A lot going on in the baseball world right now. Dodgers finally are being sold and other players are possibly on the move. The Padres have a lot going on as well. Here are some links:
Official press release on the hiring of Phil Plantier - Padres Official Site
" 'Phil brings a strong passion for the Padres organization,' Byrnes said. 'He played an integral role in the success of our minor league system this past year. His knowledge of the game and experience working with young hitters will be an invaluable asset to our clubhouse and this organization.' "
Plantier is excited at the challenges that lie ahead - Padres Official Site
"New Padres hitting coach Phil Plantier plans on making a case to his players that there are positives in the ballpark's spacious dimensions."
Texas League champions San Antonio win MiLBY for Best Overall Team - MiLB.com
"After posting a Minor League-best 94-46 record and winning its first Texas League championship since 2007, the team has earned the 2011 MiLBY awards for Best Double-A Team and Best Overall Team."
Jaff Decker and Anthony Bass are named to AFL Rising Stars Roster - CBSsports.com
"The Arizona Fall League has announced the roster of its annual "Rising Stars" Game, designed to showcase the best of the best prospects in advance of baseball stardom."
Anthony Bass' alma mater has a story on being picked - Wayne State University
"The former Warrior has pitched in four games for the AFL's Peoria Javelinas, posting a 1-0 record with a 3.94 ERA and a league-high 19 strikeouts in 16 innings."
MadFriars.com has named their PCL Player of the Year
"This season the move to Tucson resulted in a drastic change offensively from the overcast weather of the Pacific Northwest. The T-Padres hit .282/.351/.447 but still finished tied for the bottom of the Pacific South as the dry climate of Tucson decimated the pitching staff"
As well as their PCL Pitcher of the year
"The T-Padres had a team ERA of 5.72 with only Albuquerque, Las Vegas and Colorado Springs doing worse. And while the environment was a major factor, the staff also earned a lot of the ugliness."
The Padres have signed a 16 year old out of the Dominican Republic - MLBTR
"The Padres signed 16-year-old outfielder Franmil Reyes out of the Dominican Republic for $700K, tweets MLB.com's Corey Brock. Baseball America's Ben Badler has more on Reyes."
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