5 players who would leave the Padres in a midseason cleanup [Sports News]
Having assembled a star-studded MLB lineup, the San Diego Padres were widely expected to be commanding the NL West.
Instead, the team of Manny Machado, Xander Bogaerts, Juan Soto and Fernando Tatís Jr. is next to last in the table, with a negative record and many offensive problems.
The management of the Californian team has shown in recent Major League seasons that it is not afraid of making bold moves and that is why it is assumed that they will seek changes in which they will sacrifice these players.
At first it never seemed to make much sense for San Diego to sign the Venezuelan utility, a defensively versatile left-handed hitter who had just shown decent performances with the Yankees and Orioles in the previous two seasons. But with so many stars in the infield, Odor’s presence didn’t seem necessary on the Padres’ team, who can lose him at any moment. He is hitting .175 with a home run, 4 doubles and 7 RBIs in 24 games.