Move aside, Dodgers. The Padres are the newly-minted most active team on the west coast. In case you've been under a rock for the last week, here's a breakdown of exactly what the Padres have done:
- Acquired Matt Kemp, Tim Federowicz and cash from the Dodgers for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin
- Acquired Wil Myers, Ryan Hanigan, Gerardo Reyes and Jose Castillo in a three-way deal that sends Rene Rivera, Burch Smith and Jake Bauers to the Rays, and Joe Ross and Trea Turner to the Nationals
- Acquired Justin Upton and Aaron Northcraft from the Braves for Max Fried, Jace Peterson, Dustin Peterson, Mallex Smith, and an international bonus slot
And they're probably not done. San Diego's new outfield of Kemp, Myers and Upton means that a couple of their five "backups" (Carlos Quentin, Seth Smith, Rymer Liriano, Cameron Maybin and Will Venable) will likely be traded as well.
In making these deals, the Padres have found a way to acquire new starters at six different positions, without dealing any of their three prime prospects (Austin Hedges, Hunter Renfroe or Matt Wisler). Wieland, Eflin, Bauers, Ross, Turner, Hahn, Alvarez, Fried, the Petersons and the Smiths all have considerable upside, though were not ranked among the best names in the system.