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Padres Prospect Interview: George Kottaras

Catcher George Kottaras

Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane is envious of one prospect in the San Diego Padres' farm system. He walked more times than he struck out in 2004 and in the process propelled himself onto the map.

During the season, there was talk that George Kottaras was a pawn to be included in trade talks for Steve Finley. For those in the know, nothing could have been further from the truth. The fact that the Padres would not even consider throwing Kottaras into the trade speaks volumes of the young Canadian. You heard it right. According to several people polled in the Padres front office...

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