Friday, November 9, 2007
Greene To Possibly Be Offered Extension
"The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that the San Diego Padres are likely to offer short-stop Khalil Greene a multi-year deal this off season. “He’s one of our better players, and we’d like him to be here for some time”, GM Kevin Towers said. Khalil will reach arbitration for the second-time in his career and will most likely make $4-5M in 2008. The 28-year old Greene hit .254 with 27 HR and 97 RBI’s in 2007, but failed to compile an OBP of .300. Towers and San Diego will most likely offer Khalil a 3-4 year deal worth anywhere from $7-8.5M per season.
Analysis: I always wonder why people are so high on Khalil Greene. Yes, he has good HR and RBI totals, but it seems like he can never hit the ball very consistantly. He struck out 128 times in 2007, and only walked 32 times in the process. His OBP of .291 has got to be one of the worst of all National-League short-stops.
I guess if he can drive in 97 every year, he’s worth $5-6M. But $7-8M? I wouldn’t be too high on offering that much to Greene. Still, the Padres are offense thirsty so you can’t blame them too much." (MVN.com)