Teams around baseball are probably anxiously eyeing various Padres veterans, especially Brian Giles, Greg Maddux, and Randy Wolf. However, the front office remains undecided on whether to buy or sell at the trade deadline.
Normally a .416 winning percentage about halfway through the season would be enough to call it quits. However, the NL West has only one team over .500 and the Padres are eight games out. It’s too early to wave the white flag, especially with 31 games remaining until the trade deadline.
Chris Young could come back strong and Khalil Greene and Kevin Kouzmanoff might continue their upward trends. If the Padres are three or four games out in late July, Kevin Towers could look to add a hitter.