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 salary & buyout or he will be released. I'd bet a dollar on that happening.
I didn't get the impression that the Padres were willing to send 5m along with Hudson to move him this off-season (swap for Street), so I think it's one of those situations that has to play out a bit before a team takes that route (willingness to pony up the dough). As far as holding out until a team loses their 2b, what's the positive, and extra 2m for Moores/Moorad to split? What I'm trying to say is you guys are right, there is no positive at this point on the O-dog front. Really wish Forsythe was an option right now at 2b.
I think some time during the next two months our middle infield will consist of the likes of Cabrera, Parrino & Forsythe. If Forsythe isn't healthy at that time we could see Vincent Belnome added to the 40-man and take the same spot.
I need to remember that the Padres aren't a well-oiled machine right now, and saving 2m doesn't really mean squat.
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