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Smith discusses Padres international talent

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The San Diego Padres international talent has made tremendous strides under the direction of Randy Smith and his staff. And there is a new wave of talent ready to hit the states, including Jose De Paula, Junior Veras, and Al Angelucci. MadFriars.com spoke with Smith about the newcomers and many old favorites.

Since locking up the names around July 2, did you sign any other players out of Latin America? Randy Smith: It is a 12-month process. We have already signed nine guys this year – as of November 1. We are constantly looking at signing players. (Wilton) Lopez, who was just put on the 40-man roster, we signed about this time last year. Is there anyone that excites you at this early stage...

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