MLB: Why do the Padres want first baseman Luke Voit and how would he fit into their lineup?

Enter the Fathers. Without a doubt, San Diego has the same World Series aspirations as the Yankees, but also has a clearer path to playing time for an underutilized Bronx bomber (veteran first baseman Luke Voit).

While New York has at spiked Giancarlo Stanton and other slugging veterans taking his place at DH, the Padres are largely unequipped to take theirs at DH or DH:

Despite outscoring the Yankees last season, the Friars are in an optimal position to borrow some of the Yankees’ offense, with the added bonus of keeping their team’s defense intact.

A hypothetical acquisition of Voit would strengthen a lineup that is short on firepower in the middle of the order after Fernando Tatis Jr.’s most recent injury. Projected by MLB Trade Rumors contributor Matt Swartz to earn $5.4MM in arbitration Voit would also prove eminently affordable for a Padres club that is about $10MM short of payroll from incurring luxury tax-related penalties.

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That projected arbitration figure likely attracts a handful of clubs, but for a San Diego team loaded with expensive contracts and limited free-agent options, a displaced Voit may turn out to be its best bet for improving the team’s offense without emptying the farm. or wallets.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Why do the Padres want first baseman Luke Voit and how would he fit into their lineup?