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Friday, October 14, 2005

Padre News from ESPN.com

It's important to remember when reviewing the Padres' 2005 season...

"When a team improves sharply one season they will almost always decline in the next."

Title Track

From ESPN:
San Diego Padres: First base coach Davey Lopes and third base coach Rob Picciolo won't be back next season. The Padres will not renew the contracts of Lopes, Picciolo and advance scout Jeff Gardner.

Change is good, but this isn't terribly interesting.

Next GM?

From the Boston Globe:
David Forst, the former captain of the Harvard baseball team and current assistant GM with the Oakland A's, is said to be in line to become Sandy Alderson's first choice in San Diego if Kevin Towers leaves and goes to Arizona, a widely reported rumor.

We could certainly do worse.


Blogger Geoff said...

"When a team improves sharply one season they will almost always decline in the next."

Yep. When viewed in that light, and considering all the injuries the Padres had to deal with, a 5-game drop from 2004 and 2005 hardly seems alarming.

1:16 PM, October 16, 2005  
Anonymous RichardBrianWade said...

Also, with Alderson on board, you have to like the direction they're heading in.

4:40 PM, October 16, 2005  
Blogger LynchMob said...

The key is to get someone better than Towers ... Towers isn't bad ... we can & should be able to do better.

2:03 PM, October 18, 2005  

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