Thursday, July 17, 2008

Padres don't appear to be good sellers

So the Padres are sellers instead of buyers this year.

What goods do they have to sell?

We saw the answer was “not much” when Tony Clark was traded back to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a minor-league pitcher.

After all, what else could you expect to get for someone batting .239 with one home run and three RBI in 88 at bats?

Now the Padres’ most likely candidates to go are pitchers Greg Maddux and Randy Wolf.

When you consider their recent fates, it’s doubtful they could bring much more than Clark in a trade:

Maddux: He’s winless in his last 12 starts and has been the victim of some bad luck. But when you consider he couldn’t hold a 3-0 lead against Minnesota at Petco Park last month, some of it is certainly on him.

Wolf: In his last six starts, he’s 1-5 with a 6.82 ERA. Considering he tends to be injury prone in the second half, his value isn’t exactly going through the roof, either.

So there you have it. The Padres are sellers with little of value to sell.

So much for baseball interest in San Diego this summer.

Bring on the Chargers!


harry said...

These guys are not worth a dime. You said it!

kareem said...

The Padres are defintely sellers with an empty warehouse of no products for sale. The few products that they have for sale are broken or worn out and no one really wants them anymore; although look at what happened with Jim Edmonds when he left the Padres. So I guess you really never know. I think Maddux back with the Cubs or some other contender might be able to contribute at least somewhat.