Originally written on Friarhood  |  Last updated 1/31/13
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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 within, develop, and retain talent.  Payroll was slashed from $73M in 2008 to $37M in 2009.  Since that time fans have watched as names such as Peavy, Gonzalez, Bell, Adams, and Latos have all left San Diego.  The only names that remain on the roster since Bud Black took over as manager are Chase Headley, Joe Thatcher, and Tim Stauffer whom recently signed a minor league deal with the team. As we all know Petco tends to play fair the second half of the season, which is when Headley was really able to do his damage, hitting .308/.386/.592 with 23 home runs, and 73 RBI.  A monster second half raises the question…...
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  • No, they dont have to extend him, right now...

    and even if they do offer an extension, its not gonna be enuf for Chase and his agent to NOT look at other teams that may pay him more. People forget, extensions are, literally, a two way street.

    if he doesnt want to accept it, he doesnt have to. This is not as simple as the Padres offering 70 million or whatever, which may be too much for them. As we speak, he's worth more than that, when you compare his stats to someone like Jayson Werth, who had one standout season in 2009 (didnt even break 100 ribbies), and was able to parlay that into a 9 digit deal. Chase may not be the 4 tooler that Werth is (and he may not be a 4 tooler, truth be told), but he's been as serviceable as Werth has been..and furthermore, Werth was basically a 'part time player', before he got regular playing time in Philly.

    So, Chase doesnt have to accept the extension from the Padres if he doesnt speak to his REAL worth, bottom line.

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