Well that was really anti-climactic. After talks of huge trades coming at the last minute it looks like the Padres didn't do a whole lot as the trade deadline came and went. Jim Bowden tweeted the following and now we're left wondering what the hell happened.
Padres made a small deal— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) July 31, 2015
Ken Rosenthal (the real one) says that it might be for a left handed reliever, which coincidentally was the missing piece that was keeping the Padres from a playoff run.
#Padres were working to acquire a left-handed reliever late.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2015
The reason for the lack of action is one that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. GM A.J. Preller suddenly thinks this team can reach the postseason? Fangraphs has them with a 4.0% chance at the wildcard.
#Padres largely standing pat because GM A.J. Preller believes the team can reach the postseason, source says.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2015
This is a weird team.
Padres picked up Rzepcynski from Cleveland for Almonte— keithlaw (@keithlaw) July 31, 2015