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Solarte's two homers lift Padres to 13-5 rout of Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Yangervis Solarte hit two home runs and Tyson Ross pitched six effective innings to help the San Diego Padres rout the Milwaukee Brewers 13-5 on Monday night. Solarte hit a solo home run in the first and connected for a three-run shot in the seventh. It was Solarte's first career multi-homer game. Jedd Gyorko also homered and had three hits while Alexi Amarista drove...
Via AP on Fox
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A.J. Preller's Hubris And The Woeful Padres

The non-waiver trade deadline is like a tornado. You see it looming in the distance, there is a flurry of activity before it touches down, and while it is among the populace, everyone is trying to make sense of what is going on. Each team is somewhat a microcosm of what the trade deadline is. Front offices have plans and backup plans and backup plans to the backup plans. Whether...
Via The Sports Quotient
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

MadFriars' July Players of the Month

July was a big bounce-back month for hitters up and down the Padres system, starting at the top with Matt Kemp and extending all the way through the full-season leagues. As we do each month, the team takes a look at the Padres' top minor league performers for the month of July with the ever-important reminder that this isn't a re-ranking of top prospects, but a...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: what happened, A.J. Preller?

This year’s trade deadline was perhaps the most exciting in recent history. We saw a number of huge names go to contending teams across the league, but the team that was holding probably the most amount of available talent decided not to sell after all. So my question is, and I’m sure yours is as well, “what happened, San Diego Padres and A.J. Preller?” San Diego Padres...
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Counterpoint: The trade deadline

Dear 95% of Padre fans, I respectfully disagree with you. I know, I’m a stupid Padres apologist who always supports the team blindly and not at all realistically. I can’t see how awful this team’s decisions makers are and how terrible things went at the trading deadline. Now that you’ve vented, can I say a few things? Thanks. I’m fine with team standing pat, but not for...
Via Friarhood
1 day ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 104 (SD at MIA)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Here’s what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (51-53) scored more runs than the Miami Marlins (42-62), 5-3, at Marlins Park. Odrisamer Despaigne (5-7, 4.75) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts. The Marlins got on the board in the...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Despaigne helps Padres beat Marlins 5-3

MIAMI (AP) -- Odrisamer Despaigne pitched six solid innings, and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Saturday night. Yangervis Solarte and Matt Kemp each had two hits and drove in a run for San Diego, which has won seven of eight and 12 of 16. Craig Kimbrel, who allowed a tying solo homer in Friday's 8-3 win that sent the game to extra innings, pitched a perfect ninth...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Kennedy watches birth of daughter on FaceTime before start

Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy got to see the birth of his daughter before Friday's start against the Marlins.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No news is good news? Not if you're the Padres

In hindsight, the signals were apparent on Thursday, when the Padres were mostly quiet, barely engaging with prospective trade partners. Even before that, some Padres officials indicated that the team might hold at the deadline, insisting that they liked their players, claiming they would be fine with getting a draft pick for Justin Upton, saying they did not need to cut payroll...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Well, We Got A LOOGY

Ahh, baseball’s weird. A.J. Preller and the Padres treated the offseason like that trade-happy guy in your fantasy league when everyone expected them to be quiet. Now, with the baseball world anticipating another run of trades, the Padres responded by sending Abraham Almonte to Cleveland for Marc Rzepczynski. They stood pat, basically. I’ve tried to write about this a few times...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buyers! An Imaginary Interview With AJ Preller

This afternoon, after the trade deadline passed with the Padres making just one small move, trading OF Abraham Almonte to Cleveland for LHP Marc Rzepczynski, Padres GM AJ Preller was not made immediately available to the media, let alone me, not the media whatsoever. However, I decided to interview him anyway. The following is the full transcript of the interview that did not occur...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres trade for Marc Rzepczynski from Indians

The San Diego Padres ended up not selling any of their pieces but adding a piece to their roster at the deadline.  The Padres have acquired left-handed reliever Marc Rzepcynski from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for outfielder Abraham Almonte as reported by Keith Law of ESPN. The Padres were said to be looking for a left-handed reliever to upgrade their bullpen.  The southpaw...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres don’t sell at trade deadline, reportedly because AJ Preller still believes in team

