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Preller looking for manager to get Padres playing better

SAN DIEGO (AP) Admitting his San Diego Padres ''didn't have the right formula'' this season, general manager A.J. Preller says he's looking for a manager who can get the underachieving team to play at a high level. Preller fired interim manager Pat Murphy on Sunday after the Padres finished 74-88 and fourth in the NL West, 18 games behind the division champion Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres pitcher Casey Kelly hits the Balboa Archery Range

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Via Fox Sports San Diego
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

MadFriars' Year-End Recap: Fort Wayne TinCaps

Summary: The TinCaps were again one of the youngest teams in the league. After a rough April and May, they found their groove and turned into one of the better stories in the Padres' system as they qualified for their seventh straight playoff appearance before falling in the first round. Top Players: Outfielder Nick Torres established himself as a professional hitter with the TinCaps...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Meandering Thoughts on the Don Orsillo Hiring

On the surface, the Padres’ hiring of now former Red Sox announcer Don Orsillo, a move San Diego made official last Wednesday, looks like a Mike Dee-led familiarity play. In fact, it probably is. Dee worked for the Red Sox from 2002 through 2009, mostly as COO, and Orsillo was Boston’s lead play-by-play guy — teaming in the booth with Jerry Remy — since 2001. It’s hard...
Via Padres Public
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking – 2015 Game 162 (SD at LAD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (74-88) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70), 6-3, at Dodger Stadium in the final game of the season. Frank Garces (0-1, 5.21) started “Bullpen Day” with two innings and giving up a...
Via Padres Public
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pat Murphy won't be back as Padres manager next year

Pat Murphy will not be getting the “interim” tag removed from his job title. Shortly after their regular season finale, the San Diego Padres announced that Murphy will not return as the team’s manager next season. The San Diego Union-Tribune‘s Dennis Lin was first with the news on Twitter: Padres announce that interim manager Pat Murphy will not return in the same capacity...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Points: Scanlan, Washington, Desmond

The Padres are 74-85 as they enter the final series of the season. They would have to sweep the Dodgers to match their 2014 record. Depsite all the massive changes they made last offseason, the club will either have an identical or worse record than the 2014 team. The front office attempted to stay the course by standing pat at the deadline, but the club continued to struggle and...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kennedy strikes out 11, Solarte homers in Padres' 3-1 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Ian Kennedy struck out 11 in what was likely his final start with San Diego and Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run homer for the Padres, who beat Milwaukee 3-1 in their home finale on Thursday. The Padres underachieved this year, extending their postseason drought to nine seasons despite a roster overhaul that included adding stars such as Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Norris criticizes Latino players, apologizes immediately

San Diego Padres right-hander Bud Norris gave a very stupid response when asked about bench-clearing brawls and culture. A study done by USA Today found 87% of main antagonists from bench-clearing incidents since 2011 are from different ethnic backgrounds. When given this fact, Norris told Jorge L. Ortiz he wasn’t surprised. “I think it’s a culture shock,” Norris said...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking – 2015 Game 158 (MIL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (73-85) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (68-90) last night, 5-0. The loss guarantees the Padres will not finish with a better record than last year. And, before the game, Matt Kemp was shut down for the...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Norris apologizes for culture clash comments

    Bud Norris apologized for his comments about wanting foreign players to adapt to the American style of baseball when it comes to respecting the game. Norris’ comments were published Wednesday in a USA Today article suggesting that most fights in baseball are due to a culture clash between players of different ethnic backgrounds. Norris said foreign players who are coming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Orsillo To Become Voice Of San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres announced on Wednesday afternoon that current Boston Red Sox announcer Don Orsillo would be joining their broadcast team starting next season.
Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp becomes first Padres OF with 100 RBI since '98

On Tuesday night, San Diego Padres right fielder Matt Kemp drove in his 100th RBI on the season, marking the first time a Padres' outfielder has reached that mark since Greg Vaughn had 119 in 1998. Kemp left the game later on with soreness in his right hand. Kemp's bat came alive in the second half of the 2015 season, which is typically the case with him, and has hit 15 home runs...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Don Orsillo to replace Dick Enberg in San Diego

