Padres Withdraw Offer to Counsell

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

A report earlier today indicated that the Padres had reached a preliminary agreement with Craig Counsell for two years. However, Counsell's agent Barry Meister said the report was "premature" and that the Padres had taken their offer off the table. Brewers GM Bob Melvin has indicated that he is in negotiations with Meister to sign Counsell to atleast a two year deal. In 105 games in 2006, he batted .255 with 14 doubles, four homers and 30 RBI.


Anonymous 10:55 PM CST  

interesting. Perhaps the Pads will now go after Mark Loretta?

Eli 11:14 PM CST  

yeah, loretta or tony graff

Anonymous 11:22 PM CST  

if those are the two choices hands down Loretta is the better choice. I have a feeling too the Pads were thinking they would get someone easily filling in at 2nd after trading Barfield to the Indians. I would also check with Ronnie Belliard, although with Petco Park I am not sure he could do well there. Loretta knows the place. And of course he would fit right in hitting 2nd there.

Eli 11:34 PM CST

they want graff

Anonymous 12:37 PM CST  

I still say Graffanino is better.