Every once in a while, I like to just throw everything against the wall and see what sticks. Mostly it’s just a collection of minor happenings that generally don’t necessarily deserve a entire post dedicated to them.

(I thought renaming this using something about McRib “meat,” but that’s just gross.)

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Tales of Tate’s Achilles*

If it’s not one thing, it’s another for Donavan Tate. The guy has fallen and gotten back up. Falls again. Gets back up again.

Now this:

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Details are non-existent sketchy as to how Tate tore his Achilles’ heel. However, in true “That’s So Padres” fashion, it was more than likely injured while wrestling a lion, a tiger, and a bear at the same time.

What else can go wrong for this guy? Seriously, I hope Tate recovers. But he’s running out of chances.

(*If you’re wondering how/where I came up with that title, I give you “Tales of Brave Ulysses” by Cream.)

The Final Piece Skips Arbitration

The Padres reached agreement with Seth Smith — aka The Final Piece — on a 1-year contract for 2014. This means that the team will not have to worry about going to salary arbitration with Smith, who came to the Padres in a trade with Oakland.

Now, the Padres just need to figure out how to proceed with Kyle Blanks, Everth Cabrera, Andrew Cashner, Chase Headley, Ian Kennedy, and Tyson Ross, all of whom are eligible for arbitration.

Eddy Rodriguez, We Hardly Knew You

Eddy Rodriguez, who got a cup of coffee with the Padres in 2012, signed a minor-league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Minor League Coaching Staffs

Speaking of Rodriguez:

The Padres announced the coaching assignments for all of their minor league affiliates. Most of these were not surprises, as the minor league teams had already announced a majority of them on their own.

Padres Holding Public Address Announcer Auditions

I’m not quite sure why the Padres felt the need to do this, as Frank Anthony has been pretty good ever since Bruce Binkowski stopped doing the PA announcing. But, whatever.

(Just remember: The following offer is for a limited time.)

Coleman Memorial This Saturday

Just a reminder, the Padres are holding a public memorial service for Jerry Coleman at Petco Park this Saturday, January 18th, at 10:30am. The East Village gate on 10th Ave and the Home Plate gate on Park Blvd will be opening at 9:30am.

If you can be there, I hope to see you. If you can’t be there, the memorial will be streamed live on Padres.com.

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