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San Diego Padres Fortunes Reversed by Jake Peavy Trade

Much to the surprise of the baseball world, the San Diego Padres sport the best record in the National League and the third-best mark in the majors.

Few experts, if any, expected much out of the team this season. Most of the preseason buzz surrounding the team was where first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and closer Heath Bell would be traded. It was a foregone conclusion the Friars would deal their All-Star duo since San Diego dealt former ace Jake Peavy to the Chicago White Sox at the trade deadline last season for four pitchers, notably left-hander Clayton Richard and prized prospect Aaron Poreda. With all their star power presumably gone, it was expected the Padres would be among the NL’s worst once more.

But thanks to top-flight defen...

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