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Ok, ok, I’m not a Chase Headley hater; I actually support him and have been adamant about the Padres extending his contract.
This disappointment has to do with his torrid play in 2012. In case you were living under a rock, Headley led the NL in RBI with 115, to go along with his 31 home runs. His play, and his bat, earned him the fifth spot in NL MVP voting.
However, it’s hard to think he will continue his hot second half to the 2013 season, despite extremely high expectations. He’s likely to regress closer to his career average of 16 home runs and 75 RBI. Before 2012, his career high was 12 home runs in 2009.
Sorry, fellow fans, don’t expect another 30/100 season.