You feel bad for Stauffer & Moseley looking like they could miss a good chunk and possibly all of the season, though that's premature at this point. Replacing those two from Kelly, Bass, Wieland and Erlin even this early in the season, is a decent outcome with a focus on the future. Any of those guys would be thrilled to get 120+ innings starting in San Diego. Seems like Casey Kelly stands a good chance of being added to the 40-man before June.
Looking forward to seeing how Richard looks today. Would be nice not to have three kids in the rotation at once.
I'm worried about Chase Headley. I wouldn't be surprised if come July the team decides they'd rather go with one of their other numerous options (Guzman, Darnell, Gyorko, Belnome etc.) while seeing Headley have a poor first half diminishing his trade value a decent amount. Not the end of the world, but still crappy.
Like most others, I want to see some youth up the middle. At this point they just hope for Ludwick type situation, finding a team with a big enough need to absorb 2m for either vet. Bartlett should be dealt first IMO, due to that vesting option. Would look real bad if the team non-tendered him prior to it vesting. Sure wish Logan Forsythe wasn't hurt again. Thought maybe he'd be our Neil Walker.
I don't think I've ever said this about another Padre-but it's time to cut Hudson. Seriously, pay him his money and tell him to go away. The whole act is just tired and I can't believe he's providing ... more
Personally, I think that's jumping the gun on Hudson. I'm thinking about this from the team's perspective. What are the odds some team loses their 2b and is willing to take Hudson come June or July... more
...But work ethic and effort are something I find important. Everything I've heard about Hudson is that he is just cashing a paycheck. Everything I've seen on the field points to him not caring where ... more
to my eyes he's been giving it his all defensively this year and has made plays that he wouldn't have made if he was going about it in a lackadaisical way. I agree they need to move on soon, but he's ... more
If there aren't 20 or 30 better 2b now, that was true over the winter as well. Given our record of unloading mediocre offensive players over the past few years, I'm not holding my breath. He and... more
It will be interesting to see how the Bartlett situation resolves. I don't think his option will vest, and doubt he lasts as the starting shortstop through June. He'll be dealt along with 80% of his... more