I labeled this as speculation because it's not really even a rumor at this juncture.
Word on the street [or is it the internet? I can't recall] is that the Padres are interested in a veteran third baseman and might be interested in someone like Aurilia. The talk mentioned AA catching prospect George Kottaras as the 'bait' they'd be willing to deal in such a trade. [Note this is not a rumor, just speculation on potential trading partners and the parts being available based on this writers opinions.]
Does anyone here believe Rich could even be shopped based on Narron's man love for him?