There are still no signs that the Padres are willing to trade Heath Bell before Opening Day, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Padres have started discussing an extension with their closer, who hopes to continue his career in San Diego. Here are the rest of Rosenthal’s rumors, including more on the Padres:
- The Mariners made a strong push for Adrian Gonzalez last Spring Training, according to Rosenthal.
- The Marlins aren’t likely to look outside of the organization for help if they demote Matt Dominguez, according to Rosenthal. Florida’s front office does not have much payroll flexibility.
- The Padres and A’s are looking for backup infielders who can play short. We heard over the weekend that the Padres are looking at Alberto Gonzalez and Robert Andino. Luis Hernandez of the Mets is also drawing trade interest, possibly from Oakland and San Diego.
I wonder what they Mariners would have given up to get A-Gon.
Everything. And they STILL wouldn’t have competed.
Ramirez, Agon and Uggla as you 3,4,5 hitters atleast gives you a shot at the wild card.
That would be if he was traded to the Marlins. Not the Mariners. But I can not see how the Padres would not have demanded Ackley/Pineda + for Adrian considering at the time he had two years left on his deal.
my bad, it would of cleared out the mariners system given the Lee trade
I hope that was sarcasm as the Mariners gave the Phillies the most useless prospects you could ever imagine.
They wouldn’t have been able to include Ackley, and Pineda plus what?
Would be hard to say. The Padres, like the Mariners had a poor offensive team outside of A-Gon and both had very good pitching teams. I don’t know how that trade would have worked either.
They probably didn’t match up, I mean think about Mariners prospects and ask yourself what it would of taken and it is easy to understand why this trade never happened.
“We heard over the weekend that the Padres are looking at Alberto Gonzalez and Robert Andino.”
The Padres are just plain more comfortable writing “A. Gonzalez” onto the line-up card.
maybe alberto will wear #23 so i dont have to buy another jersey
Why would the A’s possibly have any interest in Luis Hernandez? Andy LaRoche or Eric Sogard would probably be just as good. And they still have options left (unlike Hernandez).
Rosenthal is a pretty good journalist, in my opinion. But that’s poor conjecture.
Yea sogard is having a solid ST. No need to look for a backup infielder. Pennington still not ready for everyday play and Rosales should be ready by May. LaRoche and Sogard is a good temporay fix.
Padres’ interest in exploring Mariners trade: Not much, they didn’t bother to send any scouts out to Peoria.