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Prior to the emergence of 2005 draftee, Nick Hundley, catcher was an organizational weakness for the Padres. However, over the last 3-4 seasons, the Padres have realized that organizational deficiency and done their best to rectify it. This desire to improve the catching talent within the organization began under former GM Kevin Towers (drafting several catchers, but, on this list: Jason Hagerty), continued with Towers’ successor, Jed Hoyer (who drafted and signed Austin Hedges as well as signing Jose Ruiz), and current GM Josh Byrnes has kept the idea (trading for Yasmani Grandal). Catching is now an organizational strength; which is a good thing since catching prospects flame out maybe even more frequently than pitchers. Nick Hundley – 6’1”, 210, Bats: R, Throws: R, Born: September 8, 1983. Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft. Nick is not an elite catcher. As a hitter, he won’t make anyone forget Mike Piazza (his career, not his one year with the Padres). And likewise, as ...
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To get ready for the 2012 season we’ll be looking at the top five players in Padre history at each position. The first rule: we will only consider the players’ time with the Padres, so Mike Piazza doesn’t count because he was only here for 1 year. I have set a completely arbitrary minimum of 200 games with the Padres. The other rule: players will be considered for their primary...
San Diego Padres CEO Jeff Moorad has withdrawn his application to baseball to finalize his purchase of the club.
The Padres announced Friday the move was to ''expedite approval of the team's television broadcasting agreement.''
Moorad's group owns 49 percent of the Padres and was set to buy the remainder from majority owners John Moores. In January, baseball...
Not everyone was enamored with Yu Darvish's debut on Wednesday.
Especially one of the two men to get a hit off the Japanese phenom during his first start of spring training, San Diego Padres outfielder Will Venable.
During the post-game press conference, Darvish said that he thought the conditions aided the two hits that he gave up in two innings.
"With the dry air in...
Jeff Moorad has stepped down as the CEO of the San Diego Padres.
The club said Thursday that Moorad will remain as the franchise's vice chairman and will be responsible for overseeing the Padres' involvement in the development of Fox Sports San Diego.
Padres COO and President Tom Garfinkel will assume the CEO duties in the interim.
Earlier this month, Moorad withdrew his...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- San Diego Padres left-hander Clayton Richard made his first appearance since July 4 in Friday's 6-3 win over Los Angeles in front of 9,562 fans -- the Angels' first home sellout.
"It seems like it's been a real long time since I've been out there so it's nice to make it to this point," said Richard, who allowed a run on two hits...
It's a big day for the Padres. Everybody will most likely see at least a little playing time today, as they are playing two split squad games. Half of the team will be on the road playing the Reds, and the other half will stay home to take on the Rangers. The big news of the day in the eyes of everybody on a band wagon is that Yu Darvish is making his debut in Peoria. The nice...
Jaff Dacker and Matt Clark each hit a solo homer during a three-run seventh inning to lead the San Diego Padres to a 6-3 win over Los Angeles in front of 9,562 fans - the Angels' first home sellout of the spring.
Angels slugger Albert Pujols gave many of the fans their money's worth with two hits in two at-bats with a sacrifice fly and an RBI. He narrowly missed a homer...
San Diego Padres left-hander Clayton Richard made his first appearance since July 4 in Friday's 6-3 win over Los Angeles in front of 9,562 fans - the Angels' first home sellout.
''It seems like it's been a real long time since I've been out there so it's nice to make it to this point,'' said Richard, who allowed a run on two hits in two innings...
Madison Bumgarner will make his second Cactus League start today as the Giants visit the San Diego Padres at Peoria Sports Complex. Edinson Volquez will take the hill for San Diego. It’s the first meeting of the spring between the two NL West rivals.
First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. (PT).
In his first start on Sunday, Bumgarner limited the Milwaukee Brewers to one hit...
Basketball trick shot videos you’re f*$ing out, baseball trick shot videos are f^*&ing in. San Diego Padres prospect Connor Powers shows the Internet his impressive bat control in a new baseball-related trick shot YouTube. Featuring Powers hitting baseballs at targets on line drives, off-the-bounce, etc., Powers looks to be able to hit the ball wherever...Read the Rest...
Madison Bumgarner struck out five in three shutout innings in his first start of spring training and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 Thursday.
Edinson Volquez, also making his spring debut, pitched through a case of nerves and allowed a run in two innings. Volquez was pitching for the first time in a Padres uniform since being acquired in a Dec. 17 trade with...
H/T to my colleagues from Prep Baseball Report Illinois for tweeting a link to this video earlier today. Connor Powers was the 2006 PBR Illinois Player of the Year and currently plays in the San Diego Padres organization.
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The never ending Jeff Moorad saga has taken a new turn over night. And once again it is never ending, however in this case I think it's the right move. It was no secret that the Fox TV deal wasn't going to be approved until Moorad's purchase of the team was approved. And seeing that he tried to speed up the process MLB was wary of everything that was going on. So now...