The San Diego Padres are in the running with the Chicago Cubs for the leagues worst record, and that makes me wonder if Huston Street is available. In a short answer, he has to be. The San Diego Padres have the number 1 rated farm system in all of baseball, and trading their valuable pieces makes sense. I know everyone wants to make Andrew Cashner a starter, but I recommend that he becomes the closer when Street does get traded.
A lot of teams need some bullpen help, and it just makes sense for that to happen. Street brings a long a TON of late game and post season experience, and that’s important to any bullpen as we get closer to the trade deadline. I think Street can bring back 3 prospects with 2 of them being close to big league ready. If they can get that kind of offer, it should be an easy trade.
With what the Padres are building, I think it could only be a matter of time until we see a Tampa Bay Rays run. We’re still a few years away but I think that time is getting closer and closer. There’s just no reason to keep Street at this moment of time, and I think it’s a matter of when- not if.