What the heck, I’m up anyway. Let’s have a little Saturday morning linkfest…
- Organization picks up $9 million option for right fielder in 2009. Tom Krasovic at the U-T reports that the Padres have picked up Brian Giles’ option for 2009. Score one for common sense.
- Adrian Gonzalez-Jim Stone Extravaganza Golf Tournament & Fiesta. Adrian Gonzalez is hosting his annual charity golf tournament on Friday, November 14. Celebrities scheduled to attend include Chris Young, Brian Giles, Randy Jones, Phil Nevin, Willie Buchanon, Maury Wills, Alan Trammell and many more.
- Minor League Free Agents. Baseball America’s Matt Eddy has posted the 2008-09 crop. A lot of crappy ex-Padres in there, as well as some guys that might be worth a gamble — Jerome Williams immediately comes to mind, although I have no idea whether he’s got anything left these days. [h/t Masticore317]
- 2008 Hot Stove Tracker – Padres Free Agents. Speaking of which, MLB.com has posted a list of the Padres’ potential free agents. [h/t Ian C]
- The 2008 Internet Baseball Awards. In the latest edition of Baseball Propectus’ annual event, Bud Black got more votes for NL Manager of the Year than Bob Melvin did. [h/t LynchMob]
- Trade talks at meetings continue to center around Peavy, Greene (San Diego Union-Tribune). Teams reportedly interested in Jake Peavy include the Braves, Cubs, and Dodgers; those interested in Khalil Greene are the Orioles, Tigers, Reds, and Blue Jays. I’m thinking Khalil would love that ballpark in Cincinnati.
More links are available at the Ducksnorts delicious page, which I update as often as practical.