Yesterday we found out that Khalil Greene is on the trade block with Jake. It’s not that suprising. Khalil punched a storage chest after his 100th strikeout of the season and broke his hand. He was out for the rest of the season. The Padres filed a grievance against him for it. After an amazing year in 2007, he was slumping horribly at the plate. After every of his 10 homers, we always said, “Maybe this one will break him out of his slump!” We wanted him to suceed so badly. Relations between Khalil and the Padres have been a little conflicted lately.
But we Padres fans love him. He is a very good shortstop. His defense was average this year, but he is a stunning defensive player. Some of his plays will stick forever in Padres history. In 2007, his bat was so good. He was a big part of getting us to game 163. But this year, he just never got going. We love him because of his missing emotions. All through the year, whenever he struck out, he would just walk away with no expression whatsoever. Whenever he made a stunning play, he would just get up, brush himself off, and show nothing on his face. As the year went on, though, he would grimace at himself a little. But all the stored-up emotions eventually resulted in the punching incident.
And now he might be out the door. It would be tough for a lot of Padres fans. I mean, he has incredible talent. This year he could be really good again. He’s had a chance to sit back and take a good long break. Plus, we don’t have anyone to replace him. But the talk has been around that we could get a shortstop in a Peavy trade. But I mean, if we Padre fans lost both Jake and Greenie, I don’t know how many of us would stick around. It might be the last straw for some Padres fans. Plus, I know there are a lot of girls who love Khalil. Like, LOVE Khalil. They would be devistated. We would have to get something really good in return to appease Padres fans. But no one can replace Khalil. NO ONE.
So, I think it is very likely that he will be traded. But it will be a huge loss for Padres fans.