|Chase Headley: Future team Captain?|
One important development is San Diego's interest in extending third basemen Chase Headley. Headley put up numbers that threw him in to the back end of the MVP discussion in 2012 and has the youth and reputation to repeat those numbers for several more years. In an era of baseball where even lower budget teams are doing what they can to retain their homegrown stars (ie: the Rays extending Evan Longoria) extending Headley may be a good idea. If he sustains his efforts he'll be an above average starting third basemen, but if he continues to improve he'll be bordering on superstar status.
Other than that, the Pads have been quiet, and reasonably so. San Francisco just won the World Series and Los Angeles is baring their gold plated fangs, so the theme at Petco Park is "rebuild, rebuild, rebuild." Anything else would be unreasonable. The Padres are going to finish second last in their division, but several games ahead of the miserable Rockies.