Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune has a new column up with some good Padres info.
- The Padres are still hammering out Jake Peavy’s deal. It’ll include no-trade protection and a player option for 2013. Brandon Webb and his agent will be watching closely.
- The Friars have stepped up their interest in Kosuke Fukudome, who they’d use as a center fielder. The Cubs are also in hard on him. I recently broke down Fukudome’s suitors here.
- Randy Wolf will get $4MM guaranteed, with another possible $5MM in incentives.
- Matt Clement’s top choice is the Padres, but they’re not treating the situation with any urgency given the Wolf signing. The Ms and Jays are pushing hardest for Clement. The Rockies, Pirates, Diamondbacks, Phillies, and Royals are known to have interest as well. The Bucs, in fact, recently contacted Clement’s agent.
- Eight clubs are after Brett Tomko. From yesterday we know the Padres, Nationals, Rockies, Astros, and Marlins are among them.