With all the other missing pieces to fill in, why, for the love of Jesus (not Colome or Flores), would Jim Bowden be interested (again) in dealing for Khalil Greene?
A snippet from an article in yesterday's San Diego Union-Tribune about the various decisions Padres GM Kevin Towers has to make this offseason:
Keep or trade shortstop Khalil Greene, who again has drawn trade interest from the Washington Nationals.
Khalil Greene?! What, is this December 2007 again***!? You mean, THE Khalil Greene, who's due to be paid $4.5 million in 2009, and broke his hand (thus, ending his complete bust of a 2008 season in July) by punching a storage cabinet after registering hit his 100th strikeout of the season (Padres are trying to get back ~$1.5 million of his 2008 paycheck)? Isn't shortstop one of the non-question marks going into 2009 (you know, given Guz's $16 million deal through 2010, with the former Attorney General backing up)?
Why, Jimbo, why?
***we're referring, of course, to the rumored Chief-or-Rauch to SD for Greene deal last December.
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