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McBain
Headley? Mitchell?
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:45
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Am I just now coming out of a coma from when I drowned saving Lana's life eight months ago?

I don't understand this move at all. Mitchell's not remotely interesting enough to take on Headley's payroll. There must be more happening.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/12/padres-reach-deal-with-yankees-to-acquire-chase-headley-bryan-mitchell.html

    • other shoe just dropped jay, Sat Jan 6 19:42
      Solarte to Blue Jays for an OF prospect.
      • Re: other shoe just dropped Wahoo Willy, Tue Jan 9 16:50
        Seems like a good enough prospect? But Iím going to cop to not following exactly as well.
        • Re: other shoe just dropped jst25, Fri Jan 12 02:06
          I don't think fans are going to be too happy about going from Solarte to Headley, but eh, it bought us two or three middling prospects I guess.
      • linkjay, Sat Jan 6 19:45
        https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/949749858247827457?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet https://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2018/1/6/16858650/yangervis-solarte-trade-blue-jays-padres
    • Re: Headley? Mitchell?jay, Thu Dec 14 19:31
      Maybe the entire front office was sitting around a table and someone asked what is the most Padres move they can make. Reacquiring Headley was the winning proposal. I don't follow the game as closely ... more
      • Re: Headley? Mitchell?McBain, Fri Dec 15 10:02
        No minimum payroll for teams that receive revenue sharing, but that's been kicked around by the MLBPA. I've come around more to Mark's POV. If they can get out from under Headley at 50% and net a... more
        • Simpliest Solution is the Correct OneMark, Sat Dec 16 17:53
          So give me the easy answer. Gary Templeton for Ozzie Smith. We've got a deal largely centered around cheap ownership, miscalculation of player values and a bad job at figuring out how guys are going... more
          • A contender, for sureMcBain, Sat Dec 16 18:03
            Admittedly, I'm focused on the KT / Alderson and later eras. Even Randy Smith has largely faded from my view. They have to move Headley. Paying that much to get a pitcher who is less valuable than De ... more
            • Re: A contender, for surejay, Sun Dec 17 15:54
              Put me down for Headley playing for the Padres at least through June.
              • Misplaced Fan PerceptionAlan, Tue Jan 2 20:18
                I think ownership thinks Headley is a draw for fans. And they are going to spend on Hosmer for the same reason. Who cares if it is a good move! We have to make it look like we are trying!
        • Re: Headley? Mitchell?jay, Sat Dec 16 03:37
          The Most Padres Move Of All Time would also contain some aspect of hoping to catch lightning in a bottle for a second time as a necessary ingredient as part of an ill-defined plan. I'm going to go... more
          • Williams-Lankford for meMcBain, Sat Dec 16 14:49
            Lacks your "second time around," but checks my qualifications. Misevaluation of team needs? Our offense was already better than our pitching. Misevaluation of team condition? The last thing we needed ... more
            • No disparagement intended to LankfordMcBain, Sat Dec 16 17:55
              That was a messy post. Lankford may not have fit in with the Redneck Padres but never seemed to be a jerk. I meant that when evaluating The Most Padre Move, acquiring an a-hole would be More Padre.
              • I thought about Williams/Lankford as well. I agree on the a-hole factor as well. That's partly why I went for the 2nd Wells acquisition over signing Fernando to be the 5th starter in 96 or bring back ... more
                • ManAlan, Tue Jan 2 20:16
                  I cared so much about those teams. How much did we all argue over Kotsay for Long and Hernandez? And how pointless was that? I know I've gotten old when I find it hard to summon the passion anymore.
                  • Under the radarWahoo Willy, Sat Jan 6 11:21
                    :) I think the move that sticks with me and most of the notables have been discussed already... well, this one is more personal. First it was the Ruben Rivera trade. Because thatís what kicked it all ... more
                  • At leastMcBain, Wed Jan 3 14:15
                    Those were three major leaguers. Think of the electrons and life-force we spent on Nick Schmidt and Allan Dykstra.
                • Makes You Miss KT Doesn't It? (nm)Mark, Sun Dec 17 14:27
    • Re: Headley? Mitchell?Wahoo Willy, Tue Dec 12 12:53
      Very, very odd. I'm not even sure I'm ready to make a Larry Wayne Headley joke. Ok, too late. I'm still shaking off the Ohtani thing. Mark's right. That was mostly just a gift from the gods - and... more
      • Re: Headley? Mitchell?McBain, Tue Dec 12 13:59
        Hosmer scares the pee out of me. He's not likely to immediately be James Shields v2.0, but the back half of a six year deal could be ugly as homemade sin. There are a LOT of 4-3 groundouts in his... more
        • Lines vs ScoutingMark, Tue Dec 12 14:26
          I saw somewhere, which escapes me at this point, that the Padres have become the most ardent scout heavy organization in MLB. Seems like Mitchell fits that. Read literally any of the scouting reports ... more
          • Re: Lines vs ScoutingMcBain, Tue Dec 12 15:31
            Mitchell's age and the low IP make me skeptical of those 2017 AAA results. Last year was the first time in five years that his K rate was anything special. If his stuff was really whammo, seems like... more
            • Re: Lines vs ScoutingWahoo Willy, Thu Dec 14 13:06
              Am i crazy to be hoping for Machado? I just cant understand the Hosmer thing. And this Headley arbitrage thing seems weird but I suppose I'll reserve judgment to see where they land. Shades of 2014,... more
              • Yes, CrazyMark, Thu Dec 14 14:02
                I mean, I can admit I've thought that they should be saving their money for Machado anyway. But, come on now....there's no 400MM contract that they're capable of doing. Mark
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