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Morning Report: Last Week in Links

In case you missed it, here are some links to further Padres’ articles from this week:

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  • Will Myers has finally hit a purple patch, and the Padres can’t seem to have enough of the San Francisco Giants, having now won four straight against their arch-rivals from the NL West.  Here’s Derek Togerson’s take on NBC7.
  • One of Padres’ weakest links in the roster is undoubtedly the shortstop position, which was punctuated Saturday when Erick Aybar was placed on the disabled list.  Allen Cordoba, the only other shortstop on the roster, is having a nightmare season and his stat line only went from bad to worse after going 0 for 8 in the series against the Giants.  CBSNEWS reports.
  • With the MLB trade deadline set for 4 p.m ET on July 31st, there are all kinds of rumors that have been floating around.  With the Padres out of play-off contention, they will play sellers.  Here’s Derek Togerson’s take on how the Friars must approach the trade deadline.
  • A.J. Preller spoke to Cassavell from MLB.com that there is plenty of trade interest for almost all the Padres’ relievers.  He said “almost all the guys on the back-end” have caught the eye of teams looking to deal.
  • Phil Maton is starting to make a name for himself, and he was recently featured on minorleagueball.com’s player profile.
  • Padres activated Buddy Baumann from the 60-day DL.  Baumann, a seventh round draft pick by the Kansas City Royals in the 2009 MLB draft made his debut for the Padres last season.  Here’s fanrag’s report .
  • I stumbled upon a touching article about Tony Gwynn in which Andrew Lawrence talks about the Padre legend, tobacco, cancer and how he spent his last few years.

Padres’ Minor League

  • Roy Thomasson from Gaslampball talks about Robbie Podorski, the 25th round draft pick from the 2017 MLB draft who just made some history. This definitely is not the last time that you will be reading about the intriguing diminutive prospect.
  • Here is gaslampbell’s take on the minor league promotion of Guerra.
  • San Antonio Missions, Padres’ AA affiliate have announced a move to AAA and to the city of Amarillo.

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