San Diego Padres
The Padres are difficult to figure out. I’m still not sure what the heck is going on out there in the city named after Saint Diego. A.J. Preller made several huge deals last winter that did not pan out, but he stood pat at the trade deadline and did not make an attempt to start rebuilding the farm system he had just gutted to bring in players like Wil Myers, Justin Upton, and Craig Kimbrel. If the Padres want to keep going for it in the NL West, they will need a power-hitting first baseman.
The Padres have more flaws than that, however. Signing Davis would not be a quick fix for the Padres like it would for the Cardinals. The Padres have real questions at all of their infield positions, and Matt Kemp and Wil Myers did not exactly have great seasons in their first season with the team. Davis wants to play for a winner, and it is unlikely that is what the Padres will be for at least three more seasons while Preller regroups and comes up with a new plan. The Padres chances of signing Davis are very slim.
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