San Diego Padres' James Shields signs autographs during spring training baseball practice Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — As the full squad of his remodeled club stretched in front of him for the first time, Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler was asked about the flurry of offseason moves that have brought excitement and a record payroll to San Diego.

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