texas has Chapman along with Will Smith and Josh Sborz on the back end and they can make the game a seven-inning game before their bullpen can come in and close it out. Acquiring Hader would turn the game into a six-inning game before their bullpen can take over.

Texas is trying to hold off the Houston Astros in the American League West and you can bet they will be out looking for help at the trade deadline. With the Rangers' offense, a shutdown bullpen will make them a tough out in a five or seven-game series in October.