Found April 23, 2013 on Fangraphs:
When we, as fans, use anecdotal evidence in our quest for baseball truths, we often over-emphasize iconic moments. Our sample degrades into big moments we can remember. So we turn to data to give us an unbiased look at the facts. But when a hitter evaluates himself and his swing, he usually turns...

Dugout Digest - Chase Headley is not the answer

When Chase Headley came off the DL last week, there was obviously a belief that he would help spur the Padres offense and perhaps turn San Diego into the streaking demons they were in the second half last season. Of course, through five games with Headley back in the lineup, San Diego is 1-4 and has scored a total of three runs in those four losses. For his part, Headley has a .675...

Padres fan makes great catch of home run ball

Video: Amazing grab in the stands

Quentin returns after 8-game ban for Greinke fight

Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin returned to San Diego's lineup Tuesday night and said he has spoken with Dodgers right-hander Zach Greinke following a scuffle that left the pitcher with a broken left collarbone and Quentin with an eight-game suspension. Quentin charged Greinke after he was hit by a pitch during a game April 11, leading to a bench-clearing brawl in San Diego...

San Diego Padres Recall Robbie Erlin, Option Thad Weber

MLB News: The San Diego Padres recalled left hander Robbie Erlin from Triple-A Tucson on Wednesday. To make room for him, Thad Weber was optioned to Triple-A Tucson. Erlin is one of the Padres top pitching prospects and while he has struggled early on in 2013, has put up some very good numbers during his career. Fantasy Ramifications: If you have a spot on your roster that you can...

Zaun: Jays fans drunker at games

Former Blue Jays catcher Gregg Zaun has observed that the team's fans seem to be more intoxicated as of late, saying "people lose their minds" when the team is losing.

San Diego Padres Activate Outfielder Carlos Quentin

MLB News: Tuesday the San Diego Padres activated outfielder Carlos Quentin from the suspended list. Being suspended for eight games following the fight with Los Angeles Dodgers Zack Greinke, he will assume the role as cleanup hitter. Fantasy Ramifications: There is no doubting that when Quentin’s in the lineup that he can produce as a solid fantasy baseball option. Unfortunately...

Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel Goes the Extra Mile After 'Rain Man' Comment

We have all made mistakes. We have all said something we wish we hadn’t. Very few of us have done so and upset millions. Such was the case with San Diego Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel. Speaking to approx. 50 season-ticket holders the day after Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke hit Padres left-fielder Carlos Quentin with a pitch, resulting in a mound charging, bench-clearing brawl...

Padres 2, Brewers 1

Edinson Volquez threw seven strong innings and Carlos Quentin hit his first home run of the season, helping the San Diego Padres snap Milwaukee's nine-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday night. Volquez (1-3) allowed just five singles, struck out three and did not walk a batter, lowering his ERA from 8.84 to 6.39 as San Deigo ended a five-game...

MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: April 21

Tucson rode Dean Anna's bat and Tim Stauffer's right arm to a win. San Antonio's on-again, off-again offense was off, while the Storm bullpen once again faltered. Fort Wayne comes back after blowing a five run lead.

Report: Carlos Quentin Has ‘Good, Productive Conversation’ With Zack Greinke Following Eight-Game Suspension

Let bygones be bygones. Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke are passionate when it comes to playing on the diamond, but when actions and words were alive in the April 11 brawl, things may have gone slightly overboard. Quentin, who returned Tuesday after an eight-game suspension for charging the mound, talked to the media about his return and mentioned his prompt conversation with Greinke...

Video: Fan falls backwards to catch home run ball

Your browser does not support iframes.On Monday, one San Diego Padres fan made such a great catch that the Chargers may be calling the guy up to ask him to play wide receiver.The moment came in the top of the first inning when Milwaukee Brewers hitter Yuniesky Betancourt launched a deep home run to left field. The blast by Betancourt is impressive in and of itself, but it's...

The Call-Up: Robbie Erlin by Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

The Padres summon a southpaw prospect to bring some relief to their overtaxed staff.
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