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Pedro Ciriaco is on the move.
The Royals announced that they have claimed Ciriaco off waivers. Ciriaco was designated for assignment by the Padres last week.
Ciriaco began 2013 with the Red Sox and appeared in 28 games before being shipped to San Diego in June. The 27-year-old has hit .228 (26-for-114) with two home runs and eight RBIs in 51 games split between the Red Sox and Padres this season.
Ciriaco has played mostly shortstop this year, but he has shown an ability to play all over the infield, and he even appeared in seven games in the outfield in 2012. Ciriaco hit .293 (76-for-259) with two home runs, 19 RBIs and 16 stolen bases in 76 games with the Red Sox last season.
The Royals now have 39 players on their 40-man roster.
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The 2013 MLB All-Star Game has come and gone. Everth Cabrera got a free trip to New York and front row dugout seats to the festivities and game. And that’s about it.
Padres shut out of the All-Star Game for the second consecutive year. I hate the 1-per rule, but it still sucks to not see your guy. #PPLive
— Vocal Minority (@VocalMinoritySD) July 17, 2013
Bruce Bochy didn’t...
Team: San Diego Padres
Record: 42-54 (8.5 GB)
Biggest Surprise of First Half:
The whole month of June was a surprise for San Diego Padres fans. For the first time in over 2 years the team was above .500. Jedd Gyorko brought life to the team when he started his rookie year at the start of April. With 25 RBI’s and a .272 batting average, Gyorko brought some much needed offense to...
You’re a busy person. You don’t have time to sit and wait for a slow loading flash video player to initialize, only to be followed by more agonizing seconds of intro graphics swooshing across the screen when watching Padres highlights online. And it goes without saying you want to watch them over and over again, staring at and memorized by the screen until you wake up with a...
Early last week, as I scrolled through twitter, I found confirmation that Padres fans were, by and large, an unhappy lot. Losing will make anyone irritable (especially fans who have no real say in the matter), but the Padres 10 game losing streak and free-fall into last place were only the tip of the iceberg. Fans were sniping at one another and the 140 character debates seemed...
A couple of weeks ago the San Diego Padres were on a hot streak. Not too many games ago, San Diego was right around first place and now, at the All Star Break, they find themselves 8.5 games back and in last place. In other words, it’s time to sell.
The chances of the Padres making a playoff run were slim going into the regular season, and they held their own longer than expected...
In an effort to stay close to our roots, the staff at Padres Public, will offer-up a haiku each Monday to describe the previous week in Padres Baseball. Restricting our feelings to 3 lines and 17 syllables to describe a week of play is a massive undertaking, but (un) fortunately, we are more than up to the task.
The Padres only managed 2 victories on the home stand, both in games...
2013 has not been kind to Cameron Maybin. After missing most of the first two months of the season with a wrist impingement, he played just four games before suffering posterior cruciate ligament damage. Now it seems that the San Diego Padres outfielder might finally be approaching a return to the field, with MLB.com's Jamal Collier reporting that Maybin has finally started...
In case you weren’t paying attention…
Confirmation that it's #Norf, not Deno. Norf chant nets @jmglion a ball from the Norf. #PPLive #padressocial pic.twitter.com/DMhVWtE1eh
— Vocal Minority (@VocalMinoritySD) July 10, 2013
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Haikuarrhea: Week 14 in Padres Baseball
The Lost Season of Josmany Springs
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The New York Yankees inquired about San Diego Padres third basemen Chase Headley. While the Yankees could be welcoming Alex Rodriguez back next week that has not stopped the team from seeking upgrades.
Headley, 29, is making $8.575 million this season and will be eligible for arbitration for the final time this winter.
The Yankees were...
Well, that didn’t take long.
The Padres announced this morning that Mike Dee has been named as the new President and CEO, replacing Tom Garfinkel, who resigned last week.
Read the official press releases from both the Padres and the Miami Dolphins along with a story by Padres beat writer Corey Brock of MLB.com.
Press Release from the Padres:
Padres name Mike Dee President and...
Eric Stults didn’t represent the San Diego Padres in last night’s All-Star Game. He arguably deserved the honor, which is remarkable given where he’s come from. The 33-year-old left-hander was claimed off waivers last May after being released by the White Sox. Three years ago he was pitching for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.
Stults had 8 career wins when he joined the Padres. Last...
Two weeks ago I wrote a piece about possible targets for the Padres at the trade deadline. The Padres were looking to buy, and I was looking for ways they could spend. At the time, the Padres were 40-42. They’d lost two in a row and things hadn’t been great for a week or so, but hey, no big deal.
At the end of the post, I decided to throw in a small caveat:
“Of course, all...
The Yankees recently called for Padres star third baseman Chase Headley and were told there wasn't a deal to be made, according to people familiar with the brief discussion.
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Major League Baseball Productions has recently released some of their videos on Itunes to the masses. From classics to new videos, there is something there for everyone. The 1984 and 1998 Padres World Series videos are both available, plus after a quick scan, there are some Padres cameos in various other videos.
Aside from MLB Bloopers and Prime 9: MLB Heroics, available programming...
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Photo Credit: Keith Allison
Most fantasy writers have no problem recommending players you should go after, but do they really pick up all the players they hype up? I’ll answer for them: no. Here on “Star’s Shares,” we’ll discuss players yours truly has personally invested in throughout the three leagues I’m in. If a player is good enough...