Friday, August 6, 2010

Another trade?

The Padres are still surveying the trade market for starting pitchers. They want someone who can absorb innings. The Padres are near the end of the waiver line, so the pickings likely will be slim. Padres candidates in-house include reliever Tim Stauffer and prospect Cory Luebke, who is in Triple-A.

Until recently, Luebke was having a good season. "He did not look good," said a non-Padres scout who saw the left-hander recently. "His fastball was real straight. His breaking ball was erratic. Changeup wasn't there. Maybe it was an off night."

As part of the latest West Coast Bias column, I touched on the Padres and Chargers.

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