PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

With better defense, Margot eyes future Gold Glove

As he tore through the Minor Leagues, Manuel Margot always projected as an elite big league defender. In the first half of his first season, however, he didn't get the chance to show it.
Via Padres.com
43 minutes ago

Thinking of Weaver as Richard dominated

As I was watching Clayton Richard wrap up his first complete-game shutout in five years Wednesday afternoon, my thoughts wandered back to the events earlier in the day.
Via Padres.com
9 hours ago

LIVE Color Feed: Nationals vs. Padres

Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.
Via Padres.com
11 hours ago

Padres’ Jered Weaver announces retirement from baseball

Jered Weaver is hanging them up.The veteran starting pitcher announced Wednesday that he is retiring effective immediately after 12 seasons in the majors.“I’ve decided to step away from baseball,” Weaver said in a statement released by the team. “While I’ve been working hard to get back on the mound, my body just will not allow me to compete like I want to. Many thanks...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking – 2017 Game 119 (PHI vs SD)

Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (53-66) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (43-74) at Petco Park last night, 8-4, in the second of three games. Dinelson Lamet (7-4, 4.78) allowed two runs on three hit and a walk with seven strikeouts in...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago

Richard shutout, Myers 3 SBs in inning, Padres top Phils 3-0

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clayton Richard pitched a three-hitter for his first shutout since 2012 and Wil Myers stole three bases in an inning as the San Diego Padres blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 Wednesday for a three-game sweep. Richard (6-12) relied on his effective sinker, inducing the Phillies to ground into 17 outs for his third career shutout. He struck out six and walked...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Spangenberg’s 4 RBIs lift Padres past Phillies 8-4

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Corey Spangenberg homered and had a career-high four RBIs and Dinelson Lamet threw seven strong innings as the San Diego Padres beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 on Tuesday night. Spangenberg hit his career-high 12th homer, his third in four games. He also had a two-run double in the first and an RBI on a fielder’s choice in the fifth. Lamet (7-4), a rookie...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Expert FAAB Review: Week 20 by George Bissell

Has Travis Wood borrowed Trevor Cahill`s San Diego mojo?
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirela, Padres beat Phillies 7-4; Hoskins homers twice

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jose Pirela’s two-out, two-run single highlighted the four-run sixth inning that carried the San Diego Padres to a 7-4 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night. Cory Spangenberg hit a leadoff homer in the eighth to finish with three hits and three runs. Pirela, Austin Hedges and Carlos Asuaje each had two hits, and Hedges also drove in two runs...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Padres Extend Andy Green’s Contract

The Padres have extended the contract of manager Andy Green, as per a team press release.  Terms weren’t officially announced by the club, though MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell reports (Twitter link) that Green received a three-year extension to his current deal.  Green was already inked through the end of next year, so he is now set to remain in change of the Padres’ dugout through...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 days ago

McGwire on tainted career: ‘There were no rules or regulations when I played’

Mark McGwire believes the statistics he put up during his storied-but-tainted major league career are “Hall of Fame numbers,” despite the Steroid Era shadow looming over his accomplishments.McGwire, in his eighth season as a big-league coach and second as the bench coach for San Diego Padres manager Andy Green, stated his case in an extensive profile from ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eduardo Escobar left stunned over ball girl's brilliant catch

The San Diego Padres are suffering through a rough season. But their ball girls are some of the most athletic in all of baseball. Just ask Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar.During the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game, Escobar lined a foul ball down the right field line. The ball girl popped up to make a leaping catch, drawing a stunned reaction from the Twins shortstop...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres trade rumors: Brad Hand is still a Padre

The trade deadline came and went, and at 1:00 pm PT on July 31, Brad Hand was still in San Diego, enjoying a day at the beach with his wife and daughter. The most coveted reliever in the game – who had been the subject of trade rumors for the better part of the past two months – found himself staying with the team that claimed him off waivers last year and gave him the chance...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres reportedly latest team in on Sonny Gray sweepstakes

The MLB trade deadline makes for some strange bedfellows. How else could we possibly explain the San Diego Padres’ reported interest in Oakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray?According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Padres have joined seemingly half of Major League Baseball to show interest in the 27-year-old former All-Star.“Looking for a dark horse (for Gray)? Try the Padres...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Padres Have This Deadline’s Potential Andrew Miller

The Padres have already made one trade of consequence, having sent Trevor Cahill, Ryan Buchter, and Brandon Maurer to Kansas City. Though the Padres aren’t exactly poised to do much of anything else, there’s one valuable asset they still possess that many expect to see moved. The deadline is a time when available relievers are prized more highly than ever, and I’m not sure...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Esteury Ruiz and Matt Strahm, New Padres

Monday’s six-player swap between San Diego and Kansas City only saw one prospect moved, AZL infielder Esteury Ruiz, but left-hander Matt Strahm had only just exhausted his rookie eligibility before succumbing to a knee injury and is divisive enough in the scouting community to merit some discussion here. A reminder of the players involved: Padres get LHP Travis Wood LHP Matt...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Renfroe crushed a home run off Petco Park’s roof (VIDEO)

Jacob deGrom pitched a gem against the Padres on Monday night, and hadn’t given up a single run entering the seventh inning. Hunter Renfroe put an end to that — in a big way. Renfroe got ahold of a slider that got too much of the plate, and he absolutely destroyed the ball. He hit it so high and far that it hit off the roof at Petco Park — nearly leaving the stadium altogether...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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