Throughout the first half of thisyear, the Padresemphasized they wereon the precipice of contention.General manager A.J. Preller said it before Opening Day. Manager Andy Green told reporters the same early this season. Clubhouse veterans such as Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers echoed the sense of optimism.But winning as Micah Parsons Jersey soon as po sible appeared a secondary priority when San Diego sent outfielder Franmil Reyes, left-hander Logan Allen and infielder Victor Nova to the Indians on Tuesday in exchange for Reds outfield prospect Taylor Trammell. Preller dealt two MLB-ready players and a 19-year-oldfor Trammell, who hasofferedpromisebut is strugglingin Double-A and remainsanother year from reaching San Diego under the best Drew Pearson T Shirts circumstances.In other words,the Padresdecided to punt again.MORE: Reyes, 24, launched 27 home runs this year for the Padres to go along with that suggests hell be an offensive force for years to come. Allen, 22, was a consensus top-100 prospect entering the season and logged 25 big league innings before he was traded. Each player figured to serve ascomplementary pieces around acore ofManny Machado, Fernando Trevon Diggs Jersey Tatis Jr. and Chris Paddacknext year. A 2020 surge with Reyes and Allen in towwould not have been unreasonable to expect: San Diego entered Tuesday withitsbest winning percentage since 2014 andwas set to return almost its entire lineup next year.Now, the team's contention timeline might bemovedback.The Reds made Trammellafirst-round draft selection in 2016 because ofhis defense, speed and power potential, but he's stillan unproven a setrelative to the players San Diego sent away.The 21-year-old probably won't make hisMLB debut until late 2020 or 2021, and his .236 batting average in Chattanooga this year could indicate a lasting flaw embedded in his game. Because prospects are so difficult to project, it's uncertain how much better he'll get Roger Staubach T Shirts and when that growth will occur.MORE: Even if Reyes defensive struggles limit his upside, andAllen winds up being a back-end starter, , its pretty clear those players would help San Diego more in 2020. Allen in particular seemed ready to make an impactconsidering the Padres' ongoing struggletoshore up their rotation depth.So while Trammell is another uber-talented kid the organization can develop,Preller's focus should no longer be on far-away objectives. It's not like he doesn't already .His franchise, which has been mediocre for so long, needs to soon show the on-field results itsown bra s promised. Delaying itsturnaround Demarcus Lawrence T Shirts is a dangerous game."Padres fans have been patient with us," ,"understanding we're trying to build something."Theunderstandinghe's enjoyed might not last much longer.