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Re: No disparagement intended to Lankford
Sun Dec 17, 2017 03:11

I thought about Williams/Lankford as well.

I agree on the a-hole factor as well. That's partly why I went for the 2nd Wells acquisition over signing Fernando to be the 5th starter in 96 or bring back Andy Ashby for the second go around. Boomer Wells always struck me as an "a-hole, but he's our a-hole" kind of guy, which fits the mold.

I also think some classic Padre moves end up working out well, while some are terrible. I wouldn't pick one that went so completely against the team to be my most quintessential.

When I think of a classic Padres move, I expect it to be familiar, unoriginal and cheap.

Another fun discussion could be what we predict Chris would pick as his quintessential Padres move. I'm going with Rondell White and Mark Phillips for Bubba Trammell. Either that or Kotsay for Terrance Long and Ramon Hernandez.

  • No disparagement intended to LankfordMcBain, Sat Dec 16 17:55
    That was a messy post. Lankford may not have fit in with the Redneck Padres but never seemed to be a jerk. I meant that when evaluating The Most Padre Move, acquiring an a-hole would be More Padre.
    • Re: No disparagement intended to Lankford — jay, Sun Dec 17 03:11
      • ManAlan, Tue Jan 2 20:16
        I cared so much about those teams. How much did we all argue over Kotsay for Long and Hernandez? And how pointless was that? I know I've gotten old when I find it hard to summon the passion anymore.
        • Under the radarWahoo Willy, Sat Jan 6 11:21
          :) I think the move that sticks with me and most of the notables have been discussed already... well, this one is more personal. First it was the Ruben Rivera trade. Because thatís what kicked it all ... more
          • Re: Under the radarAlan, Thu Jan 18 11:46
            Until the Padres or As are good again, I think I'm gradually phasing into "really enjoy going to the game and watching the playoffs but that's it." Thanks, Padres. If the young Padres actually turn... more
        • At leastMcBain, Wed Jan 3 14:15
          Those were three major leaguers. Think of the electrons and life-force we spent on Nick Schmidt and Allan Dykstra.
            • If the PadresAlan, Thu Jan 18 11:47
              had just drafted based on a Baseball America ranking or random choice, we would have done much better in the draft. Amazing how incompetent this team has been at drafting and player development.
      • Makes You Miss KT Doesn't It? (nm)Mark, Sun Dec 17 14:27
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