Monday, June 30, 2008

Selling in San Diego

The Padres are obviously not going anywhere, so as Tim Sullivan notes, it's time to put up the for sale sign:
Barring a sudden burst of competence -- and that might be too much to ask from this woeful bunch -- the Home Team should be expected to start moving some of its big-ticket, short-term veterans for some high-ceiling, long-horizon prospects.

Starting pitcher Randy Wolf, a free agent at season's end, is almost certainly gone. Pitcher Greg Maddux, whose contract contains a no-trade clause, might be induced to move at age 42 for a meaningful role in one more pennant race.

Outfielder Brian Giles, whose 2009 option has yet to be exercised, could also be made available should a contending club dangle the right bait.
I'm not sure I really want to live in a world in which a team signs Brett Tomko within a week of sending Greg Maddux packing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Off topic, but I was in San Diego this week, and in reading the local paper saw something that surprised me: the lists of league leaders in both Friday & Saturday's paper listed the leaders in OBA and SLG, but not batting average.