SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 5:Michael Bourn #21 of the Houston Astros slides under Alberto Gonzalez #14 of the San Diego Padres as he steals second base during the third inning of a baseball game at Petco Park on June 5, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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"They’re twigs," Bell said. "They look more like (lithe center fielder Cameron) Maybin than me, but with me, it’s mind over matter. I’m not fast, but I can outrun you."
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“I just think it’s more of attacking (the hitters) and making them hit the pitch I want to throw, not the pitch they want to hit.”
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"These past two weeks have been awesome," Tekotte said. "It’s been everything I dreamed it would be and then some."
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Nobody seems to know what the Padres will do with that first pick (as compensation for failing to sign Karsten Whitson last year), although the general assumption seems to be that they’ll go the "safe" route because they won’t receive compensation this time if a deal doesn’t get done.
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"We’re well-positioned," Padres Assistant General Manager Jason McLeod said this week. "I like this draft.
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"I feel a lot better," Headley said. "It's tough on a switch hitter because when you feel really good one way but the other side isn't going well, it seems like that can kind of take you out of your groove. To go out there and be real comfortable right-handed, I think that's one of the big differences for me."
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"That was a little bit strategic, and [there were] just some things I needed to translate to Mat in person," Black said.
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"He was just really happy for me whenever I got called up, and he just said, 'Enjoy every minute of it, because it goes fast,' " Tekotte said. "So I've been trying to not take anything for granted ... and I'm just trying to take it all in."
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"Great at-bat by J.B.," said manager Bud Black. "When you get the leadoff hit and the next guy takes him deep in the count, keeps fouling off pitches, especially against a guy we haven’t seen, that’s very important, a very integral part of the game.
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"Mat was stressed a little bit on a number of occasions and worked his way out of it," Black said. "That was a real breaking point for Mat and he came back and got Lee."