The Padres have no pitching and not a lot of it lurking in their minors. Meanwhile Will Venable and Carlos Quentin are in their 30s and will be long gone before San Diego is ready to make a charge up the standings. They also run four deep on the bench in terms of OFs. The Reds have got to have some minor league arms that can get this deal done (obviously not Robert Stephenson).
I remain morally convinced these two teams are going to work a deal before the season starts. It's screaming to be done.