Yankees Nearing Deal For Chase Headley

12:05pm: Andy Martino of the New York Daily News hears (Twitter link) that one or two minor leaguers will be heading to the Padres, neither of whom are considered “top guys.”

12:01pm: The Yankees are in the process of finalizing a deal to acquire Chase Headley from the Padres, reports Jack Curry of the YES Network (on Twitter).

Headley, a lifetime member of the Padres, is hitting just .229/.296/.355 with seven homers this season, though he’s playing outstanding defense at third base, per both UZR/150 (+19.7) and Defensive Runs Saved (+7). Headley is earning $10.53MM in 2014 and is eligible for free agency following the season.

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  1. asovermann 1 year ago

    In before Padres fans think they got Severino.

    • summerkid 1 year ago

      How about Peter O’brien?

      • jjs91 1 year ago

        It’s possible, though i’d feel bad about trading him to a league without a DH.

  2. JacobyWanKenobi 1 year ago

    Oh dear anybody but Judge.


    Crisis averted, neither guy going to SD are “top” guys. The precious is safe.

  3. Yankees looking like the only team that wants to win the division this year.

    • danistheguy 1 year ago

      Except for you know, the team that’s currently leading them in the division by 4 games.

      • WoofBark 1 year ago

        and the team tied with the yanks for second… and the teams in fourth and fifth place that have put off going into “seller” mode in hopes of a second half push…

    • JacobyWanKenobi 1 year ago

      It’s not a matter of want with the Yankees, it’s a matter of “How far can my glass drag racer make it down the track before shattering?”

    • Ryan 1 year ago

      Rays haven’t dealt Price or Zobrist yet, so I’d say they still want to go for the division was well. And of course, the O’s, since they are currently, you know in the lead.

    • jl9830a 1 year ago

      By getting a bunch of bad players who cost a lot of money?

      • jjs91 1 year ago

        Who costs a lot of money?

      • Moreso that they’re doing something, while no one else in the division is (so far, this could change.) The best move in the division all year is Boston releasing Pierzynski, though.

  4. Patrick Beliveau 1 year ago

    can we fire AA now? Theres no way we dont have the pieces to take on Headley… we cant keep trotting Francisco out there, even when Lawrie returns.

    • kmb 1 year ago

      agreed. hard to believe we couldnt do a package of him and denoforia for some of our C/AA prospects.

    • Morley C 1 year ago

      Yeah, the Jays totally need to throw away prospects on another oft-injured light-hitting infielder.

      • Patrick Beliveau 1 year ago

        you wrote this after seeing what little the Yankees gave up… what kind of prospects do you think we’d be moving for Headley…

      • Patrick Beliveau 1 year ago

        and you think rolling Francisco out there every day is a good idea… we have 2 holes with Lawrie out… 2nd and 3rd… Headley is heating up, and a FA at the end of the year so if he doesnt pan out, big deal… D is still ++ and miles ahead of Francisco.

        • Morley C 1 year ago

          You know the Jays play on turf for the rest of this season, right? Headley wouldn’t last 3 weeks with his back injury.

  5. Mike1L 1 year ago

    Why am I feeling nauseous…

    • Light_tower_power 1 year ago

      because Headley is overrated

      • Mike1L 1 year ago

        That’s why…..

      • Federal League 1 year ago

        I don’t think a third baseman with a 113 OPS+ for his career who adds positive value on defense is overrated.

        This narrative stems from one season where he had a huge second half and because he hasn’t duplicated that level of power, everything else he brings to the table is ignored.

        • Light_tower_power 1 year ago

          First off it is well known he needs back surgery so his past career numbers may not be relevant…..And this solves the Yankees pitching problems how?

          • jjs91 1 year ago

            The Yankees are allowed to make more moves. If they acquired a pitcher it wouldn’t solve their third base problem.

          • Federal League 1 year ago

            For all the talk about how bad the pitching is, Greene, Whitley, McCarthy, Kuroda, and the pen are holding it together right now.

            Would I like to see the team add a big time starter? Sure. But the offense has been putrid all year and the infield defense has been a sieve. For the low cost of acquisition, this makes sense.

          • MB923 1 year ago

            The Yankees offense needs more help than their pitching. Most of their pitching stats (though this is in large part due to Tanaka) ranks among the top half in baseball where pretty much EVERY offensive category they are ranked in the bottom 10.

            You can’t win if you can’t score, which is why the Yankees win so many 1 run and 2 run ball games such as 4-3, 3-1, 2-0, etc. and in many of their losses, get blown out.

        • MB923 1 year ago

          Because what happens in the past is relevant for the present and future right? 2 years ago Ricky Romero was a Cy Young candidate, now he is not even good enough to be on his own team anymore. Same goes for CC Sabathia (I don’t mean the good enough part to be on the team, but he’s pretty bad now, and like Romero, had a very very good season 2 years ago)

          • Federal League 1 year ago

            Headley is still adding positive value on defense this season. He’s hitting .300/.325/.413 over his last 20 games. He didn’t cost anything to acquire.

          • MB923 1 year ago

            Good to know that he’s hitting well lately at least.

          • MB923 1 year ago

            It’s not about what they lost. It’s about what they gained. They did not gain a good hitter.

        • Petcopadre 1 year ago

          Seriously, are you just reading his stats? Have you watched him play? Yeah, he has a major league glove but is often injured and has no bat. Pads win this deal…for now.

