Update [2006-11-9 10:38:13 by Eric Hz]: From this morning's San Diego Tribune:
The Padres and Indians have gotten together to fill two needs - the second base job in Cleveland and the third base one in San Diego.
From a fantasy perspective, Barfield offers proven production, and in AL-only keeper leagues, should be a $15-$20 player based on the 21 SBs and 13 HRs. With rampant inflation, I can see him in the low $20s.
Kevin Kouzmanoff should get the chance for regular ABs at 3B by either winning the job outright from Russell Branyan or falling into a platoon with that lefty HR/BB/K machine.
Kouz had a great AVG in the minors last season, but his walks were not good (33 in 346 ABs). However, he hit 22 HRs to go with that excellent AVG, though.
I see him in the low single-digits if he cannot win the starting job. If he does win the 3B job, then I can see him going for $8-$14 dependent upon his spring performance and attendent hype. Petco should serve to dampen his power expectations.
RHP Andrew Brown is a free agent pool pick-up or $1 end-of-draft flyer based on pitching half his games at Petco Park. His minor league strikeouts are OK, but his walks are very high (36 in 62.1 AAA innings. Another 8 in 10 major league ones.)
(FWIW, I'd have looked for a 3B to acquire if I were making-up possible Padres trades, but would not have settled on Kouzmanoff from the Indians. However, the addition of a reliever to even-off the deal validates my working hypothesis that pitching is going to be over-valued.)