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Daily Friar 11.24.11

  Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all are enjoying quality family time and a much needed time off for many I'm sure. On a day normally reserved for family, food, and football (the three F's if you will), there is still plenty of baseball news around. Here are some Padres links for you:   Padres offer arbitration to Bell and Harang - Padres Official "Should...

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