San Diego Padres: The Friars are the Best fit for Kris Bryant

Off and on over the past few years, we’ve some rumors that Kris Bryant could be traded in order for the Chicago Cubs to shed some payroll, but if any team should make a trade for his service it should be the San Diego Padres.

First of all, the Friars have one of, if not, the best farm systems in pro baseball. If you’re going to send any of your high profile prospects away, it should be to acquire one of the best young players in today’s game.

The Cubs could change and some better prospects in this system. Even though losing Bryant would hurt the lineup, at least Chicago would still have Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo on the roster.

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The Padres want to win and with the addition of Bryant, they would have a lineup that would feature, Manny Machado, Wil Myers, Fernando Tatis, Jr., and Bryant.

I know what you’re thinking, ‘Wait, how does Bryant fit into the equation with Machado manning the hot corner?’ That’s a good question, but the answer is simple. Machado would probably still be the primary third baseman and Bryant would play left field or the Pads would have Bryant play third and shift Machado to shortstop occasionally.

The bottom line is San Diego could make it work and the addition of Bryant brings extra star power and pop to their lineup.

Plus, how can Bryant get mad playing in the beautiful San Diego weather?

Sure the Padres need pitching, but why shouldn’t they add to a strength and scare opponents in the process?

One of the things the Pads need is playoff experience and a bat who understands what it’s like to play on one of the biggest stages.

San Diego cannot rely on their minor leaguers to come up and make a splash and, on top of that, lead the Friars to the playoffs.

Wade Miley, Rick Porcello, Dallas Keuchel and Gerrit Cole are just some of the starting pitchers still on the market, but I expect the Padres to sign one of them this offseason.

Of course, a few names we should keep in mind when considering who San Diego could trade for is Starling Marte and Chris Archer in Pittsburgh. Then, there’s David Price in Boston and maybe a guy like Charlie Morton or Blake Snell becomes a target in Tampa Bay.

Even though San Diego isn’t being talked about enough this offseason, it would be silly to brush them aside when considering who could step up and make some big moves before the 2020 season.

The Friars need to be aggressive in order to make the playoffs and make a deep run in October, so why not use different resources to their disposal?

They don’t have to break the bank or give away every prospect they have on the farm, but they do need to make some sacrifices in order to get close to greatness.

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