Padres Opening Series Review

Padres Week 1 Sunday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (3-1 Win) Seth Smith tied the game with a pinch hit solo homer off of Brian Wilson in the eighth inning. Positive sign given the Padres injury plagued outfield (Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin). Smith is only a.265 career hitter, so don't get too excited, but the fact that his batting average is 69 points higher against righties...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith, Grandal Propel Padres in Game One

Game stories are difficult to write, at least for this author. Instead, here are some assorted thoughts on Sunday night’s season opening 3-1 victory against the Dodgers. Hyun-Jin Ryu was almost done in the first inning (then he dominated) Ryu walked Everth Cabrera to lead things off then gave up a line-drive single to right by Chris Denorfia, which put runners on second and third...
Via Padres Public
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith's HR helps Padres beat Dodgers

Nationally, on this country’s preferred medium of conversation, a Padres pitcher had never been trendier. There was Andrew Cashner, blond locks flowing, two-seamers tailing, sliders biting, the pitcher himself flying down the first-base line on a bunt. There were the Dodgers, stateside for another opener, in this one appearing eminently beatable. And there was Seth Smith, a downtown...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Padres Seth Smith Hits First Home Run of the 2014 Season (on American soil that is)

Technically the 2014 regular season started when the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks played a couple games in Australia and there were a pair of home runs hit in that game. Sunday night saw the Dodgers and Padres open the regular season on American soil.So when Padres outfielder Seth Smith hit this home run off of Brian Wilson in the eighth inning it became the first...
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith, Padres agree to $4.5 million contract

Seth Smith and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a $4.5 million, one-year contract to avoid arbitration. The outfielder was acquired on Dec. 3 from the Oakland Athletics for right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson. Smith, a left-handed hitter, batted .253 with eight home runs and 40 RBIs last year. His contract is not guaranteed. With Tuesday's announcement, the Padres have...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Sign Smith to $4.5MM for 2014, Avoid Arbitration

The Padres announced today that they have come to terms with outfielder Seth Smith for a one year contract through the 2014 season. Smith, who was acquired on December 3rd through a trade with the Oakland Athletics for reliever Luke Gregerson, was eligible for arbitration and with the announcement of the one-year deal the team has successfully avoided that process. CBS reporter Jon...
Via Friarhood
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres agree to terms with OF Seth Smith

SAN DIEGO -€“ The San Diego Padres today announced that they have agreed to terms with outfielder Seth Smith on a one-year contract for the 2014 season, avoiding arbitration.  Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement.  Smith, 31, was acquired by the Padres last month on December 3 from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitcher...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith an Upgrade in the OF for Friars

It looks like the Padres have made their “big splash” this winter in acquiring OF Seth Smith from Oakland in exchange for RP Luke Gregerson. Smith, 31, would appear to address the team’s stated desire to add a LH bat. Reactions have been mostly, meh, or negative to the trade from the Friars perspective and while I’m not awestruck I do see it as an incremental improvement...
Via Friarhood
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Umpire rings up A's batter after strike two

Your browser does not support iframes. In another inexcusable case of a major league umpire losing count of balls and strikes behind home plate, CB Bucknor accidentally rang up Oakland A's batter Seth Smith on strike two during extra innings of Thursday's marathon game at the Coliseum. It happened in the bottom of the 11th as Bucknor made the emphatic "strike...
Via Holdout Sports
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Seth Smith’s Platoon Split as a Crisitunity

Despite the prestige of being 2011′s Most Average Player, Colorado Rockies outfielder Seth Smith has been the subject of trade rumors since the end of the season. Trading Smith might be a good idea for the Rockies if it enables them to fill a hole elsewhere, but Smith himself is better than one might think. He is not a great fielder, although it he is not horrible (the Rockies...
Via Fangraphs
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss

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