Monday, October 29, 2007

Offseason Target Idea #1: Kevin Kouzmanoff

The Padres are quite high on their top prospect, Chase Headley, who is also a 3B. There is a chance he could compete for the opening day spot in 2008, but speculation has him as a midseason replacement, leaving Kouzmanoff as a man without a position (which makes the Josh Barfield trade all the more curious, as Kouzmanoff's other position, 1B is taken.

Kouz had a tough start this season but caught fire towards the end. San Diego had expressed interest in Kei Igawa in the past, and it's possible may still be willing to discuss a deal.

Kouzmanoff could act as a bridge to Brad Suttle and then slide over to first base for New York (which most scouts predict he will have to do eventually).

Young, cheap talent, and it's possible the Yankees could work a reliever out of them too.

It's worth exploring, at the very least.

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