Target Target: Padres 3B Chase Headley
Trade Chip: (2) Mid-Level Prospects
The White Sox and Padres have a working relationship after the Carlos Quentin deal this past offseason, and with the teams heading in opposite directions another trade could be happen down the road.
The next few weeks will go a long way towards determining just how aggressive the White Sox will be, as they are one of the hottest teams in baseball of late and look like the class of the AL Central.
That said, third base has been a huge hole, as Brent Morel (.177 BA, 113 AB) struggled mightily before going down with an injury, and recently acquired Orlando Hudson (.171 BA, 41 AB) has been just as bad.
Headley is under Padres control through 2014, so they don't need to trade him, but he represents one of the few players that they have who possesses solid trade value, and they are looking to move some people and rebuild. His .253 BA, 7 HR, 25 RBI line may not look like much, but take into account that he plays at Petco Park and has a solid .370 OBP—he would be a fantastic addition for the South Siders.