Originally written on Friarhood  |  Last updated 11/13/14
Jedd Gyorko In 2010 the Padres selected Jedd Gyorko in the 2nd round of the first-year player draft.  Today he was given the number nine and a spot on the opening day roster.  Congratulations to Jedd, he’s a hard worker, good guy, and will be a solid baseball player. With that said, I couldn’t disagree more with this move.  I don’t want to hear, “the front office is showing they want to win now” talk, because if that was the case, then maybe they should have spent a little coin during free agency to bolster one of the weakest starting staffs in baseball. With the understanding that the Padres do have some money, yet cannot spend like the top 10 markets in baseball, and they need to make wise “business” decisions for the short-term and the long-term.  Moving forward… I like Jedd personally, and I think he’s going to be a good everyday player in baseball, which is exactly why having him break camp with the Padres is a terrible idea.  If the Padres waited until May 1 they would contro...
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