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Padres Sign David Wells


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now you now how dodgers fans felt when we finaly ditched mr sack of crap glass elbow kevin brown to the yankees, let them deal with the cry baby

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Wells' family lives in the San Diego area so this is a good fit for him. Hopefully for the Pads it is an incentive-based deal. David Wells is exactly the reason guaranteed contracts are dangerous.

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funny how much a new ballpark changes things. i dont remember any free agents considering san diego last year. now theyve got wells and are making a strong run at maddux

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Wells is a jerk! He's out of shape and has a bad attitude. I don't care how good he is I would not take him. As for what Catnip alluded to as Maddux going to the Padres, I think Maddux is a leader but is definately past his prime. I question the way that the Padres are building their team. Look for young talent. Don't bank on these two bring success.

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I question the way that the Padres are building their team. Look for young talent. Don't bank on these two bring success.

you are right to question it. the padres have been "rebuilding" with young talent for the last 5 years - since the 1998 trip to the World Series. Many fans have lost interest and with them moving into a new ballpark, they want to be competitive NOW, not later. this move and the potential maddux signing will benefit san diego next year, but by 2006 they'll be right back in the cellar.

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you are right to question it. the padres have been "rebuilding" with young talent for the last 5 years - since the 1998 trip to the World Series. Many fans have lost interest and with them moving into a new ballpark, they want to be competitive NOW, not later. this move and the potential maddux signing will benefit san diego next year, but by 2006 they'll be right back in the cellar.

I liked the 98 Padres. They were led by one of my favourite third basemens Ken Caminiti. He was a great leader and helped the team gel. They need more players like him and less like Wells.

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eh, he was ok. he had just joined the team when i met him 3 other braves in a restaurant in st louis close to the ballpark one day. the other 3 players were very friendly, but caminiti wasnt friendly at all, wouldnt even sign an autograph because he said he was eating, even though they hadnt even placed their drink orders yet. on the field, he was a valuable asset that season, but any interaction i have with a player, and how i see them treat other fans plays a major role in my opinion of him. i probably put more into it than most people, but being friendly with the fans is the least these guys can do

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eh, he was ok. he had just joined the team when i met him 3 other braves in a restaurant in st louis close to the ballpark one day. the other 3 players were very friendly, but caminiti wasnt friendly at all, wouldnt even sign an autograph because he said he was eating, even though they hadnt even placed their drink orders yet. on the field, he was a valuable asset that season, but any interaction i have with a player, and how i see them treat other fans plays a major role in my opinion of him. i probably put more into it than most people, but being friendly with the fans is the least these guys can do

I totally agree. And I did not know he was a jerk. To me if a guy is a great player and great to the fans then that makes them a complete athelete. There job is not only to play a sport but to entertain the fans. Making them happy is crucial and sells.

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yeah not all fans share the same unconditional love for their teams that i do, a lot of fans have to be won over by winning and outreach from the players. tom glavine was probably the worst i ever saw when it came to fan relations, but he did a lot on the field

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yeah not all fans share the same unconditional love for their teams that i do, a lot of fans have to be won over by winning and outreach from the players. tom glavine was probably the worst i ever saw when it came to fan relations, but he did a lot on the field

Not all fans share the unconditional love for their team as you or I would? The majority of people are bandwagon jumpers. They rag while the team is garbage and cheer when they do well. That's sports. Get use to it because you and I are few and far between.

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right, thats why its so important for the players to appreciate the fans, the only shot youve got to keep them around when you start losing, teams cant win forever.

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Great pickup. Towers is building a very good team.

:huh: David Wells will be a huge bust. He'll pout that he's not on the Yankees, and be 'injured' most of the year. See: 2002 White Sox

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:huh: David Wells will be a huge bust. He'll pout that he's not on the Yankees, and be 'injured' most of the year. See: 2002 White Sox

Agreed. Let the alcohol swiging, bar fighting jerk go. All he'll do is cause trouble. Very bad pickup imo.

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:huh: David Wells will be a huge bust. He'll pout that he's not on the Yankees, and be 'injured' most of the year. See: 2002 White Sox

Disagree. Wells got tired of the Yankees as they got tired of him. He always puts a good K/BB together and his stuff is still quite good. He wont win 20 games but he will win a much neede 13-15 with a solid ERA. Padres offense can put up some numbers. Not sold on Greene just yet but a half-season could help him and Lawrence/Peavy are a good 1-2

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