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The Biz of Baseball:
Major League Baseball approved the sale of the San Diego Padres from John Moores to the group led by the Seidler/O’Malley families and Ron Fowler during its quarterly meetings, today in Milwaukee, MLB Commissioner Selig announced today. Mr. Fowler will serve as the new ownership group’s control person. The involvement of the grandchildren of Walter O’Malley – as represented by the Seidler/O’Malley interests in the team - marks the return to Major League Baseball ownership for his family. Walter O’Malley owned the Dodgers in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles from 1950 to 1979 while his Peter ran the club after till 1998 when the club was sold to New Corp.
“On behalf of Major League Baseball, I am pleased to congratulate Ron Fowler, the Seidler and O’Malley families and all of their partners as they become the new stewards of the San Diego Padres. With significant local representation and extensive baseball experience, this group understands the Padres’ binding role in the com...
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The San Diego Padres have activated rookie Yasmani Grandal and placed fellow catcher Nick Hundley on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right knee.
The team announced the moves before Friday night's game against San Francisco.
Grandal had been on the DL since July 31 with a strained muscle on his right side. He played two games with Class-A Lake Elsinore on a rehab assignment...
The San Diego Padres have optioned pitcher Ross Ohlendorf to Triple-A Tucson.
Ohlendorf allowed a career-high eight runs and six hits in 2 1-3 innings Friday night during the San Francisco Giants' 10-1 win. He gave up seven runs over three innings in his previous start, an 11-5 loss at Pittsburgh.
Ohlendorf is 4-4 with a 7.58 ERA in 13 appearances, including nine starts.
The San Diego Padres arguably have the best farm system in the game of baseball. I say arguably because these things always can be argued. For one, very few people agree on top ten lists among positions, but even if there were agreement, you have to weigh the lists pretty heavily. There can be quite a difference between the fifth rated player at a position and the top...
The sale of the San Diego Padres was officially approved Thursday morning during Major League Baseball's quarterly owners meetings in Denver. The sale was the first order of business and was quickly approved. Ten minutes into the meeting, John Moores, who had owned the Padres since 1994, departed and the new group, led by four heirs of the O'Malley baseball dynasty and...
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Former Martinsville Mustangs starter Tom Layne made his major league debut with the San Diego Padres on August 14.
The 6-3, 185-pound lefty from Mount Olive went one inning in relief and struck out the side in the Padres 6-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Layne, who was promoted earlier that day from Double-A San Antonio showed no signs of being nervous as two of...
My second Down On The Farm report over at Full Spectrum Baseball looks at one of the top systems in the sport, that of the San Diego Padres.
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Hit #2700 on his bobblehead night
Listening to "Gold on the Ceiling" on this lovely Friday, thought y'all might like to see some pictures from this week's Padres series. I'm so sad I don't have any pictures of my own to share - over the last few seasons I've tried to make it to at least one game per home series, and this is the first I've missed...
Major League Baseball owners have approved the sale of the San Diego Padres to a group that includes the O'Malley family and pro golfer Phil Mickelson.