Pirates Less Interested in Chase Headley
Jayson Stark has the latest on Chase Headley here. Stark says that the Pirates, Indians, Athletics, and Orioles were the teams who have been the most aggressive for the San Diego Padres’ third baseman. Stark notes that the Pirates and Indians seem less motivated to do a Headley deal now than they would over the winter. He also noted that Oakland and Baltimore haven’t backed off.
Stark used the term “megadeal” when describing the return San Diego would be looking for. He says the Padres are looking for a deal similar to their Mat Latos trade, which saw Edinson Volquez, Yonder Alonso, Yasmani Grandal, and Brad Boxberger sent from Cincinnati. A similar deal for the Pirates would easily require one of Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon, plus someone like Starling Marte, plus additional prospects.