Thursday, September 23, 2010
Gayton let go
The Padres continue to expel holdovers from the Kevin Towers regime, telling former scouting director Bill "Chief" Gayton recently they will not be renewing his contract for 2011. Current Padres drafted under Gayton include Mat Latos, Tim Stauffer, Chase Headley, Nick Hundley, Will Venable, Cory Luebke, Wade LeBlanc (a Grady Fuson pick) and Cesar Ramos. This is the most homegrown Padres team that I can recall in some 20 years, and Gayton played a big part in it.