The Padres are hoping to reunite with a pair of right-handers this offseason in reliever Craig Stammen and starter Jhoulys Chacin.

The two revitalized their careers in San Diego in 2017. Now free agents, both remain squarely on the Padres' radar for '18 as well.

"Both guys had good experiences with the Padres," general manager A.J. Preller said earlier this week from the General Managers Meetings in Orlando. "Both guys expressed interest when the season ended of potentially trying to re-sign with us and playing in San Diego.

"From our standpoint, it's about seeing how the next couple weeks play out. They're two guys we have interest in bringing back. We've got to see if we line up financially."

That's where things get tricky. Both Chacin and Stammen had enough success in 2017 that they could warrant multiyear deals on the open market.
With a stockpile of arms at Double-A San Antonio, the Padres probably aren't looking to commit long-term to a starter. Instead, they'll likely take the same tack as last offseason, when they signed Chacin and three other starters to one-year deals.