MLB Rumors: Padres Considering Trades Of Two Lineup Regulars

 San Diego Padres are in need of more starting pitching. Most notably, arms that are controllable beyond the 2023 season. To that end, general manager AJ Preller must consider trading some commodities off his current major league roster. And the oft-mentioned Trent Grisham and Ha-Seong Kim are two names he's considering. 

Industry sources...have indicated that San Diego is open to discussing either player — Grisham, in particular.   

                                                                           —Dennis Lin, The Athletic

The need is certainly there to add to the rotation. Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, Nick Martinez and newly-signed Seth Lugo will all likely be free agents after the 2023 season. In addition, Martinez and Lugo have yet to prove their durability to start for a full major league season. 

The Miami Marlins are certainly a team that the Padres have their eye on for trade possibilities. Pablo Lopez is a name they've been linked to, while Jesus Luzardo and Trevor Rogers are among the other young starters the Fish could be willing to trade. But Preller will have to give up something of significance. The latest report from Miami sets the asking price for the Marlins' pitching at a "major" return to the big league lineup. 

The thing is, the Marlins are looking for offense above all else. And neither Grisham nor Kim are known for their offensive prowess, with defense being their real selling point. So whether throwing those pieces into a Miami proposal will get the Padres what they're looking for is very much in question. 

In addition, the Marlins just added a solid infielder off the free agent market, so their interest in Kim might be muted. 

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