You know, I kinda laughed when Jake wrote last Sunday that he'd sign Michael Barrett, and then repeated it on Wednesday, but now he's looking a bit like Nostradamus:
Barrett had an off year last season, a quick look at his numbers tells me he walked less, struck out more, and hit a bunch more flyballs for outs, swinging for the fences perhaps?
Update: from Rotoworld:
Barrett still could be traded to the Rays, Pirates or another team. The Padres aren't excited about the possibility of paying him $4 million-$5 million to split time with Josh Bard, but they were hoping to get two draft picks for him.
For those curious, I took a look (open self-promotion tag) at Barrett at BTB as part of my Fluke or Nuke series, that is all (end self-promotion tag), now go read it!
Any ideas on possible options outside of Barrett? I keep coming back to Johnny Estrada and Brian Schneider, just not sure if there's a match there.