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Kyle Blanks was supposed to be demoted to Triple-A Tucson on Thursday when center fielder Cameron Maybin returned from a lengthy stint on the disabled list. People were upset.
Such injustice the world has never seen. Injustice, or hyperbole. I always confuse the two.
Then Yonder Alonso’s hand, which was injured when he got hit by a pitch last week, didn’t improve. Alonso replaced Maybin on the DL, forcing Blanks to make a last-minute change of plans and head to Denver instead of Tucson.
This time last year, Blanks was the injured one. He had surgery at the end of April 2012 to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The giant from New Mexico who once thrilled us with exploits that hinted at future greatness had six plate appearances all season.
His future looked murky, at best. As I wrote in Baseball Prospectus 2013:
At an age when he should be refining his game and gaining experience, Blanks is watching from the sidelines. His is a potential impact bat, but at some point the inj...
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Yesterday I looked a Chase Headley’s struggles this season. We discovered that Chase was swinging and missing at more pitches but that he wasn’t swinging at the first pitch with anymore frequency (but when he did the results were terrible). We also learned that pitchers appear to have adjusted to Chase in 2013. He’s seeing a lot more change-ups and cutters.
I had the amazing opportunity to host the latest Padres and Pints at the Knockaround Padres Pep Rally at Mission Brewery a few weeks back. In it we chat with Ace from Knockaround, Padres radio voice Andy Masur, Megan Olivi saves the day and rescues Beau’s intro like a true pro, we talk beer with Adam from Mission Brewery, plus we stump the likes of Ducksnorts and Ben Higgins in...
Hunter Renfroe was the 2013 first round pick of the San Diego Padres and 13th pick overall.
Previously, Hunter Renfroe was drafted in the 2010 draft by the Boston Red Sox, but they failed to sign him. He spent the last three years playing outfield for Mississippi State.
At Mississippi he built up a .352 batting average with 15 home runs and 54 RBI’s. While his strength at the plate...
The San Diego Padres have reinstated outfielder Cameron Maybin and placed infielder Yonder Alonso on the 15-day disabled list.
The moves were made before the Padres played the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.
Maybin was hitting .091 for the Padres before going on the disabled list on April 17 with a right wrist injury. He batted .323 in nine rehabilitation games at Triple-A Tucson...
San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin will be reinstated today from the disabled list after missing the last 45 games due to a right wrist impingement.Maybin was placed on the 15-day DL on April 18 after injuring his right wrist on a defensive play in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, April 15. Maybin has dealt with discomfort in his right wrist over the...
In his last two games Chase Headley is 3 for 9 with 2 walks and 1 strikeout, a marked improvement over the previous few weeks. But two decent games does not signify a slump, busted.
A Padres Public reader asked the following last weekend:
@ducksnorts @PadresPublic How about an analysis of why Chase is struggling so much lately? #sonofaduck
— Clayton Tyler (@clayton_tyler) June...
With the 13th pick in the 2013 MLB Draft the Padres selected Hunter Renfroe out of Mississippi State – just as a few lucky PP writers predicted. High fives all around!
Renfroe offers as extremely diverse skillset that – pardon the cliché – projects him a true five-tool talent. Originally selected in the 31st round of the 2010 draft, Renfroe was seen as a raw athlete (playing...
In a good news/bad news scenario, the San Diego Padres have made two roster moves. They activated center fielder Cameron Maybin from the 15-day DL, but they also placed first baseman Yonder Alonso on the 15-day DL. Maybin was scheduled to come off the DL, but Alonso was supposed to be able to avoid it. That's no longer the case.
Hang on. Alonso, in a surprising move...
The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies played into extra innings on Thursday night, and the umpiring crew may have determined the outcome of the game. Or maybe they didn’t. Well, they certainly made things more confusing than they had to be. As you can see from the GIF above that GameReax shared with us, [...]
The San Diego Padres today selected eight players on the second day of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft. The 40-round draft concludes tomorrow with rounds 11-40.
Pinch hitter Yasmani Grandal drove in the go-ahead run with a fielder's choice grounder in the 12th inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 6-5 win over Colorado on Thursday night, snapping a six-game skid against the Rockies.
With the bases loaded and one out, Grandal sent a chopper to third that Nolan Arenado fielded, quickly stepping on the bag and throwing low to first...
It's not often that you get to see people wearing "hot dog hats" but during Tuesday's Dodgers/Padres game, a couple of female Dodgers fans donned them behind home plate.
The San Diego announcing team of Dick Enberg and Mark Grant saw a shot of the young ladies and well, they enjoyed the look...I guess:
(Courtesy of Bartstool Sports)
I don’t blame him for immediately complaining about interference. I would do the same thing if I made a throw that terrible.
As a player, coach or spectator, you never want the outcome of a game to be left in the hands of an umpire. Too many times it will result in a letdown and ill-willed curses toward the crew chief. And while the two blown calls in Thursday night’s extra-inning affair between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies did not determine the outcome of the game, it certainly made it...
Kyle Blanks hit a two-run homer off the foul screen and Eric Stults tossed seven solid innings, helping the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
Everth Cabrera had three hits, including a bloop RBI double, and stole two more bases, running his season total to a major league-leading 28.
Jeff Francis (2-4) struggled in his first start since coming...