Padres/Haedley franchise-record contract offer

Padres chairman Ron Fowler confirmed to Bill Center and Chris Jenkins of U-T San Diego that the team is planning to offer third baseman Chase Headley a franchise-record contract “before midseason.”

“Will it be 10 years? No,” said Fowler. “We’re not going to do something like that. But we will do an offer that will be the largest offer we’ve ever made to a player in San Diego history and think it will be very close to some of the numbers I read in the press … We want to do what’s best for the team. Do we want Chase here long-term? Yes. We’re not going to sit here and do nothing. That’s not in our best interests. But it takes two to dance.”

Headley, meanwhile, told’s Corey Brock that he has no intention of discussing a contract extension during the season even though he “loves playing in San Diego.”

Source: Mike Axisa, CBS Sports