It’s been an emotional month for Don Orsillo. Ever since news leaked in August that he will not return as the TV voice of the Boston Red Sox, he’s been dead man walking at Fenway Park. Red Sox fans who have grown accustomed to his announcing over the last 15 years on NESN have come out in droves asking the network to keep Orsillo. There are no less than nine petitions at Change...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs shut down, shut out by Padres' Erlin

SAN DIEGO -- Robbie Erlin pitched two-hit ball for seven innings, leading the San Diego Padres past the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Saturday. Erlin (1-1) didn't allow a hit until Ender Inciarte tripled down the left field line in the sixth. He gave up just one other hit, a single by A.J. Pollock in the seventh. Erlin struck out four and walked one. Craig Kimbrel retired the side...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pollock's slam, 5 RBI lift D-backs past Padres

SAN DIEGO -- A.J. Pollock's first career grand slam landed in the perfect spot at Petco Park. Instead of ending up as a souvenir for a fan, the ball was tucked safely in Pollock's locker after he helped lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night in Casey Kelly's first big league start in just under three seasons. Pollock's slam sailed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Rally Late to Knock off San Francisco Giants

SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: Alexi Amarista #5 of the San Diego Padres hits a walk-off single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park September 24, 2015 in San Diego, California. The Padres won 5-4. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants playoff hopes are on life support and Thursday night’s loss only put...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Woman gives birth to baby boy during Padres game

A woman gave birth to a bouncing baby boy on Thursday night at Petco Park during a San Diego Padres game. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the little boy, named “Levi,” was born “around the third inning.” It was the first baby to be born at the ball park, which opened in 2004. We welcomed a baby boy to the world in Palm Court Plaza earlier this evening. First...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick Enberg to retire as voice of Padres after 2016 season

Long-time broadcaster Dick Enberg has announced that the 2016 season as the TV Voice of the San Diego Padres will be his last. Enberg has been calling Padres games dating back to 2010. Earlier this year, he was given the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame for broadcasting excellence making him only one of two people who have been honored by the Baseball, Pro Football...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres will hold Bill Walton Basketball Festival in December at Petco Park

The San Diego Padres are going to be honoring the San Diego-born Bill Walton in a unique way this December – by creating the Bill Walton Basketball Festival, running from November 30th to December 5th. The Padres and the Hall of Famer on Tuesday announced the Bill Walton Basketball Festival beginning Nov. 30 and culminating with a game between San Diego and San Diego State on...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Farewells: San Diego Padres

It is that part of the year when pennant race positioning becomes the priority for some, while an early look to the next spring is the forced reality for others. It is a chance to book better winter destination vacations for some, emptier seats for most and a chance for reflection for all. The story of the 2015 San Diego Padres is a cautionary one in both team construction and expectations...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres send out search party to hunt down Tom Murphy's first career home run (VIDEO)

It's a scene any kid who played on a backyard field can remember — the one where everyone from both teams rummage through the wilds of suburbia looking for the game's only baseball which got hit into the woods.And, although major league players always have more than just one ball to play with, the San Diego Padres bullpen got to relive that experience on Saturday night. After the...
Via The Other Paper
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Some thoughts on Will Middlebrooks.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterLess than two years ago, Will Middlebrooks was the starting third baseman for the World Series Champs, the 2013 Boston Red Sox (remember that obstruction call that ended the Game 4?). The organization looked at him as one of the top prospects after he had a decent freshman season in 2012, that even ended up being a factor into the Kevin Youkilis...
Via RedSoxLife
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Johnson is having a third Tommy John surgery

You have to feel for Josh Johnson. The former Marlins ace, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since a 16 start season for the Blue Jays in 2013, will have his *third* Tommy John surgery after experiencing a setback with the Padres on a rehab assignment. Padres righthander Josh Johnson, still aiming for another comeback, is having a third Tommy John surgery soon, according to...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Angel Pagan makes insane home run-saving catch

It’s rough being a fan of the San Diego Padres these days. In fact, it’s a pain being a Padres fan at any time, and Friday night was no different. The San Francisco Giants ripped the Friars 9-1, but despite all the offense, the play of the game was a ridiculous, soul-crushing catch by Giants center fielder Angel Pagan. In the seventh inning of the contest with San Francisco...
Via Rumors and Rants
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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