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Monday Rockpile: Biding time until Purple Row unveils its secret later today

Today's the day Purple Row will reveal its latest secret (you know, the one RMN and I have hinted about over the last week). Y'all are going to like this one. But while we wait for RMN to post it, here are a couple of links to start your day:

Inbox: How will the outfield shake up? | News
Thomas Harding answered three questions in his latest mailbag:

  1. The outfield is going to be Brad Hawpe and Carlos Gonzalez at the corners with Dexter Fowler spelled by CarGo in center when necessary. Seth Smith will play in left (vague), and Ryan Spilborghs is the X-factor (Simon Cowell's already grooming him).
  2. Spring Training will determine the playing time split between Chris Iannetta and Miguel Olivo.
  3. Huston Street is a candidate to be traded during the season, but don't expect it if the team is in the playoff race.

Jerry Hairston Jr to sign with San Diego Padres - MLB News - FOX Sports on MSN
Mentioned in yesterday's Rockpile, the Padres are close to signing Jerry Hairston Jr., reuniting him with his brother, Scott. This just in: The Padres aren't world-beaters.