Despite the rumors of a potential trade involving Detroit Tigers' starting pitcher Rick Porcello, the San Diego Padres are leaning toward not making a deal. According to Bill Center of the San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego would rather stick with internal candidates than make a trade for Porcello. In his weekly chat with fans, Center said Padres' GM Josh Byrnes likes players within the system like Andrew Cashner and Ross better than he likes he idea of trading for Porcello.
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The Padres have been reserved in their offseason activity this past year, making just minor moves, but it has appeared as if the club would try to make a splash with a trade for Porcello. However, San Diego is focusing heavily on developing their internal talent and trying to build off last season's second-half success. All along, the club has maintained the stance that they don't need to do much to continue their impressive late-season run into the 2013 season.