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The Padres are getting through their arbitration eligible players pretty quickly this season. Over the past week we have seen guys sign for another year in agreement with the club and not have to go through the ugly arbitration process. I was a little worried that Chase Headley would be the player to go through that since his filing number and the team’s were so far apart. However, as we saw last night, the Padres announced that they have come to an agreement with Headley. More on that can be found below via the Union Tribune. Normally I would post something like this from the Padres website, but they have another great article up that I want you all to read, and I don’t like posting multiple articles from the same source if I can avoid it. Other than the Headley news it has been pretty status quo for the squad. I also have a link below regarding the MLB and the clinic and Miami, which will probably be a common article for a while until we get a decision on what to do with that. Here are your links for today:
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Logan Forsythe now taking fly balls in the outfield – Padres.com
“It’s clear the organization wants to see more of the 26-year-old, as it’s asked him to start taking fly balls in the outfield this week at Petco Park. It’s all part of San Diego’s plan to have Forsythe serve a super-utility role for the upcoming season.”
Chase Headley and the Padres agree to a one year deal – Union Tribune
“Headley and the Padres Wednesday night agreed to a one-year contract for 2013 that will pay Headley $8.575 million.”
Freddy Garcia and the value of broken starters - Fangraphs
“In terms of rate stats, Garcia has been a pretty close match to the league averages. He walks a few less, strikes out a few less, and gives up a few more home runs, but he’s also pitched in some hitter friendly ballparks, so overall, his per inning performance has been pretty solid.”
Padres must extend Chase Headley for the long term – Steve Adler of The Friarhood
“Personally, I’m not a fan of over-spending, but if you are going to spend a few million extra on a guy, I can’t think of a player on this roster I’d feel more comfortable spending that money on than Chase Headley.”
MLB to expand investigation into Miami-area clinic – MLB.com
“Yahoo! Sports first reported that MLB officials will shortly go to Florida to meet with the publication’s editors and lawyers to see if they can obtain the records that are said to implicate Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz and Gio Gonzalez, along with three players who have previously been suspended for using performance-enhancing substances: Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon and Yasmani Grandal.”
D-Backs and Martin Prado agree to four year deal – MLBTR
“The Diamondbacks announced they have agreed to a four-year contract through 2016 with infielder/outfielder Martin Prado. The deal will pay Prado $40MM in total, a source tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.”
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Chase Headley – Photo by SD Dirk
After contract negotiations went nowhere this off-season it’s time for the Padres to cash in on Chase Headley’s breakout season. We have heard that this team is going to build from within and retain talent, but at a certain point if you can’t retain that talent you need to cash in and get maximum value.
Chase Headley’s value will likely...
Chase Headley – Photo by SD Dirk
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.
When Jeff Moorad and Co. took over control from John Moores, the fan base was told the team would build from...
The San Diego Padres and third baseman Chase Headley reached agreement Wednesday on a one-year, $8.575 million deal. The agreement allows the two sides to avoid an arbitration hearing as Headley was seeking $10.3 million and the Padres were offering $7.075. "It's the system," Padres General Manager Josh Byrnes told U-T San Diego. "He had a great year and he deserves...
The San Diego Padres avoided arbitration with Chase Headley on Jan. 30, but they don't seem to be making any headway toward getting their third baseman closer to a long-term contract. Headley will make $8,575,000 in 2013. Headley was seeking $10.3 million in arbitration, while the Padres were offering $7,075,000. Headley made $3,475,000 through a pre-arbitration agreement...
Once considered one of the best up-and-coming players in the game, Yonder Alonso has fallen off the map. Ranked by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Padres organization last year, Alonso slashed a decent .273/.348/.393 in his first full season in the majors. However, due to his lack of power (he only hit nine home runs last year) and the vast depth of the first base position...
The San Diego Padres projected Opening Day starter last year and their 2011 Opening Day starter does not even have a guaranteed roster spot on the 2013 team. After once again dealing with arm troubles last year, Tim Stauffer underwent surgery. He is expected to be ready sometime shortly after the season begins. With that in mind, the Padres re-signed him to a minor league...
Chase Headley is locked up for 2013 for the sum of $8.575M according to Buster Olney of ESPN via twitter.
Headley had asked for $10.3M, the Padres countered with $7.075. After finishing 5th in the NL MVP vote, Headley was due for a significant raise. He set career highs in runs (95), hits (173), home runs (31), while leading the league with 115 RBI. He also capped...
From 2001 to 2006, Freddy Garcia posted six consecutive seasons with 200 or more innings pitched, and while he wasn’t an ace, he was an above average durable starting pitcher. That skillset helped him earn about $45 million during his three arbitration seasons and the three years of free agency that the White Sox bought after acquiring him from Seattle. He was a valued asset...
More than any other pitcher in 2012, Edinson Volquez captured why park effects matter. The Padres’ righty exhibited a similar profile at home and on the road — lots of strikeouts (8.9 K/9 home, 8.5 away), walks (5.0 BB/9 home, 5.4 BB/9 away) and ground balls (53 percent home, 48 percent away). All marks were slightly better at home, as expected, but there’s nothing in the basics...
The San Diego Padres still have not reached a long-term extension with Chase Headley, but they may have gotten a bargain for this year. The team and their third baseman slugger have agreed to a one-year contract that will allow the sides to avoid arbitration. Headley will be getting a nice raise compared to his 2012 salary, but it seems he will make far less than he would have...
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...
I had a slight unscheduled absence from the internet yesterday morning, but I am back today to catch you up on what is going on in the world of the San Diego Padres. The sad part is even though I didn’t post anything yesterday, there wasn’t much going on at all. In fact today you are getting five articles. That is five articles that encompass the past two days. This is one reason...