by Myron Logan

SDPads is on a roll with his new blog, and has a couple of posts on the Padres marketing efforts, and an interview with Padres President and COO Tom Garfinkel. The interview is definitely an entertaining read.

Melvin at The Sac Bunt follows up on SDPad’s marketing posts, with some ideas of his own. I agree that Everth Cabrera, Kyle Blanks, and Mat Latos provide a nice trio to build (and market) around.

jbox listened to Jed Hoyer’s interview, and reports:

  • Hoyer says we need to invest in the future here, build up scouting staff, hire a ton of new people, keep spending a lot of money in the draft.  The Padres are spending a lot of money outside of the Major League Payroll.

MadFriars gives us a detailed overview of the changes to the Padres scouting staff.

Geoff Young shares the Ducksnorts’ community projections (and results) from last year. It is interesting that a group of intelligent fans that follow the team so closely can be so far off on many players. Predicting the future is tough.