|By Jason A. Churchill||By 11-07-2012|
|1. By: jgstecker on 11-07-2012 13:49:47|
I think there's real potential here, but a lot depends on where the Padres new ownership sees the franchise. Seattle needs to start winning more ASAP, but SD may have a little more time to grow.
Seager, Franklin, and Maurer would be my best offer. It's hard to imagine them getting much better from anyone else.
I might work on them for Edinson Volquez if they're really going to rebuild. Nick Hundley would've been an interesting fit, except for, oops on Yasmani Grandal. Kyle Blanks would be intriguing Smoak insurance if the Padres have tired with him yet.
SD could probably find useful employment for Figgins on their bench if Seattle is looking for a way to gracefully sneak him out of town.
|2. By: Jason A. Churchill on 11-07-2012 14:56:41|
The buzz seems to be that they are where the M's are... want to start making some noise now. Not look at 2015. That makes a match tough, though it's never impossible.
|3. By: sexymarinersfan on 11-07-2012 15:58:15|
Yeah, that means they'd want MLB ready hitters like Seager and Jaso, and maybe One of The Big Three to go with them.
|4. By: Shawnuel on 11-07-2012 17:12:37|
For me, this is a case where hindsight is 20/20. Had we approached the Friars about Headley near the all-star break, when his numbers were more pedestrian and Jedd Gyorko was tearing it up on the farm, he possibly could have been had for a reasonable package. Gyorko needs to find a space in their infield and at that point in time, Headley, while decent, hadn't had the breakout the team had been waiting for. Too late now (without giving up a lot). Oh, well.
|5. By: Jason A. Churchill on 11-07-2012 17:30:36|
That isn't necessarily true -- I'd bet firmly that it isn't. When a player like Headley hasn't exploded yet, and there's no reason to move him (problem in clubhouse, salary getting high, better player behind him on the depth chart ready to go) teams wait until the value goes up, they don't usually sell low, especially teams with lower payrolls.
Gyorko is not a future star -- he's not even as good as Headley, even if he maxes out.
Teams DID try to get Headley in July. The Padres just weren't selling.
|6. By: rotoenquire on 11-07-2012 18:50:45|
I agree there is nor reason to deal Headley if anything signing him long term should be there goal. However he has some really good trade value. As does Y. Alonso who could be dealt to make room for Gyorko.
Gyorko was a SS before moving to 2B. The Padres drafted him and moved him to 3B. He has some great versatility. His number may be inflated in the PCL. But his power is legit and figures to be an above average player that could have some All-Star years. Gyorko also won the Brooks Wallace award in 2010 for best SS in NCAA Division 1.
Maybe the M's could target Gyorko for a young SP. His bat would be an asset for the M's
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