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First Pitch: Would You Rather Have Polanco/Hanson or Chase Headley?

First Pitch: Would You Rather Have Polanco/Hanson or Chase Headley?

Jim Bowden had an article at ESPN talking about how the San Diego Padres should trade Chase Headley right now. In the article he listed the Pittsburgh Pirates as one of two teams with a moderate chance of landing Headley, noting that a package of Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson could get the deal done.

Bowden does a lot of these types of articles. He takes a player who isn't necessarily on the market, then takes a group of teams who don't necessarily have interest in the player, and creates a trade scenario for each team. The basis for the Headley article isn't that San Diego is trading him, but that it would make sense to trade him. It's not about what the Padres think they should do, but what one person thinks they should do. Really this isn't any different from the type of trade sugg...

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