Kevin Kouzmanoff Rumors
“Suddenly, the hottest trade chip the Padres have to play seems to be third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff.
Eight teams have apparently contacted the Padres regarding Kouzmanoff, although San Diego days earlier seemed to be facing an uphill battle in hopes of creating interest in Kouzmanoff against a deep pool of free-agent third basemen.
Then Seattle spent $36 million to get Chone Figgins for four years. And the Phillies signed Placido Polanco for $18 million over three seasons.
With visions of big paydays apparently in the heads of the top three remaining free-agent third basemen