Despite a roster full of youngsters, including a very youthful pitching staff, the Padres front office says it won’t be making any moves in the near term.
As the first-place team in the National League West, Padres management has little incentive to shake things up–for now.
“You get a little deeper into the season, where we get past the draft and we’re 60 games in or so, you get a feel for exactly what your team needs,” said Padres General Manager A.J. Preller. “The way we’ve designed it, I don’t think anything’s really changed so far over two weeks.
“If we’re competitive throughout the year, and we feel we have a chance to compete for a spot in the postseason, we’ll factor that in when we make those decisions,” Preller said of the option to bring in seasoned talent. “From our standpoint, it’s way too early for that.”