Ampontan wrote:Kubatko today says Headley isn't happening unless the Padres bring down the price.
If the Dodgers complete the Lee for Garza trade then the Padres will have lost their leverage for Headley.
Everyone knew the Dodgers had Lee and wanted a 3B. I'd be shocked if Kevin Towers didn't hint to other GMs that "he was considering a trade for a ML ready top SP prospect", which most teams would have assumed was the Dodgers. If they come off of the board the next best option for the Padres would be Arizona; however, the Diamondbacks are talking with Texas about an Upton for a bunch of prospects trade that MIGHT include Mike Olt. He might be the best 3B prospect still in the minors.
If the Padres still want a legit SP and another quality prospect (Hoes/Bridwell?) for Headley we may be the last team standing. The Padres options are to trade him at a premium now and allow Jedd Gyorko to get a couple of hundred ABs this year or wait until the Winter and try to trade Headley when teams won't have the urgency but will
have other options.
If we don't bid against ourselves Headley may fall into our lap.