Hoyer garbage picks catching, relief help
Earlier this week, Jed Hoyer and the Padres signed Jason Bartlett to a two year deal worth a guaranteed $11 million, with a club option for 2013. This is noteworthy for two reasons: 1. the team has locked up its middle infield through next season, which gives Everth Cabrera time to figure things out in Triple-A, and 2. they’ve shown that they’re not afraid to hand out fair contracts. Bartlett and Hudson will combine to make $8 million in 2011, more than double what Will Venable, Chase Headley, Nick Hundley, and Cameron Maybin will combine to make. Any fears that Jed Hoyer will continue the previous regime’s dumpster diving ways can be put to rest.