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Mark Kotsay's brief stint with the Brewers came to an end Tuesday, with veteran outfielder agreeing to a one-year, $1.25 million deal with his hometown San Diego Padres.This seems like a good time to admit that I was probably too hard on the guy from the start. I preferred Chris Dickerson and Jody Gerut over him at the time. The solution to every roster crunch was "DFA Kotsay." Yet he made it through the season.In retrospect, he wasn't terrible for what he was. If you wanted a lefty to pinch-hit with little-to-no power, he was serviceable. If you wanted someone to make meaningful at-bats or start in centerfield, like say during Game 3 of the National League Championship Series, he probably wasn't the best choice.And really, that's the thing with Kotsay. Most people were actually upset with Ron Roenicke's usage of him, not with Kotsay himself. Sure, Kotsay isn't a very good player anymore -- right around replacement level -- but it was Roenicke's...
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<span style="font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";">SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced that they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract...
For the second year in a row, Mark Kotsay has received a major league contract. The Padres agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.25 million with the 35-year-old (about to enter his age-36 season) on Tuesday.
For the second year in a row, Mark Kotsay does not deserve a spot on a major league roster — at least, not on his merits as a baseball player.
There was a time when Mark Kotsay...
Apparently, Mark Kotsay is not done playing baseball.
For whatever reason, the San Diego Padres feel Kotsay will be able to contribute to their outfield situation... because he's certainly not going to do anything for their run-scoring situation. Anyway, he's one of the few big leaguers to more or less beg to play there:
"There was no secret that I wanted to come...
The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with outfielder Mark Kotsay on a one-year contract.
Kotsay was a reserve with the Milwaukee Brewers this past season, batting .270 with three home runs and 31 RBIs in 233 at-bats.
Kotsay, who will turn 36 early next month, has played all three outfield positions as well as first base.
He has a .278 career batting average in 15 seasons with...
The San Diego Padres have agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract with outfielder Mark Kotsay. Kotsay was with the Padres from 2001-03. The 35-year-old, a lifetime .278 hitter, has also played for the Florida Marlins, Oakland A's, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers.
Mark Kotsay's hometown Padres have reportedly lured the veteran outfielder back to the West Coast. FoxSports.com cited sources Tuesday in reporting that Kotsay and the Padres had reached an agreement on a $1.25 million, one-year contract.
By Andrew Wagner
MILWAUKEE Brewers manager Ron Roenicke will be without one of his favorite players next season after veteran outfielder Mark Kotsay signed Monday with the San Diego Padres.
Kotsay, 35, hit .270 for the Brewers last season, appearing in 104 games and starting 50. He played all three outfield positions and also got limited action at first...
Per Ken Roshenthal's twitter the Padres have signed Mark Kotsay "Sources: Kotsay in agreement with #Padres on one-year, $1.25M contract. Pending physical."
Mark Kotsay will be 36 at the start of the 2012 season. He played with the padres during from 2001-2003. In 2011 he played with the Milwaukee Brewers hitting .270/.329/.373/.703. The Josh Byrnes era has now...
The Padres dipped their toes into the free agent pool yesterday. Mark Kotsay is back with the team to serve as a LH bat off the bench. We must now wait on Heath Bell's decision to make a bigger splash. Here is more on Kotsay, Bell and others:
Padres sign Mark Kotsay (again) - Padres official
"Padres general manager Josh Byrnes declined to discuss specifics of...
The San Diego Padres agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Mark Kotsay on Wednesday.
The San Diego Padres have agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract with outfielder Mark Kotsay.
The Padres reached an agreement with Mark Kotsay on a one-year, $1.25MM deal, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Kotsay previously played for the Padres from 2001-03; he was one of their best players during that time.
Kotsay, 35, hit .270/.329/.373 in 255 plate appearances for the Brewers this year, spending time at all three outfield positions and first base. Kotsay, who...
It's days like this that get me excited. So many rumors and news flying around, I love it! It has been announced the Houston Astros will be in the AL in 2013. Also Alberto Gonzalez and Jeremy Hermida have been released. Here are more Padres links:
Mark Kotsay's deal is now official - Padres Official
"Kotsay, who turns 36 on Dec. 2, passed his physical and...