San Diego ready to play waiting game
San Diego is in the thick of the NL West race, but GM Kevin Towers is willing to wait for the right deal.
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When several baseball executives picked San Diego as a potential National League West sleeper team this year, they factored in the franchise's 46,000-seat ace in the hole. The Padres figured to have the financial freedom to add talent before the July 31 non-waiver deadline because of the extra revenue from their first season in Petco Park.
That still might be the case, but general manager Kevin Towers sure sounds like a man who's trying to lower expectations.
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