One interesting trade topic this offseason is the San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley. Headley will be a nice option for any team looking for some immediate third base help. He and the Padres do not seem to be extending their contract.
Chase Headley, 29, becomes a free agent following the 2014 season. The Padres may decide to trade their piece now, when they have plenty of time, trade him later, or let him walk in free agency. They could also re-sign Headley to a new contract, but that is seeming unlikely at the time being. The Padres, who are looking to become younger in the pitching staff and more talent, may decide to trade Chase Headley to the New York Yankees. The Yankees showed interest in Headley last July, but it's hard to know what pieces the Padres could get in return.
Headley had a down year in 2013, as he missed games due to injury in the beginning of the season. He had a .250/.347/.400 line with 13 HR and 50 RBI. He has a career .269/.350/.415 line in seven big league seasons. He was selected in the 2nd round of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Padres.