The Padres have attempted to extend Headley, but since nothing has been decided, the open market "looms." San Diego isn't Los Angeles. A lot of people in the city probably like that about their hometown, but for the baseball team, it can be something of a hindrance on the way they do business. They can't throw huge sums of money at their players in order to keep them around. They simply don't have the same contingency as the Dodgers and Angels do in their budget. Chase Headley is set to become a free agent after the 2014 season, and although the Padres made a "quiet" attempt to extend him this offseason, they do not appear likely to hang on to him for the future.