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Grady Fuson Q&A

Untouchables on the Padres' farm? How close are Matt Antonelli and Chase Headley? What players fell shy of expectations? How can Tim Stauffer and Mike Thompson get back on track? What happened in Portland this year? Is the depth of the farm system where it should be? We asked Grady Fuson, the Padres' vice president of scouting and player development, all this and more...

Is there ever an untouchable in your own minor league organization? Grady Fuson: I think there can be numerous untouchables depending on where your club is, what your near, close, needs may be. Nobody is ever untouchable because it is hard to say what kind of deal. If you get Sandy Koufax, nobody is untouchable. If you are fighting a playoff spot and lacking a fifth starter and have a chance...

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