Baseball Prospectus | On the Beat: Righting The Ship:
"The Padres, contrary to most reports, may at least attempt to sign first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to a long-term contract extension if for no other reason than to show a skeptical Major League Baseball Players Association that they are spending their revenue-sharing money on trying to improve the club rather than increasing profits."
The chickens have come home to roost. The Padres would be a better team with 3/4s of the haul the Rangers received for Mark Teixeira. Instead, the team will try to pay Gonzalez like Teixeira.
$20MM 1B are a luxury just one team can afford.