The San Diego Padres have made a big splash with their starting rotation this offseason, adding Jhoulys Chacin and Clayton Richard to the mix.
However, according to Padres.com, GM A.J. Preller is still looking to add more arms to the rotation before the 2017 season officially kicks off:
“With the additions of Chacin and Richard, I think we can be a little bit more selective going forward,” Preller said. “But we’re still looking to add to the pitching staff. In general, you want to have options. You always have to try and get 1,000 innings or so out of your rotation, and you want to make sure that you don’t [expect to] do it with five guys.”
According to the report, an interesting option may be on the table for San Diego — former ace Jake Peavy.
Peavy would be welcomed back to the Padres with open arms, even after he struggled his way to a 5-9 record (with a 5.54 ERA) with the San Francisco Giants last season.
Even if the Padres don’t sign another starter this offseason, they’ll still have at least seven arms to choose from to fill the rotation this spring. Whether those arms are able to form a decent rotation remains to be seen.