Found January 20, 2013 on Friarhood:
I’ve got to give credit to Ron Fowler for helping to get the creative juices flowing this week. While attending a lecture at San Diego State, the Padres CEO stated that about a week-and-a-half ago the Friars were presented with a trade proposal that had GM Josh Byrnes pulled the trigger, “would have blown the socks off people in this room,” (speaking of the media in attendance presumably). This has led me to wonder not just what trade Byrnes may have been looking into but what type of deal would “blow the socks” off of Padres fans. Here are five examples of deals that would probably knock our socks off along with hypothetical rationales behind each. Padres trade 3B Chase Headley to the NY Yankees for SS Alex Rodriguez New York GM Brian Cashman promises to reveal the secret to the Yankees two decades of success if Byrnes makes this deal. The Padres plan to move A-Rod to SS and insert prospect Jedd Gyorko into Headley’s old spot. “It was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. We’ll miss ...
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