Either the fish tacos are in his blood or there wasn’t really an offering waiting in Boston. Either way, GM Kevin Towers says he’s sticking with the Padres, meaning there will be more exciting acquisitions like Vinny Castilla in the days ahead.

Ron Guidry has been added to Joe Torre’s staff. Not since the ’03-’04 Dallas Mavericks coaching cabinet has such an all-star cast of potential replacements (Kerrigan, Mattingly, Pena, Bowa, Gator) been assembled.