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Mets Have Venable And De Aza On Their Radar

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Mets have left handed outfielders Will Venable and Alejandro De Aza on their radar in addition to Denard Span. Both players are potential options to platoon with Juan Lagares in center field, but Crasnick says the Mets are slow-playing the market. Venable, 33, batted .244/.320/.350  with six home runs and 16 steals in 349 plate appearances...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Foul ball lands in nachos at Rangers-Padres game (video)

Don’t buy nachos if you go to a Texas Rangers home or road game. The Padres’ Will Venable bounced a foul ball into the seats Tuesday at Petco Park and it landed in a Rangers fan’s nachos. A man and woman, both wearing Rangers T-shirts, sat next to each other and appeared to be sharing the nachos. The woman kept eating after the ball skipped through their snack. Apparently...
Via The Sports Daily
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Rangers fan’s nachos destroyed by foul ball

Last night proved to be another active evening for baseball fans. One poor Texas Rangers fan was simply trying to enjoy his nachos and take in a ballgame when Will Venable knocked a bouncing foul ball into the third row. Just a couple of hops later and this innocent fan’s nachos were destroyed. The lesson here, kids, is keep your eye on the ball and only your eat nachos between...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Venable returns to Petco Park, admits 'nerve-wracking' transition with Rangers

After seven-plus seasons calling Petco Park home, Will Venable entered the visiting clubhouse at the San Diego Padres' stadium on Monday. "I'd never seen it before," said Venable, who was traded to the Texas Rangers two weeks ago. "It's a little weird, but otherwise it's great to be back in San Diego." Prior to being dealt to the Lone Star State, Venable had called San Diego home...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting Marcus Greene: The Return for Will Venable

On Tuesday night, the Texas Rangers swung a deal to acquire Will Venable from the San Diego Padres. In return for Venable, the Rangers sent catcher/outfielder Marcus Greene to San Diego, along with a player to be named later. Here’s what my fancy computer math has to say about Greene and his future outlook. Greene has played exclusively in Low-A Hickory this season, where he...
Via Fangraphs
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres deal Will Venable to Rangers

By Joe Lucia THE SAN DIEGO PADRES ARE FINALLY SELLING! Well…kind of. On Tuesday night, they dealt outfielder Will Venable to the Texas Rangers. The Rangers have acquired OF Will Venable from San Diego for catcher-OF Marcus Greene and a player to be named later. Michael Choice DFA. — John Blake (@RangerBlake) August 19, 2015   Venable is a free agent after the season...
Via The Outside Corner
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Venable robs Mike Trout of a home run

How many times has Mike Trout robbed hitters of home runs? Throughout his life, probably dozens. In the majors, at least a few. On Tuesday night, he got a taste of his own medicine courtesy of Padres outfielder Will Venable. Oh, @MikeTrout … hate to see that. — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) May 27, 2015 Well-played, Venable. Maybe if you were better than...
Via The Outside Corner
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Will Venable out with back issue

The San Diego Padres entered Saturday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a record of 68-78,. third in the National League West. The Padres have struggled all season offensively, ranked 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. One of the many Padres who have had off seasons at the plate is Will Venable, who is out with a back injury.#455058744 / gettyimages.comOur...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Venable gives Padres 6-5 win over Royals in 12

SAN DIEGO -- Will Venable hit a two-run single in the 12th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Venable singled off Tim Collins (0-2) and over the head of right fielder Lorenzo Cain to score Chris Denorfia with the tying run and Yonder Alonso with the winning run from second base. Denorfia led off the inning with a single off...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Will Venable vulnerable to regression?

Being an East Coast writer sometimes makes it difficult to appreciate or notice players from the other coast. After all, most of their games are starting just when I am thinking about going to bed. I would like to think that I keep track of what's going on pretty well still. But I question that when looking at Will Venable's 2013 season and being surprised at the numbers I saw there...
Via The Flagrant Fan
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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