Found December 23, 2012 on
The Padre brass have been consistent when outlining their offseason strategy of adding starting pitching to a roster they otherwise feel is essentially set. Friar fans would tend to agree with that plan but one spot on the field that many followers of the team would like to see upgraded is RF where the club plans to roll out Will Venable and Chris Denorfia again in a platoon situation. Those fans seem to prefer chasing a big bat to play in right (though few were available at the outset of free agency) but paying market value for said bat to replace the Venable/Denorfia combo would be a waste of precious resources (i.e. payroll).
Separately, neither Venable nor Denorfia is what I would consider even an above-average starting caliber corner OF. Neither has the power teams usually covet in a RF. However, together Venable and Denorfia form a combination that produces more offense than that which other teams get from their primary starter at the position. Here’s a look at how the Venabl...
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