$3MM? Where do I sign up? You factor the Reds saved $5 or so million on the Rolen restructure and the Chapman signing is only paying him $1MM.. You still have enough to gamble on Dye for around $3MM. I know Dye's defense isn't much better the a blind Adam Dunn but at that price he'd be worth it right?Padres, Cubs Eyeing Jermaine Dye
By Tim Dierkes [January 14 at 8:06am CST]
THURSDAY, 8:06am: MLB.com's Corey Brock has*a source saying a Dye deal is "low on likelihood" for the Padres.* More likely would be Randy Winn or Jerry Hairston Jr., to whom the Padres have made offers.* Another mild possibility for Dye is the Cubs.* The Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan says they're looking at him for a platoon/backup/DH role.
WEDNESDAY, 11:02am: The Padres are showing interest in free agent outfielder Jermaine Dye, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.* However, Morosi believes the Padres would have to trade a veteran to be able to afford him.* He names Heath Bell and Kevin Kouzmanoff as trade candidates.
Dye isn't a great fit for a National League club, given his outfield defense.* And he's not the type of free agent you make other moves to accomodate.* Given the limited interest, I can't see him getting much more than $3MM.