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Here's a few more links for today. Gammons breaks some news on another Red Sock coming over to the Padres, 619Sports scores interviews with Heath Bell and Jed Hoyer and Corey Brock announces the award winners at the Padres Awards Luncheon.
Friar John's Blog: Gonzalez, Bell earn top Padres awards
Bell drew another big laugh when emcee Mark Neely pointed out that Bell has grown a full beard. Bell turned to Padres Vice Chairman and CEO Jeff Moorad and told him that he inspired the new look. Bell then told Padres President and COO Tom Garfinkel, "You're next."
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Red Sox scouting director Jason McLeod is leaving to join Jed Hoyer as the Padres assistant general manager
McLeod tapped as Padres executive | padres.com: News
Boston Red Sox director of amateur scouting Jason McLeod is headed back to his native San Diego. According to baseball sources, the Padres are set to hire McLeod as their assistant general manager of scouting and player development.
Jed Hoyer’s Ready For The Winter Meetings
Baseball’s winter meetings are fast approaching and many are wondering if new Padres’ GM Jed Hoyer will be busy. Is Adrian Gonzalez on the move? What about Heath Bell? 619 Sports caught up with Hoyer at the Padres’ winter awards banquet and asked him directly: what level of activity does he expect to have at the meetings, and what are his priorities?
Heath Bell: "I Don’t Think I’m Going Anywhere"
Heath Bell received two awards at the Padres’ annual winter banquet, as Fireman of the Year and Pitcher of the Year. Afterwards, Heath spoke with 619 Sports 1-on-1 about what he learned in his first full season as a big league closer, and if he is concerned about trade speculation heading into the winter meetings
Gonzalez, Bell claim Padres team awards | padres.com: News
The offseason award hardware continues to pile up for San Diego first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who on Wednesday was named the Most Valuable Player for the team during the Padres' annual awards celebration.