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While they’re unlikely to get the same package they received
for right-hander Mat Latos last offseason, the San Diego Padres should think
about trading third baseman Chase Headley sometime during spring training,
according to Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Bowden notes that the Padres and Headley recently avoided
arbitration on a one-year deal. Prior to that agreement, the sides were
discussing an extension that would keep Headley in San Diego over the long
haul. However, Headley later told reporters that he and the Padres were so far
apart when it came to negotiations that it wasn’t worth continuing discussions.
With David Wright, Ryan Zimmerman and Evan Longoria already
signed to long-term contract extensions, Headley is the best among third
baseman who could be available, according to Bowden.
The Padres received impact players Yonder Alonso, Yasmani
Grandal and Edinson Volquez in exchange for Latos. With top prospect Jedd
Gyorko ready to take over at the hot corner, Bowden believes San Diego should
deal Headley to increase their pool of young and talented players.
Bowden lists the Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh
Pirates, Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Detroit
Tigers as potential fits for Headley.
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