SAN DIEGO (AP) Phil Plantier has been fired as hitting coach of the San Diego Padres.
He had been the sixth person to hold the job since the Padres began playing in spacious Petco Park in 2004.
The Padres hit .226 last year, worst in the big leagues.
Plantier's assistant, Alonzo Powell, will return and will be among the candidates to interview for the hitting coach position...
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October 22, 2014
Carlos Frias could be a late bloomer for the Dodgers, by Dustin Nosler
This is the third part of a 5-part series detailing my Top 50 Dodgers’ prospects. These are scouting reports for Nos. 21-30.
Prospect landing page
Editor’s note: I am not a scout (#notascout). This is an amateur scouting report based on what I know about baseball and from...
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@GhostofRAK @Padres @PadresMikeDee I'd fly home for a Bluepper bobblehead night #SeriouslyThatWasOurMascot #Incredulous
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Cat Puke And Pitching Depth
Padres name Jose Valentin’s Mustache the new 1st Base Coach
Bip Roberts: Kid with a Motor...
The San Diego Padres have promoted Dave Roberts to bench coach.
Roberts, who had been first base coach the last three seasons, replaces Rick Renteria, who was hired as manager of the Chicago Cubs on Nov. 7.
Jose Valentin will replace Roberts as first base coach.
Valentin managed Class A Fort Wayne the last two seasons, leading the Padres' Midwest League entry into the playoffs...
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November 18, 2013
Well technically Jose Valentin doesn’t have a mustache anymore, but when he did have one it was one of the finest mustaches in baseball history.
From Corey Brock earlier today:
#Padres officially promote Dave Roberts as bench coach. Jose Valentin (manager, Fort Wayne) 1st base coach. Replacement to come from within
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) November 18, 2013
Jose Valentin was ninety feet from home. Endy Chavez was on second representing the tying run. Pinch-runner Anderson Hernandez was on first. Bases loaded, 2 outs, bottom of the 9th. The Mets trailed 3-1. A base hit would tie it, a double would send us to the World Series against Detroit. 56,357 fanatics screamed and cheered and proudly shouted Let’s Go Mets as Carlos Beltran walked...