With Juan Soto trade, Padres' A.J. Preller cements his status as MLB’s most energetic talent hunter

With Juan Soto trade, Padres’ A.J. Preller cements his status as MLB’s most energetic talent hunter

Beneath the apparent precision of contract figures, service time calculations, Wins Above Replacement, projected stats and prospect rankings, there is something downright Paleolithic about how MLB executives build baseball teams. They trawl around high school diamonds, tiny college stadiums and far-flung fields looking for the players to sustain their needs. They try to snap up …

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