On June 14th, in an interview with the Scott & BR Show, San Diego Padres Owner Peter Seidler said that the team was “probably two years away” from being competitive. Two weeks after that, the team started making moves as aggressive “sellers”, and haven’t stopped since.
Below, find a list of the players that the Padres have sent off in trades, and the players that the team has gotten back in trade in the last 30 days:
Fernando Rodney, RHP (39 years old)
Drew Pomeranz, LHP (27 years old)
Melvin Upton Jr., OF (31 years old)
Andrew Cashner, RHP (29 years old)
Colin Rea, RHP (26 years old)
Tayron Guerrero, RHP (25 years old)
Chris Paddack, RHP (20 years old)
Anderson Espinoza, RHP (18 years old)
Hansel Rodriguez, RHP (19 years old)
Jarred Cosart, RHP (26 years old)
Luis Castillo, RHP (23 years old)
Josh Naylor, 1B (19 years old)
Carter Capps, RHP (25 years old)
These moves, along with the big signings of international free agents and a seemingly good 2016 MLB Draft class, should set the Padres up to have a lot of talent on their big-league roster in several years.