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PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Appreciate The Passion

When the Padres announced that they had decided to name some part of Petco Park after Bud Selig, fans were understandable confused and upset. Bud Selig never really seemed to make San Diego much of a priority during his tenure. It was strange to hear that he was instrumental in saving baseball in San Diego, which seems to have been a state secret so closely guarded that local media...
Via Padres Public
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-28-14

It was an excellent night on the farm as all 6 farm teams managed to earn victories. Cody Decker and Fernando Perez powered the Chihuahuas and TinCaps to victory, respectively, while the Missions used a strong performance from Justin Hancock to win a pitcher’s duel.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Cody Decker/Fernando Perez Pitching Prospect of the Day: Justin Hancock   El Paso...
Via Friarhood
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Seth Smith: The (Very) Poor Man’s Paul Goldschmidt

The San Diego Padres acquired Seth Smith in a trade last winter.  It wasn’t a move that generated many headlines as Smith had just finished a season in which he hit .250 with just 8 home runs to go with well below average baserunning and poor defense.  Luke Gregerson, the player that the Padres shipped to Oakland for Smith, is a good reliever, a solid 8th inning guy who has filled...
Via Off The Bench
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why do they do this to us?

It takes a lot… and I mean a whole lot to make me angry at the Padres.  I like to think of myself as the “positive guy” who looks at the Padres without skepticism, as if the glass is eternally half full. You have to hand it to “Selig Hall of Fame Plaza”, because it finally got me to dislike this front office. Are you listening, Mike Dee?  You made the positive guy negative...
Via Friarhood
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Padres Are Blowing It: The “Your Name Here” Hall of Fame Plaza

Wow!  We haven’t had a “Padres Are Blowing It” entry in a long while.  Since last March, in fact. In case you missed it, the Padres yesterday were visited by outgoing Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan “Bud” Selig.  Before the game, the Padres had a press event to announce that the Palm Court Plaza was going to be redesigned into a Padres Hall of Fame and renamed...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ross, Almonte lead Padres to 4-1 win over Brewers

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tyson Ross had another strong game on the mound, and also came through at the plate. Ross gave up a run and four hits over 6 1-3 innings, Abraham Almonte homered and drove in two runs, and the San Diego Padres beat Milwaukee 4-1 on Tuesday night to snap the Brewers' five-game road winning streak. At the plate, Ross doubled and scored in the third and walked...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Carlos Quentin, Jedd Gyorko, Everth Cabrera

Manager Bud Black of the San Diego Padres said it's likely Carlos Quentin's season is over due to a bone bruise on his knee reports Jeff Sunders of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Second baseman Jedd Gyorko and shortstop Everth Cabrera are both out with hamstring injuries, but Gyorko's return is "close" while Cabrera's is at least a few days away.Gyorko...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Bobblehead Mega Post!!

Here it is. All of the Padres bobbleheads, that I own, in one single post. 57 different Padres, Beavers, Quakes, Storm, Wizards, managers, announcers, mascots, dreamboats, skaters and sleepy voiced ex-owners. I’ve written in depth about many of these already, so if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below and I’ll fill you in on them. Some Additional Notes...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Yasmani Grandal wants out of San Diego

The San Diego Padres are not going to make the playoffs this season. They were sellers at the trade deadline, and even though they are third in the National League West, they currently sit 13.5 games out of first place with a 59-69 record. Not everyone is happy to be playing with San Diego right now, including catcher Yasmani Grandal.Grandal and his agents will ask the Padres for...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Yonder Alonso, Carlos Quentin

The San Diego Padres, who are currently last in the MLB in both runs scored and team batting average, learned today that two of their biggest bats are out to get second opinions on their injuries. Yonder Alonso (forearm) and Carlos Quentin (knee) have received second opinions on their respective injuries.— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) August 23, 2014Dennis Lin is also reporting that...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Jedd Gyorko day-to-day with hamstring problem

The San Diego Padres enter tonight's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a record of 59-68, third in the National League West. They are coming off a 5-1 loss on Friday and got only four hits off Josh Collmenter, who improved to 9-7 on the season. The Padres will play tonight without the services of second baseman Jedd Gyorko, who is resting due to a nagging hamstring...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Andrew Cashner, Cory Luebke

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner will be activated from the disabled list and start Saturday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, reports Will Laws of MLB.com. Corey Brock of MLB.com adds that fellow starting pitcher Cory Luebke played catch last week for the first time since February Tommy John surgery:#486864425 / gettyimages.comCashner hasn’t made a start...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joaquin Benoit could require DL stint for shoulder

San Diego Padres closer Joaquin Benoit may end up on the 15-day disabled list due to his bothersome right shoulder. Benoit has not pitched since last Wednesday due to what has been termed “crankiness” in his right shoulder. In 48 games this season Benoit had a 1.64 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP. #Padres haven't ruled out a DL stint for Benoit (he of the cranky right shoulder). Could...
Via Tireball.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Benoit Hurting, Kevin Quackenbush Should Be Owned

San Diego Padres closer, Joaquin Benoit, has been dealing with some shoulder issues recently and hasn’t taken the field in over a week. He could be headed to the DL soon to give him time to heal properly. Subbing for Benoit last night was Kevin Quackenbush. He earned his first save of the season and could be the closer for the foreseeable future. He sports a 2.35 ERA and a nice...
Via FF Locker Room
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Padres make catches in stands on back-to-back plays

The San Diego Padres have had a largely miserable season. But things are looking up in the second half, as the Friars currently have one of baseball’s best winning percentages since the All-Star break. At least they are giving San Diego’s fans something to cheer for. They did that again on Tuesday night. While a home series against the 46-72 Colorado Rockies might not seem exciting...
Via Rumors and Rants
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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