I decided to have a little fun and look back at some actual rumors(Oxymoron!) and see how are team could have been if Towers and Hoyer were a little more aggresive:
1. 3B Micheal Young
Young was never a likely Padre but SD is one of 8 clubs he would accept a deal to. Texas would have had to eat a TON of salary for a deal ever to happen. A trade would look like this: Micheal Young and lots of cash for Logan Forsythe, Aaron Poreda, and Corey Luebke.
2. 2B Orlando Hudson
I understand he is already a Padre but the last two years we have almost signed him, if we had signed him last year we already would still be with us.
3. CF Josh Hamilton
4. RF Matt Kemp
5. LF Hunter Pence
6. C Mike Napoli
7. 1B Luke Scott
Scott is one of my personal favorites and would have come very cheap. He would be a fantastic 7-hitter and was really close to being a Padre. The deal: Luke Scott for Josh Geer and Wade LeBlanc.
8. SS JJ Hardy
Hardy was the other SS looked at by SD before we got Jason Bartlett. I still like Jason better but that rumor came true. Hardy would have been aquired for a lot less and is a pretty good 8 hole guy. The Deal: Adam Russell for JJ Hardy.