Apr 16, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitcher Huston Street (16) throws during the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres Huston Street “I don’t want to be traded.”


San Diego, CA-  In an interview with – Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com San Diego Padres closer Huston Street expressed his desire to stay with the San Diego Padres.

“I don’t want to be traded,” Huston Street said. “I like my group in here. I think we can definitely hit better, and I think all the guys in here would say that. If we do, we’ve proven that if we score three to four runs, we’ll win a lot of games.

“To me, it’s really a question of, ‘Does the organization think we can win?’ I believe we can win. That’s why I signed back here.” - Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com 

Huston Street is having one of the best seasons of his career, as explained by Devin Sparks in his article “Huston Street having historic season” and will likely play in his second career All-Star Game next month as the Padres representative. Huston Street has converted all 18 of his save opportunities this season, which is the longest active save streak in baseball.

Huston Street’s performance this season has made him a desired trade piece, as he could net the Padres a decent player or two as a trade chip with contending teams like the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays having serious bullpen issues.

Huston Street does understand that if the Padres do trade him……its just a part of the game.

“It’s a part of the game.” “If the phone rings and they say, ‘Hey, we shipped you,’ then you just put on a new uniform and try to get to know your teammates and go to battle for a new team.”  - Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com 

The Padres have a $7 million option for Huston Street for next season and with new ownership increasing the team payroll to 21st in baseball at $90 million, the Padres don’t need to move Street. Yet with a potential replacement in Joaquin Benoit on the roster, if the Padres are able to acquire an impact bat for Street….then it will be a trade the Padres have to make.

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