Yesterday I wrote about the perceived trade value of three pitchers the Padres have already traded. Let’s just say it didn’t lock up the Padres Public servers. So, today, I thought I’d take a more conventional approach and discuss the relative trade value of the players still on the Padres roster.

I put everybody into made-up tiers.

Tier 1 is for primo guys. Andrew Miller‘s a tier 1 guy. Brad Hand isn’t, at least not unless he grows out the beard, steals some of Miller’s mojo, and hires Jeff Sullivan as his agent. In fact, the Padres don’t have any tier 1 players. (By the way, I didn’t consider young, unlikely-to-be-traded players like Manuel Margot in this exercise.)

Tier 2 is for good, solid trade chips. These are players that a bunch of teams are genuinely interested in, even if they lack some tier 1 mojo.

Tier 3 is for guys who aren’t good enough for tier 2. There’s some trade value here, but not a whole lot of it.

Tier 4 is for players who have little (or no) trade value.

Here we go.

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I used to do this Twitter Q&A thing a few years back, so with nothing to write about last night, I decided to reboot the series. Twitter came through.

With Yangervis Solarte currently out with a strained oblique, this question gets a little more complicated. Still, I have a feeling the Padres will end up sticking with Solarte even if he comes back before the deadline (the guys at Gwynntelligence felt the same way on their podcast yesterday). There are some soft factors that make a lot sense there, plus the Tigers didn’t get back a whole bunch for J.D. Martinez in a recent trade. It seems like most teams just aren’t looking to add position players at the deadline, as everyone scrambles for more arms. The Red Sox could make sense for a fit if they want to be patient with their top prospect, third baseman Rafael Devers.

If Solarte stays in San Diego, that means he’ll be getting regular reps at second. That leaves Cory Spangenberg and Carlos Asuaje to duke it out over at third, with both of them likely getting time at second and in the outfield. Ryan Schimpf lurks in El Paso as an obvious candidate for a late-season recall, but it’s not clear that the Padres are too high on him.

I’m not sure if any team would actually trade for Erick Aybar, and I write that with all due respect to the lad. He works as a fine placeholder with the Padres, but I wouldn’t mind them getting “crazy” and putting either Spangenberg or Asuaje there (they could try both, although that’d leave nobody manning third). Sometimes a guy ends up playing better there than you’d think, plus it give you an extra opportunity to get another interesting position player on the field every day. Jose Rondon could also get a look at some point, although he’s currently on the DL at Triple-A El Paso. Aybar’s 33 years old and a replacement level player; I’d like to see the Padres use the second half to audition a few other players at short.

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (28-43) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (35-34) last night, 3-2, in the first of three games at Wrigley Field.

Clayton Richard (5-7, 4.20) allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three in six and a third innings. Albert Almora scored on an Anthony Rizzo sacrifice fly in the third inning. In the seventh inning, Willson Contreras led off the inning with a home run and Almora doubled to drive in Javier Baez, who scored on a Jose Pirela fielding error.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Kris Bryant flied out to Matt Szczur, who then threw out Rizzo as he tried to score. In the process, Rizzo did not slide, instead choosing to lead with his knees and ran into Austin Hedges, who held on to the ball.

Jon Lester (4-4, 3.83) gave up two runs on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings. Pirela led off the game with a home run. And Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run in the third inning.

Tonight, Jhoulys Chacin (6-5, 5.10) starts against Mike Montgomery (0-3, 2.56) in the series’ second game, with first pitch scheduled for 5:05pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a Father’s Day afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (28-42) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (38-33) at Miller Park yesterday, 2-1.

Luis Perdomo (1-4, 4.97) gave up two runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings with four strikeouts. In the sixth inning, solo home runs by Hernan Perez and Manny Pina were all the Brewers needed.

Jimmy Nelson (4-3, 3.67) pitched a complete game, allowing one run on six hits and two walks while striking out ten. Erick Aybar singled in the fifth inning and advanced to second on a fielding error by Keon Broxton as Cory Spangenberg scored the lone Padres’ run.

The Padres head to Wrigley Field for three games against the Chicago Cubs (34-34). Clayton Richard (5-7, 4.30) gets the start tonight at 5:05pm PDT against Jon Lester (4-4, 3.89).
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (28-41) scored more runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (37-33) yesterday, 7-5 in eleven innings, at Miller Park.

Dinelson Lamet (2-2, 7.50) gave up three runs on four hits and no walks while striking out twelve in six innings. The twelve strikeouts were the most by a Padres rookie pitcher since Oliver Perez‘ thirteen on July 7, 2002. For the second game in a row, all of the Brewers’ runs came from home runs. In the third inning, Orlando Arcia hit an inside-the-park and Eric Thames hit a two-run. Keon Broxton hit a two-run shot in the tenth inning off Brandon Maurer. Phil Maton struck out the final two Brewers’ hitters to record his first Major League save.

