Sunday, March 10, 2013

Chase Headley, The Yankees, & His Availability

It was just a matter of time before the rumors that the Yankees are looking at acquiring Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres would start up again. With Mark Teixeira set to be out until at least mid May and the Yankees willing to find a third basemen or a first basemen because of Kevin Youkilis ability to play both first base and third. Bill Madden reported last week that the Padres were unable to come to terms with an extension for Chase and that they would start listening to offers for him. Today we learn that the Yankees checked in on Headley and GM Josh Byrnes says that he is not available. Is this just posturing, GM talk, creating leverage, or is he really just not available? No one really knows.

Chase Headley is entering his age 28 season and is coming off of a monster 2012 season. In probably the biggest pitchers park Headley put up .286/.376/.592 with 31 home runs. Chase is also a switch hitter, which the Yankees have always loved, and is an above average defender at third base while being under team control for this season and next. I could not even imagine what Headley would cost, and I am not sure he will even be worth it since Teixeira is coming back in May, but it seems like the Yankees are really hot for Chase and they tend to get their man eventually. His wife would not be a bad add to the Wives & Girlfriends section either, I'm just saying.

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