The Padres and the rest of the MLB teams were supposed to have their 25 man roster set at noon today. Padres GM A.J. Preller is a maverick as we know, so here we are several hours later, the only team without their Opening Day roster set. It would seem that Preller is working on a last minute deal that would, both cut the roster and make the team favorites for a World Series Championship all at once.
Any late-minute roster maneuvering by #Padres would require league approval if shuffle involved moving $$$. Not saying that's the case ...— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) April 5, 2015
Actually, it's the commissioner’s office if moving $$$ is more than $1 million. Again, not saying that's the case, but worth considering.— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) April 5, 2015
Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin are two players the Padres have been to be shopping.
"I guess (Carlos) Quentin was a total failure at first. From what I’ve heard, they’ve been shopping Quentin and (Cameron) Maybin aggressively, even willing to pick up a chunk of money. Early on in the spring, Quentin was moving better. Best case, you get half a season out of him."
While noon appears to be a soft deadline, one would assume that they'd need to start the game tomorrow with only 25 guys, but I wouldn't put it past Preller to sneak a few more in the game.
Source: While #Padres have not yet announced roster, they submitted one with both Quentin and Maybin on it. Does not preclude later moves.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 5, 2015