Can Padres Restock System By Selling - RealGM Wiretap
The San Diego Padres mortgaged their future for 2015 Wholesale Jerseys
, but have disappointed and are currently on the outside of the National League playoff picture.
Buster Olney of ESPN writes that A.J. Preller can partially restock the club's farm system, which was nearly emptied in trades for Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton and Wil Myers, by selling ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
With so many teams in the race the market is expected to be thin in the coming weeks, something the Padres can capitalize on.
"The Padres wouldn't have to execute the course shift right away, but the sooner the better, because the expectation among GMs is that by July 20 Cheap Jerseys From China
, more and more teams will jump in as sellers, and San Diego's pieces wouldn't look quite so exclusive," Olney writes.
Nationals Have Had Conversations With BJ Upton - RealGM Wiretap
The Nationals have had initial dialogue with B.J. Upton, according to a source.
Washington is trying to get Adam LaRoche re-signed, but they continue to wait for a resolution. The team is expected to increase their talks with Upton in the near future.
Upton met with the Phillies and Braves this week.
The Nationals have long been considered the favorite to sign another free agent outfielder, Michael Bourn.
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