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Fangraphs updated prospect lists for NL West

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Two new names on the list: Gore (pick) and Baez (plowing through the world). Gone is Paddack, presumably due to surgery.

Carlos Asuaje's homer hit a Pirates fan right in the beans

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Carlos Asuaje hit a home run that just barely cleared the rightfield wall at PNC Park. The fan with the (un?)lucky seat had his hands down to protect his jewels until the last moment, when he inexplicably pulled his hands up and exposed the family jewels. The homer appeared to strike him right in the coinpurse, at which time it rebounded onto the field with such velocity that many in attendance questioned whether the ball had, in fact, left the field of play. After a brief review, it was clear that not only had the ball cleared the fence, but it had also struck this poor fellow right in the beans. No word yet on the Padres fan sitting to the gentleman's left, but kudos to him for consoling his friend in a time of great emotional and physical pain.

Interesting Article from Minor League Ball: Rangers Let Fruit Overripen on Vine; Could Preller do the Same?

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Article mentions Jurickson Profar and D.J. Gallo as top prospects that were kept even though they were redundant and eventually their market crashed. Would A.J. be prone to same mistakes as Padre GM?

Padres place Austin Hedges on 7-day DL

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After being hit in the face mask and then missing three straight games, Hedges is heading to the 7-day concussion DL.

Trevor Cahill activated from DL, Chase d'Arnaud is DFA'd

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Welcome back, Cahill! As for d'Arnaud, thanks for the laughs.

Kevin Quackenbush has been recalled, again

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Quack is back and last night's starter, Dylan Overton, had been optioned back to El Paso. It'll likely be another quick stint for Quackenbush, as Trevor Cahill is due back from the DL on Tuesday.

Former Pitcher John D'Acquisto's Book "Fastball John" Chronicles His Intriguing Career and is an Excellent Read

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Has anyone read the D'Acquisto book? From this article, it sounds like he does a good job on the parts about his time in SD

Don Orsillo on MLB Network

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Don Orsillo was on MLB Network this afternoon. Here is the interview with MLB NOW host Brian Kenny. Hope you will enjoy this. :-)

Don Orsillo on MLB Network

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Don Orsillo was on MLB Network this afternoon. Here is the interview with MLB NOW host Brian Kenny. Hope you will enjoy this. :-)