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CNNSI says Padres most likely to sign big name free agent...

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by HollywoodLeo, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Barry Bonds :fan:

     
  2. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    i think I speak for all Padre fans when I say:


    **** THAT ****!!!!!!
     
  3. Kwak

    Kwak ....

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    Can someone please poke me in the eye with a sharp stick? I think I would like that better.
     
  4. stone86

    stone86 Well-Known Member

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    hahahah CNNSI doesn't know squat. Even if wasn't Bongs er Bonds... I still wouldn't believe a big name free agent to the pads.
     
  5. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    does Greg Maddux count? :(
     
  6. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

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    CNNSI is on the crack pipe.

    This is more realistic:
    Padres Eyeing Mike Sweeney

    The Padres "have expressed mild interest" in Mike Sweeney, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. The problem would be finding a fit for Sweeney. First base or left field would be the logical choices but between the presence of Adrian Gonzalez and Sweeney's fragility, both seem a long shot. And there's no fit at catcher either, if you really want to stretch your imagination.
    Crasnick notes that Padres GM Kevin Towers has found the talks for Xavier Nady or Matt Murton to be "slow going," so maybe he's trying to get creative.
    Sweeney, 35, has been a Royal his entire career. He hasn't topped 100 games or an .800 OPS since '05. It was said in mid-December that Sweeney's agent had been in touch with the Royals and two other teams.

    My order of preference, if there was a choice:

    1. X. Nady (even tho his agent is Borass)
    2. Matt Murton
    3. Mike Sweeney(unfortunately he is injury prone)<!-- End ad tag -->
     
  7. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    I'll take X-Man for a thousand, Alex :tup:
     
  8. Boltjolt

    Boltjolt Well-Known Member

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    Wow, with Bonds in left and Edmunds in center....their combined age will be 81.

    Cant we get a young star..............FOR ONCE!!!
     
  9. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    The only way we'll get a young star is if we draft one.

    The Padres can not, and will not sign one in free agency with the way the system favors the large markets.
     
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    Padres dont have the $$$$ to sign a big free agent or they would of done so already. There are no big free agents available. Again, another disappointing year.
     
  11. tboltzcali

    tboltzcali Well-Known Member

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    Padres dont have the $$$$ to sign a big free agent or they would of done so already. There are no big free agents available. Again, another disappointing year.
     
  12. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    At least you seem to understand why they haven't done so, which is a step up from most critics.
     
  13. Boltjolt

    Boltjolt Well-Known Member

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    I understand it, and i also understand that even when we draft players, we trade them away right when they are ready to blossom for guys like Giles who are past their prime.

    The Padres will always be a mediocre team on the brink of the playoffs yet never good enough to go far because they always sign declining vets and trade away the talent for them.

    Its why im not into them as much as i used to be....that and i dont get to see them very often here in Vegas. My interest in baseball has taken a big hit too because teams like the Yankees will always be able to get the top players because there is not type of salary cap.
    The Padres management isnt good enough to put together a team like the Marlins and A's have with no money yet the prices for tickets, food and parking goes up every year.
     

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