San Diego Padres newcomers: 1 player to keep, 1 to send far away and 1 to debate

The San Diego Padres added some newcomers at the trade deadline and here is one player they should keep for 2024, one to ship far away and one to debate on bringing back.

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As the 2023 MLB trade deadline crept closer, one of the biggest mysteries was what San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller going to do with this team being one of the biggest disappointments this season. Was he going to buy, sell, or just stand pat?

He chose to buy and he brought in some veterans mostly on expiring contracts. They are mostly depth pieces for manager Bob Melvin and not really moving the needle.

This offseason is going to be one of the more interesting ones for Preller and the Padres. After an underachieving season, what additions and subtractions are there to the roster? Will Juan Soto be part of the roster in training camp in February? What free agents will San Diego retain and which ones (Blake Snell and Josh Hader) will leave?

San Diego Padres have decisions to make on newcomers as to which ones stay and which ones they let walk.

Believe it or not, there are some newer additions that the Padres need to make decisions on in regard to the 2024 roster. Here is one newcomer they should keep, one who they send far away and one to debate.