In his last two games Chase Headley is 3 for 9 with 2 walks and 1 strikeout, a marked improvement over the previous few weeks. But two decent games does not signify a slump, busted.
A Padres Public reader asked the following last weekend:
This is a great question, Clayton, and I think it’s one that we’ve all been trying to wrap our minds around this last month. Geoff had a few other things on his plate so he offered the topic to the team – since I had already been digging through the numbers I grabbed it – hope you don’t mind.
Let’s begin with a few observations:
As the Toronto Blue Jays and San Diego Padres prepare to wrap-up their 3 game series tonight, I thought it would be fun to springboard off of Son of a Duck’s post on Friday morning and examine the players who have spent time in both a Padres and Blue Jays uniform. There are some obvious names (and we’ll get to those) that will come to mind – names seared into our collective memory. But let’s not forget Ricky Henderson and Dave Winfield who spent time in Toronto and San Diego as well.
Using Baseball-Reference.com’s multi-franchise tool I discovered that there are 58 players who have played for both the Padres and Blue Jays, 29 of whom were pitchers.
Let’s start with the current players. Justin Germano, the Padres’ 13th round pick in 2000, managed 2 IP before being optioned back to AAA (It should be noted that 2013 Padre Thad Weber is also with the AAA affiliate for the Blue Jays). Former Padres catcher Hank White is also in Toronto where he’s used sparingly – such is the plight of 41 year-old catchers.
What about players from the recent past?