David Ortiz gets custom surfboard gift from Padres

David Ortiz can catch some waves thanks to the San Diego Padres. The Padres honored the retiring Boston Red Sox slugger before the two teams squared off for the final game of their series Wednesday, and the Southern California squad gave Ortiz a custom surfboard decked out with a photo of Big Papi tipping his cap at his final All-Star Game in San Diego. And to top it all off, former...
September 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Loretta Trade Tree Still Bearing Fruit

A couple of years ago, I had come across an article on Grantland written by Ben Lindbergh.  He had compiled a list of each teams’ longest transaction tree, and ranked them based upon their age of origin.  These trees act almost as family ones, where players can be traded or compensated for to create a traceable lineage for any given team.  For the Crew, they finished tied for...
Via Disciples of Uecker
July 02, 2016

Padres Second Baseman, The Last 15

I promise I’ll stop writing about second basemen. But not yet. Presented here mostly without comment, are the combined wRC+ and WAR totals for Padres second baseman the last 15 or so years. You might notice a light shining from the heavens on Mark Loretta. The worst mark came last year thanks to the awful start to Jace Peterson‘s career, and my boy Jedd Gyorko not exactly picking...
Via Padres Public
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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