1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Wednesday “PADRES-VS-MONEY”

Posted by on December 27th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


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You have 27M-left in your checking account if you are the Padres.

You have critical needs for a 4th and 5th starting pitcher.
You have no quality player in left field or in center field.
You have virtually nothing you can call up at El Paso.

How are you going to spend the money, and who gets what in free agency.

A list of names you might want to consider, but then ask, at what price?

OF..Michael Brantley-ex Astros-Indians but history shoulder injuries
OF-DH..Adam Duvall-ex Braves-Reds power hitter
OF-DH-David Peralta..once strong hitting Diamondback-not do much in LA
OF-Tommy Pham..had a good season last year but erraticĀ seasons before that
OF-JD Martinez..more DH than OF-but did hit at Dodgers Stadium
OF-Harrison Bader-adequate center fielder, though not prospect he was St L
OF-Keke Hernandez-more utilityman that a starter
OF-Wil Myers-has tailed off greatly then was released
OF-Randal Grichuk-some power hitter but has moved around a lot

P-Brandon Woodruff-ace of Brewers staff-open to 2Y-make good deal
P-Lucas Gialito-ex ace of What Sox-struggled last two years
P-Carlos Carrasco-health issues two years running Cleveland-Mets
P-Domingo German-power pitcher but off field issues-Yankees
P-Shoto Imanaga-Japanese starter yet to sign
P-Mike Clevinger-not what he was in Cleveland..Padres-Sox let him go
P-Frankie Montas-once hot prospect-coming off shoulder surgeries
P-Eric Lauer-ex Padres-then Brewers-but health issues now
P-Marcus Stroman-half a season of excellence with Cubs-then hurt
P-James Paxton-stretches of quality work Mariners-Red Sox-then injuries
P-Noah Syndegaard-has never recovered from injuries with Mets
P-Alex Wood-when healthy-helped Dodgers-Giants-Braves-but not healthy
P-Hyun Jin-Ryu-hurt with Blue Jays-rock solid before that with Dodgers
P-Trevor Bauer-All Star in Japan..self destructed with Dodgers but can pitch
P-Julio Urias-about to be reinstated by MLB-domestic abuse issues in LA
P-Aroldis Chapman-onced great closter-can still pitch
P-Tim Hill-can come back on lower contract
P-Brad Hand-once solid reliever-not setup guy at lower price

So here’s your 27M-go find the right players to fill this roster.
You always wanted to be a GM, here’s your chance to help AJ Preller

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