Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The Padres are worried that Colt Morton needs regular playing time down in Triple-A, and are looking for other options to back up Josh Bard. Padres GM Kevin Towers has always been a fan of defensive catchers, and Damian Miller is the best in the business when it comes to fielding. "I've always liked him," Towers said. Barrett could be out for up to two months, so if Barrett isn't back within two weeks, they might sign Miller and send Morton down. Miller is a career .262 hitter with 87 HR and a career fielding percentage of .995. His ability to direct young pitchers is impressive, and it amazes me that he was not signed. Towers values his young players, so I think he won't waste any time signing Miller.