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.


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15 Comments on "Padres Rumors: Gonzalez, Bell, Byrnes, Hinch"


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MLB_in_the_Know
4 years 11 months ago

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

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sdsuphilip
4 years 11 months 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

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4 years 11 months ago

AJ Hinch? Eww

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aap212
4 years 11 months ago

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

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padre44
4 years 11 months 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.

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Guest
4 years 11 months ago

LOL!

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aap212
4 years 11 months ago

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

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soxin10
4 years 11 months 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.