Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Padres Go 'Prospecting'

Don't get me wrong, I loved the Adrian Gonzalez trade. I've been advocating the deal for years now. I would not change a single element of it. In fact, I might even have parted with more than Theo ended up shipping to the Left Coast. I think he is that important a player for us.

Having said all this, it is interesting that the bounty plucked from us by Jed Hoyer (Kelly, Rizzo, Fuentes) now comprises three of the top four Padre prospects. Yikes! Was their system that bad, or are these guys really that good?

No matter. Even if Casey Kelly wins the Cy Young someday, A-Gon should be mashing for us for years to come.