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insidethepadres: Thursday Tidbits
Update: Buster Olney of ESPN just reported that Florida is unwilling to part with either West or Miller for Bell.
Angels, Marlins interested in Bell
Late Thursday night, both the Los Angeles Angels and Florida Marlins were still talking to the Padres regarding Bell, who has successfully converted 25 of 26 save opportunities this season.
"Trade rumors swirling" by Padres Blog
Gonzalez: "My guess is that if I were traded, the team as a whole would be better off because of what they got in return," the San Diego native said. "But you can’t really think about what you can’t control."
Hoffman prepares for return to San Diego | padres.com: News
"I used to think, 'I hope I finish my career here, but if I didn't, what would it be like, coming through as a visitor?'" Hoffman said. "We're going to find out."
Trevor's time for reflection
"I don't want to make this a bigger deal than it is," baseball's record-setting relief pitcher said. "Anybody in their right mind would want a little bit of love when they come back. But I would also understand that we've all moved on and part of moving on is maybe not doing something."
PADRES: Hoffman returns to Petco Park as member of Brewers : North County Times - Californian 07-31-2009
"I would love for (Milwaukee) to win one game," Bell said. "I don't ever say that, but just to have him run out there again in San Diego, that'd be kinda cool. I want to be in there every single game, but that would still be kinda cool."
Friars' Stauffer earns first win since '06 | padres.com: News
The Padres clinched their first series since June with a 7-4 victory over the Reds on Thursday at Great American Ball Park. Will Venable had four hits and four RBIs to lead San Diego, which improved to 6-1 against Cincinnati this season.
PADRES: Venable keys win over Reds : North County Times - Californian 07-31-2009
"He has a ton of ability and upside," Black said of Venable. "He played four years in college at Princeton, and he's just got to keep playing. He'll get plenty of chances."
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