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Daily Friar 12.22.12 

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Did the news of the Cody Ransom signing sink in yet? Are we now a World Series contender because of it? Sure it adds infield depth, but where is the big picture guy that we were promised? I feel your frustration Padres fans, I am as anxious as you guys to see what will happen if anything. The Padres have been rumored to be talking to people all the time, but nothing has actually happened yet. The large looming question is when will the Padres sign that big name, or at least a name that will improve our team in the coming year? I have new rumors to post, this time from viable sources like Ken Rosenthal. I also have the link to Bill Center’s weekly chat, which has an interesting tidbit about the Cody Ransom singing being a lead to something bigger. So I am keeping this short and sweet this morning so that you can get to those links:
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Padres are one of a few teams talking to Joe Saunders – MLBTR

“Free agent left-hander Joe Saunders is talking to the Orioles, Mariners, and Padres according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports”

Padres are also still being linked to Rick Porcello – CBS Sports

“Morosi also reports the Padres have contacted the Tigers about Porcello but don’t have as much active interest.”

Bill Center chats with fans – Union Tribune

“I’m thinking the same thing. Maybe the Padres are trying to package a reliever (Luke Gregerson) and a middle infielder for a starting pitcher. Rick Porcello?”

Gaslamp Ball recaps Dick Enberg’s Cup of Coffee with Bud Black

“Black loved Sandy Koufax and Willie Mays when he was 10, but he modeled his delivery after Steve Carlton.”

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Diamondbacks sign OF Cody Ross – ESPN

“The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms Saturday with free-agent outfielder Cody Ross on a three-year contract, according to sources.

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About the author: Matt Rennick

Born and raised in San Diego and a Padres fan since day one. On that fateful night of September 6, 1989 when I came into this world, the game was on in the delivery room and the Padres beat the Astros and I have been forever engrained with Padre blood. I have followed sports my whole life and have written the Daily Friar for over a year and enjoy bringing all of you the news each morning.