So I was just reading this Padres Mailbag and the last question is about Klesko:
-- Ray V., San Diego
What hurts about this answer is it is so true. Bochy is going to be so unbelievably patient with Klesko. I'd use him off the bench if I need a big strikeout in a key situation and let him know that he's got to earn his starting position back. It'll be interesting to see what he brings to spring training, other than a nice new pair of boots.
If he isn't a starter does that mean he'll sit in the clubhouse and sign surfboards for his trophy room instead of practicing? Or is that only something he does in the playoffs?
Update [2006-2-7 14:24:4 by jbox]:
Another article on Klesko and the prospect of him playing first base.
?He's going to have to improve on the bag,? said Towers, a fact that Bochy seconded. ?We know we need some improvement there,? said the manager.