31 year-old southpaw Randy Wolf bounced back in his start last night, pitching seven fine innings against the Marlins. Didn’t hurt that the Marlins have been lousy against lefties all year.
MLB.com’s Corey Brock spoke to Wolf, who said he’d consider re-signing with the Padres for the ’09 season. Wolf noted that he is comfortable in San Diego and likes working with Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley. He’s a West Coast guy and he left money on the table to sign with the Padres (and the Dodgers the year before). Interesting note – Wolf followed a rigorous offseason training program and says he’s throwing harder than ever (he touched 95mph this year).
Wolf has a 14-team no-trade clause that includes many Midwest clubs, which could pose a problem for the Cardinals. A return to the Phillies still might make sense. The Yankees could also consider him. Wolf could always accept a trade but still re-sign with San Diego after the season.