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Yet another quiet day here in sunny San Diego. I am just holding out to get to January where I think the Padres will be making a few moves to help solidify a roster by the time spring training comes along. Historically the Padres have done a lot of moves in January and even into February, so it will be interesting to see how things play out. Last year was a bit different as trades were happening in December and I think that is where a lot of people are disgruntled right now. Last offseason was very very busy and this offseason is just sluggish. I’m sure things will change eventually, but I know it’s rough. Today for instance I was debating to post anything because there isn’t anything to post. Half my piece today is stuff from MLB.com. So there you have it, let’s get to them:
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Padres pitch in for charity while home for holidays – Padres.com
“In fact, each and every one of the Padres’ players who live locally participated in at least one community appearance or took part in a volunteer opportunity this holiday season.”
Steve Adler tells us why moving the fences in makes sense – The Friarhood
“This move is for the casual fan. The casual fan doesn’t go to a game to see a pitching duel, or a sacrifice bunt, they go to be entertained.”
The next two articles are from MLB.com
Hideki Matsui announces his retirement
“Matsui, 38, held a news conference in New York to mark the conclusion of his 20 years playing professional baseball, having established himself as one of Japan’s most dominant hitters with the Yomiuri Giants from 1993-02 before his seven seasons with the Yankees.”
Expanded playoffs made for great theater
“So instead of diminishing the importance of the regular season, baseball actually increased its importance. Suddenly, there was a huge difference between winning a division championship and getting one of the Wild Card berths.”
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Petco Fences 12/1/12 – Photo posted by Tom Garfinkel via twitter
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