The Winter Meetings started today. With so much happening at the meetings I thought it might be nice to have an open thread to post any Padres related (or unrelated) news/rumors or thoughts on such news/rumors.
The stuff I have seen so far that pertains to the Padres:
The Doyers signed Jairston to a 2 year contract worth $6M. This news disappoints me because he was a guy I would have liked to see the Padres sign.
The active Doyers are supposedly close to signing Aaron Harang as well. Harang would be their 7th free agent signing of the offseason already. Two of their signings are guys I wanted the Padres to sign, Capuano and Jairston. Damn. The Harang signing would also give the Padres another sandwich round pick.
The Padres are supposedly getting interest in Headley, but they are asking for "the moon." Which is exactly what they should be asking for. The Padres could use the moon. I think it is a year too early to move Headley, but if they do get offered the moon I would probably be okay with it.
The Padres are supposedly interested in Andrew Bailey and several FA arms to replace Bell. The FA arms definitely get my vote. I would be quite disappointed if the Padres moved anyone of value for a reliever. The Padres should be a team that trades relievers for prospects or young players (like Hoyer did), not the other way around.
I think that is all that has caught my interest so far.