A few days ago (last Friday to be exact)—in the midst of a story about James Shields trade rumors—we reminded readers that last year the Padres had expressed interest in Pablo Sandoval. Well, now The Boston Globe (AKA: the Red Sox house organ) is reporting that San Diego scouts are back around checking out the Panda. Now, there is not always fire where there is smoke, but considering everything, this is worth watching. There has also been talk that Boston's sights might be set on 28-year old right-hander Tyson Ross and not Shields. Stay tuned.