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c/o thesportingnews.com
The Padres, continuing to reassess their 2004 priorities, plan to pursue a second baseman with speed, a move that would give them the option of making Ramon Vazquez a super-utilityman when Class AAA shortstop Khalil Greene is ready for the majors. Marlins second baseman Luis Castillo, a free agent after this season, fits the Padres' profile; the team could trade for him and then attempt to sign him long-term, collecting draft picks if he departs. Greene recently jumped from Class AA to AAA, and his impressive play has convinced the club to abandon its plans to add a high-profile shortstop.

The Marlins eventually figure to trade Castillo, Mike Lowell and others, but they've contacted at least one club in search of veteran outfield help, indicating that they have yet to concede. As usual, the Fish are taking a curious approach; they've won five of their past seven series, but they entered Tuesday night's play at 34-38, 8 1/2 games back in the wild-card race. ...
 

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Interesting. I would like to know their health records and histories.
 

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you know what?

why not just go after Klesko for LF instead of Rondell White?

Ryan Klesko 1B/OF SDG Signed May 2000 - 3 years/$18.75M
2002: $6.0M
2003: $6.25M
2004: $6.5M
2005-6: Two-year extension for around $16.5M signed May 2002


Rondell White OF SDG Signed Dec 2001 - 2 years/$10M
2002: $4.0M (+$1.0M signing bonus paid in 2004)
2003: $5.0M
2004: Free Agent

how about a Ramon Vazquez(making $350,000) and Klesko for Todd Hollandsworth, Ramon Castro, Luis Castillo, and Abe Nunez?
 

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Interesting. I would like to know their health records and histories.
who are you talking about?
 

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That sounds doable. Admin could pull it of. The only issue I see is that the Pads have used Klesko as their franchise player, would thye trade him? I heard the Yankees were interested in him but couldn;t offer the talent to get him.
 

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Klesko Also Knows 1b so if we ever sit D. Lee. Banks or Klesko can Play there or in LF.
 

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Klesko is a very versatile player. Can play OF and 1B and hit anywhere in the lineup you need him to.
 

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That sounds doable. Admin could pull it of. The only issue I see is that the Pads have used Klesko as their franchise player, would thye trade him? I heard the Yankees were interested in him but couldn;t offer the talent to get him.
Yanks dont have the talent we do....

if the Pads really want Castillo, we should do it....
 

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Interesting. I would like to know their health records and histories.
who are you talking about? I would like to know the medical history of all the players involved in a possible deal.

I know Klesko just came back from injury not long ago
 

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Trade

Marlins get : Klesko & White

Padres get : Castillo , Worthless , Nunez , Castro , & Player to be name later
 

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we dont need both White and Klesko.... too much money and makes no sense...

Castillo, TH, Nunez, Castro for Klesko and Vazquez may be do-able
 

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Ramp, simply Yes i want their X-Rays and other records. It is vital we know everything, the Pads have too many injuries, I don't trust thier health practices.
 

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we dont need both White and Klesko.... too much money and makes no sense...

Castillo, TH, Nunez, Castro for Klesko and Vazquez may be do-able
y not then we trade White for someone else
 

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White is not as good as a fit as Klesko. Klesko has pop and can play OF and 1B. He also is healthy most of the time.
 

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Klesko's also quoted as saying he'll rescind his no trade clause if the Padres try to move him off of 1B - so I doubt he'll be willing to go somewhere else and play LF.

He also has a no trade clause so he can decide which teams he'll go to. Doubtful that a veteran like Klesko would go to a team who are constantly trading off good players because of salary budgets.
 

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Forget it, he will not leave San diego if he has a no trade clause. The Padres are a secure franchise- new ballpark, good tv money, willing to spend money on players, rebuilding for future, good city to play in. He will stay where he is most likely.
 

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Anyhow to answer your question, Klesko has not missed any significant playing time during the past 3 seasons. Games played: 145, 146, 146.
 

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That's good, if he would come over we are waiting for him with a welcome wagon! LOL :D
 

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