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Rosenthal: For the Padres, the future is now. Breaking down the MLB trade deadline

Rosenthal: For the Padres, the future is now. Breaking down the MLB trade deadline

Padres fans hated the line. Padres officials hated it, too. So consider this a pre-emptive strike to spare @OldTakesExposed from crashing when members of both constituencies rush to submit the question I posed in a Feb. 2021 column after the Pads signed shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to a 14-year, $340 million extension. How the heck are …

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The life of an MLB GM at the trade deadline: What it takes to close a deal

The life of an MLB GM at the trade deadline: What it takes to close a deal

I was a general manager for 16 years for the Reds and Nationals and had my share of “buying,” “selling” and even “standing pat.” Every day a GM is on the job, they are preparing for trades — whether those deals ultimately occur today, tomorrow, next month, next year or even in the next decade. …

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