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MadFriars.com Exclusive: Jed Hoyer Q&A

Simon Castro

Will the San Diego Padres shy away from being active in Latin America? How important is the first-round pick? Will injuries continue to linger before a decision is made? MadFriars.com spoke with general manager Jed Hoyer in an exclusive interview to answer these questions and more.

Five of the last six players taken in the first round have succumbed to injury. How important is it for you to hit on that initial pick every season? Jed Hoyer: Failure in the first round is something that has been a struggle for this organization. When you give up that kind of opportunity to get a quality major league player, it is hard to recover. I don't want to put too much pressure on the...

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