There are no bad guys here.

Make no mistake, if Chase Headley wanted to be assured of remaining a San Diego Padre for the next several years, he could already have that assurance. His agent works for him, not vice versa. But Headley’s willingness/desire to hit the open market doesn’t say anything about him except that he’s a good (and confident) businessman.

Same for the Padres. From their perspective, they’ve made their third baseman an offer that rewards him commensurate to his performance and fits into a bigger plan.

There likely will be no movement between now and November.

“I think both sides understand where the other side is coming from and, frankly, respects where the other side is coming from,” Headley said Monday.