MLB Trade Rumors have a couple of new posts up regarding the Padres, one of my favourite teams. I have always liked Vinny Castilla's energy on the field, but he's been miserable at the plate in his first year with the Friars and apparently GM Kevin Towers is now looking beyond for help at the hot corner:
Krasovic says that GM Kevin Towers has shown interest in Bill Hall, Corey Koskie, Wilson Betemit, and Andy Marte. He also mentioned that Towers was not interested in Aaron Boone and names Morgan Ensberg as a slight possibility. Aramis Ramirez cannot be had.
The post goes on to debunk these possibilities and offers up the following names as more likely trade bait: Joe Randa (again), Mike Lowell, Rich Aurillia and Tony Graffanino.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox have apparently shown interest in OF Ryan Klesko. The Padres and Red Sox have swung a number of deals in the recent past, indicating that Towers may deal with Boston to both find himself a new 3B and rid the roster of the oft-injured Klesko.