Buyers … no more?

It wasn’t all that long ago when the Padres were 36-34 and just one game back in the NL West.

They were going to add pitching, likely a starter, to bolster their rotation. They were ready to part with prospects to do so.

Well, not anymore — not they way they’ve played of late.

The Padres entered Tuesday’s game against the Rockies on a 10-game losing skid.

“It has changed,” said Padres general manager Josh Byrnes. “We were very aggressive in kicking the tires. The prices we heard were very high.”

Now that the team has drifted back in the NL West, there’s no sense in swinging a deal unless the team shows it can perform better.

“Now, we need to climb back in it,” Byrnes said.

The team wasn’t really in on Ricky Nolasco and the cost the Cubs are seeking for Matt Garza, at this point of the month at least, is considered very high.

— Corey Brock


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