Around the Mission: 11/3 Padres Links

  • Padres to carefully walk free-agency tightrope | News
    "If someone wants to give someone a deal for three years and $30 million, we're not going to be able to compete."
  • PADRES: Team exercises 2011 option on Gonzalez
    "It was a good experience," Torrealba said. "It's a young team with a lot of talented pitchers. They're going to be good for the next couple of years. The pitching staff should be better with one more year experience. I'd love to come back. I really enjoyed my teammates and the fan support."
  • Lane Field: Let Ted Williams bat for San Diego -
    "I predict that a statue of "The Kid" would become an instant iconic San Diego landmark. Tourists and locals alike could walk down the street to have their picture taken with the greatest hitter who ever lived: San Diego’s own Ted Williams."

  • Half-Baked Thoughts on the World Series – Ducksnorts
    "I am not looking forward to seeing the Giants come to town in 2011. I have friends who are Giants fans and who are very cool people. Unfortunately, the Giants fans I encounter at the ballpark tend to be less agreeable. I am concerned that a championship may make them downright unbearable."


  • Hairston remains upbeat despite year-long funk | News
    "When I look back on it, I'm going to look back at the winning season we had. It's going to be tough to leave. It's tough saying goodbye to a lot of friends. It seems like things ended too early this year."

  • The Official Blog of Matt Antonelli: TOP FIVE BASEBALL MOVIES OF ALL-TIME
    I'm very surprised that 'Nelli put "A League of Their Own" as his #2 baseball movie of all time. I just re=watched it again this year and I remember not liking it.

  • Letters From The Editor
    "Black, you may recall, chose not to bunt with Yorvit Torrealba, with two on and no outs trailing 2-0 in the sixth inning of the final game of the regular season, even though bunting and moving runners had worked for the Padres all season long. Torrealba hit into a season-killing double play."

  • Congratulations Giants On Bringing First MLB Championship to San Francisco
    "Bruce Bochy, who in my opinion has always been one the best pitching staff tacticians in the game, pushed all the right buttons not only with his staff"

  • Moores divorce could be headed back to trial -
    A San Diego Superior Court judge has threatened to re-set a trial date after Padres chairman John Moores and his wife Becky failed to finalize a divorce settlement they told the judge they had reached in March.

  • The Sacrifice Bunt " I know you’re angry. I’m angry too.
    "It’s easy to hate. It’s easy to look at the Giants and think that it should be us and to think that we deserve a part of that trophy because our collapse helped get the Giants there, but that’s a little arrogant. "

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