          • Federal League 1 year ago

            I don’t need to argue who “won” this trade. What matters is if the cost of acquisition and the profile of the player acquired are beneficial to the Yankees.

            The answer is a clear yes.

          • Federal League 1 year ago

            I don’t need to argue who “won” this trade. What matters is if the cost of acquisition and the profile of the player acquired are beneficial to the Yankees.

            The answer is a clear yes.

      • jjs91 1 year ago

        Probably underrated at this point, though it was funny that people thought the yankees couldn’t get him before the year, and know people are wondering why they’d want him.

    • WoofBark 1 year ago

      could be food poisoning. did you have the fish last night?

      • Mike1L 1 year ago

        No, but maybe it came from the same kitchen. Reminded me of the story of Bobby Lowe, who hit 4 HR’s in a game after a large (and possibly toxic) fish dinner. Apparently he returned to the same place for years afterwards. Didn’t work

  6. WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 1 year ago

    Yankees still need a SP or two to capitalize on a weak AL east.

    • MB923 1 year ago

      Actually their SP has been quite good. Last night marked the first time one of their SP not named Chase Whitley did not get a quality start since July 7th.

      Not saying they don’t need another SP, but it’s not their most important need.

  7. Ben_Cherington 1 year ago

    Can he pitch?
    -Brian Cashman

  8. Bravesfan22 1 year ago

    Obviously we need to see what they gave up but a 3rd baseman with great defense and maybe the potential for above average offense especially in that park doesn’t sound that bad especially compared to what they have.

    • FrnchDp 1 year ago

      yanks send depaula, solarte to sd forn healdey, which pays $1M plus in cash

  9. EightMileCats 1 year ago

    Surprised the Jays aren’t making a move for him. Would allow Francisco to move to the bench and Lawrie to play 2b when he returns.

  10. Doms 1 year ago

    And the Jays can’t top that? Lol looks like we’re sticking with Francisco and Tolleson. #DivisonWinners

    • Goriax 1 year ago

      And to boot the yankees are basically almost getting a guaranteed extension in the deal as well being that he is 10000% likely to sign there this off season.

      • That’s some serious confidence.

      • Doms 1 year ago

        One can only hope they have bigger plans. Because that is really affordable for the jays and would make too much sense.

      • JacobyWanKenobi 1 year ago

        The Yankees have A-Rod back next year sadly.

  11. Glenn O'Brien 1 year ago

    Padres get Depaula & Solarte in exchange for Headley, Yankees also get 1mil along with Headley

  12. Joe Morales 1 year ago

    This is stupid. Solarte has better numbers than Headley. .254/.337/.381. What do they hope to get from this?

    • Federal League 1 year ago

      A significantly better defensive third baseman.

      • Petcopadre 1 year ago

        with no bat and who has been injured alot lately. Good luck

    • Disqus0011a 1 year ago

      Nearly all of that is due to a hot start that everyone seems to doubt he’ll recapture. There’s a reason why he’d never been a major leaguer at the age of 27. Yankees were lucky to get 2 good months out of him.

  13. Joe Morales 1 year ago

    And just as I write that, it’s announced that Solarte goes to Padres with Rafael DePaula. Again, what are they thinking?

  14. cgriffith 1 year ago

    I guess the fire sale has begun. I seem to remember Padre fans telling me Headley was untouchable

  15. MB923 1 year ago

    But…but…but the Yankees don’t have prospects for Headley!!!

    Man how things change in a year or 2. And this is an awful deal for the Yankees.

  16. Denial G. Wolf 1 year ago

    Really? How can people have anything bad to say about this trade? We are getting a 30yr old gold glove switch hitting 3B who hit 30 HR and 115 RBI two years ago. And all we gave up was a career minor league who had a hot two months and a marginal pitching prospect. My only hope is that they lock him up before he hits FA.

    • Petcopadre 1 year ago

      uh, Headley has been awful this season and most of last season. There have been a few bright moments but for the most part, I have dreaded each time he came to bat. Solarte has been good and may be better in SD.

      • Federal League 1 year ago

        Last season Chase Headley posted a 115 OPS+.

        • Petcopadre 1 year ago

          Keep reading the stats if that makes you happy. I’ve watched him play and am NOT SAD that he is gone and will allow other players an opportunity to play.

          • Federal League 1 year ago

            I know it’s been a rough few seasons in San Diego [and it’s going to continue to be], but you don’t need to be so confrontational.

          • Federal League 1 year ago

            I know it’s been a rough few seasons in San Diego [and it’s going to continue to be], but you don’t need to be so confrontational.

      • YanksFan4EverNamed_Nick 1 year ago

        New place, new emotions, now in a playoff race. Things can change just but the atmosphere ur in very quickly. Look at Brandon McCarthy he has pitched brilliantly since being acquired. I think this can really help him

    • MB923 1 year ago

      “two years ago”

      This says it all. TWO years ago. A lot can change in 2 years, and of course even 1 year.

      Ask Rickey Romero and CC Sabathia for instance.

  17. Big Apple Baseball 1 year ago

    Love this deal, Cashman has now turned nothing into something twice this year.

  18. Rick 1 year ago

    Padres will just get more junk from the Yankees as they got from the Angels… Headley isn’t exactly lighting it up this year either…

  19. Disqus0011a 1 year ago

    Naysayers are just that. I don’t see any downside for the Yanks. If Headley stinks or gets injured, they go right back to using Zelous Wheeler, their current third baseman, and nothing was lost other than Yangervis Solarte– a guy who was barely playing and barely hitting as it was.

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