- Jul 30, 2007
yeah , for Jr. it's "you are a Padre one year at a time" I think , for whatever reason, whether it's coming off 'roids, or the wrist screw having to be revised and uncertainty there, or uncertainty re: his attitude about being jacked around away from his natural preferred position, the Padres are covering their asses with this Mr. X move. IMO Jr. will play the good soldier for a year or 2 until he's proven he's 100% of what he was. If the Padres persist in leaving him in the doghouse in RF or LF he will want out and ask his agent to seek a trade. Just think that is going to be the inevitable in all this....Jr. wants to be the center of attention at SS, it's where he can fully exhibit his freakish skills. Sure, he is wise to go along with the OF or DH and to preserve his body for now and until all the dust settles from the surgeries (shoulder and wrist) and his PED suspension. Once that is all behind him, though, he's gonna want to be THE MAN. The Padres are not going to allow it IMO. And that will force the situation. It's just a matter of time. Mark my words. I'll rerprise this post when it happensThese moves are a clear message to Junior that the future of his career with the Padres rests solely in his hands, and it’s up to him to dig himself out.
Just win now baby and I can live with how the chips may fall.