Smith watched the Padres, under new general manager A.J. Preller, overhaul the club’s outfield in recent weeks through trades that netted Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton.
“Obviously, I paid attention to what the Padres were doing,” Smith said Wednesday in a conference call from him home near Jackson, Miss. “A lot of times, you can put two and two together.
“You never know …