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.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/casey.jensen.547 Casey Jensen

    What on earth makes the padres believe Headley is worth that much of a return!?!… Because I just don’t see it…

    • emjayinTN

      He is not worth that, but Cincy gave away the store to SD for Mat Latos, and you might as well ask, because some dumb, stressed GM may try to save his job by paying more than market value. I thought Lincoln, Gorkys, and possibly the Competitive Balance Draft Pick at #33 would be more than adequate for Headley.

  • emjayinTN

    Tim: The Pirates will get a big hitter in a few days – Casey McGehee. He was up in April at .269, down in May to .104, up in June to .291, and down in July at .228 so far. On the alternating method he has adopted, we need to bench him until August, which should be an up month for him.

  • Dave Parker’s Unfiltered Camel

    Forget it.

  • http://twitter.com/hoosierIUdaddy Chris O’Rorke