This is what the Padres do best: obtain quality players for as little as possible.
Being a small market team forces the Padres to be fiscally responsible. Sure, as fans, it’s frustrating to see our best talents leave for higher pay. However, it’s a truth we must accept.
When it comes to the best “bargains,” there are two ways of defining it: 1. the best player for the cheapest price and 2. getting the most resources when selling.
Of course it’d be easy to fill this list by measuring WAR against salary, but I’d like to develop a more insightful list of true bargain buys.