He started last season with the Dodgers then finished the year with the Diamondbacks. So he knows the NL West pretty well.
He was 11-13 last season. And should benefit from pitching half his games at "pitcher friendly" Petco.
In nine major league seasons (the first eight with the White Sox) he has a 117 - 102 career record. Nice pick up.
Even the guys at 619sports think the $5 million deal was money well spent.
Should the Padres have spent that money on a player in another position? Well, yeah but Ello said he's happy with the deal.
"It's kinda like I just went out and bought a really nice car and there's another really nice car across the street and I wish I had both," he said.
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