In new(ish) semi-weekly tradition, here are some links for your perusal:

At Chicken Friars, Justin hopes that the Padres can extend Cameron Maybin this offseason. He’s not alone. Maybin recently switched agents, delaying any chance of ironing out an extension in the near future. Hopefully he’ll get locked up soon enough.

Tom Krasovic and Friarhood held a chat. Tom answered a bunch of questions about the Padres.

At GLB, there’s an entertaining review of the Josh Byrnes meet up — check that, tweet up — that took place Wednesday night at a San Diego bar/restaurant. Sounds like a good time.

Fun discussion with RJ’s Fro, Avenging Jack Murphy, and Geoff Young about the Padres relationship with the media/fans.

Good Q&A with Randy Smith, Padres vice president of player development and international scouting, at Mad Friars.

Marc Hulet offers his top 15 Padres prospects at FanGraphs, listing Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal 1-2.

Brad Johnson has some good analysis of the latest baseball news at The Hardball Times, including the huge trade between the Yankees and Mariners.

Geoff Young has a comprehensive look at the Angels and third basemen at Baseball Prospectus.

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