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Hoyer Learning to Love the Sludge

Jed Hoyer’s predecessor, Kevin Towers, was known as “The Sludge Merchant” for his ability (born out of necessity) to pick up discarded scraps and turn them into functioning parts. Claiming Scott Linebrink off waivers and flipping him for Joe Thatcher after five great seasons, stealing Heath Bell from the Mets, signing Brian Sikorski from Japan [...]

Once Upon My Mind: Fire Sales and Other Things That Didn’t Quite Happen

No time for original content, so grab a companion and hop in the Tardis as we travel back through time… Did Somebody Report a Fire Sale? (July 25, 1999) The bottom line is this: The 1999 Padres aren’t as good as the 1998 club (which was better than it “should” have been), but it’s doubtful [...]

Lukewarm Stove Season Begins

A little roster shuffling. RHP Jay Witasick has been released. RHP Steve Watkins, RHP Ricky Stone, and OF Kerry Robinson have been outrighted to Portland. Witasick was useful when healthy, Watkins didn’t show much in his brief time with the big club, and I have no idea what Stone and Robinson were doing on a [...]