Time to look at the Padres remaining needs:
Edit: Miner signs with the Royals,
The top 8 options-
1. Chad Durbin
He is my favorite option here and was solid with Philly.
Projection-3.20 ERA 4-2
2. Aaron Heilman
Arizona’s former closer would be the most expensive cheap option.
3. Joe Biemel
Really good Lefty specialist and could allow us to move Thatcher to a set-up man and Adams to closer to move Bell.
4. Hideki Okajima
Same of Biemel but not as good last year but was playing for Boston
5. Will Ohman
More expensive but better then Okajima and Biemel
6. Zach Miner
Decent middle reliever, Mujica without Bombs every 10 pitches
3.49 3-3 87k
7. Randy Flores
Cheap solid Lefty
8. Trevor Hoffman
Retire as a Padre!
6.09 1-10 or 2.89 8 saves not sure what to expect
Reserve middle infielder
Top 5 options:
1. Jerry Hairston Jr.
He would soften the blow of the free agent losses. He is the cream of the utility crop.
.277 8HR 10 SB
2. Ramon Santiago
An ex-Tiger and a decent Utility Man he is next year’s Jerry Hairston Jr.
.288 1HR 16SB
3. Kevin Frandsen
Solid player and ex-Giant step down from other 2
.272 2HR 8SB
4. Cristain Guzman
Really good bat below average defense
.322 8HR 8SB below average defense
5. Augie Ojeda
.260 1HR 1SB
Better than Gregorio Petit
The Padres sign Zack Miner to a 1 year 800k deal
The Padres sign Ramon Santiago to a 1 year 900k deal
The Padres sign Randy Flores to a minor league deal