The release of Gary Bennett from the San Diego Padres further fueled speculation that a front line starting catcher will be acquired this offseason. The team still owes $1.2 million to Wiki Gonzalez and they feel he can do a formidable job as a backup. Don't count out Humberto Quintero – once thought to be just a defensive catcher – who has developed a nice hitter's stroke. Who are the potentials then?
November 9, 2003
The San Diego Padres will not make any offseason moves until they shore up one issue they have placed priority on. Meanwhile, other teams are making cursory requests regarding several Friars. The offseason has just begun and the rumors are flying from San Diego to New York:
October 29, 2003