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The fallout of the news out of Miami yesterday has been quite interesting to say the least. In all at least seven major leaguers were named in the article from the Miami New Times. Among these names are known users Bartolo Colon, Melky Cabrera and Yasmani Grandal. But it has also named Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, Cesar Carillo, and Nelson Cruz. All very big names around the majors and sure to create some waves during the coming season. The Rangers have lost Josh Hamilton to the Angels this offseason and were looking at Cruz to continue to be their big bat. Now there is the risk of losing him for the better part of the season. Interesting to note that the Padres have two connections on this list in the form of Grandal and Carillo. As far as I know though there is no connection between the two players other than that as Carillo was with the Tigers last season. The article then goes on to say there could be up to 20 players eventually named in this scandal. For those that missed the ...
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The Padres need to sign Chase Headley to a long-term deal. For the last half decade Padre fans have seen any player worth having on a jersey traded or let go. With every player that leaves and every losing season the team loses fans.
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Chase Headley is locked up for 2013 for the sum of $8.575M according to Buster Olney of ESPN via twitter.
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