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Report: Chase Headley claimed off revocable waivers, pulled back by Padres

Aug 29, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT

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CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that Chase Headley was claimed off revocable waivers by an unidentified team and pulled back by the Padres. As a result, he is now assured of staying with San Diego for the rest of the season.

After a breakthrough season in 2012 in which Headley finished fifth in the National League MVP balloting, he is batting just .240/.331/.368 with eight home runs and 36 RBI in 117 games this season. Heyman writes that the Padres are expected to attempt to sign the 29-year-old to a contract extension this winter, but it’s possible they could field trade offers if no progress is made. It could be an interesting dynamic, as Headley might not be willing to sign after a down year while the Padres could be selling low in a trade.

Headley is due a raise in arbitration this winter after making $8.575 million this season. He is due to hit the free agent market after 2014.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Aug 29, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    I don’t understand arbitration.

    If you make $8.75 million while being a huge disappointment….how the hell do you get a raise?

    Why does arbitration always only favor the player? Shouldn’t he have to play for $5,000,000 next year to make up for being terrible this year?

    • ezthinking - Aug 29, 2013 at 8:32 PM

      Maybe he should have gotten more than the league minimum when he was a rookie? Or less the next year?

    • ezthinking - Aug 29, 2013 at 8:36 PM

      BTW, a team can always DFA a player or trade them. If someone will pay, then the market bears their salary. MLB couldn’t survive a true free market, Trout would have gotten $200 mil last season if it was.

      Take an economics class, realize the rules of MLB aren’t a free market, then comment.

      • tfbuckfutter - Aug 29, 2013 at 8:58 PM

        We should hangout sometime.

        Come to my Labor Day Cookout.

        You sound like a fucking blast.

      • ezthinking - Aug 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

        I’d love to come over, but I’m already committed to go to Miami v. Cubs on Monday. Day game at Wrigley is always a blast.

        Just like your party, there are plenty of dipshits there too, but at least they aren’t endlessly negative about the game they are suppose to like.

  2. ezthinking - Aug 29, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Go watch football.

  3. dondada10 - Aug 29, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Switch-hitting third-basemen with a great glove don’t grow on trees. That being said, I definitely think the Padres are gonna deal him in the off-season when they can get more teams interested. He makes a lot of sense for the Yankees who might need a third-baseman next year.

  4. yankeepunk3000 - Aug 29, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    I would love to see yankees go after him but we don’t have much prospects. maybe they can just give a shit ton of.money. HEY PADRES HERE’S A SHIT TON OF MONEY! Capitalism. gotta love it…How about some nice boats too? you like boats? How about a f##ken wave runner? who doesn’t love a few dozen wave runners in their backyard!

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