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Padres haven’t talked extension with Chase Headley

Nov 7, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

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Chase Headley‘s breakout season led to speculation about whether the Padres would try to sign the third baseman to a long-term contract extension, but it doesn’t sound likely anytime soon.

Headley is under contract through 2014 and Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that “no discussions have taken place to date.”

Headley has always been a very solid all-around player whose raw offensive numbers were deflated by calling Petco Park home. That all changed this year as he hit .286 with 31 homers and an .875 OPS while leading the NL with 115 RBIs and the switch-hitter will benefit from the Padres moving in the fences for 2013.

While the two sides apparently aren’t engaging in extension talks general manager Josh Byrnes did stress that the Padres aren’t looking to trade Headley, saying: “I think people know we’re not going to move him.”

  1. greymares - Nov 7, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    say hello Philly !!!!

    • mdpickles - Nov 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM

      And give up at least two top tier prospects to get him? Nahh..I’ll take a one year stopgap at 3rd and wait for the arrival of Cody Asche.

    • vanmorrissey - Nov 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM

      BS. They plan to see if he puts up somewhat similar numbers starting off next year then get a long term deal done in the middle of the year. If 2012 was a flash in the pan, no deal, then they’ll deal him.

  2. icanspeel - Nov 7, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    They should at least talk to get a number, but I am sure the Padres like most teams wonder if Headley will sustain what he did in 2012 as it was a breakout year. Worst case, they do have him 2 more years.

  3. protius - Nov 7, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Phil Hughes for Chase Headley, straight up.

    • pisano - Nov 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM

      ….and throw Arod in.

  4. BigBeachBall - Nov 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    Can we package the whole padre roster with a headley….

  5. djjackson81 - Nov 8, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Headley for Bauer and Chris Johnson

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