Today was Cactus League Media Day, so you probably saw a bunch of cliches floating around mixed in with the occasional interesting bit of news or fun player story. The biggest news out of the Padres today? They added more minor league depth in Cuban pitcher Elier Sanchez.
#Padres have signed a 29 y/o Cuban pitcher, Elier Sanchez to a MiLB deal. LHP, 88-92 mph, multiple arm slots, strike-thrower. No ST invite.— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) February 22, 2016
Wil Myers didn't say he's in the best shape of his life, but he's "very prepared" to be the starting first baseman. Which is not to say he won't see any time in the outfield.
Andy Green said 1B Wil Myers can move to left field on occasion when Brett Wallace is in lineup. #Padres— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) February 22, 2016
As long as he's not patrolling center field. We know how well that worked. And if all this exercise has you feeling inadequate, you should know that Derek Norris doesn't shy away from embracing his inner fat kid.
"I always crush up a bunch of oreos in a glass and eat it with a spoon."- Norris' post-game routine— San Diego Padres (@Padres) February 23, 2016
I've never felt closer to a baseball player than I do right now. Though I'd toss those crushed up Oreos onto some ice cream, maybe add some hot fudge... what? Opening Day is still more than a month away, and I'm weak.