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The San Diego Padres just drafted Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel

In what can only be assumed to be little more than a well-designed publicity stunt, the San Diego Padres have drafted ex-Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in the 2014 MLB Draft.

No really, they did.

Manziel being drafted in the 28th round to play shortstop for the Padres may have been done for a couple of different reasons. First, maybe that whole football thing will not work out for the former Heisman Trophy winner, who was just drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Browns . If so, then the Padres could own the rights to sign Manziel. Given the placement in the draft, it is a very low risk move by San Diego’s baseball franchise.

Second, the Padres found a way to get the sports world talking about them on a Saturday that will see a horse race for the Triple Crown, the NHL Stanley Cup Final continue in Los Angeles and the NBA Finals taking another day off before returning to action on Sunday. I almost feel suckered into even having to discuss this, but it’s a slow afternoon.

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10 Responses to “The San Diego Padres just drafted Johnny Manziel”
  1. jrh0 says: Jun 7, 2014 5:30 PM

    Fixed:

    “Second, the Padres found a way to get the sports world talking about them on a Saturday that will see a horse race for the Triple Crown, the NHL Stanley Cup Final continue in Los Angeles and the NBA Finals taking another day off before returning to action on Sunday… AND Another loss to the Nationals”

  2. digbysellers says: Jun 7, 2014 5:46 PM

    They should immediately trade him to the Tigers so he can play SS tonight.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Jun 7, 2014 7:13 PM

    Ha, ha. From Heisman to 837th pick. Somebody is nuts.

  4. ll8078 says: Jun 7, 2014 9:25 PM

    Colorado Rockies drafted Michael Vick in the past, right?

  5. thedude1500 says: Jun 7, 2014 9:58 PM

    Just in case that football thing doesn’t work out.

  6. planecrashguy says: Jun 7, 2014 10:37 PM

    Does SD per chance have a farm team in Las Vegas?

  7. goodfieldnohit says: Jun 7, 2014 11:38 PM

  8. calibama707 says: Jun 8, 2014 12:27 AM

    Wat on earth is this

  9. dcgonzfr says: Jun 8, 2014 3:06 AM

    Figures, the Padres, the useless team from SoCal!

  10. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 9, 2014 12:33 PM

    In all seriousness, shouldn’t it read

    “With the 837th pick of the 2014 #MLBDraft, the #Padres select SS @jmanziel2 from KERRVILLE TIVEY #JohnnyBaseball ”

    Manziel never played baseball in college, so the last time he played was in high school.

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