Obviously we are joking about the tryouts, if you didn't realize it, but what will the Padres do for starting pitching moving forward in 2016? Today San Diego traded both Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea to the Miami Marlins. That is 2/5s of their current starting rotation. With this trade the Padres have traded four of their five opening day starting rotation. Only starting pitcher remaining from opening day is Tyson Ross who is currently on the DL, otherwise he probably would have been traded too.
Looking forward the San Diego Padres will have to try and scrape together five able bodies men to toe the rubber for them. Their projected rotation looks like this: Christian Friedrich, Luis Perdomo, Edwin Jackson, Jarred Cosart and some other no name pitcher that none of us have every heard of (no fifth starter currently).
We all knew that San Diego would be selling the house along with the kitchen sink, but what does this due to the mental state of the rest of the team. How can anyone go out on the field and play their heart out knowing you have no shot of winning games? We always think about the players that are traded away in a situation like this, but what about the players who stay behind. I guess if your Derek Norris, Matt Kemp or Wil Myers who just have to strap on the cleats and hope you are the next one to go.
Good luck Padres, we will be looking for you in 2019.