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JUSTIN UPTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Padres’ Points: Fast Starts, Kennedy, Upton Brothers

Entering Friday, the San Diego Padres are 10-7, off to their best start since 2010 when they were 11-6 through the first 17 games. More importantly, the offense has payed early dividends and A.J. Preller’s acquisitions have panned out on the hitting side. Four players with at least 35 at bats – Yonder Alonso, Matt Kemp, Derek Norris, and Yangervis Solarte all have batting averages...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: The ‘what if’ game

There was a good chance Justin Upton would never make to the Padres. There’s a funny game I like to play in my head when it comes to the San Diego Padres, and my favorite sports teams in general. Everybody does it, either subconsciously or intentionally. The “What if” game. It’s a torturous process to try and think what could have been had your favorite team just gotten...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton back in the lineup for Padres

After missing a game due to a sore quad, Justin Upton singled in his first at-bat for the Padres in Monday's game against the Rockies. Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego shared Upton's thoughts on his return:"It's still kind of a little bit sore, but I went out and tested it and it feels a little better," Upton said before Monday's game against the Rockies. "...The team's playing well....
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' lead the National League in runs scored

The team with the worst offense in all of baseball last year has certainly improved. Adding the 14 runs scored Monday against the Rockies, the Padres have now scored 73 runs to lead the NL. They've only played 14 games so far, but Zachary D. Rymer of Bleacher Report notes that the Padres are averaging almost two more runs per game this season compared to last year (5.21 to 3.30)...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Notes and observations

San Diego Padres The San Diego Padres won their third consecutive series when they took two out of three against the Cubs in Chicago. The Padres are 8-5, and if it weren’t for Adrian Gonzales losing his mind in the opening series they could very well be 9-4. What’s been most encouraging about the Padres’ start is they’re not just winning, but they’re also passing the eye...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton homer powers Padres past D-backs

SAN DIEGO -- Justin Upton homered with two outs in the eighth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Upton, one of several star players obtained in an offseason roster revamp, hit the first pitch he saw from Randall Delgado (0-1) into the seats in left. It was his third. Upton also homered in a 5-1 win Tuesday night. Craig...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton homers in 8th to give Padres 3-2 win vs Diamondbacks

SAN DIEGO (AP) Justin Upton homered with two outs in the eighth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Upton, one of several star players obtained in an offseason roster revamp, hit the first pitch he saw from Randall Delgado (0-1) into the seats in left. It was his third. Upton also homered in a 5-1 win Tuesday night...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Five predictions for 2015

The regular season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to disguise irrational predictions as bold ones. There hasn’t been this much excitement about the Padres in over a decade, and I can’t wait to watch it all unfold. Here are five predictions for 2015. Justin Upton 1. Justin Upton will hit 50 home runs Upton’s careerhigh is 31, which he set back in 2011...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres reportedly acquire Justin Upton

Well, this is fascinating. A day after finalizing the Matt Kemp trade, and on the day the Wil Myers trade is expected to be announced, the Padres have reportedly agreed to acquire Justin Upton as well. I think it’s safe to say that A.J. Preller puts a high value on right-handed power hitting outfielders. As […]
Via Fangraphs
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Upton has bubble gum issues during at-bat

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton had to pause for a moment due to an issue with his bubble gum during his seventh inning at-bat in Sunday's game against Miami.Upton blew a bubble with his gum as he was setting up for the 1-1 pitch, but had to reset when the bubble burst and landed on his nose. That could have been extremely distracting...
Via Holdout Sports
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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