Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sox Looking To 'Stay Classy' With Padres Trio?

The San Diego Padres are looking to unload talent as it gradually dawns on management that they will miss the post-season for yet another year. While they claim third-baseman Chase Headley is untouchable, his sub-par 2013 says otherwise. Reliever Luke Gregerson, who has had a monster 2013, is available—along with starter Edinson Volquez. Boston may look to the Padres to fill many (if not all) of its holes in one fell swoop. One could envision a deal that would send—say, Will Middlebrooks and two to three prospects— to San Diego for some combination of Headley, Gregerson and Volquez. Old friend and current Padre GM Josh Byrnes still knows the Boston prospect crop well and has shown a willingness to deal with his old employer before (e.g., the Adrian Gonzalez deal).