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Daily Friar 8.11.12 

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Let’s take a minute and talk about prospects. They are supposed to be the next stars of your team and help your team make it to the promise land. However, let’s get one thing clear, prospects can always go either way once they hit the majors. Obviously you want your guy to be crushing it in the minors and then continue to do so in the majors. Manny Machado of the Orioles is a good example of that case right now. Anthony Rizzo for the Padres was the opposite case. I bring this point up because of how close we were to trading Chase Headley and putting all faith in Jedd Gyorko. Now look at where we are at. Chase just hit two more homers last night to raise his total to 17 and Gyorko, while hitting well, is headed to the minor league 7 Day DL. In my opinion Headley needs to remain a Padres for a long time. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Headley homers twice in Padres’ win over Bucs – Padres.com
“The Padres stretched their winning streak at PNC Park to 10 games, with Chase Headley hitting a two-run homer in the seventh inning and lifting the Padres to a wild 9-8 win over the Pirates on Friday night.”

Hundley rejoins Padres – Union Tribune
“Hundley got back to the Padres on Friday at PNC Park. He was summoned to Pittsburgh, essentially swapping places with rookie Eddy Rodriguez, who was sent to Tucson.”

Street appears to be headed to disabled list – CBS Sports
“But closer Huston Street pulled up lame on the game’s final play as his 21st straight save conversion went into the books and his earned run average fell to 0.75.”

Stauffer making next rehab start Sunday – NBC Sports
“Stauffer will be on a 50-pitch limit. He has allowed three runs on six hits and two walks over 2 2/3 innings in his first two rehab appearances.”

MadFriars has their pitcher of the month
“Keyvius Sampson bounces back and Matt Wisler continues to make the case that he was the best pitcher in 2012 on a talented staff in Fort Wayne. The one thing the T-Padres can produce are bullpen guys in Tucson and Lake Elsinore

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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.