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Talking Friars Ep. 287: Kodai Senga wants immediate contender + who would Padres trade Jackson Merrill for?

Plus, new names are on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot

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Before Ken Rosenthal’s Sunday evening report, we didn’t know if free agent Kodai Senga cared about landing on a contender, but now we do. The Padres are in a favorable spot then, right? Scouts are raving about Jackson Merrill after his performance in the Arizona Fall League. Should the Padres think about trading their top prospect for players who could help the team win now? Plus, a former Padre has been added to this year’s National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. All that and more on this episode of Talking Friars.

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