Padres not expected to move Chase Headley during the off-season.
That may actually be good news for fantasy players, as it means Headley is likely to be underrated going into next season. He will probably never hit 31 home runs in a season again, but he is a good bet to steal double-digit bases and bat over .270, and that has value in all leagues. Analyst: Steve Pimental View Profile
Reds GM Walt Jocketty said that Hamilton would be the Reds' starting center fielderand leadoff hitter "if we went to spring training tomorrow".
That is all well and good, but there isn't any evidence to suggest Hamilton will hit enough to bat leadoff when the games start to matter. Dee Gordon has game-changing speed too (though not as much as Hamilton) but he doesn't get on base enough to matter. Hamilton is a high-end fourth fantasy outfielder due to sheer upside, but I wouldn't take him over a sure thing. I am willing to bet he is closer to Dee Gordon than to Tim Raines; at least for this season. Analyst: Steve Pimental View Profile
As expected, the Cubs are among the suitors for former Yankees’ hurler Joba Chamberlain. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported on Friday afternoon that the Cubs and Royals are at least two teams interested in Chamberlain.