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June 27, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Other Thing About Petco

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Sam Miller

If you want to make Petco more friendly to hitters, it's not enough to move the fences in.

There’s a story that has been told about Petco for years. It’s about a ballpark that was built too darned big. In this story, all the long fly balls get caught at the warning track. “You have to change completely there,” said Ryan Klesko at the beginning. “You have to take the loft out of your swing. Will they admit that they were wrong? No. Will they bring in the fences? No.” This is the story. This story may take a twist next year, as the team explores bringing the fences in. That should fix it!

Quietly, though, there has been another story playing out at Petco. It goes like this: the Padres’ hitters this year are the second-worst in the National League on balls hit on the ground. The Padres’ pitchers this year are the third-best in the National League on balls hit on the ground. This has been going on for years, and Ryan Klesko never said a freaking word.

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December 21, 2010 9:30 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop

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Michael Jong

Hot Spots once again covers fantasy baseball on a busy week in middle infield and catching moves.

This was an unusually busy week in terms of moves for middle infielders and catchers, and Hot Spots is right on them with analysis.

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December 5, 2008 2:15 pm

Transaction Analysis: Feeling Short?

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Christina Kahrl

The Giants and Cardinals address their issues at the position, while the Red Sox are up to all kinds of business.

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July 23, 2008 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Golddiggers and Going For It

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Christina Kahrl

Two trades look like they have two clear winners, plus what's moving and shaking from around both leagues.

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July 28, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Swaps and Moves

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Christina Kahrl

The Phillies aren't running up the white flag, the Indians re-correct a previously corrected problem and cope with an unfixed issue, and moves from around the leagues.

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March 7, 2007 12:00 am

Player Profile: Scott Linebrink

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Marc Normandin

Marc examines his first relief pitcher, a name heard not infrequently in trade rumors.

Scott Cameron Linebrink was originally drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the second round of the 1997 amateur draft out of Southwest Texas State University. San Francisco placed him in Salem-Keizer of the Northwest League for his professional debut, but Linebrink would only log 10 innings there before a promotion to High-A landed him in San Jose:

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February 10, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: NL West and NL Catchup

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Christina Kahrl

Christina recaps a winter's worth of moves in the NL West, and catches up on the rest of the recent happenings in the senior circuit.

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August 4, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3

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Christina Kahrl

The Transaction Analysis you have been waiting for. Saunders. Izturis. Guzman. Cormier. Hernandez. Reyes. The names are all here, and only Christina can sort out the right from wrong, and the stupid from the just obtuse.

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March 3, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: February 27-March 2

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Christina Kahrl

A couple players get inked to dubious new contracts, a formerly good infielder hangs 'em up, and the Diamondbacks acquire another piece of their rosy future.

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Notebook takes a look at the state of the Orioles, the Twins' infield additions, and the Padres' offseason makeover.

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July 27, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 20-25

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Christina Kahrl

Chris has all the latest transactions as we get closer to the trade deadline.

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March 4, 2005 12:00 am

Fantasy Focus: NL West Busts

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Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson points out that it's not only who you draft that helps you win, but who you don't. Today: who to avoid in the NL West.

Level I - Useable players that will be overpriced/overvalued on Draft Day. I wouldn't be opposed to owning them, just not at their going rate in most leagues.

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