How the playoff Padres were built

SAN DIEGO — There is the catcher his senior research and development analyst kept bugging him about and one member of his inner circle’s dad vouched for.There is the second baseman a couple of his scouts insisted was going to be better than people expected.There is the young center fielder he and his staff believed was for real that they got in exchange for an infielder they no longer were certain about.He tried to get the new left fielder a couple years ago. He met the newer left fielder 12 years ago in Curacao and brought him in this year to be an infielder. He was able to acquire the corner…

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HEDGE accordingly