Many were wondering whether the San Diego Padres would deal many of their desirable assets at the trade deadline, but they decided to stand firm and not become sellers. A big reason for that reportedly is because GM A.J. Preller still believes the team can make the playoffs. #Padres largely standing pat because GM A.J....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton joins Padres’ trolling ways, gives fake hugs to teammates (vid)

Justin Upton on Thursday elected to follow the lead of San Diego Padres interim manager Pat Murphy and continued to perpetuate the team’s apparent proclivity for trolling everyone in the buildup to the MLB trade deadline. The outfielder, during San Diego’s 8-7 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field, engaged in a bout...Read More The post Justin Upton joins Padres’ trolling...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox “could have interest” in Kimbrel

The San Diego Padres seem very interested in trading closer Craig Kimbrel away before 4pm ET today. According to multiple reports, San Diego worked on a deal to send Kimbrel to the New York Yankees overnight, although nothing has been consummated as of right now. Word is the Yankees are trying to assume all or most of Kimbrel’s remaining salary in favor of limiting the the prospects...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Why all MLB eyes are on San Diego as deadline nears

Where are the Padres? Thursday passed, and general manager A.J. Preller did not make a trade. Thursday passed, but not before the Padres rallied for a stirring 8-7 victory over the Mets, making it 10 wins in their last 14 games. The Pads, mind you, are still four games under .500, still 7½ games back in the wild-card race. But their next six series are against sub-.500 clubs....
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Murphy says he pulled Justin Upton, Tyson Ross to mess with us

Padres interim manager Pat Murphy doesn’t appear to be worried over whether or not he could be promoted to the permanent gig in the San Diego dugout. If he was, would he pull the stunt he claims to have perpetrated on baseball media and fandom Wednesday night? #Padres int manager Pat Murphy said he pulled Upton and Kemp late to get them off their feet “and give you guys something...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy pulled players to give media ‘something to think about’

San Diego Padres interim manager Pat Murphy probably worked the assembled media in attendance of Wednesday night’s game against the New York Mets into a lather by making some strange bench moves during the team’s 7-3 win. And he admitted after the game he did so simply to mess with them. Murphy pulled both Matt...Read More The post Padres manager pulled players to give media...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Bartolo Colon vs. San Diego Padres

Stat Line:  2.1 IP, 6 R, 10 H, 1 SO, 0 BB Bartolo Colon struggled throwing his fastball against the San Diego Padres leading to a 6-1 deficit by the middle of the third inning.  This article explains the reason behind Colons poor fastball velocity and command. Lack of Spin MPH on a pitch is […]
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Last weekend, while browsing daytime television I stumbled upon one of my favorite underrated sports movies—The Replacements. It’s a funny and dramatic football movie starring Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman. In one scene Gene Hackman’s character, the head coach, asks his team what their fears are, and Keanu Reeves, the team’s quarterback, answers, “quicksand.” Initially...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Aren’t The Padres Trading?

So ummm, will the last one here please turn out the lights? Half a season after a massive overhaul, the supposedly new-look, “let’s contend now and for the future” Padres are limping towards August with a sub-.500 record. At various times in the past week the following players have each been rumored in trade talks: Position players: Jedd Gyorko Justin Upton Will Venable ...
Via Friarhood
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Tyson Ross in high demand

While most of Major League Baseball’s trade deadline focus has centered on big-name guys like Johnny Cueto, Cole Hamels and David Price, another starting pitcher has emerged as possibly the most wanted man on the market. As we get closer to the deadline, San Diego Padres right-hander Tyson Ross has nearly a half-dozen contenders coming hard after him. John Heyman is reporting that...
Via Rumors and Rants
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Padres just blow the whole thing up?

No team made more noise this past offseason than the San Diego Padres, engaging in seemingly endless roster turnover in hopes of putting a contending team on the field. It was either going to be a spectacular success or a spectacular failure; either way, it’d be spectacular. Things haven’t gone exactly as general manager A.J. Preller planned. The Padres are putrid on offense...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres have combination to turn season around

The San Diego Padres sit at 42-49 on the 2015 season, putting them in fourth place, 9.5 games back from the National League West leading Los Angeles Dodgers (51-39). The Padres have recovered from a six-game losing streak to win their last three. A small sign that they have what it takes to turn the season around. No, a three-game winning streak does not mean that a team is about...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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