Padres Notes: Nishioka, Hairston, Durango

Here's the latest on the Padres from MLB.com's Corey Brock…

  • San Diego won't be making a bid for Japanese infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka. (Twitter link)  Brock says the club can't afford to get into the bidding or signing process.
  • As part of a reader mailbag, Brock says that the Padres' next focus is on finding help for the middle infield.  He thinks the Friars will be looking to sign an infielder to a one-year contract, similar to the deals David Eckstein (now a free agent) signed with the team over the last two seasons.  San Diego will be free to sign either a second baseman or a shortstop since Brock thinks Everth Cabrera could easily make the transition to play second if need be. 
  • Jerry Hairston Jr. and the Padres are both interested in having Hairston return in 2011.
  • The Cameron Maybin trade seems to leave Luis Durango without a position and, in Brock's opinion, without a spot on the roster.  Brock thinks Durango could be packaged with a pitcher in a trade since other teams could be attracted by Durango's speed.
  • Speaking of the Maybin deal, Brock believes "the Padres got a steal" from Florida.


27 Responses to Padres Notes: Nishioka, Hairston, Durango Leave a Reply

  1. Dan Wohl 5 years ago

    It’s getting a little comical how basically every team is saying they won’t bid on Nishioka because the bidding will get too out of hand. Reminds me of Yogi Berra’s quote about nobody going somewhere anymore because it’s too crowded.

    • Drew Tweedie 5 years ago

      I see your point, but surely you could excuse a club with a payroll hovering around $40 million from engaging in a bidding war just to have the exclusive rights to sign a player.

  2. timmytwoshoezzz 5 years ago

    Brock thinks “the Padres got a steal” from Florida in the Maybin trade.

    Well, there’s been alot of stealing going on in south Florida these days…

  3. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Luis Durango and Tim Stauffer for Brett Lawrie?

    • 42214221 5 years ago

      more like
      Castro and LeBlanc 4 Weeks and Lawrie
      GO GO KID and Bell 4 J. Upton
      Gonzo-K-MO and Peter B
      Peter B and Luddy 4 Rasmus
      3B Bobby Scales
      RHP Cla Meredith
      LHP Clay Zavada
      C Mike Pagnozzi
      RHP Scott Munter
      OF Wily Mo Pena
      RHP Tyler Lumdsen
      RHP Trevor Hoffman
      LHP J.C. Romero as minors FA
      MLB FA
      C Miguel Olivio
      SS Miggy T
      LHP De La Rosa

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        umm?

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        umm?

      • Castro isn’t going anywhere, unless it brings back a middle infielder under control for multiple seasons.

        They are going to have a 40M payroll for another 3 years, can’t pay Weeks 8M+ in that scenario, no matter how good a fit he’d be at the top of the lineup

      • jb226 5 years ago

        Good news guys. You can now acquire any player in baseball for any two of your players! Even ones who were traded away by the team you’re trying to trade them to for a superior player!

        Man, that makes the offseason easy.

    • Sixto_Lezcano 5 years ago

      That’s a joke, right…?

    • Flharfh 5 years ago

      Is my sarcasm meter not working? An above average to good reliever and a no-bat 24 y.o. OF prospect for Lawrie? Seriously? Even assuming that that is anywhere close to a fair trade, the Brewers already have a glut of solid relievers, and a set OF. He looks like another Carlos Gomez / Tony Gwynn Jr. type to me.

      • Tim Stauffer probably projects as a #3 starter at this point. Tim has been riddled with injuries that has undoubtedly held him back from his true potential. He was awesome both out of the pen and as a starter down the stretch in a pennant race no less. Having said that, I do believe it would take more to acquire the #15 overall prospect (according to Baseball America) in Baseball.

        • It should take a lot more…..but Stauffer could go under the right circumstance because he’s already arbitration eligible and it’s going to take 2 years to build up to 200 IP in the rotation

          • Stauffer had his surgery in 2008, in 2009 (AAA) pitched 42 innings and 73 innings with the MLB team (115 IP) collectively. This last year (2010) he combined for about 100 innings pitched between AAA and the Padres. Stauffer would have pitched much more if he would not have had emergency appendectomy surgery. I don’t believe there is much concern internally about Tim’s workload. It should not take him even close to two years to comfortably hit 200 IP.

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        Stauffer is one of the best young starters in the NL. He proved it

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        Stauffer is one of the best young starters in the NL. He proved it

    • Luis Durango was linked to the Brewers last year however, I believe it would take a little more than Stauffer and Durango. Yes, I am aware of how well Stauffer pitched last year. I like your enthusiasm on the “forum”, keep posting.

      Maybe if the Padres signed Chris Young, Kevin Millwood (or both) their young starting pitchers could be available given the right price.

      Knowing Jed Hoyer’s “repeated” inquiry regarding Lawrie is very interesting.

      • Why not just trade Stauffer for Weeks?

        • Flharfh 5 years ago

          Plausible, However, I don’t think the Brewers would do this deal for two reasons: Stauffer’s injury history (I realize Weeks has significant injury history as well) and that Lawrie isn’t MLB ready and it would leave the Brewers with a gaping hole at 2B next year. I also think the Brewers are very optimistic about signing Weeks to a reasonable extension.

          • After Stauffer’s “serious” injury in 2008, he has been relatively healthy and has gained much of his velocity back. Tim even hit 95mph last year on numerous occasions. I don’t think his emergency Appendectomy last year should go against his “injury history”. Despite some fluke occurrences, Stauffer has since regained his collegiate form (if not improved) and has looked solid! The Padres finally get to watch the player they thought Stauffer could be when drafting him as a first round draft pick (4th overall) in 2003.Many scouts, (Jim Callis included) see Brett Lawrie profile as a corner outfielder, he is probably destined for right field.

        • Flharfh 5 years ago

          Plausible, However, I don’t think the Brewers would do this deal for two reasons: Stauffer’s injury history (I realize Weeks has significant injury history as well) and that Lawrie isn’t MLB ready and it would leave the Brewers with a gaping hole at 2B next year. I also think the Brewers are very optimistic about signing Weeks to a reasonable extension.

        • The Padres preference, (with a limited payroll) will be to look at young, controllable, cheap middle infield help, or they will turn to a stop gap FA on a 1-year deal. The only way (IMO) the Padres would trade one of the pitchers that is set to be in the starting rotation going into 2011 is if they could land a legit top prospect, such as a like a Brett Lawrie type.

        • The Padres preference, (with a limited payroll) will be to look at young, controllable, cheap middle infield help, or they will turn to a stop gap FA on a 1-year deal. The only way (IMO) the Padres would trade one of the pitchers that is set to be in the starting rotation going into 2011 is if they could land a legit top prospect, such as a like a Brett Lawrie type.

  4. johnnycomelately9 5 years ago

    I don’t think the padres are interested in moving Stauffer at all. Another team imo has a better chance at getting both Luebke and Leblanc. Durango is a player I love but unless the team considers moving him back to 2nd than he doesn’t have a starting spot.

  5. Very interesting – it now seems that no one is bidding on this guy. But then again, if you were going into an auction like this, wouldn’t you deny you were interested too?

  6. After seeing what is available in the middle infield…. I am convinced that if the Padres can not sign Orlando Hudson, they will need to make a trade.

    Simon Castro or Luebke and Stauffer for Brett Lawrie…. get it done.

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