Thursday, August 22, 2013

Chase Headley Finally Placed On Waivers

Chase Headley has finally been placed on waivers by the San Diego Padres, will the Yankees claim him? I cannot see a scenario where they don't claim Headley and try to work out a deal with him if he gets down that far. I know the Yankees just signed Mark Reynolds but for the $200,000 we owe him for the rest of the season we can easily release him and make the trade for Headley.

Headley has failed to live up to the huge 2012 season he had putting up a batting line of .237/.328/.368 in his age 29 season. Headley is owed a little less than $2,000,000 for this season and will enter his final year of arbitration next year. Headley expects to be right at or a little above $10,000,000 for the 2014 season but the Yankees will presumably have a glaring hole at third base next season with Alex Rodriguez suspended so this kind of works perfectly for us. Headley would be a free agent after the 2014 season so the Padres are expected to ask a ton of Headley by any team that may claim him.

At the end of the day I can't see Headley on the Yankees this season or before the trading deadline in the 2014 season but it's nice to dream, isn't it?

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