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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 a struggling team.
Biggest Disappointment of First Half:
At the start of the All-Star Break, the Padres have lost the success they had in June. Part of that was due to Gyorko, Yasmani Grandal, Cameron Maybin, all joining the disabled list. The pitching and offense have also been a struggle for the team. Tom Garfinkel resigning as CEO/President doesn’t help matters either.
Team MVP: Everth Cabrera:
Everth Cabrera currently leads the Padres in batting average (.291), runs (43), and stolen bases (34). With a .984 Fielding Percentage, Cabrera has been equally impactful on defense as he is on offense.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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...
The San Diego Padres, who were recently considered contenders, have fallen off track and have lost 14 of their last 17 games. The slump now has changed their trade deadline plans considerably, according to a report.
The Padres, once considered buyers, are now open for business as they will be sellers at the deadline, according to Danny Knobler of CBS.
If they decide to sell...
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...
The Philadelphia Phillies have purchased the contract of left-handed reliever Colt Hynes of Triple-A Tucson. Plowing through the competition with an insane 58/2 strikeouts to walk ratio along with a 1.52 earned run average in just over 47 innings pitched, he will get his work in middle relief for the big league club.
In a corresponding move, the Padres optioned right-handed reliever...
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
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Haikuarrhea: Week 14 in Padres Baseball
The Lost Season of Josmany Springs
Since no one else wants to do this, I guess I’ll keep going. This week Sez Bill talks roster moves, front office changes, and rants. Lots and lots of rants.
All the quotes are in their original form. Nothing has been corrected, added, or otherwise modified (despite the Chrome browser telling me to correct ALL the spelling errors). My commentary is in italics.
The Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres are two teams that could have decisions to make moving forward.
With half the season played, a number of teams are feeling the heat to make changes before 2014.
Some offices are being forced to consider a change at skipper.
Some guys fizzled fast, while others have held onto their post for some time.
Let’s look at which managers...
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 drinking.
San Diego Padres.
San Francisco Giants.
Did I miss anything else? F**k it. I’m going to keep drinking.
The Padres play their last game before the All-Star break today at 1:10pm PDT. Eric Stults starts against...
Carlos Quentin hit one of San Diego's four home runs and drove in three runs as the Padres routed Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants 10-1 on Sunday, a day after being no-hit by Tim Lincecum.
Nick Hundley had a homer among his three hits and Chris Denorfia and Will Venable also went deep as the Padres avoided a four-game sweep by the defending World Series champions heading...
Three straight wins including a no-hitter isn’t too shabby for the defending World Champions, however a four game sweep of the Padres was not to be. Sunday afternoon was less than favorable for starter Barry Zito as he allowed four runs in two plus innings as well as three home runs.
The Padres got some measure of revenge for Lincecum’s no hitter on Saturday, tattooing Giants...
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...
You have to give the Padres an ‘A’ for effort on Friday night as they tried to pull off the hidden ball trick. Check out the Padres’ Everth Cabrera and Sean O’Sullivan attempt the hidden-ball trick on the Giants’ Pablo Sandoval, but in true Padres fashion it didn’t work. Sean O’Sullivan had to move, didn’t he? Good game, good effort.
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Everth Cabrera must have seen a recent cable showing of Rookie of the Year.
That’s the only way to explain why he attempted the hidden-ball trick on Pablo Sandoval in the fifth inning of the Padres-Giants game on Friday night. The move didn’t work for a couple different reasons. Sandoval had called time out and pitcher Sean O’Sullivan had wandered back onto the mound, which...