Yu Darvish plans to keep being himself with Padres – HEDGE accordingly

SAN DIEGO — A.J. Preller told his old friend, Yu Darvish, during a FaceTime call Tuesday about Padres players and staff and how much he thinks the pitcher will enjoy San Diego. The Padres general manager, who knew Darvish from their time together with the Texas Rangers, also told Darvish to be himself. It’s a message Preller imparts to many players. Personality is the sixth tool the Padres value in their players. But being comfortable, it seems, is especially important in Darvish’s case. The Padres continued their spending of prospect capital by sending seven of their top 16 prospects to the T…

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HEDGE accordingly