Yes, but whom did we have to trade that the Padres would have been interested in? Cashner is a solid ML ready pitcher. The closest we have to that would be Britton or Arrieta and either one would have been an overpay that we really couldn't afford to lose. In two years BOBBY Bundy might
have been comparable.
IMO Mark Reynolds will be above ML average at 1B for the next two years. After that we may need to find a place setter until Delmonico is ready, and that's being optimistic since he's never had an professional AB. Mahoney needs to have a HUGE year at AAA to be taken seriously and Tyler Townsend
has horrible plate discipline. Not a pretty picture.