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- Padres remain a preferred spot for pitchers staging comebacks (U-T). Mark Mulder, Mark Prior, and Matt Clement all have expressed an interest in pitching for the Padres or, failing that, at least wearing the uniform.
- Mark Prior Halloweeen Update. Speaking of Prior, Planet Padres caught up with the right-hander at a local pumpkin patch, of all places.
- Petco Fences Moving In? For those who enjoy the occasional conspiracy theory, Melvin Nieves at Sacrifice Bunt delivers the goods.
- Padres hope their core of young players will help produce a turnaround in 2009 (U-T). I missed this earlier, but Mike Epstein, who studied the Padres hitters in 2008, offers his thoughts: “When I watched their hitters, I just never felt like they went up there with a plan. It seems like they didn’t know who they were with respect to who was hitting behind them — am I considered more of a threat than the guy behind me, or vice versa? I sort of got the feeling they were a little bit caught between here and there.” He also notes their propensity to swing late on 2-0 pitches, which “should never happen.” Epstein likes Kevin Kouzmanoff and can’t figure out Khalil Greene. Join the club, buddy…
- Carrillo is slowed in comeback (U-T). Tom Krasovic reports that Cesar Carrillo has run into some problems with his elbow while pitching in the AFL. In other news, the sun rose today.
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