Giles to Beltran: Be cautious with knee injury
"Tell him to be smart," Giles said before yesterday's game. "I would let it calm down and be ready for next year after what I've been through."
Mother's advice kept Venable on track | padres.com: News
Will Venable owes his natural baseball ability to genes from his father, Max, who played 12 years in the big leagues. But he credits his career path to his mother, who discouraged him from abandoning baseball for his first love of basketball.
Venable has been remarkably quick study
"I'm glad I've got it," Venable said of his B.A., "and I'm glad I don't have to use it yet."
If Your Heart Never Breaks, You Aren’t Doing It Right
I recognize the value of sticking a guy named "Gwynn" in the lineup. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that he’ll be there more often than not, slapping ground balls to second and weak fly balls to left, and running curious routes in center. Venable is a better player, and he’d have more value as a center fielder, but the name on the back of his jersey doesn’t tug at the heart strings of San Diegans, which has to be a consideration right now.
Myron’s Musings: Hello, elephant :: Friar Forecast
I’m not worried about any of the three getting signed – I think they all will, and at least two will sign contracts. That said, I don’t want to see the uproar if Tate goes unsigned.
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