Will Chase Headley Revive the San Diego Padres 2013 Chances?
For the San Diego Padres, the offensive expectations this season all came with questions at the end of them. Can the improving young stars keep improving? What kind of a season would Chase Headley have after his career year in 2012? Would a great Headley campaign be enough to keep the team hitting well enough to win games?
A great deal of the offensive weight rests on the shoulders of third baseman Headley. When he broke his left thumb on a fluke play sliding into second, many questions were either postponed or seemingly answered. Recent news suggests that Headley’s thumb is healing quite well and he might be on a path to a quicker return. It is even possible for him to begin rehab assignments within a few days instead of several weeks.
Whether it is in a week or three weeks, Headley is coming back to the line-up. The big question that trumps all of the others now is what effect Headley will have when he returns? One thing is for sure: The Padres need some offense from somewhere. They aren’t pitching great so much pressure falls on the hitting which also isn’t going well. That’s how you get to a 2-6 record though.
No matter when he comes back, Headley is sure to kick start this offense at least a little bit. There is bound to be some impact of his simply being in the line-up even if he has a slow start upon his return. For the Padres at this point a slumping Headley would be better than no Headley at all. The quicker he returns healthy, the better.
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