Josh Byrnes has been given budget to make Chase Headley the highest paid Padres player ever

"As long as the number is somewhere up there. That's where the number should be. Up there somewhere." - USA TODAY Sports

It's up to the Padres GM and everybody's favorite savior to set aside some time to figure out how to get rich people money over to other rich people in a satisfactory way.

Corey Brock now chimes in with Ron Fowler's response to the response.

"It's up to Josh as to when the discussion will take place," Fowler said. "We've given Josh what we think the range will be.

"We want [Chase Headley] here. … It's a priority to keep him here."

Fowler also says he stands by the comment that he's prepared to make Chase Headley the highest paid player in Padres history. It's now up to the GM to make magic happen.

What's interesting to me is how both sides are trying to anchor their numbers. According to What Color is Your Parachute, in any sort of salary negotiation, the key is to establish a range. The employer will err on the lower range and the employee on the higher range and if they've done their due diligence, the overlap should be what the salary is.

Fowler is backing off saying that he's ever established the $15 million per year mark, choosing to blame that on "some reporter", but is willing to say that Chase would be the highest paid player, starting his range somewhere in the $11 million per year mark. Chase on the other hand is more than happy to mention the $15 million per year mark (David Wright, Adrian Beltre numbers), but may be willing to err down depending on the length of the contract.

Me, I still can't get over that a Kevin Towers draft pick actually appears to have not resulted in excessive drama and mental anguish.

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