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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Rich Hill
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San Diego Padres should send Rich Hill far away

Okay, so honestly, why is he even here? Seriously, the Pittsburgh Pirates couldn’t wait to get rid of him and you can hardly blame them. At 43 years old, his best days are behind him and retirement is close, players like him always think they have something to bring to the team, but he brings nothing to what the Friars need.

Preller needs to make Snell a priority this season and it appears the lefty wants to stay in San Diego. With Snell being a front-of-the-rotation guy and if they are able to retain him, they would go into the season with a top part of the rotation that can compete in the National League West. Even if Hill is a potential depth piece, there are going to be other options like Jordan Montgomery as an end-of-the-rotation starter. 

His 0-4 record with the Padres along with his 10.71 ERA in just 19.1 innings is enough to part ways with him for next season.