How many familiar faces will the San Diego Padres be without when the team opens spring training from Peoria, Arizona in Febuary of next year? Trevor Hoffman is in Milwaukee for another season, signing a one yeará$8 millionádollar deal with a mutual option for the 2011 season that could be worth up to $8.5 million. Jake Peavy is a member of the Chicago White Sox after being traded prior to the trade deadline at the end of July. Now, the Padres will be without Kevin Towers, the team's general manager since 1996, after new owner Jeff Moorad and the Padres decided to go in another direction. "We found ourselves at a challenging spot with our general manager situation with one year remaining on his contract. We had to make a decision to extend him or to make the decision to move on and make ...
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