Padres avoid arbitration with a four players, while still working on three more.
Will Venable $2.675M (Projection $2.5M)
Everth Cabrera $1.275M ($1.2M) via Corey Brock
Joe Thatcher $1.375M ($1.1M) via Corey Brock
John Baker $930K (900K) via CAA
Edinson Volquez $5.275M ($4.6M) via Bill Center
Three players remain unsigned:
Chase Headley – Asking $10.3M, Offered ...
I was in LA last night. Not for the game, but for a concert. I was however following the game on my phone and I was impressed that I saw a number higher than 2 next to the Padres. I was then impressed that we were able to tie the game up when it came to the 9th inning. Then all hell broke loose. It is sad how the Dodgers won that game. They didn't even have to put up a fight...
This spring, Padres reliever Joe Thatcher has his eye on a clean bill of health from the start of camp to the finish, as his surgically repaired left shoulder -- a procedure done last May -- has responded well to early work.
The Padres have reached to contract agreements with C John Baker and P Joe Thatcher. Thatcher is signed for a $700k contract and Baker to a $750k contract (per Bill Center of the SDUT).
We still have to wait for contract agreements/amounts with nine other Padres players that are arbitration eligible. Here is the lsit of players that we still are waiting on: