Found September 04, 2013 on
San Diego Padres
Last month, Avenging Jack Murphy wrote about removing distractions and concentrating on the game at hand. It was very well thought out and informative.
This is not going to be anything close to well thought out. As far as informative, that is a matter of opinion.
Say hello to my stream of consciousness.
As the season winds down, and the Padres fight to stay out of last place in the NL West, I find myself paying less attention to Padres games. I sit down to watch them, even closing the laptop and putting the phone across the room like AJM wrote about, but I have a hard time remembering things like how runs scored or when pitching changes occurred.
Now, these are either early signs of Alzheimer’s, of my short-term memory being reduced to that of a goldfish, or the Padres have started to lose my attention to the pickup soccer games going on in the park behind my house.
Quite frankly, I’m hoping it’s one of the first two. Because I hate soccer.
Why is this happening? Well, the Padres p...
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The Padres September call-ups continued in full swing Tuesday afternoon, after the club had announced that right-handed pitchers Anthony Bass, Brad Boxberger and Brad Brach had all been called up from Triple-A Tucson to be added to the San Diego Bullpen. The Padres also announced Monday afternoon that righty Burch Smith was also called up from Tucson and that he may be given a chance...
The Padres handed out another contract late in a season. However, unlike the Huston Street and Carlos Quentin deals, the 2013 version should draw little criticism.
The organization bought out the remaining 2 arbitration years for Will Venable. Total dollars: $8.5 million. There are quite a few reasons why this deal is a solid investment for the team.
First, Venable likely is...
SDSN: San Diego Sporting News - San Diego,CA(SDSN)- This season with the help of the Padres affiliates, San Diego Sporting News will be covering the Padres minor league affiliates from Low-A...The post SDSN™: Padres Daily Minor League Recap 9/1: Dean Anna wins the 2013 Pacific Coast League batting title appeared first on SDSN: San Diego Sporting News.
Since August first the Padre organization and their fans have gotten a sneak-peak at what may well prove to be an effective starting rotation next season. Youngsters Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross have shown off their tremendous upsides and are rapidly developing into solid starters with top-of-the-rotation potential. Meanwhile, trade deadline acquisition Ian Kennedy has flashed some...
I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to post this recently, I’ve been sick. Anyways, here’s the Round-Up: San Antonio and Lake Elsinore both put up double-digits on the scoreboard in their respective victories. The T-Pads won a close 1 run game while the TinCaps enjoyed a solid 6-1 victory. Eugene was the only team to lose and they were blown out 15-1.
Hitting Prospect of...
The Padres have locked up outfielder Will Venable to a contract extension, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com. The deal is for two-years and worth $8.5 million. He will make $4.25 million in 2014 and $4.25 million in 2015. The extension will also cover Venable's final two years of arbitration, according to the Padres.
Venable, 30, is having one of his best years at the big...
When San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso initially suffered his hand injury, there was expectation that he would be shut down for a few days and ultimately sidelined for roughly a week. Since then, it's been revealed that Alonso's dealing with more of an issue than originally thought, and it's now not clear when he'll be able to rejoin the Padres, according...
Gather around kids. Let me take you back to a time where DVD’s and Blu Ray discs didn’t exist. A time where you couldn’t just easily skip to a certain section of the movie. Yeah, sounds crazy right? Well that’s what it was like during the VHS era. I have a handful of Padres VHS tapes that I’m going to show you. I really need to convert these so I have them to enjoy forever...
On the face of it, extending Will Venable for two years and $8.5 million — as the Padres have done today — is a no-brainer. Even before this year’s mini-breakout, Venable has spent four years being worth something close to two wins per year. Despite the decline coming for the thirty-year-old outfielder, he can most […]
SDSN: San Diego Sporting News - San Diego,CA(SDSN)- The Padres defeat the Giants 3-2. The game started out scoreless until the 5th when the Padres scored two runs off Bumgarner on...The post Padres edge out the Giants 3-2 appeared first on SDSN: San Diego Sporting News.
Hola amigos. Are you ready for five good things against the hated Giants? Let me assure you that the there were 13 bad things the last game. There were homers by Chase Headley and Ronny Cedeno that almost made the list, however when you give up six, those don’t matter as much. But to make us happy, here’s five from the first two games that won the series.
5. Kennedy Quality...
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 (day) drinking.
The Padres earned themselves a nice little 4-1 win on Labor Day helping them to pull even with the San Francisco Giants at 61-76. Ian Kennedy pitched well and the Padres did just enough against Barry Zito to get some runs on the board...
While the San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval showed his power, some wonder if the San Diego Padres' Eric Stults is running on empty.
''Is he getting tired?'' Padres Manager Bud Black said. ''I don't think so. His stuff still looks good. This time of the year one can go that direction, but he still feels physically good.''
Hunter Renfroe finished his amateur career with a bang. The 21-year-old outfielder was one of the top players in the college ranks, hitting a robust .345, with 16 home runs, at Mississippi State. The San Diego Padres were impressed. They took him with the 13th overall pick in the June draft. Renfroe’s tool kit includes […]
The good news is the Padres managed to win a series. The bad news is that the final game of the series against the Giants was horrendous. The pitching blew up and Pablo Sandoval had himself a field day mashing three home runs en route to the Giants’ victory. Padres have the day off today as they prepare for the Rockies over the weekend. Be sure to stay tuned to Friarhood.com for...