Extra Bases

A few things……

NEW YORK – How seriously will the San Diego Padres consider Jed Hoyer and Ben Cherington for their new GM post? The answer, according to one baseball official, “very seriously.”

Question is would Hoyer or Cherington consider the Padres?

Hoyer was certainly a finalist for the Washington Nats job, a job that appealed to Hoyer because of location and an ownership group that may eventually spend money the closer they get to competing. The same can’t be said for the Padres under the new Jeff Moorad group. There’s no way of knowing how much that group will spend or whether the same economics as the Moores ownership will apply. It would be diffiicult for candidates coming from a large market to grow in that situation.

It also comes down to how much do the Sox assistants want a GM job?….

The Red Sox have two scouts here watching the Yankees and Twins for the next round…

Joe Mauer grew up a Twins fan. During the 1991 Twins championship season, Mauer remembers being 8 years old and being snubbed for a ticket to Game 6 of the World Series.

“My aunt and uncle came up with four tickets to Game 6. They were going to take my parents but my parents felt like I needed to have a babysitter or something for the game. So my aunt and uncle took my two older brothers and I had to stay home and watch with my parents. So I was…..pretty upset about that.”

Mauer, who has won three batting championships, claims he hasn’t even thought about it.


“You know, my goal, and I told everybody this at the beginning of the season, was to make the postseason. Once you get to the postseason anything can happen from there. You know, with everything that’s gone on, really haven’t had time to think about it. But hopefully when I’m done playing, I can look back and appreciate those things.”

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