Towers indicated that a catcher could be signed by the end of this week. All indications are that veteran Brad Ausmus -- who makes his home in nearby Del Mar, Calif. -- is the Padres' primary target.
Man Ausmus hasn't been with the Padres since 1993. I remember back in 1995 I was playing some baseball game on the Sega Saturn or Dreamcast or something and Dustin Hermanson was pitching and Brad Ausmus was catching and even then it seemed like a long time since Ausmus had played for the Padres.
Well here we are, 16 years later and the Padres are in need of a veteran pretty boy catcher, so the only answer is Ausmus.
[Note by jbox, 01/21/09 3:18 PM PST ]
As noted in the comments.
Well that was quick.