It has been reported that the Padres could be willing to move Andrew Cashner, Ian Kennedy, or Tyson Ross this offseason, but Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports hears that their quest to land a bat has also made right-hander Jesse Hahn available.
Hahn is coming off an impressive showing as a rookie in which he posted a 3.07 ERA and 70/32 K/BB ratio in 73 1/3 innings across 12 starts and two relief appearances. The 25-year-old is still years away from even being arbitration-eligible, so the asking price figures to be sky high. But the Padres are reportedly trying to prioritize hitting in an attempt to contend next season.
Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.
Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.
There are far worse bounceback candidates.