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Padres Should Trade For Fuentes

The Rockies placed Brian Fuentes on revocable waivers, and the Dodgers are the team that gets the first chance at him. However, don't be surprised to see the Padres make a play for him. Signing Fuentes gives the Padres a lot of options. Yes, he will cost them a low level prospect or two, but he is only owed one million dollars for the rest of the season and is a free agent this off season. If the Padres were to bring him in, they would have the option to either sign him long term, or let him walk and land two draft picks, as well their number one or two draft pick they will receive in the first round.

Kevin Towers is still very well liked among ownership, but making this move looking to the long term would make the 2008 season look a little better.