Found December 19, 2013 on Padres Public:
At the start of the off-season, Padres GM Josh Byrnes had a left-handed hitting outfielder as one of his top priorities. Whether that player would platoon or play everyday was to be determined. They ended up trading their most effective reliever to the Oakland A’s for outfielder Seth Smith, a left-handed corner outfielder who’s pretty damn good against right-handed pitching (career .279/.357/.487). The addition of Smith was met with a lot of criticism, specifically on Twitter. Padres fans ******* love relievers. I don’t know why. Maybe because some of the best Padres teams have featured dominant relievers? Probably. Whatever the reason, the attachment to obscure players is puzzling. Not that I think Luke Gregerson is at all obscure. Dammit, I’m getting distracted. Back to my point. Smith’s acquisition has led to a crowded outfield. Cam Maybin and Carlos Quentin are the starters if they can stay healthy (lol), in left and center field, respectively. That leaves right field to some c...
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