Mark Prior is officially a San Diego Padre. To the surprise of very few, he goes home to southern California to play for the team that his friend Kevin Towers is GM for. Here is what Towers had to say:
"Mark Prior is a competitor and is working hard to regain the form that made him one of the great young pitchers in the game," Towers said. "We are confident he is going to help us in our rotation this season. It's exciting that Mark is coming home to San Diego to pitch for the Padres."And so ends one of the strangest careers in Cubs history. How fast did this guy go from being the toast of Chicago to being 'too soft' to being a player neither the fans nor team even wanted to hear about in 2007. The Cubs moved on from Prior last spring, today Prior did the same.