A lot going on in Friar land this week. Big changes are in store for the front office. Here are your daily links.
Could John Lackey be a Padre? - Pro Rumors
"Such a deal would be likely only if the Red Sox absorb a lot of Lackey's remaining contract."
Reports indicate Hoyer, McLeod are headed to Chicago - NC Times
"A team source confirmed on Thursday night that Josh Byrnes will take over as the Padres' general manager if current GM Jed Hoyer leaves for the Chicago Cubs as expected."
Tom Krasovic on insidethepadres.com talks about the Padres getting Compensation
"For what it's worth, I think it more likely than not that the Padres will get player talent, money or both"
Take Two: Hoyer-to-Chicago confirmation - Woedoctor.com
"Waitaminute...what the hell?"
Jed Hoyer to Cubs deal is done. So are Padres. - gaslampball.com
"Hey everybody, look Josh Byrnes is our new GM! Anybody want to schedule a prime time press announcement? No? Really? ...