Tom Krasovic pens an interesting article today on the pitchers’ haven that is San Diego. Free agent pitchers love signing with the Padres. Why?
- Petco is tough on offense. According to the Bill James Handbook, the park has reduced runs by 19% over the last couple of seasons.
- The weather is fantastic – no 35 degree Chicago Opening Days.
- Manager Bud Black was a pitcher, as was GM Kevin Towers.
- Krasovic cites Mark Prior and Randy Wolf as two pitchers who spurned bigger offers to pitch in San Diego.