Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Padres GM Kevin Towers said in an interview with MLB Rumors that second base is the easiest position to full. The Padres have some second base prospects in their system but they are still a couple years away. I think the Padres are looking for a second baseman and may look to bring back Barfield, who struggled with the Indians this season after batting .230 with 4 HR in 130 games. The Indians have Asdrubal Cabrera, and have no need for Barfield so he will likely be traded anyways. The Mets and Twins might take a chance on him if their second base options don't work out, but they might look to in house options too. Barfield is a good option for the position, but if they think high of their prospects he might not be. If I was the Padres GM, I would be all over Barfield even if he is a three or four year player. He knows the Padres and how they play and had success playing in the NL West-I think it would be a great investment. If they are not interested in Barfield, Tadihito Iguchi is a great player to take a chance on. He is coming off a bad year but a change of scenery would benefit him.