So far from what I have gathered today on MLBtraderumors.com it has been a busy day in baseball. The Tigers came away with Cabrera and Willis and more teams are closing in on Johan. But here are the Padres rumors that I have heard recently. (all from MLBtraderumors.com)
-The Padres are the frontrunner to acquire Mark Prior, but Dusty Baker's Reds are also interested. The Reds idea first surfaced here. The Padres, though, have made many deals with the Cubs over the past few years as Jim Hendry and Kevin Towers work well together.
-Jake Peavy will get a three-year, $52MM extension with a $22MM option for 2013. Who knows how the Padres will feel about that option when they get there. Peavy will earn $15MM in 2010, $16MM in '11, and $17MM in '12. The '13 option has a $4MM buyout attached.
(love seeing the padres spend on thier superstar. 22 mil in '13 wow.)
-The Padres like lefties Glendon Rusch and Shawn Estes, and may sign both after the Rule 5 as a means of adding starting depth. (eh)
-According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Padres are nearing a deal to acquire Luke Scott from the Astros. No word on the return yet. I'm curious - Scott seemed like a solid bargain acquisition and it's no surprise Kevin Towers got him ( like this move)
-Apparently Neal Huntington thinks Nate McLouth is not the answer in center field, because he's been aggressively shopping the 26 year-old. Ken Rosenthal says the Cubs, Padres, Phillies, and Braves are interested.
-as you know, the Cards met with the Padres to discuss Jim Edmonds. The Friars also have their eye on Anthony Reyes. Maybe the Cards can pry Kevin Kouzmanoff loose? (not getting KK. I hate edmonds, dont really like reyes either)
thats about it for today...pretty interesting. i think we are going to be outta luck for fukudome, rumors say he wants to sign with the cubs and my guess is he will command more money than we can afford. cant wait to see what happens tomorrow...