The Padres made the biggest move of Day 2 during the Winter Meetings swinging a deal with the Yankees.
First, the Padres acquired Chase Headley, and Brian Mitchell from the Yankees. Then, they sent Ryan Schimpf to the Tampa Bay Rays. The buzz is that they’re not done and have a real interest in acquiring free-agent Eric Hosmer.
Last season in Kansas City, Hosmer batted .318/.385/.498 with 25 homers and is considered to be an elite free-agent this offseason. Wil Myers is the current first baseman in San Diego and is reportedly willing to move to the outfield if needed.
The Padres currently have one of the smaller payrolls in MLB and adding Hosmer would certainly change that.