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Padres third baseman Chase Headley says talk of a contract extension has become a distraction.
The slugger says he spoke with team executive chairman Ron Fowler on Friday and explained his position that he didn't want to negotiate during the season.
Says Headley: ''I'm trying to pour water on the fire as much as I can.''
Fowler, head of the ownership group that took over the Padres in August, said on Wednesday that he's given general manager Josh Byrnes permission to begin negotiations with Headley on a long-term contract that would make him the highest-paid player in club history.
Headley had one of the best seasons in team history in 2012, hitting 31 homers and driving in an NL-high 115 runs while winning Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards. He's making $8,575,000 this year.
BEST OF MAXIM
Chase Headley says talks regarding a potential contract extension to stay in San Diego were becoming a distraction, so he's decided to wait until the offseason to focus on the negotiations. He hasn't seemed too distracted at the plate, though.
The Padres seeks a sixth consecutive home victory Saturday night when they take on the Diamondbacks, who have lost four straight...
The ongoing negotiations between Chase Headley and the San Diego Padres may soon be coming to an end - and they may end in a deal that benefits both sides. After seeming hesitant to sign Headley long-term, the Padres are ready to offer him a big contract. Like all-time big.
Corey Brock of MLB.com says Padres' executive chairman Ron Fowler has given the team's GM Josh...
The San Diego Padres have recalled right handed pitcher Brad Boxberger from their Triple-A Tucson minor league affiliate. To make room for him on the active parent roster, the Padres have decided to option left handed pitcher Robbie Erlin to Triple-A Tucson. Boxberger is expected to pitch long relief for San Diego.
The post San Diego Padres Recall Brad Boxberger, Option Robbie...
While a lot of folks are eagerly anticipating the planned renovations to the decrepit Wrigley Field — Lance Berkman is probably part of that contingent — some folks with a more of a nose for nostalgia (as it were) aren’t as excited that the longtime home of the Chicago Cubs will be losing some of its trademark and quirky charm through the renovation process.
Among those folks...
SAN DIEGO -- Eleven feet. It might as well have been a mile.
Yonder Alonsos fly ball to deep right-center field Friday would have struck the auxiliary scoreboard and bounded back into play in every game at Petco Park in every year from 2004-12.
After renovations, the ball easily cleared the new fence in front of the Jack Daniels party patio for a two-run home run, a blow that seemed...
The San Diego Padres have recalled right-handed pitcher Brad Boxberger from Triple-A Tucson before their game Thursday against the Chicago Cubs.
San Diego also optioned LHP Robbie Erlin to Triple-A.
Boxberger appeared in 24 games last year for San Diego, going 0-0 with a 2.60 earned-run average. In 10 games with Tucson this season, Boxberger was 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA.
Erlin is 0...
SAN DIEGO -- When Heath Bell entered the game in the eighth inning Saturday night, San Diego fans let him know exactly what they thought of his five mostly remarkable seasons here.
Catcalls, combined with a smattering of appreciation.
Three 40-save years does not buy much any more.
Bell knew it was coming. He got the same thing last year, when he returned to Petco Park after signing...
I don’t know what exactly is going on here, but I’m very very excited.
The folks over at Busted Coverage, dug up this wonderful clip of two females having some fun at a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres last night.
Apparently, the Padres have some sort of in-game promotion involving the grabbing of bases, and these two barefooted women...
Perhaps a day off was what the Diamondbacks needed to reset after a painful sweep at the hands of the Giants, capped by consecutive blown saves. Despite wins in two of their last three series, the D-backs entered the off day beaten down by the bullpen struggles.
"This is a tough time," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said after Wednesday's game. "We've just got...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Yonder Alonso hit a go-ahead two-run homer off Wade Miley in the fifth inning and the San Diego Padres held on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Friday night for their seventh win in nine games.
With the Padres trailing 3-2, Alonso drove a 2-2 pitch from Miley (2-1) into the Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 deck in right-center, his fourth. It was unclear whether...
Yonder Alonso hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Wade Miley in the fifth inning and the San Diego Padres held on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Friday night for their seventh win in nine games.
With the Padres trailing 3-2, Alonso drove a 2-2 pitch from Miley (2-1) into the Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 deck in right-center, his fourth. It would have been a home run even in Petco...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Patrick Corbin pitched seven solid innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped their season-high four-game losing streak with an 8-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
Corbin (4-0) gave up one run and five hits while striking out seven. He walked three while his ERA dropped to 1.80. Corbin has opened the season by pitching at least six innings...
There has been a significant amount of trade talk
surrounding San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley, and the rumors only
figure to increase from now until the trade deadline. Considering Headley doesn’t
want to talk contract until after the season, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports
believes he’s likely to be traded prior to the July 31st deadline.
The Padres are...
Yadier Alonso's two-out fly ball to right field dropped in front of Julio Borbon for an RBI single that led to a four-run eighth inning and boosted the San Diego Padres over the Chicago Cubs 4-2 Thursday for a four-game series split.
Travis Wood (2-2) retired his first 14 batters before Kyle Blanks singled, and he led 2-0 when Jesus Guzman reached on an infield single leading...
WHERE'S THE GLOVE?
In Thursday's Padres-Cubs game, San Diego third baseman Chase Headley hit a pop up near the crowd on the first base side of the field. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo settled under the ball, reached over the tarp, and made the catch. After making the huge stretch, Rizzo proceeded to fall between the tarp and the Wrigley Field brick wall behind it. He held on to the ball, and...