Grading the Padres Offseason Additions

#6   12/20/14

Ryan Hanigan for Will Middlebrooks

This small addition is the best move A.J. Preller made in the off-season. Hanigan was due to make $8 million dollars through the 2016 season. Middlebrooks made a little over 500k this season. The Padres saved $7.5 million dollars and were able to take a look at a young corner infielder. Hanigan’s contract is bad. He is nothing more than a backup catcher. Paying a backup catcher $3.7 million dollars a season would have been horrible.

Grade  A

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