Padres Rumors: Gonzalez, Bell, Byrnes, Hinch

The All-Star Game mattered more than usual to the Padres this year, and not just because they're in contention and may benefit from the NL's win. Tom Krasovic of AOL FanHouse has the details:

  • The cost of Adrian Gonzalez’s option for 2011 has risen from $5.5MM to $6.2MM since the first baseman reached many incentives. Gonzalez boosted the cost of the Padres’ option by making three All-Star teams and winning a pair of Gold Gloves.
  • Padres closer Heath Bell will be "ticked off" if he doesn’t get a bonus for making this year’s All-Star team, but Padres CEO Jeff Moorad forbids player bonuses (he wasn't the one who negotiated Gonzalez's incentives).
  • Two recently-fired members of the D’Backs organization could join Moorad in San Diego. Krasovic continues hearing that Josh Byrnes and A.J. Hinch are “tight” with Moorad, who was a D'Backs executive until last year.
  • Spending cuts are looming in Arizona, according to Krasovic.


15 Responses to Padres Rumors: Gonzalez, Bell, Byrnes, Hinch Leave a Reply

  1. MLB_in_the_Know 5 years ago

    That option is getting really expensive for the Padres…they will probably decline it.

    • sdsuphilip 5 years ago

      if it adds a 1 at the front yes, but Pads can easily accept the 6.2 million dollar option and will, then probably trade him

  2. AJ Hinch? Eww

    • aap212 5 years ago

      Maybe he can go back to being a highly touted player development guy instead of a poorly qualified manager.

  3. padre44 5 years ago

    Memo to Moorad: If you are considering bringing over either of those losers from the DBacks….please take a look at their bullpen.

    Case Closed.

  4. aap212 5 years ago

    Oh no! Adrian Gonzalez has gone from being a huge bargain to being an incrementally more expensive huge bargain!

  5. soxin10 5 years ago

    Heath Bell will be ticked if he doesn’t get a bonus? My guess is if it is in his contract, he will get the bonus. If it is not….whose fault would that be?

    Note: his “threat” that the Pads don’t want him to be unhappy is very “sheffieldish”. It worked for Sheffield, he got two years from Detroit, not so sure about Bell.

  6. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 5 years ago

    Ok so who Wants Ty Wiggington over Tejada? Alot of trading Blanks talk on the radio today, the guy is barely off the injured list it’s funny that another team would want him right now. If we do trade Blanks an a pitcher to Brew Crew for Hart, you cant seriously play Fielder an Blanks on the same team can you? lol that might be the heaviest team ever if that happens…and I would love to see it.

  7. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 5 years ago

    Ok so who Wants Ty Wiggington over Tejada? Alot of trading Blanks talk on the radio today, the guy is barely off the injured list it’s funny that another team would want him right now. If we do trade Blanks an a pitcher to Brew Crew for Hart, you cant seriously play Fielder an Blanks on the same team can you? lol that might be the heaviest team ever if that happens…and I would love to see it.

  8. johnnycomelately9 5 years ago

    If Blanks is traded for Hart I will hate the padres front office. Braun, Fielder, Blanks would lead the league as a trio in homers and I am serious.

    • I was just thinking 2 days ago that the padres could trade Blanks to Mil for Hart and the Brewers would then be able to stock their farm system for Fielder

  9. Maybe SD can convince Mil to make this trade:
    SD gets:
    Hart
    Weeks
    Gallardo

    Mil gets:
    Venable, Blanks, Leblance, Webb and:
    Forsythe and Castro

  10. aap212 5 years ago

    I’ll give you fifty bucks to do it if I can videotape it.

  11. aap212 5 years ago

    I’ll give you fifty bucks to do it if I can videotape it.

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