Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 1/31/13
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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