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Everth Cabrera has been a star at shortstop for the Padres
When you look at the 2013 San Diego Padres you need to look no further than their emerging superstar shortstop, Everth Cabrera. Even though he recently landed on the disabled list with a wonky hamstring, Cabrera has been the key ingredient in the Padres success this season, success that nobody saw coming at the beginning of the season. Cabrera forms a nice young core for the Padres, especially around the infield with other potential studs, Yonder Alonso, Jedd Gyorko, and Chase Headley. The Padres also have guys like Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, and Kyle Blanks, all of whom could have massive impacts on a ball game when playing to their potential. But ultimately, Cabrera has truly been the Padres spark plug in 2013.
When looking at Cabrera’s stats through to his injury, he was certainly on pace to make a case for an all-star bid. He was batting .305 at the time of his injury, to go along with his minimal pop with 4 home r...
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Everth Cabrera has been fantastic this year but with his hamstring strained how do the Padres fill the void moving forward? Can they play...
Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because he injured his left hamstring.
Cabrera, the NL leader with 31 stolen bases was hurt during San Diego's 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Outfielder Jaff Decker was recalled from Triple-A Tucson to take Cabrera's place on the 25-man roster.
The left-handed Decker is making...
THE WALKING DEAD
Video: Out chea tryin' to get some brain
On Tuesday night Jesus Guzman hit a 2 run homer at AT&T Park to give the Padres a short lived lead over the San Francisco Giants. Hitting the HR was great. I mean, I thought it was great. I was excited. The problem with my excitement however was that it was more subdued than the excitement exhibited by Jesus Guzman as he broke into his HR trot.
Let’s break down this ugly display...
As much as I’d love for it to be, writing for Padres Public isn’t my main occupation. It really isn’t an occupation at all. By night I’m Nate from The Vocal Minority but by day and occasionally night I’m Nathan, retail manager. I wear an apron with a name badge and everything. This is what happens when you drop out of college.
One of the things we do as managers that separates us...
“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence;
then success is sure. “
- Mark Twain
As I sit here and write this the Padres are exactly at .500, 3 games back of 1st, and are about to start a 4-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jason Marquis is starting and I’ll likely have to update this opening paragraph to account for whatever it is he does. But more...
San Diego Padres Rookie of the Year candidate Jedd Gyorko cannot wait to get back into the lineup. In fact, as MLB.com's Corey Brock indicates, Gyorko is counting down the days -- literally out loud. Brock notes that Gyorko walked around the clubhouse on Wednesday, June 19, proclaiming "six days" and counting -- multiple times.
Gyorko went on the 15-day disabled...
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Everth Cabrera has been the most valuable player in all of baseball during the last 30 days. Thanks to Cabrera’s strong performance through his last 27 games, the San Diego Padres are in the midst of a seven-game win streak and are quickly climbing up the NL West ladder.
During his previous four stints in the majors, Cabrera has been an average hitter (if not...
The San Diego Padres set a new ratings record Tuesday — albeit with a small sample size. In other news, the Royals continue to scorch the ratings in Kansas City, and UniMás hit an eight-year [...]
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
Last night the Padres 7 game win streak came to an end as the Giants took game 2 of the series 5-4. They meet today at 12:45 for the rubber game: Eric Stults for San Diego and Madison Bumgarner for San Francisco.
Power rally not...
Both benches cleared after Giants starter Madison Bumgarner threw a pitch behind Padres' first baseman Jesus Guzman in the second inning of their game Wednesday.
Bumgarner's first pitch to Guzman sailed about belt-high, apparently in response to Guzman's excessive celebration after hitting a pinch-hit home run Tuesday night.
Guzman jumped out of the way and then took...
Although no one in baseball has issued more walks than the San Diego Padres' Jason Marquis, he hasn't lost in almost two months.
Marquis goes for a ninth consecutive victory and fourth in a row over the Los Angeles Dodgers, who visit Petco Park for the first time since April's bench-clearing brawl Thursday night.
After giving up a season-high seven runs in 4 2-3 innings...
On Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres cleared the benches after pitcher Madison Bumgarner hit first baseman Jesus Guzman.
This week I’ll hit up a few items from the 70′s and early 80′s.
First up is a plastic McDonalds baseball card holder from 1974. 1974 was the first year for Ray Kroc owning the Padres so this promotion makes sense. The baseball cards are round and the players I have are Randy Jones, Dave Winfield, Bobby Tolan, Fred Kendall, Glenn Beckert, Johnny Grubb, John McNamara, a Padres...
Some teams dominate the All-Star roster, and some teams get a lone rep. Some teams always send position players and perhaps a pitcher every now and then, some teams just send one or the other. In recent years, San Diego has been in the latter category of both.
The last two seasons, the Padres have only sent one representative, a pitcher. Since moving to Petco, the Padres have...