NL West Notes: Pence, Giants, Headley

The Giants lead the Dodgers by one game in the NL West, and the 51-50 Diamondbacks are just 4.5 games out of first place. Here's the latest from the division…

  • The Giants are eyeing outfielders now and Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence of the Phillies could be options in San Francisco, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com writes (Twitter link).
  • Pence is likely too pricey for the Giants, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). But as Rosenthal notes, the Dodgers might be able to afford him. Pence earns $10.4MM in 2012 and will get a raise through the arbitration process this coming offseason.
  • Giants GM Brian Sabean continues to look for a right-handed reliever, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports (on Twitter).
  • The Padres are sending signals they'll keep Chase Headley if they don't receive a better offer for him in the next two days, ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reports (on Twitter).


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49 Comments on "NL West Notes: Pence, Giants, Headley"


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Anthony Mazza
2 years 11 months ago

Bet the Phillies are asking for Zack Wheeler from the SFGiants. O wait…

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2 years 11 months ago

I bet the Giants were defending a World Series and going for it. I hope your team can say that

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LazerTown
2 years 11 months ago

They will have trouble getting there if Lincecum doesn’t come around.

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2 years 11 months ago

Yes they will

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Anthony Mazza
2 years 11 months ago

Actually i am a met fan…but i am sure phillies will be looking for a better deal for players that do not leave at the end of a season, much like beltran did..

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2 years 11 months ago

Beltran > Victorino. The Phills should get a decent package for Victorino but they aren’t getting a top prospect

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sdsuphilip
2 years 11 months ago

Can’t imagine the Phillies will get a lot other than salary relief with pence, he has been pretty bad given the salary this year.

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PHILAbeatdown
2 years 11 months ago

Lol your kidding right?? He makes 10 mill which isnt that much in badeball anymore. Hes been playing good enough to earn that ten mill especially at the plate. his problem is hes bad in the outfield. Your out of your mind if you think they would only get salary relief….

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sdsuphilip
2 years 11 months ago

Pence has been decent at the plate, certainly not worth 10 mill because he is average at the plate for a RF, he’s bad in the OF as you said… and I never said they would only get salary relief just that they won’t get a lot other than salary relief, probably a borderline top 100 guy and maybe another top 250 type.

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2 years 11 months ago

If Pence who is hitting .268 in a hitters park is worth $10 million what does that make Headley who is hitting .265 in an extreme pitchers park worth?

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2 years 11 months ago

I believe what Crasnick says here. The Padres will hold onto him if they don’t get what they want. If Duquette thinks he fits into our infield, then go get him. I mean Betemit isn’t going to win any gold gloves down there at third anytime soon, but he does seem like a good teammate. If the O’s want to truly re-work the infield, they should go out and get Morneau.
New Infield:
Morneau 1b
International Man of Mystery 2nd
Hardy SS
Headley 3rd
That isn’t too shabby.
However, I am not holding my breathe.

PS I am a bit disappointed that the O’s didn’t get Liriano, and I am even more surprised that the Twins traded him to an inter-divisional rival for sawdust.

Guest
2 years 11 months ago

For Christ sakes. The Giants have $30 Mil worth of terrible contracts coming off the books after this season. get the Pence deal done already.

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rainyperez
2 years 11 months ago

Plus a little more after they sell out for the 2nd consecutive season.

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mu_Zak
2 years 11 months ago

They also have Melky to sign or risk losing some butts in seats, and there’s a possibility Posey could be signed, for awhile. Granted Pence might stil fit, but a long term deal in 2013 would be hard to get done, so you’d have to be wary about giving up a guy like Brown which is who the Stros wanted last year, no reason the Phils would take less now.

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tontis
2 years 11 months ago

Melky: 4 years, 8 million, with graduating contract depending on stats.

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LazerTown
2 years 11 months ago

That Zito deal is over with already?

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mu_Zak
2 years 11 months ago

That’s AR0, Huffy, Freddy.

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Thomas Carrano
2 years 11 months ago

I am so tired of hearing about Headley getting traded or now staying make up your mind and just pick. I’m a pads fan and would like to get as much in return for him as we can.

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Beersy
2 years 11 months ago

I agree. One day Headley’s getting traded, the next he’s staying, these insiders sure aren’t getting any insider information. I guess worst case scenario is they keep Headley, call up Gyorko in Sept., make sure he can hit at the Major League level and then deal Headley in the off season. Any way you look at it, I would be very surprised if Headley were on the Padres opening day roster next season.

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2 years 11 months ago

He is the third or 4th best third baseman in MLB right now depending on the stat or stats you are looking at. Sign him long term if you can. And DEFINITELY make sure Gyorko can hit MLB pitching in 200 or so AB before trading Headley.