Originally written on Friarhood  |  Last updated 6/29/14
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To say the least, the Padres will have an interesting off-season in 2011. While it is impossible to project next year’s roster today (knowing it’s possible that there could be many moves), we can look at potential candidates looking ahead. The catching position is very interesting. Nick Hundley had been given the starting job (which I was in favor of in the very beginning) after Yorvit Torrealba left for free agency; suffice to say, that catching duo was excellent in 2010. The Padres made a trade to acquire Rob Johnson from the Seattle Mariners in the 2010 off-season, which seemed to play into the club’s cost-cutting measures. During the season, Johnson had a plethora of injuries; despite this, however, he had a very good reputation of dealing with pitchers as evidenced by a fantastic CERA (Catchers ERA). While I do believe the Padres pitchers benefitted throughout the course of the year from having Johnson, Hundley's injury problems were affecting his performance, forcing the P...
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