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Padilla worth a look in deep leagues

Updated: March 29, 2010, 10:23 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
When Vicente Padilla signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in August 2009, I immediately considered it a surprisingly good move, and one with the potential to aid fantasy baseball owners. No, Padilla had not pitched well for the Texas Rangers, and I saw way too much of the guy when he pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies, but I view pitchers calling Dodger Stadium home in a far more positive light. Padilla was an upgrade for the sliding yet playoff-bound Dodgers. At the time, the other big NL signing was John Smoltz heading to the St. Louis Cardinals, and since he possesses that Hall of Fame name, much of the fantasy baseball world praised the move. At the time, I noted (with fingers crossed) that Padilla would be the better fantasy option.

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