San Diego, CA- John Heyman of CBS Sports named his top 60 players who could be traded at the trade deadline and in a market that is heavy on pitchers and light on hitters, the San Diego Padres have seven players in his top 60.
"New club president Mike Dee complicated matters by saying aloud he expected Street to stay in a San Diego Padres uniform, which of course makes no sense since he’s a closer with a good contract and real value on a team that’s out of it. The Angels, Tigers, Mariners, Orioles and Blue Jays are among contenders looking for bullpen help. – John Heyman"
11. Joaquin Benoit
"He has performed superbly in San Diego, nicely setting up the San Diego Padres for a decent deal. The Angels, Mariners, Orioles, Tigers, Yankees, Blue Jays and Marlins need relief. – John Heyman"
21. Carlos Quentin
"He’s willing to waive his full no-trade for the right AL team. Smart enough to realize his future is as a DH. Needs to hit more to draw interest, though. – John Heyman"
24. Ian Kennedy
"He could be a decent mid-rotation pickup for someone after a bit of a revival in San Diego. – John Heyman"
34. Chase Headley
"He needs to show his back is healthy and he can be productive again. The Blue Jays have checked in, and the San Diego Padres will try the Yankees, but a deal may have to wait for his production to catch up to his track record/rep. With a qualifying offer all but out (“No way they can give him the qualifying offer,” one rival GM opines), San Diego needs to deal him. Maybe Jedd Gyorko will hit better if he’s back at third base, his natural position. – John Heyman"
58. Chris Denorfia
"Folks like him beyond his stats. Solid fourth or fifth outfielder for a first-division club. Remember, the A’s tried to acquire him in Moneyball. – John Heyman"
59. Dale Thayer
"Another San Diego Padres reliever having a nice year. At least third on their relief trade totem pole (unless they really refuse to trade Street). – John Heyman"