Pirates veteran Joe Randa is batting .383 with one home run and nine RBI since coming of the disabled list on June 13. He lost his third base spot to sizzling Freddy Sanchez and is on the trading block as the trade deadline approaches, but he likes the core of young players in Pittsburgh.
July 19, 2006
We caught up with Jeff Kingston, the Padres' Director of Baseball Operations, to get insight into the status of Nick Trzesniak as a six-year free agent, Josh Barfield in the shadow of Mark Loretta and not being called up, Loretta changing positions, Ben Johnson starting in the San Diego outfield in 2006, and Sean Burroughs being the starter at third base when spring training opens as opposed to Joe Randa.
September 26, 2005
The San Diego Padres traded Travis Chick and Justin Germano for Joe Randa on Saturday. Chick – rated #2 in MadFriars.com prospect rankings – and Germano – ranked #9 in MadFriars.com prospect rankings – shipped out for a 34-year old player who has a one-year deal. Chick is understandably sad to go and Germano says he will be in the Majors in a couple of weeks. Kevin Towers is happy to add Randa but contradictory in explaining the Padres stance. Unless this means World Series for the Padres...
July 24, 2005