Your Padres holiday reading …

Happy belated Thanksgiving. Here’s a few story links from the past few days from MLB.com and Padres.com, your one stop for Padres coverage.

My colleague Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com takes a look at the Padres Minor League system. A nice primer on the top guys in the system.

Two holiday-themed stories: One takes a look at David Eckstein and his background and why it’s always been easy for him to give back to others.

Also, the Padres were heavily involved in charitable endeavors this past season. Take a look here at what they were up to.

The Padres have three nominees for the This Year in Baseball awards. One is my favorite, the bee incident with Kyle Blanks. Anyone else like that one?

The Padres added a new pitcher, one they claimed off waivers from the Orioles. Looks like this guy has a live arm but is erratic. Let’s see what six weeks with pitching coach Darren Balsley can do for the guy.

— Corey Brock, MLB.com @FollowThePadres

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