The Padres weren't expected to be a playoff team in 2019. Right now it's looking like those expectations were accurate. So as we head into MLB's trade season the Friars need to ask themselves one all important question:
Are we capable of making the post-season this year or not?
The answer to that is going to determine what they do at the deadline. If they think they can climb back in they might make a move for a controllable veteran starting pitcher. If not they could trade Kirby Yates, Ian Kinsler or any number of outfielders.
Or maybe they can even do both.
On this week's OnFriar Podcast NBC 7's Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson discuss whether or not this season is shot, what should be done going forward with trades, when do the Friars start giving prospects more big league playing time, when is Logan Allen finally arriving at Petco Park ... and how thin is the ice that manager Andy Green is walking on?
Plus some exciting news about the podcast (it's going on the road!). Make sure y'all hit the subscribe button and thanks for listening!
With NBC 7 San Diego's Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson behind the mic, On Friar will cover all things San Diego Padres. Interviews, analysis, behind the scenes...the ups, downs, and everything in between. On Friar is available on your favorite podcast networks: iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher & Spotify.