Tonight, the Padres and Jesse Agler hosted a conference call for season ticket members. Tyson Ross and Derek Norris took questions from Peoria where they began Spring Training this week.
Norris made it clear that he fully embraces the "Norrisaurus Rex" nickname. Tyson praised the energy level that first year manager Andy Greene has brought into the early workouts. The emphasis of Ross' offseason program has been creating balance in his delivery to ensure more strikes with his fastball and overall. Ross praised the work of Luis Perdomo in the early camp. Norris felt that Colin Rea has improved his cutter and other offerings. Both players praised Matt Kemp as a team leader who sets the example for work ethic among the Friars.