Fearing Chase Headley‘s 2012 season was more an anomaly than a true display of his talent, it’s been rumored that the San Diego Padres have been willing to trade their third baseman.
Teams have called and the Padres have listened, but they’ve yet to receive an offer they’re comfortable with. That’s a game plan the Padres will continue to run with after deciding it’s best for the organization to keep Headley as a member of the Padres:
The Padres recently completed organizational meetings in Arizona and came away believing they will retain Chase Headley in his walk year rather than trade him.
In short, the Padres apparently feel as if they’re in ‘win-now’ mode and aren’t going to actively push the market for Headley. If a team wants to call and make an offer, they’ll hear them out but they’ve moved on from actually attempting to trade him.
Headley, who hit 31 home runs in 2012 (19 more than he had ever hit in a season) dealt with a multitude of injuries in 2013, hitting just .250 with 13 home runs in 141 games.