5 trade packages that could convince the Padres to trade Ha-Seong Kim

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Red Sox send 3B/1B Blaze Jordan, OF Wilyer Abreu, and IF Pablo Reyes

The Red Sox are in desperate need for a second baseman, and free agent pickings are slim. They've most recently turned their attentions to veteran Whit Merrifield, though chatter or any signs of progress there seem to have stalled. Boston played nine different men at second base through 2023, so Kim, who had an elite fielding run value last year while making most of his starts at second, would be a saving grace for them. Not only that, but he's a capable shortstop who could fill in for a perpetually injured Trevor Story if need be.

From the major league team, the Red Sox could send Wilyer Abreu to help immediately with the Padres' outfield woes, and retain infielder Pablo Reyes as a utility player. Abreu, the Red Sox's No. 18 prospect, had a very promising first 28 games at the major league level this year, batting .316/.388/.474 with two home runs and 14 RBI. He would be the biggest get of this package, as he's expected to make the majority of right field starts for the Red Sox next year. Reyes was also productive in 64 games, batting .287/.339/.377 and holding down the fort at shortstop, which was also in flux for a time.

Blaze Jordan is the Red Sox's No. 13 prospect, who hit .296/.350/.481 between High-A and Double-A this year. He's expected to land in MLB in 2025 and would provide another infield option in a Padres prospect pool that's light on infielders.