More stuff from the land of once-upon-a-time:
- Ichiro Wins MVP, Padres Recall Several Prospects, and Joyner Joins Front Office (2001). I was probably too harsh on Ichiro, but he shouldn’t have won the award. As for Wally Joyner’s hiring, here’s what I said back then:
It’s good to see the organization hiring guys like Joyner and Dave Magadan in key instructional and talent evaluation roles. These are men who understand the value of plate discipline, and their philosophy will help foster a better approach to hitting throughout the system. Not that their presence is a panacea for the Padres but it certainly should help.
Still think Magadan got kind of a bum deal, but whatever. Dude has a ring, I doubt he’s complaining.
- Kevin Towers: Deals of 1995-96, Part 1 (2006). Bip Roberts for Wally Joyner; Brad Ausmus and Andujar Cedeno for John Flaherty and Chris Gomez; Bryce Florie, Marc Newfield, and Ron Villone for Greg Vaugn. Good times…