So, it looks like shortstop Omar Vizquel will soon be a Padre. He’s pretty old, but he has a lot of experience and he seems like a good defensive player. If he can stay solid at short and give us 15 or so homers, I think he will be OK. It looks like a deal will get done as soon as the end of the week.
Otherwise, a thing is going around the blogosphere that Jimmy over at Baseball, The Yankees and Life started. And that is the dedication of their numbers in the Latest Leaders to a player. My number this time was #23, and I am dedicating that to Adrian Gonzalez, who is also #23.
Adrian is the Padres’ first baseman right now. He had a great, great year in 2008, not to mention earning a Gold Glove. He was also in the All-Star game, and did pretty well. He’s been pretty amazing in the last few years. He will definitely win the Padres’ MVP. I look forward to seeing him continue his success in the next few years.
Meanwhile, I’m just waiting for Spring Training. We need baseball!