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Interview with Padres' Jeff Kingston

Josh Barfield

The Padres trading Josh Barfield? The truth about Jon Knott and his future. Ben Johnson and his turnaround. Clay Hensley getting called up? Brad Baker a Major Leaguer? Justin Germano still part of the future? All topics of conversation between Senior Writer John Conniff and Jeff Kingston, the Padres' Director of Baseball Operations.

Jeff Kingston, 28, has inherited Theo Epstein's former role as Kevin Towers' "numbers guy". As the Director of Baseball Operations for the Padres, one of Jeff's primary responsibilities is to be aware of all the players within the Padres organization. Kingston was promoted to Director of Baseball Operations in November of 2002 after serving as the Assistant to the Director of Player Development... Recommended Stories

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