Rumors involving potential Chase Headley trades began to
swirl earlier this year when the third baseman told the San Diego Padres that
he wouldn’t discuss a contract extension until the offseason. However, people
with ties to the team told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that it’s “unlikely” there
will be a trade involving the Padres’ slugger.
Prior to Headley cutting off talks when the regular...
Even though contract talks have been put on hold, the Padres have no intention of dealing third baseman Chase Headley before this summer's trade deadline, according to a report from CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
According to sources close to the team, a trade is "unlikely" this season, as the team continues to hope it can re-sign Headley to a long-term contract. While Headley's agent did...
“Headley had not hit more then 12 home runs at the big league level before blasting 31 last season. Headley?s HR/FB rate in 2012 was 21.4%, good for tenth best in the major leagues, before last season though; Headley never had a HR/FB rate over 10%. ”
“Chase was unlreal in 2012 hitting 31 HRs and stealing 17 Bases. While those numbers were great, I would be very surprised to see him repeat. 1) he feels he is getting underpaid, which should not be his concern. 2) Not easy to hit 30+ HRs back-to-back seasons playing in San Diego. 3) He has zero protection outside of Carlos Quentin in that lineup. Go ahead and let someone else think they are getting David Wright clone with a high draft pick.”
“Headley's ISO jumped to over 100 points in his 5th season of major playing time. Bautista's jumped in his same season. It's unlikely that Headley will repeat last season, but Bautista proves it isn't impossible.”