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Good Morning San Diego - November 8, 2021

Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Monday, November 8, 2021.

Bob Melvin Introduced as Padres Manager Photo by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty Images

San Diego Padres News

Column: Tatis is the best player in the league, but shouldn’t win the NL MVP (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Melancon declines option, now free agent (

San Diego Padres Will Benefit From Having Bob Melvin as Manager (Call to the Pen)

MLB News

5 Cardinals snag Gold Glove awards to set record (

Dodgers don’t offer Kershaw QO before deadline (

Bauer declines opt-out; pair get QOs from Mets (

White Sox pick up $16 million option on Kimbrel (

Dusty Baker returns as Astros manager in 2022 (

Posey: Family, ‘physical pain’ led to retirement (

Padre of the Day

Manuel Margot

San Diego Padres v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Margot was one of four prospects acquired in a trade for Craig Kimbrel back in 2015. Margot would debut for the Padres in 2016 and make the 2017 Opening Day roster. Margot was seen as a big part of the team’s future, but could not live up to the hype. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays ahead of the 2020 season.