After a busy week of trades the Padres may not be done.
According to Philly.com’s Ryan Lawrence their next target could be a left handed pitcher such as Cole Hamels. Such a trade could send Wil Myers to the Phillies.
Hamels is a native of San Diego and is signed to a reasonable contract which has four years and $90 million left on it. It also includes an option for 2019 or a vesting option.
The Phillies want two or three prospects in exchange for Hamels and have previously spoken to the Red Sox. Including the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year in a trade for Hamels could push the Padres into the drivers seat.
Hamels has not gotten the attention of Max Scherzer, Jon Lester or James Shields this offseason but he is s good or better bet going forward after posting a 2.46 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP across 30 starts last year.
The Padres are also interested in signing outfielder Justin Upton to an extension. Any deal will have to come before the season starts or after the season ends as Upton is not interested in talking about an extension during the season. He would become a free agent at the end of the 2015 season.