Following Friday's loss to the Giants (SF 5, SD 4), the Padres are now 38-51 with an MLB worst minus-129 run differential. Only the Phillies (29-59) and Giants (35-56) have worse records this season. This isn't surprising, of course. The Padres are in the middle of a massive rebuild, and we all expected them to be among baseball's worst teams in 2017. And with the trade deadline now two weeks and two days away, San Diego figures to be the center of attention. They're clear sellers and have some interesting pieces to offer. Chief among them is left-handed reliever Brad Hand, who is tuning out the trade rumors. The 27-year-old has a 2.30 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 47 innings this season. He's been lights out since coming over from the Marlins on a waiver claim last spring. Half the league has interest in Hand, according to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Padres seeking Ken Giles-type return for All-Star Hand
CBS Sports | Jul 15