San Diego Padres news: Juan Soto's trade chances, Blake Snell's Thanksgiving appearance

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, let's take a look at some of the latest San Diego Padres news and notes
San Diego Padres left fielder Juan Soto
San Diego Padres left fielder Juan Soto / Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

It's Black Friday here in the United States, and there is still plenty of buzz about if other Major League Baseball teams will be doing some shopping with the San Diego Padres this offseason to try to land a superstar.

San Diego Padres rumors: Chances of Juan Soto being traded

Sure, there are plenty of rumors swirling about the future of Soto in San Diego, but MLB insider Jon Heyman has decided to put a percentage on the likelihood that Soto won't be with the Padres when they open the season on March 20 in Seoul against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In an article published on Thanksgiving night for The New York Post, Heyman predicted the trade chances for eight MLB players this offseason, including Soto. His percentage placed on the Padres making a deal? It's at 65 percent, writing, "Rivals see the Padres getting two top-100 prospects for him."

That's certainly a lower price than the Padres paid to acquire him and Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals back in 2022, but Heyman believes it is enough to get a deal done. If (and that's a big if) that's the case, San Diego is certainly ready to move on from Soto for the "right" price.

Blake Snell makes a splash in Seattle

It's already been a busy offseason for Blake Snell, earning his second career Cy Young award while putting together a magical season for the Padres and then spending Thanksgiving night back in his hometown of Seattle helping the Seahawks kick off their Thursday night clash with the San Francisco 49ers.

Of course, there was some chatter from NBC's Mike Tirico during the ceremony about Snell potentially pitching for the Mariners this coming season, and it wouldn't be surprising if there were some Mariners/Seahawks fans making their plea to Snell to come to the Pacific Northwest as part of their Thanksgiving night.