Found December 30, 2011 on Friarhood:
  The Padres continue to remain quiet as we head into the new year. However, if Bill Center is correct in his assumptions, then we could see a trade fairly soon. It feels like Byrnes has his finger hovering over the launch button and we are all just waiting for it to go off. Steve Adler said it best in a tweet a couple weeks ago: Waiting for the next trade is like waiting for a punch in the stomach, just do it already. Here are your links for today: Submit articles and follow me on twitter @M_Rennick Active offseason prepares Padres for new year - Padres.com "There's a new general manager, a new closer, a stunning trade to ponder and, well, who knows what else will be new by the time the Padres arrive in Arizona for the start of Spring Training in February?"   Escondido ballpark is dead; Moorad likely to sell - San Diego Union Tribune "Plans to build a Triple-A ballpark in Escondido are in grave trouble after the California Supreme Court ruled Thursda...
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