The Padres' GM followed Theo to Chicago.
Jed Hoyer's Move to Chicago Appears Likely
A new GM was promoted.
Padres' Josh Byrnes Back in His Coveted Role as GM
The new GM brought in a veteran to shore up/ backup the outfield.
Mark Kotsay Returns to Padres
Byrnes added a very nice catcher to platoon with/ back up Nick Hundley.
Padres Add Catcher John Baker in Trade with Marlins
Unfortunately, Heath Bell went to Miami.
Padres Need Closer as Heath Bell Headed to Miami.
No worries though, within days Byrnes traded for a shinny new closer.
Padres Trade for Street, Fill Closer Vacancy
Then the Josh Byrnes' magic really got started with a trade that sent Matt Latos to Cincinnati for 3 top prospects and Edinson Volquez.
Reds Pay Heavy Price for Latos
Gammons: Depth Accelerating Padre's Rise
And if that wasn't enough...
Padres Acquire Carlos Quentin for Two Prospects
Edited by Robert Plant, 03 January 2012 - 01:20 AM.