Padres: The irony behind Brian Dozier’s statement is hilarious

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Brian Dozier briefly touched on his time with the Padres, calling it a “debacle.” The infielder recently signed with the Mets.

Signed just days before spring training games were set to begin, the Padres added Brian Dozier to the fold at second base. The position with arguably the least depth, Dozier indicated that he planned to compete for the starting second base job. Jurickson Profar was acquired earlier in the offseason as an attempt to fill second base, but the front office was reportedly concerned with his arm.

Behind Profar was a slew of questions in Greg Garcia, Jake Cronenworth, and Ty France, among others. Prior to the shutdown, Dozier did little to convince the Padres that he was worth everyday playing time.

And when the league’s return-to-play plan was approved, the 33-year-old was mysteriously left off the Padres 60-man player pool. Not long after, the team acquired Jorge Mateo and formally released Dozier from his duties.

He signed with the Mets on Thursday and didn’t hide his feelings about his brief time in San Diego.

A lot to unpack here, but it’s mildly humorous that he’s boasting transparency when Mets owner, Fred Wilpon, was heavily invested in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, reportedly losing a significant amount of money.

Not to mention that billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen is among the leading bidders to become the next owner of the New York Mets. Cohen was sued for racketeering and insider trading changes in December 2009.

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Transparency, eh?

Dozier’s going to have a tough time latching on in New York with Robinson Cano and Jeff McNeil splitting time at second. Best of luck, Brian.