Hats off to Jeff Moorad, Jed Hoyer, and the Padres. Acquiring Ryan Ludwick was the perfect move for the team. Corey Hart was tops on most Padres fans list and mine as well, but Ryan ludwick is very similar player to Hart. I’m sure the price was a lot less steep as well. The Padres nowhave a legit middle of the order needed of a true playoff team. I see the Padres making to the NLCS with theirnew bolstered roster. The Padres now have the perfect blend of right and left handed hitting, power and speed, with veteran hitters in the middle. I love the fact that the new regime brought the players in that everyone new we needed and were not afraid to pull the trigger as long as the price was right and it didn’t kill the farm system. I’m still guessing the Padres bring in a pitcher that clears waivers.
My projected line up- 1. Hairston Jr. 2b 2. Tejada ss 3. Gonzalez 1b 4. Ludwick rf 5. Headly 3b 6. Torrealba C 7. Denorfia/Veneble lf 8. Gwynn/Hairston
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Written by Jeff Burke
I am 25 years old living in sunny San Diego. I am married to my beautiful wife Kara. I have been a Chargers and Padres fan through the good times and the bad. I played baseball at Poway high school and Monterey Peninsula college. I have won eight fantasy championships on yahoo since 2001.