The Padres should go for 2 Blue Jays catchers after the final buzz
The San Diego Padres go into the offseason with their heads held high after their unlikely run to the NLCS. Unfortunately, they ran into a buzzsaw in the Phillies, but toppling the favored Mets and perhaps the best Dodgers team in the franchise’s rich history is a major accomplishment for the Padres.
And all this without Fernando Tatis Jr.? No wonder the Padres received a standing ovation from fans upon their return from Philadelphia.
Having gotten a whiff of the World Series, AJ Preller is certainly already thinking about how he could bolster the Padres’ chances of another deep run in October. However, before he swings against the fences and breaks the 2023 luxury tax, the general manager must decide which free agents to bring back.
No one knows what’s in store for the Padres over the next few months, but recent history suggests Preller will be keeping it interesting. Before we dive into winter essentials, we thought it would be a good idea to catch up on all the news, rumors, and transactions fans need to know for the rest of the offseason.
Padres 2023 payroll information
Padre’s 2023 projected payroll as of today: $194,984,703
Padre’s 2023 projected salary cap: $265 million
Available to Spend: $70.015 million
Padres payroll information via Spotrac
Padres 2022-2023 transactions
- Jurickson Profar turned down his player option for 2023 and will be given a free hand.
- Robert Suarez turned down his player option for 2023 and will hit the free hand.
- Padres turned down Wil Myers’ club option for 2023. Myers will hit the free hand.
Padre’s offseason rumors
Padres Eligible Players (and Salaries for 2023)
- RF Juan Soto: $21.5 million
- LHP Josh Hader: $13.6 million
- INF Jake Cronenworth: $4.4 million
- C Jorge Alfaro: $3.6 million
- CF Trent Grisham: $2.6 million
- C Austin Nola: $2.2 million
- LHP Tim Hill: $1.7 million
- RHP Austin Adams: $1 million
- LHP Jose Castilo: $900,000
- LHP Adrian Morejon: $800,000
All predictions from MLBTradeRumors.com
Padres Free Agents lost
- Jurickson Profar – resignation from contract
- Robert Suarez – resignation from contract
- Wil Meyers – Padres rejected the 2023 club option
- Josh Bell- Free agent
- Brandon Drury- Free agent
- Mike Clevinger- Free agent
- Craig Stammen- Free Agent
- Sean Manaea- Free agent
- Pierce Johnson- Free agent
- Tyrell Jenkins- Free agent
Padre’s top prospects for 2023
- SS Jackson Merrill
- RHP Dylan Lesko
- LHP Robby Snelling
- BY Samuel Zavala
- INF Eguy Rosario
- RHP Adam Mazur
- RHP Victor Lizarraga
- RHP Henry Williams
- BY/IF Korry Howell
- RHP Jairo Iriarte
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