Chase Anderson (5-2, 2.92) pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on five hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run in the second inning. In the fourth inning, Franchy Cordero scored on Hunter Renfroe‘s double. Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. Solarte hit a two-run home run in the tenth inning. In the eleventh inning, Cory Spangenberg led off with a home run and Chase d’Arnaud hit another two outs later.

Today’s series finale will pit Luis Perdomo (1-3, 5.16) against Jimmy Nelson (4-3, 3.67) starting at 11:10am PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (27-41) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (37-32), 6-5 in ten innings, last night in the first of three games at Miller Park.

Junior Guerra (1-1, 2.84) gave up four runs on two hits and four walks with three strikeouts in six innings. In the first inning, Wil Myers hit three-run home run and Hunter Renfroe hit a solo home run. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Miguel Diaz (1-1, 7.36) pitched three and a third innings, allowing four runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five. Travis Shaw hit a solo home run in the second inning. Keon Broxton hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning. Manny Pina tied up the ballgame with a solo home run in the eighth inning. And Eric Thames‘ walk-off solo home run ended the game in the tenth inning.

This afternoon Dinelson Lamet (2-2, 8.50) gets the start against Chase Anderson (5-2, 2.83) starting at 1:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (26-40) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (29-35), 6-2, last night at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (5-7, 4.30) nearly pitched his second complete game of 2017, going eight and two-thirds innings and allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Tucker Barnhart‘s double scored Eugenio Suarez and Scott Schebler in the ninth inning. Phil Maton faced one batter in relief and gave up a hit. Brandon Maurer recorded his eleventh save by retiring Scooter Gennett on a groundout.

Scott Feldman (5-5, 4.29) gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six in five innings. In the first inning, Wil Myers singled to drive in Jose Pirela and Franchy Cordero scored on Yangervis Solarte‘s single. Cordero hit two solo home runs, in the third innings and in the seventh inning. Cory Spangenberg‘s RBI single in the fifth inning drove in Solarte. Pirela singled in the eighth inning to score Austin Hedges.

Jhoulys Chacin (5-5, 5.35) gets the start in this afternoon’s series finale against Amir Garrett (3-5, 7.40) starting at 12:40pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (25-40) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (29-34) last night, 9-3, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Luis Perdomo (1-3, 5.16) finally recorded his first win of 2017, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six and two-thirds innings. Scott Schebler hit an two-run single in the first inning. Scooter Gennett‘s RBI single in the seventh inning drove in Schebler for the Reds’ third and final run.

Bronson Arroyo (3-5, 7.01) pitched four and two-thirds innings, surrendering nine runs on thirteen hits and no walks while striking out two. Yangervis Solarte drove in Jose Pirela with a single in the first inning. In the second inning, the Padres beat up on Arroyo with Austin Hedges‘ two-run double, an RBI single by Pirela, a two-run home run by Franchy Cordero (his first in the Major Leagues), and a Solarte home run. Wil Myers hit an RBI single in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, Hedges singled but was thrown out trying to take second and Cory Spangenberg scored in the process.

Tonight, Clayton Richard (4-7, 4.54) takes the mound against Scott Feldman (5-4, 4.09) with first pitch set for 7:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (24-39) scored fewer runs than the Kansas City Royals (27-34) at Petco Park yesterday, 12-6.

Miguel Diaz (1-1, 6.92) started his first game in the Major Leagues and allowed no runs on one hit and three walks with one strikeout in two innings. Craig Stammen, Jose Torres, and Kirby Yates combined to allow three runs in relief. Then Brad Hand and Jose Valdez came into pitch and allowed nine runs (eight earned) in one and two-thirds innings, with the final blow coming on a grand slam home run by Lorenzo Cain in the eighth inning.

Ian Kennedy (0-6, 5.40) pitched six innings, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five. Jose Pirela led off the first inning with a solo home run. In the fifth inning, Pirela hit a two-run double and Yangervis Solarte hit a run scoring single. Solarte singled again in the seventh inning to drive in Pirela. Erick Aybar hit an RBI single in the eighth inning.

This afternoon’s series finale will have Dinelson Lamet (2-1, 6.92) going up against Jake Junis (1-0, 5.23) starting at 1:40pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (24-38) scored more runs than the Kansas City Royals (26-34), 6-3, at Petco Park last night in the first of three games.

Jhoulys Chacin (5-5, 5.35) gave up two runs on three hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out six. Salvador Perez hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning. In the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas‘ sacrifice fly scored Lorenzo Cain.

Eric Skoglund (1-1, 5.59) lasted just one and a third innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and two walks with one strikeout. In the first inning, Wil Myers scored on Austin Hedges‘ RBI single. Chacin hit a double in the second inning, driving in Erick Aybar. Matt Szczur hit a pinch-hit solo home run in the seventh inning. In the eighth inning, a double by Franchy Cordero drove in Aybar and Szczur, and Yangervis Solarte popup was misplayed for a single, scoring Cordero.

This afternoon, Miguel Diaz (1-1, 7.50) gets his first Major League start against former Padre Ian Kennedy (0-6, 5.33). The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 starting at 1:10pm PDT.
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