When you live in the Pacific Northwest for over a decade, you drink a lot of espresso. It helps to combat the feelings of depression brought on by near-constant gray skies and drizzle. Seriously, don't move to the PNW. You won't like it.
Now that we got that PSA out of the way, let's discuss a few items (I do realize that I'll be lucky to get one comment here as most fanposts languish from the moment that they are published, nowadays. What's up with that? There used to be a pretty vibrant fanpost/fanshot scene at this site.)
The beards seem to be working. Mine was going grizzly adams until I trimmed it last week. How are you guys doing with the face pubes? Any ladies out there gonna post some pictures of unshaven legs? This ritual has obvi become beneficial to the Padres. Keep up the good work, ya hippies.
I read a post on another site authored by @VocalMinoritySD, in which he suggested that we sign Jedd Gyorko to a seven year deal NOW. Keeping him through the age of 31. The gist of his argument being that Gyorko has proved that he is a consistent hitter (throughout his college career and his three year stint in the minors) and that locking him up now, for his most productive years, would be a good idea. I agree with this thinking 100%. What about y'all?
I'm not a fan of Nick Hundley. Never have been and never will be. He will probably never be more than a backup catcher on a mediocre team, if he even sticks in the bigs. Anyone can take a look at his career stats and his age and see this. That being said, I'm all for keeping John Baker, who will probably end up with similar stats and happens to be a really solid dude and a huge positive presence in the clubhouse. Was that a terrible thing for me to say? Take a look at my poll...