Padres offseason primer: Sizing adult a to-do list – The San Diego Union

The finish of a World Series signals a start of a subsequent ball season. Here’s what we should know about a Padres as prohibited stove deteriorate nears:


  • 2017 finish: 71-91, fourth in NL West
  • At home: 43-38
  • On a road: 28-53
  • 2018 breeze position: 7th


  • The shortstop search: Since arriving, General Manager A.J. Preller has extrinsic Clint Barmes, Alexei Ramirez and Erick Aybar as stop-gaps. The classification appears to have reeled in a loyal shortstop of a destiny in 18-year-old Fernando Tatis Jr., though he’s during slightest half a deteriorate away, withdrawal Preller to hunt for another stop-gap option. He could get artistic with a trade if he’s just in a bottom of a giveaway representative category (Alcides Escobar, J.J. Hardy, Aybar and not most else).
  • Filling out a rotation: The Padres dealt $1.75 million contracts to a contingent of pitchers and a $3 million understanding to RHP Jered Weaver final year and dual of those pitchers – RHP Jhoulys Chacin and LHP Clayton Richard – lasted a whole year in San Diego. With Richard extended by 2019 and revolution talent knocking on a doorway in a high minors, Preller will again be on a surveillance for short-term discount signings this winter, that could embody a lapse of Chacin.
  • Offseason dealing: It wouldn’t be an offseason but during slightest one trade from Preller, who changed or acquired a likes of Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel and Derek Norris before any of a prior 3 seasons. This winter, LHP Brad Hand total to be a name that’s shopped after a Padres hold onto him during a trade deadline. INF Yangervis Solarte and his affordable agreement could also be discussed as a Padres are deepest during third and second base.


  • RHP Jhoulys Chacin: In San Diego on a $1.75 million deal, a 29-year-old starter incited a sub-4.00-ERA deteriorate and his 1.27 WHIP was a second-best symbol of his career.
  • RHP Craig Stammen: The 33-year-old reliever warranted $900,000 in his lapse to a majors, creation a 3.14 ERA with 74 strikeouts over 80 1/3 innings, his busiest deteriorate given 2013 (81 1/3 innings).
  • SS Erick Aybar: The 33-year-old Dominican warranted $1.75 million in his initial deteriorate in San Diego, mashing some-more homers (7) than he’d had given his sole All-Star debate in 2014.
  • RHP Jordan Lyles: The 27-year-old had a 6.94 ERA out of a Rockies’ bullpen when he was expelled and was even some-more disproportionate in a Padres’ revolution in Sep (9.39 ERA). This is his initial incursion into giveaway agency.
  • RHP Jarred Cosart: The 27-year-old privileged undisguised waivers and inaugurated giveaway group Monday. He done 7 appearances before undergoing season-ending arthroscopic medicine on his bend in July.
  • LHP Christian Friedrich: The Padres’ personality in starts in 2016, a 30-year-old Friedrich missed all of 2017 with several injuries, including an bend procession in August. He, too, privileged undisguised waivers Monday and inaugurated giveaway agency.

Wil Myers ($7.5 million, including signing bonus) is a top paid actor on a roster, while a $11 million due to a White Sox for a rest of James Shields’ agreement accounts for a Padres’ top bill. The Padres are also on a offshoot for Hector Olivera ($6.5 million) and Jedd Gyorko ($2.5 million), as good as INF Yangervis Solarte ($4 million) and for LHP Clayton Richard ($3 million). The Padres will compensate joining smallest ($545,000) toward LHP Travis Wood’s $6.5 million salary.

  • … 2019 ($28.5 M): Myers’ payday, including signing reward allotment, jumps to $11.5 million and a final Gyorko remuneration to St. Louis bumps adult to $5 million. The Padres are also on a offshoot for another year of Olivera’s agreement ($7.5 million) and a final year of Richard’s two-year prolongation ($3 million). The Royals will compensate half of Wood’s $1.5 million buyout, while a Padres will owe Solarte a $750,000 buyout if they don’t collect adult a $5.5 million option.
  • … 2020 ($29.25 M): Myers’ payout report jumps to $20 million, while a Padres will compensate down a final year of Olivera’s agreement ($8.5 million). San Diego will also owe Solarte – if still on register – a $7.50 million buyout if an $8 million bar choice is not picked up.
  • … 2021 ($20 M): Myers’ income is all that’s on a books this year.
  • … 2022 ($20 M): The final year of Myers’ six-year understanding will be followed by a $20 million bar choice for 2023; a buyout is $1 million.
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