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The Outside Corner:
San Diego Padres
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What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams.
The cool thing about streaks is that they'll eventually end. In their 45th season of existence, the San Diego Padres ended their streak of season without a World Series championship, winning the title in 2013 despite a starting rotation that was one of the most disappointing in baseball.
Harping on the Padres rotation is a fruitless endeavor. Yes, the rotation was bad. After all, they were counting on Edinson Volquez, Clayton Richard, and Jason Marquis to provide 90-100 starts this year. They did that, but weren't impressive in doing it, combining for 97 starts and 541 innings with a 3.93 ERA. That's all well and good, but when those are your top three starters...yikes.
But where the Padres really thrived, perhaps surprisingly, was offensively. The Padres haven...
BEST OF MAXIM
The San Diego Padres thought they were finally building an offense last season, when they ranked fifth in the National League in runs after the All-Star break.
But two weeks before Opening Day, the middle of their batting order has all but fallen apart:
* The No. 3 hitter, third baseman Chase Headley, learned Monday that he will miss the first month of the season with a small fracture...
Jedd Gyorko is ready to take over as San Diego’s regular second baseman. He’s also prepared to fill in at third base, the position he’s played since being taken in the second round of the 2010 draft. With Chase Headley now on the disabled list, Gyorko (pronounced JER-ko) could play one of the positions on opening day.
Gyorko can swing the bat: The 24-year-old right-handed...
Bad news for the Padres and their fans, as their star third baseman will miss at least the first month of the season with a broken thumb.
The San Diego Padres looked like they'd be a dumpster fire over the course of the 2012 season in the first half of the year. They just didn't look like a good team at all. Then, something happened: the Padres improved tremendously in the second half, and finished with a respectable (if not overly great) 76-86 record thanks to finshing nine games over .500 in the second half...
Continuing from our season preview of the Padres earlier today...
Can the Padres keep their heads above water without Chase Headley and Yasmani Grandal to start the year?
Not having Headley and Grandal to start the year is huge for the Padres. Headley will likely end up missing most of April after breaking his thumb, while Grandal won't be back with the team until the...
The San Diego Padres will start the 2013 season without Chase Headley standing at third base. The Gold Glove winner fractured his thumb while sliding into second base in an attempt to break up a double play when the injury occurred. Results of an exam on Monday confirmed the injury and Headley will now miss at least a month but could also miss the entire month of April.
The 2012 National League leader in RBI will miss the start to the 2013 season. Chase Headley of the San Diego Padres jammed him thumb on a play at second base. The initial injury looked minor, but it turns out Headley has a small fracture.
According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Headley's thumb fracture could cost him about a month.
Bad news on #Padres 3B Chase Headley...
The San Diego Padres lost third basemen Chase Headley for the next four to six weeks when it was revealed he had broken the tip of his left thumb. Headley suffered the injury on a slide at second base as he attempted to break up a double play in a game against the Los Angeles Angels. Missing the most amount of time would put him out six weeks and cause him to miss the entire month...
Both Matt Garza and Chase Headley could start the 2013 season on the disabled list. In most seasons, this would simply be an unfortunate setback for their respective teams. In 2013, though, the injuries could affect more than individual stats and team performance. The injuries could affect trade value.
The Chicago Cubs have been active in their attempts to deal Matt Garza...
FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO TO PRODUCE MORE SPANISH-LANGUAGE PADRES TELECASTS THAN EVER BEFORE75-Game Schedule to be Called by Returning Broadcast Team Ortega and HernandezGames Will Be Available on Cox Cable San Diego FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD), in partnership with the San Diego Padres, today announced the 2013 San Diego Padres Spanish-language schedule on FOX Deportes San Diego featuring...
That title is very confusing if you have a lisper reading it to you. Why you're having someone else read it to you, let alone a lisper doesn't make any sense. You can't find a better-qualified Task Rabbit? Put down your soy capp-a-latte and find a better intern; you owe it to yourself. Last year, Justin Upton had a problem with his thumb. He hit 8 homers the first...
There was no Daily Friar yesterday as I was making my way back to San Diego from Peoria. I had a great time taking in Saturday’s game and seeing some people all excited for the new season to start. Sunday the Padres played the Angels and Diamondbacks in split squad action, which both teams wound up losing. Yesterday they came back together and took on the Cubs, which also resulted...
Eric Stults pitched six solid innings for his best outing of spring training and hit a two-run single, leading the San Diego Padres to a 6-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Stults, a left-hander who is projected for a spot in the Padres' rotation, gave up four hits. He yielded just one hit in the first four innings before the Diamondbacks rallied in the fifth....
Brandon Crawford had three hits and an RBI, leading a San Francisco Giants split squad to a 6-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
The Padres hoped starter Andrew Cashner would get into the fourth inning with less that 40 pitches, but he didn't make it through the third - he threw 31 pitches in the first. But Cashner only gave up one run on three hits. He struck...
Let me start off this morning by saying congratulations to the Dominican Republic on winning this year’s World Baseball Classic. This is the first time that Japan has not won the competition as Puerto Rico knocked them off in the previous round. What was amazing about the DR is that they won this thing undefeated. All the way from game one they hadn’t been beat at all, and they...