On the day after the Padres signed key infielder Jedd Gyorko to a $35 million, fve-year extension, it's becoming a little more clear just how far apart they were in talks with Chase Headley, yet another key infielder. According to sources familiar with the talks, the Padres made an offer this winter to the third-base star Headley of a three-year extension that would have covered years 2015-17 for somewhere between $33 million and $39 million. The three-year extension offer, made after the sides agreed on a one-year deal for 2014, would have begun after Headley played this year for $10.525 million, giving him a total package of somewhere between $43.525 million and $49.525 million. Padres general manager Josh Byrnes declined comment. Headley's agent Casey Close didn't return a message. The sides are said to be nowhere close to a deal with Headley believed to be seeking something well in excess of that offer. Headley said in spring training that he expects to play the year out with no more dialogue until he can become a free agent after the season. Headley, 29, has never publicly suggested where he believes his value lies, beyond saying early in the 2013 season that he wouldn't seek a 10-year deal or anything that would handicap the small-market team.
Padres' offer to Headley was for three years, not close
CBS Sports | Apr 15