Found November 20, 2011 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
In a recent report for FOX Sports, Ken Rosenthal said the Padres are interested in trading both SS Jason Bartlett and 2B Orlando Hudson this winter, and Dan Hayes of the North County Times says the Padres think they’ll have an easier time dealing Bartlett due to his contract. Bartlett, 32, signed a two year, $11 million contract extension with a $5.5 million club option for 2013 last January. He hit .245 with a .308 on-base percentage with two home runs and 40 RBI. He’s a career .274 hitter over eight big league seasons with the Twins, Rays, and Padres. Hudson, who will be 34 in December, signed a two year, $11.5 million contract with the Padres last December. The Padres hold an $8 million club option on Hudson with a $2 million buyout. He hit .246 with a .329 on-base percentage with seven home runs and 43 RBI in 119 games. Michael Baron: Bartlett could be viewed as a possibility if Reyes doesn’t return this winter, but when evaluating the value and performance of either of these p...

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Earlier this week we heard that the Padres hope to trade either Jason Bartlett or Orlando Hudson this offseason, and today Dan Hayes of The North County Times heard from a source that the team believes it will be easier to trade Bartlett because of his contract (Twitter links). The Padres think they'd have to eat part of Hudson's deal to get actual prospects back. The...
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