The Padres are actively looking into the market to bolster their offense and bullpen


As the deadline day approaches, the Padres present an intriguing situation in the league. Following their recent loss to the Rockies, San Diego finds itself five games behind in the Wild Card race. According to a tweet from Buster Olney of ESPN on Monday afternoon, the Padres are actively assessing the market for potential additions to their outfield/designated hitter mix and bullpen. Meanwhile, Jon Heyman of the New York Post stated on Twitter that the Padres' asking price for Josh Hader in trade talks is so high that other teams believe they are likely to retain him beyond the deadline. Despite facing some challenges, the San Diego management has been clear about their preference to strengthen the team for a playoff push rather than dismantling it, especially after a bold offseason. This strategy seems to remain unchanged, and the recent sweep of the AL West-leading Rangers over the weekend may have given the front office the confidence to pursue acquisitions.