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Padres Editorial: Should the Padres Extend Justin Upton or Ian Kennedy?

March is a time for college hoops, changing weather, green clothes, St. Patrick ’s Day and baseball contract extensions. Yep, you read that correctly, in the past few years more and more teams have locked up players to long-term deals in order to hedge their bets and get their players cheaper than they might be […] Padres Editorial: Should the Padres Extend Justin Upton or Ian Kennedy? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Topeka Capital-Journal Feb 20, 2015

With contract expiring, pressure is on Ex-Royal Bud Black to produce as Padres manager

PEORIA, Ariz. — In the span of 15 minutes Friday, San Diego Padres manager Bud Black successfully converted yards into feet to answer a reporter’s question, made references to three sports and casually mentioned — correctly — that Khalil Green had 97 RBIs on his first San Diego team in 2007. “He’s a good communicator, a good people person,” pitcher Ian Kennedy said. “He remembers people’s names. He remembered my dad’s name instantly. He comes across as real genuine.” read more

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