Originally Posted by CySeymour
It should also be noted that Headley is entering his age 29 season and has OPS'd over .800 exactly once.
Others have pointed out his road/home splits, but in particular look at his road OPS the last two years: .864 in 2011, .936 in 2012. I like that trend. Especially seeing how he hit in the second half, a road OPS near 1.000 isn't merely a possibility, but a likelihood.
My guess is that the ship has sailed on getting Headley. The Padres are bringing in the fences, and if he gets off to a good start, I can see Josh Byrnes relenting and paying him the money he wants in a long-term deal. If not, I doubt he gets traded mid-season. With the new CBA, the Pads probably won't get value in trade offers and are better off making him a qualifying offer and getting picks.