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The San Diego Padres have traded LHP Wade LeBlanc to the Miami Marlins for catcher John Baker.
LeBlanc has posted a 4.54 ERA in 293.3 innings for the Padres, spread over the last four seasons. He’s basically been somewhere around replacement level in his time with the Padres.
Baker is a little more interesting. The catcher hasn’t played much since 2009 due to Tommy...
Just to illustrate how slim news is about Major League Baseball around Thanksgiving, this writer finds himself writing about John Baker and Wade LeBlanc. The catcher and pitcher (respectively) were swapped in a deal between the San Diego Padres and Miami Marlins yesterday. Baker was an effective offensive player for the Marlins in 2008 and 2009 but scored weakly on defense as far...
The Miami Marlins acquired Wade LeBlanc from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for catcher John Baker. Why? Well apparently, the Marlins needed a lefty and the Padres could use another catcher. Everybody's happy for now.
LeBlanc went 5-6 with a 4.63 ERA for the Padres last season, sucking for most of 2011 and spending some time with Triple-A Tuscon until winning three of...
Wade LeBlanc likes how the Miami Marlins' new uniforms look. He hopes to be wearing one next April.
The Marlins acquired the left-hander from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for catcher John Baker. LeBlanc went 5-6 with a 4.63 ERA for the Padres last season, winning three of his last four decisions and hoping that strong finish carries over into spring training when he'll...
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins acquired left-hander Wade LeBlanc from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for catcher John Baker.
LeBlanc went 5-6 with a 4.63 ERA for the Padres last season, winning three of his last four decisions. In parts of four seasons with the Padres, LeBlanc went 17-22 with a 4.54 ERA, starting 52 times and coming in as a reliever twice.
Baker was limited to...
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all are enjoying quality family time and a much needed time off for many I'm sure. On a day normally reserved for family, food, and football (the three F's if you will), there is still plenty of baseball news around. Here are some Padres links for you:
Padres offer arbitration to Bell and Harang - Padres Official
MIAMI (AP) -- Wade LeBlanc likes how the Miami Marlins' new uniforms look. He hopes to be wearing one next April.
The Marlins and Padres managed to sneak in a little one-for-one trade just before the Thanksgiving holiday, with catcher John Baker heading to San Diego in exchange for left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc.
As you know, the Padres were simply horrendous on offense in 2011. Among the 30 clubs, they ranked 29th in AVG (.237), 28th in OBP (.305), 29th in SLG (.349), 30th in ISO (.112),...
The San Diego Padres have offered salary arbitration to All-Star closer Heath Bell and right-hander Aaron Harang. New general manager Josh Byrnes says the move was predictable. If the players decline, the Padres will receive compensatory draft picks. Byrnes says it's unlikely the players will accept arbitration, but the team will prepare for either scenario.
The Padres opted to offer free agent pitcher Heath Bell and Aaron Harang arbitration. The deadline for teams to offer salary arbitration to ranked free agents was Wednesday, Nov. 23.
The San Diego Padres acquired catcher John Baker from the Miami Marlins in exchange for pitcher Wade LeBlanc on Tuesday.