The San Diego Padres look poised to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a run for their money in the NL West. That doesn't mean they wouldn't benefit from adding a player or two at the MLB Trade Deadline, though.
Insider Mark Feinsand recently listed the Padres as a potential trade fit for reliever Carl Edwards Jr., who played a key role for the Chicago Cubs during their 2016 World Series victory.
San Diego Padres Trade Rumors
Edwards is jut the type of bullpen rental San Diego should be looking to acquire. He is stuck on a Washington Nationals team that owns the worst record in their division and his contract expires at the end of the season. There are multiple reasons why Washington's front office should want to deal him.
Nevertheless, it helps that Edwards is also in the midst of one of the best seasons in his career. The 30-year-old has posted a 2.08 ERA and 0.81 WHIP on the year as opposing batters are hitting just .111 against him. Edwards has also logged 16 strikeouts in a total of 17.1 innings (15 appearances).
San Diego's bullpen has posted the 10th-best ERA in baseball (3.56), but it has also blown 10 saves so far and has racked up the eighth-fewest strikeouts (201). Finding a way to make their late-inning options even more expansive would give the Padres a better chance when the score is close.
San Diego is a front office to watch out for in July. The Padres have shown in the past that they aren't afraid to swing big in trades. For now, they are tied for the sixth-best odds to win the World Series at +1500, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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