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Questions for Randy Smith – PCL

Guzman shined in SD after coming from SF

For our last interview with Randy Smith we talked to him about the Padres' newest affiliate in AAA, the Tucson Padres. The biggest difference that was instantly noticed by everyone is how much easier it was to hit in the thin desert air of southern Arizona as compared to the Pacific Northwest.

The biggest news in the inaugural season was the big year of Anthony Rizzo, one of the main prospects that came over in the Adrian Gonzalez trade. We caught up with Randy at the end of the year to talk about Rizzo, Jesus Guzman and some of the others that were part of the Tucson team in 2011. Anthony Rizzo just had a huge year but struggled in the big league levels and even a little after...

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