This is an interesting article. It talks about the other side of the coin. You almost never hear about the guys that are still looking for employment in the major leagues. All the front page stories are about the elite players who have locked up their hundreds of millions of dollars back in November.
This article is especially interesting because just about every player mentioned is a former Padre. Eric Young, Phil Nevin, Steve Finley, Mark Loretta, Mike Piazza and quotes from Kevin Towers.
"We all feel terribly that Phil's in this situation right now,'' Axelrod said. "Everybody was encouraging him and pumping him up and saying, 'Hey, something is going to open up.'''
On one hand it's hard to feel sorry for Nevin, he has such a poor attitude, but I don't want to have to put him on Suicide Watch again either.
-- Eric Young
In other news:
Gaslamp Baller Kevin tells me that Chan Ho Park has fired his agent.