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    Prior Signs With Padres

    Mark Prior is a Padre:
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    He will probably win the Cy Young award this year.



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    Re: Prior Signs With Padres

    Yeah, he'll end up being another Greg Maddux.

    But truthfully, the Cubs have thrown enough money at him and have gotten Mike Hampton-like production from him. If San Diego wants to pay him for a year of rehab, let them.



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    Re: Prior Signs With Padres

    That is usually how things work for the cubs.


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    Re: Prior Signs With Padres

    Rest assured he will be back with the Cubs. Of course that will be in 2018 after he has won 5 Cy Young awards and 3 World Series.



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    Re: Prior Signs With Padres

    I read an interesting discussion with a low minors scout saying how Prior basically set himself up for injury with his throwing motion, as his elbow comes above his shoulder.



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    Re: Prior Signs With Padres

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    I read an interesting discussion with a low minors scout saying how Prior basically set himself up for injury with his throwing motion, as his elbow comes above his shoulder.
    I have heard this recently too, but when he broke into the minors everyone said he would last forever because of his "superior" mechanics.



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