Spring Training 08 – Sleeper

Today, marked the official opening of Spring Training 2008 as the Royals defeated the Padres in Peoria, Arizona. I am curious and would like to encourage Padres Fans all over the country to voice their thoughts on who would be the sleeper of the 2008 Spring Training Camp for the Padres. Here is a short-list and feel free to cast a vote for any other player who is not listed.

  1. Chase Headley
  2. Colt Morton
  3. Callix Crabree
  4. Chad Huffman
  5. Will Venable
  6. Michael Gardner
  7. Matt Antonelli
  8. Wade LeBlanc
  9. Nick Hundley
  10. Josh Geer

Let’s hear your voice Padres fans, choose one of the above or provide your pick.

1196139735Back to the game today, it appears that Shawn Estes is throwing pain-free and loose. The battle for the 5th spot is going to be very competitive one during the entire spring. On the sidelines, to add to the mix will be Mark Prior and I must admit I am really jazzed about this rotation in comparison to last year’s, the one I had noted as the Fab-Five.

New centerfielder Jim Edmunds looks very comfortable with the Padres and todays performance reminds me the last time I’d seen him in person back in 1999 when the Angels were playing the Padres in Peoria. The new double-play combo of Khalil Greene and Tadahito Iguchi should be as electrifying as the Greene/Barfield one. I anticipate both players covering more ground and stifling opponents in the field with their defense.

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