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Wahoo Willy
Under the radar
Sat Jan 6, 2018 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 off. SD Don, god bless him.

I actually think it was the acquisition of Ramon Vazquez & Brett Tomko for Ben Davis and Wascar Serrano. And you cant forget about Tom Lampkin. Ghosts of Padres past all over the place.

And the most hopeless of the Padres eras - it seemed like. Petco was delayed.

And yet, we all kept plugging away in here. And I think I had convinced myself they traded high on Ben Davis? Or at least thatís how I remember it.

Ben Davis was an object of desire for my high school girlfriend so I think I was always ready for him to be shipped out of town.

Iím still getting over the residual disappointment about Otani and the shock (and relief) of what seems to be a stalled negotiation w/ Eric Hosmer. But I have started taking a look at the spring training schedule. I love getting out there for a night game at Peoria. Thereís only two on the schedule this year. But leaning towards the one later in March.

I know most of the discussion around collusion has been centered on 1600 Penn, but anybody seen anything to that effect in MLB? How on earth can there be so many un-signed FAs?

  • 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 radar — Wahoo Willy, Sat Jan 6 11:21
      • 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.
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