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07:58 AM ET 01.09 | With spring training a little more than a month away, the Padres rank among teams still looking to improve their roster. One rival executive says there is no chance that general manager Josh Byrnes completes his off-season with the addition of free-agent right-hander Jason Marquis as his only significant move. The Padres seem disinclined to make a strong play for any of the free-agent remaining starters, believing that some of their youngsters can be the rough equivalent of veterans such as Joe Saunders, and at a much lower price. A trade for a pitcher such as the Detroit Tigers' Rick Porcello, Kansas City Royals' Luke Hochevar or Los Angeles Dodgers' Aaron Harang remains possible, though the Padres might be content to wait until spring training.

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January 9, 2013  10:19 AM ET

Trading for one pitcher or signing a free agent is not going to push you over the top since you finish 18 games behind, so stay the course and keep developing your young talent for the future.

January 9, 2013  01:04 PM ET

I think the Padres seem content to just muddle along.

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January 9, 2013  02:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Typical monastics for ya.

Quit monk-eying around.

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January 9, 2013  04:33 PM ET

Porcello would be a terrific fit in San Diego. But no, he's not going anywhere. The Tigers want to win a World Series, and having 6 capable starters to select from is an extraordinary luxury.

January 9, 2013  06:05 PM ET

if padres didn't do anything good to improve their club,, what would be the use to waste prospects with a regular trade in pitching availability??

January 9, 2013  06:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Porcello would be a terrific fit in San Diego. But no, he's not going anywhere. The Tigers want to win a World Series, and having 6 capable starters to select from is an extraordinary luxury.

oh yes it is,,,

January 9, 2013  06:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Trading for one pitcher or signing a free agent is not going to push you over the top since you finish 18 games behind, so stay the course and keep developing your young talent for the future.

bingo,,,

January 9, 2013  06:35 PM ET

wiseup: the market for Kyle Loshe right now is nonexitatent. The longer Loshe hangs out there the lower his price will be. Come Feb. just before spring traing opens Loshe could probably be signed for 7or 8 mil. for 2013. I'm sure he regrets not taking Cardinals offer. The Padres, Pirates, Indians or Orioles might be interested at that price.

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January 10, 2013  10:03 AM ET

The Mets will under bid everyone!!!

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