GM A.J. Preller put his stamp on the franchise, trading for Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers, and signing James Shields in an unprecedented flurry of offseason moves. But do the Padres have enough to compete with the Dodgers and Giants in the West?
Will the Dodgers call up Joc Pederson when rosters expand in September? How about the Phillies - will they give Maikel Franco the call? Jan Levine gives you an early look at both in this week's article.
While we are unlikely to have a powerhouse on our hands, Rymer Liriano could be a nice option in the final weeks of the season for owners looking for a player who has a chance to put up a few multi-point outings.