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Tim Stauffer Re-Signs with the San Diego Padres; Fans Get it Right!


After reading Chicken Friars’ Dominic Di Tolla’s argument for why it would be wise for the Padres to re-sign Tim Stauffer, I had asked the following question to the Chicken Friars’ fans in a poll last Wednesday:

“Should The Padres Re-Sign Tim Stauffer?

And for once in his life, Padres general manager Josh Byrnes listened to the fans, (ok, I really don’t know if the fans had any influence on this, or if he reads Chicken Friars at all) because it was announced Tuesday that the Padres and Stauffer reached an agreement on a minor league contract, according to a team press release.

As it turns out, 49 voters or 73 percent of the Chicken Friars’ fans had a crystal ball and voted for the Padres re-signing the 30-year-old right hander.

On the other hand, 18 voters, 27 percent of the Chicken Friars’ were drinking some Tim Stauffer haterade and voted against the Padres re-signing the former ace.

Congratulations to Stauffer on his contract, and for the majority of the Chicken Friar fans for getting it right.

Too bad Byrnes didn’t hear the fans when we were all screaming for Dan Haren, Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Upton or Rick Porcello.

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  • ballybunion

    Stauffer is a good pitcher when healthy, and Josh Byrnes knows it. It’s just that after missing a year and a half out of the last three years and coming off surgery, he had to accept a minor league contract, and held out for a major league one. The invitation to Spring Training means he’s in the mix for a starter spot, and I think he has a better chance than some of the veterans Josh has signed, being a well-known value.

    Those veterans will settle for April in Tucson before they demand a call-up or release, so it’s Stauffer’s chance to get a starting slot and keep it. If he doesn’t get it done, at least Josh has provided for backup for the first month, anyway. After that, he’ll have to dip into the minors again for unproven young pitchers. I, for one, hope he doesn’t have to do that again – it’s better to have ballplayers pounding on the door to get to the show than open it looking for volunteers.

    • http://twitter.com/_RobertMoreno Robert Moreno

      I agree. Stauffer is a good pitcher. Much better than what most people make him out to be. He should me a lot in 2010 when he talk over the No. 1 spot in the starting rotation. This guy has a lot of potential. Ultimately, I’d like to see the Padres make a decision on him. Are they going to keep him in the rotation or bullpen?