Padres Trade Seth Smith to Seattle

This was a foregone conclusion, given how the Padres have overhauled their outfield this offseason. I’m sorry to see him go; I was hoping that perhaps the team could train him to play first base, or else move Matt Kemp there, and so keep Smith’s left-handed bat in the lineup.

You can read the story here.

Update (Wed. Dec. 31, 11:50 AM/CST): Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune on why trading Smith makes financial sense for the Padres.

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