Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Padres looking at Jermaine Dye?

Wednesday January 13, 2010

Jon Paul Morosi of posted this little tidbit today about the Padres supposed interest in Dye.
"The Padres are showing interest in free agent outfielder Jermaine Dye, a major league source said."
Its hard to take that rumor seriously. Dye is a terrible fit in San Diego. He will be 36 years old in a couple of weeks. He can barely play the field at all, let alone CF. He was among the worst RF in baseball in 2009. He will be asking for at least $3 million. Would a power hitter like Dye accept a 1 year deal to a place that saps power? And would he accept a position coming off the bench?

I guess the only way in which he fits the Padres expressed needs is that he is right handed, but $3 million for a platoon player is a lot of money for a team that is expected to have a payroll in the low $40's.

I really doubt this one comes to pass.