Padres Josh Byrnes compounds earlier mistakes by signing LF Carlos Quentin to a 3 yr/$30 million extension In the middle of Vicky Santo’s stirring comments during the induction speech for her husband Ron here in Cooperstown a member of our front office leans over to me and says, “what is Byrnes thinking”? Earlier in the … More Padres GM Byrnes compounds mistakes by extending Quentin for 3 yrs/$30 million
San Diego Padres GM Byrnes made a huge, and to the low budget Padres very expensive, mistake in trading for Carlos Quentin. The prospects he sent to the White Sox notwithstanding, Quentin had averaged only 98 games per season in the field for the White Sox over the past three seasons. Nothing indicated he would … More Padres Quentin Injures Right Leg – Out 4-6 weeks
The Rich Get Richer Bud Selig and the big market owners at MLB have put a hatchet in the back of the Small and Mid market teams with this new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The small market teams have been all but marginalized. They will no longer have any opportunity to compete under the new rules. … More What the Changes in the MLB CBA Really Mean
The Definition of a Great Closer: To be considered the best closer in the game of baseballyou need to do one simple thing, Save the highest percentage of games. It doesn’t matter what the velocity is on your fastball.It doesn’t matter how many guys you strike out per nine innings.It doesnt matter what your ERA … More Closers that Blow Saves Suck
Saturday July 16, 2011 Greetings from beautiful Port Charlotte Florida, home of the Stone Crabs. I have spent the past two days watching the Treshers with several Padres scouts & the Phillies general manager also in attendance. Taking a look at the players the Padres would likely be getting in return for Heath Bell (or … More Padres return for Adams or Bell?
Monday April 11, 2011 On the day I paid $4.11 for gas, I came to the realization watching Hawpe fail miserably to get a hit in the 1st inning of the Padres vs Reds that even though its only the 9th game of the season, its time for the Padres to sit Brad Hawpe. His … More 9th game & its time for Padres to sit Hawpe
March 27, 2011 It has been an interesting, fast paced and hectic year in the Web Soulsurfer household. I have logged 341,700 frequent flyer miles and more than 200 days away from home since March 31st of 2010. I have met many incredible people, worked with some great clients and charities and visited some wonderful … More 1 year and 341,700 Frequent Flyer Miles Later