Report: Padres Make Offer To Jenkins

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A source close to Geoff Jenkins has told me that the Padres have extended him a two year deal, worth 16-20 million dollars. The deal supposedly has an option for a third year, but I have not been able to confirm that. This does make sense though because the Padres met with Jenkins yesterday for several hours, which would suggest they hope to get a deal done by the Winter Meetings. Jenkins batted .255 with 21 HR and 64 RBI and is not a liability in the outfield yet. He has struggled at PETCO Park batting .234 with 2 HR in 12 games, but has seen success at other parks in the NL West. Personally, I think the Padres should go after Andruw Jones. They have the money to spend, he has the potential to hit 30 HR, and is very reliable in the field. The Padres plan to look in house for second base while will probably look to add a pitcher, and another outfielder.


Midden 11:44 PM CST  

I could see the Padtes get Jenkins as he has been very interested in playing for them since seeing them play at the ends of the season (played a series against each other in Miller Park before seasons end). But this signing most likely will mean that the Padres are ready to either re-negotiate a contract with Brian Giles who is comimg back from a Microfracture sugury in his hand (either that or his shoulder). Since getting rid of his brother Marcus, he has been very quiet about going after new players (as he has talked frequently about this the past few seasons). He is also aging (36, going to be 37 on January 20th)I myself am confused about riding of Giles but Understand it because of the team wanting to move into a new direction. I agree with you Eli, the Padres would be smart to go after Andrew Jones, as he has been Petco Parks most productive hitter since the park opened in 2004. But Kevin Towers is fairly conservative about offering Free Agents a deal longer than 3-4 years, which is why we wont sign him to a long deal and are talking with Aaron Rowand about a 4 year 55-60 million dollar contract. BUT if we can get a 2 year deal out of Jones (maybe 3) then we WILL GET JONES.