Found April 02, 2012 on Fangraphs:
One year after having to trade away impending free agent Adrian Gonzalez, the Padres have started to sign their top young players long-term. Cameron Maybin got a five-year contract earlier this month, and Cory Luebke landed a big payday of his own over the weekend. The left-hander agreed to a fou...

2012 San Antonio Missions Roster

With baseball about to kickoff at the major league and minor league levels we have the most up to date roster information for you. The roster is still subject to change, but here is a look at the roster for the 2012 San Antonio Missions San Antonio:Starting rotation (not necessarily in this order):Robert Erlin (L)Juan Oramas (L)Keyvius SampsonAndrew Werner (L)Hayden Beard Bullpen...

Padres reassign four players to Minor League camp

(Padres Press Release) SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have reassigned right-handed pitchers Casey Kelly, Jeff Suppan and Joe Wieland and infielder/outfielder Matt Clark to minor league camp. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement.   With today’s announcement, the Padres currently have 30 players in Major League camp.

Could New Ownership and Changes to Citi Field Lead to Alterations at Petco?

Interesting couple of weeks for baseball fans in San Diego. It now looks like the long and complicated purchase of the club by a group led by former player agent Jeff Moorad is dead in the water. Moorad recently stepped down as CEO of the team, replaced by club president Tom Garfinkel on an interim basis. Rumor has it that Moorad may have been pushed out due to his inability to gain...

Richard helps Padres top Royals 2-1

Clayton Richard pitched six shutout innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Chase Headley and Jesus Guzman hit back-to-back homers off Kansas City left-hander Jonathan Sanchez with two out in the third inning. Richard allowed just three singles while striking out five and walking none. Brayan Pena homered for Kansas City in the seventh...

The San Diego Padres

The Padres are a team who had plenty to be excited about not too long ago. They had one of the best pitchers in the league as well as one of the premier first basemen in the game. Hell, the Padres were even playoff contenders in the NL West. How cruel this game can be in just a few short years. Now, there is still hope in San Diego with almost a completely different team this time...

Padres and Pints: Special Spring Training Episode

In this special Spring Training episode of Padres and Pints we are joined by Dan Hayes of the North County Times at the Fox and Hound in Peoria, Arizona. The interview takes place at the beginning of Spring Training (March 4th), the day after Dan broke the news of the Cameron Maybin contract. I would have liked to have gotten this up sooner but as you know I had some issues with...

MadFriars' Interview: Everett Williams

PEORIA, AZ: Everett Williams was taken in the 2nd round of the 2009 draft by the San Diego Padres. It was a draft class that had the potential of being something special with Williams, and fellow high school stars Donavan Tate and Keyvius Sampson. Williams was ranked the #8 prospect in the system in 2010, and that’s when it went downhill.

Padres, LHP Luebke agree to three-year contract extension

The San Diego Padres signed left-handed pitcher Cory Luebke to a three-year, $12 million contract extension Friday with club options for two more seasons.Luebke, who will make $500,000 this season, received an additional $500,000 in the form of a signing bonus. The 27-year-old appeared in 46 games for the Padres last season and posted a record of 6-10 with a 3.29 ERA.

Daily Friar 4.1.12

Bud Black announced the pitching rotation this morning. And let me tell you there are some definite surprises there. I'm sure Corey Brock is already working on a story about it for, but for our purposes I am going to tell you who they are and post the story tomorrow if it comes up. Tim Stauffer is resting a sore right tricep, so he has been pushed way back to the 5th...

Daily Friar 4.3.12

The Padres have two days to make 5 more cuts to the team to make it down to the 25 man roster that is required for major league teams. Yesterday 4 more cuts were made, and at this point the cuts hurt even more. One of those cut yesterday was Matt Clark who had a monster spring, and if there wasn't a log jam at first base, would probably make this team. For more on the cuts check...

Daily Friar 4.2.12

Three days until opening day! Just three measley little days. It's so close that I can smell Randy Jones hot dogs already! Spring Training is officially over as of yesterday and all that is left is an exhibition game with the Royals tomorrow night. I hope that you all got your tickets to opening day and will be there to enjoy the festivities and a proper Dodger beatdown. Also...

Adrian Gonzalez, Jacoby Ellsbury Have Best Odds for Red Sox Player to Win American League MVP

Adrian Gonzalez was considered by many to be the American League MVP at the All-Star break last season. Things slowed down for the first baseman in the second half, but that doesn't mean he's not due for a huge year this season. Gonzalez has the second best odds at 8-1 to win MVP this year, according to Bovada. Gonzalez hit .354 with 17 home runs and 77 RBIs in the first...

2012 season preview: The infield

The Ted's Army crew has created a series of collectors items to write home about. To preview the 2012 Red Sox season, we have created player cards that you can collect and trade with your friends over a nice tall glass of iced tea. Sit back and enjoy part 3 of 4 of our season preview, the infield. It is pretty clear what we think Adrian Gonzalez is going to do this season...

Red Sox 4, Nationals 2

APNewsNow. Red Sox 4, Nationals 2 Aaron Cook pitched five solid innings, Adrian Gonzalez had two hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Monday. Danny Espinosa homered and Jordan Zimmermann tossed five innings for the Nationals. Cook allowed only two hits, including Espinosa's leadoff shot in the fourth. He struck out two, walked one and finished the...
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