Found October 25, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
With new ownership in place and the team finally getting a TV deal, this could be the most exciting and active Padre off-season in years.  Instead of selling off veterans and scraping the bargain bin for roster filler, San Diego could have up to $30 million to spend on turning themselves into legitimate contenders in the NL West. Needs The Padres are seemingly always hurting for offense, so the Friars could drop some coin on a quality bat regardless of position.  The most obvious positions for them to upgrade are right field, second base and shortstop.  However, with Will Venable coming off a solid season, right field isn't a big need.  Nor is second base if San Diego management believes in Logan Forsythe and/or Alexi Amarista.  Shortstop though isn't as solid.  They can live with Everth Cabrera, but if a veteran becomes available at the right price, they'd have to at least consider it.  Of course, they could just forego big offensive additions altogether and promo...
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