How about them Padres?
The San Diego Padres are on a seven-game winning streak as of Tuesday, June 18, and have gone 31-19 since April 24th. They stand only one games in back of the first-place Diamondbacks following a series sweep.
However, with injuries to Everth Cabrera and Carlos Quentin, to go along with the already banged-up Jedd Gyorko and Yonder Alonso, can the Padres sustain their momentum and stay in contention? Only time will tell if they can weather the storm.
If the Padres remain in contention they could be buyers at the trade deadline rather than expected sellers.
Taking a negative standpoint and assuming the Padres don’t lead the NL West near the trade deadline, who could be on the block this year? Let’s take a look…
All player statistics are as of June 17. Statistics and contract information are courtesty of Baseball-Reference.com