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The Padres are showing interest in free agent outfielder Jermaine Dye, a major league source said, but it appears that they would need to trade a veteran player in order to afford him. The most likely candidates to be moved would be closer Heath Bell or third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff.
Bob Scanlan Interview (MP3)
Coach chatted with Channel 4's Bob Scanlan to talk Mark McGwire's admission, baseball hot stove news, and the election of Andre Dawson to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
PADRES: Moorad wants All-Stars in San Diego
"I asked him, 'Why haven't you pushed the All-Star Game?' " Moorad said. "He said 'It's a great question. In fairness, I prioritized some of the protections that the MLB system now has in place ---- revenue sharing as an example. I prioritized some of those other areas over an above getting the All-Star Game.' He said 'To be fair, that's something we ought to work on together.' And we are."
Inbox: What's in store for Blanks? | padres.com: News
In the latest Inbox, Padres fans want to know more about plans for young talent like Kyle Blanks, the options for backup catcher, whether there will be a FanFest and more.
The Sacrifice Bunt: A San Diego Padres Blog " Blog Archive " More uninvited marketing opinions and a wallpaper
Sac Bunt creates Padres wallpaper.
Marketing: Part Deux " RJ's Fro
No 2010 slogan.
Garfinkel vs SDPads1…the Final Showdown?? " RJ's Fro
Garfinkel loves hanging out with bloggers.
Steroid Era's real mystery: Not who, but how many. - washingtonpost.com
The only general manager to accept any responsibility was former San Diego executive Kevin Towers, who expressed his guilt about doing nothing to stop the abuse shortly after the death of former Padre and admitted steroid abuser Ken Caminiti. "We all realized that there were things going on within the game that were affecting the integrity of the game," he said in a 2005 interview. "I think we all knew it, but we didn't say anything about it. ...