Padres Interested In Starting Pitching

The Padres have allowed the fewest runs in the majors thanks to a strong rotation and a phenomenal bullpen, but they could pursue starting pitching next month, according to Tom Krasovic of AOL FanHouse. Krasovic hears that the 42-30 Padres are “extra interested” in potential free agents, since they’re confident those pitchers would want to re-sign in San Diego.

Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie isn’t a potential free agent until after 2012, but he’s open to playing for the Padres.

"Yes, I'd love to play in San Diego," Guthrie, said, before saying that he won’t ask the Orioles for a trade. Guthrie says he loves Baltimore, but wouldn’t mind if Padres GM Jed Hoyer traded for him. The Padres front office wants to be careful with young starters Mat Latos, Wade LeBlanc and Clayton Richard, so they're interested in adding pitching depth. Veterans Kevin Correia and Jon Garland are also part of a Padres rotation that has combined for a 3.36 ERA in 2010.


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  1. coolstorybro222 5 years ago

    I hate to say this but could they get Cliff Lee or Dan Haren? That would be a solid move to make. After years of being in last place, you manage to pick up alot of top tier prospects so they have the players to actually get what they want.

  2. orioles 5 years ago

    Not sure how San Diego values him, but would Jeremy Guthrie get Kyle Blanks?

    • Mario Saavedra 5 years ago

      The padres need offense, they can’t afford to trade Blanks, not when the trade value is low… After all, if Gonzo leaves, somebody has to play 1B.

    • Mario Saavedra 5 years ago

      The padres need offense, they can’t afford to trade Blanks, not when the trade value is low… After all, if Gonzo leaves, somebody has to play 1B.

  3. whitesox823 5 years ago

    i was at the sox game yesterday and Padres scouts were there is gavin floyd actually tradeable

    • 42214221 5 years ago

      What about Rios?

      • whitesox823 5 years ago

        I doubt rios is going anywhere kenny williams has wt I guess anything anted him for way too long but I guess any thing is possible when u talk about KW

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      • whitesox823 5 years ago

        I doubt rios is going anywhere kenny williams has wt I guess anything anted him for way too long but I guess any thing is possible when u talk about KW

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  4. Beersy 5 years ago

    I’ve been pushing for a Cliff Lee deal the last couple of weeks here. There are no real impact bats available, so why not strengthen one of the best pitching staffs in the league. They always say that pitching wins championships and if the Padres could acquire Lee they would sure be putting that saying to the test. It just makes far too much sense for them to go after Lee. The 2 draft picks they would get in the off season would help restock the farm, as well as the players they could get for Gonzalez when the eventually trade him.

    This may be the Padres one shot for awhile to make a run, so go all in and try to win. Padre fans have already gone through this scenerio before in ’98. Go for broke and then rebuild just like the Marlins do every 5 or 6 years. The Padre fans were expecting to rebuild anyway, so Hoyer should try to make this a season to remember.

  5. Guest 5 years ago

    If the Padres trade for pitching, they will not be giving up any of their top tear prospects.

  6. Guest 5 years ago

    If the Padres trade for pitching, they will not be giving up any of their top tear prospects.

  7. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Guthrie might actually be yet another of the mediocre AL talents who could thrive in the NL and in San Diego, where long balls go to die? could be the perfect fit if could get him cheap.

    this guy (Guthrie) has pitched in the brutal AL east for years and held his own, stick in in the NL West and bet he could easily be a #3-4 and SOLID at that.

  8. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Guthrie might actually be yet another of the mediocre AL talents who could thrive in the NL and in San Diego, where long balls go to die? could be the perfect fit if could get him cheap.

    this guy (Guthrie) has pitched in the brutal AL east for years and held his own, stick in in the NL West and bet he could easily be a #3-4 and SOLID at that.

  9. Harbinger 5 years ago

    I could see the Padres and Reds structuring a deal for Harang similar to the Diamondbacks and Dodgers Garland trade last deadline — Cinci picking up the modified $2.5M buyout and dumping Harang’s salary in return for a mid-level prospect (Cedric Hunter?) or relief help (take your pick; Adam Russell, perhaps?).Harang, a San Diego native, would probably worth a good 3 WAR pitching in PetCo, and would probably be inclined to re-sign after he’s bought out for around $5M or $6M.Thoughts?

    • Guest 5 years ago

      Reds to need bull pen help. That could be a possible match.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      Reds to need bull pen help. That could be a possible match.

  10. Harbinger 5 years ago

    I could see the Padres and Reds structuring a deal for Harang similar to the Diamondbacks and Dodgers Garland trade last deadline — Cinci picking up the modified $2.5M buyout and dumping Harang’s salary in return for a mid-level prospect (Cedric Hunter?) or relief help (take your pick; Adam Russell, perhaps?).Harang, a San Diego native, would probably worth a good 3 WAR pitching in PetCo, and would probably be inclined to re-sign after he’s bought out for around $5M or $6M.Thoughts?

  11. oremlk 5 years ago

    Brett Myers would be a great fit in that ballpark. His problem historically (it hasn’t been an issue this season) is too many homeruns, everything else is great. He could pitch like a No. 2 there.

  12. oremlk 5 years ago

    Brett Myers would be a great fit in that ballpark. His problem historically (it hasn’t been an issue this season) is too many homeruns, everything else is great. He could pitch like a No. 2 there.

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