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Mailbag: Top of the Order

Today’s question is a fun one: @ducksnorts @FollowThePadres now that youve seen a good set of games, how do you like the batting order? Like Myers leading off? Norris 2nd? — Richie Smith (@rsmith9) April 18, 2015 Thanks for the question, Richie. With the caveats that a) the Padres have played only 11 games so far and b) I haven’t seen any of them, I’ll take a stab. Myers...
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30 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Padres’ Points: Gyorko, Kelley, Johnson

Through the first ten games of the season, some on the San Diego Padres have been played great, including Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Matt Kemp, and Yonder Alonso, just to name a few. There are some players who are off to slower starts on the offensive side and pitching side. Should there be calm, concern, or panic when it comes to these players? 1) Jedd Gyorko – Concern Gyorko has...
Via Baseball Essential
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: San Diego Padres (6-4) vs Kris Bryant (5-3)

Happy Kris Bryant day, everyone! Team Leaders Numbers taken from the depth charts/projections from fangraphs Padres: WAR: Shields (3.9), J. Upton (2.8), Tyson Ross (2.7) OBP: J. Upton (.339), Kemp (.335), Norris (.328) SLG: Kemp (.444), J. Upton (.442), Myers (.422) Defense: Alonso (3.1) SP K/9: Ross (9.0) SP BB/9: Shields (2.1) RP K/9: Kimbrel (13.6) RP BB/9: Thayer (2.6) Cubs...
Via Obstructed View
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Kris Bryant Homer In His First Major League At Bat?

Kris Bryant is scheduled to make his major league debut today against the San Diego Padres, against all star James Shields. Bryant has the opportunity to join a list of 7 Chicago Cubs and 117 MLB players who hit a home run in their first at bat.  Although the odds are slim, it’s fun to speculate on just how good Bryant will be, and whether or not he can join these fellow Cubs...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Padres fan saved from falling by alert cameraman

This is an insane video from a recent San Diego Padres game.  A fan tries a little too hard to go after a foul ball and risks falling an unknown height down to the ground.  However, he’s saved by a nearby cameraman who reaches out to grab his leg and prevent the head-first fall.  Somehow the cameraman is able to hold on to the camera with one hand while reaching out with...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buy/Sell, Week 2: Padres Outfield Looking Powerful

With two weeks nearly in the books, let’s take a look at some early season performances that I’m either buying or selling. Buying: The Padres Outfield The Padres have been a polarizing team this offseason, both as an organization and what they offer as fantasy assets. No other outfield has faced more scrutiny than theirs, but so far the signs have been encouraging. Yes, Petco...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Padres cameraman saved a fan from falling to his death reaching for a foul ball

This past week a 'Team Franco...' San Diego Padres fan reached too far over the railing for a foul ball, getting stuck hanging perilously. A quick acting cameraman and some nearby fans quickly came to his aid -- saving him from certain death. Unbelievable. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 10 (ARI vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (6-4) once again scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-5) last night at Petco Park, winning 3-2. Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to start the season to 10 games with a single in the second inning...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-15-15

The Chihuahuas and the TinCaps both earned victories tonight due to solid performances by Austin Hedges and Ernesto Montas, respectively. The Storm were blown out by the Mavericks 9-2 and the Missions had the day off.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Austin Hedges Pitching Prospect of the Day: Ernesto Montas   El Paso Chihuahuas 4, Reno Aces 2 Mike McCoy – SS: 0-4, 2K Jake Goebbert...
Via Friarhood
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton homer powers Padres past D-backs

SAN DIEGO -- Justin Upton homered with two outs in the eighth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Upton, one of several star players obtained in an offseason roster revamp, hit the first pitch he saw from Randall Delgado (0-1) into the seats in left. It was his third. Upton also homered in a 5-1 win Tuesday night. Craig...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton homers in 8th to give Padres 3-2 win vs Diamondbacks

SAN DIEGO (AP) Justin Upton homered with two outs in the eighth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Upton, one of several star players obtained in an offseason roster revamp, hit the first pitch he saw from Randall Delgado (0-1) into the seats in left. It was his third. Upton also homered in a 5-1 win Tuesday night...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Bud Black’s job security

Bud Balck There’s been a common phrase that’s been thrown around frequently both by the local and national media when discussing Bud Black’s tenure with the San Diego Padres. “He doesn’t have the horses,” is what they say, meaning he doesn’t have the necessary talent to succeed. And for most part that notion’s been true. Hired in 2007 after longtime manager Bruce...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres look for series win Wednesday against D-Backs

The San Diego Padres are thriving on the mound, and their starters are a big reason for that. Brandon Morrow looks to deliver the latest strong performance as the Padres go for a fifth win in six games Wednesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. San Diego (5-4) has a 2.20 ERA over the last five games, led by a rotation that's posted a 1.36 mark. The starters had a 4.19 ERA...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Bud Black

Throughout the 2015 season, Did the Tribe Win Last Night will take a look back at the 1995 Cleveland Indians for the 20th anniversary of their fourth pennant winning season. Included will be historic game recaps, headlining stories and a ranking of the team’s most influential players that truly made 1995 The Greatest Summer Ever. Today looks back at player #28: Buddy Black. For...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New-Look Padres Not Destined For October

The San Diego Padres, after years of being one of the league’s worst teams, underwent a dramatic makeover this offseason. General manager A.J. Preller, hired in August, has made the Padres nearly unrecognizable through a series of trades, the first few of which brought in outfielders Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, and Wil Myers. These moves alone gave the Padres one of the most dynamic...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Notes on opening series

The San Diego Padres dropped two of three to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opening series of the season. There’s not much, if any, conclusions you can come after only three games. It’s an incredibly tiny sample size, and there shouldn’t be any definitive judgments made. Still, some interesting things happened in the series that give me hope that all the hype and offseason...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Season Preview Betting Odds

Season preview and betting odds for the San Diego Padres.
Via Gamedayr
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres getting Craig Kimbrel sets ‘World Series or bust’ expectations for 2015

The internet typically rewards the quickest reaction. Had I written about the San Diego Padres trading for Craig Kimbrel in the hours immediately following that news breaking, I would have said that the Pads and general manager A.J. Preller made a great deal. Actually, I did say something like that on Twitter. #Padres finally give up a top prospect in Matt Wisler, but free up that...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Timing, trade partner most shocking parts of Craig Kimbrel deal

When the Atlanta Braves traded dominant closer Craig Kimbrel (and roster dead weight Melvin Upton Jr) to the San Diego Padres on Sunday night, baseball fans were shocked. Many Braves fans had a meltdown, seemingly in disbelief that a team projected to finish fourth in the NL East this season would want to trade the best closer in baseball. Why would you sell off that high-end sound...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look at the Prospects in the Craig Kimbrel Trade

Just when you thought A.J. Preller was done making moves, he goes and swings yet another blockbuster trade. Once more, the Padres traded away minor league talent in an effort to help the Padres win in 2015. In exchange for Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton, the Padres sent big league outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Add Kimbrel, finishing a stellar offseason

The Padres are making moves; now making them contenders.   You can argue that something in San Diego was already brewing as they added Justin Upton, Will Myers, James Shields and Matt Kemp this offseason, but on Opening night they added one of if not the best closers in baseball Craig Kimbrel (1.61 ERA last season) and Melvin Upton Jr. reuniting him with his brother Justin.   Their...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Craig Kimbrel, B.J. Upton to Padres

You thought all of the major trades were over, huh? You thought there wouldn’t be any big names getting moved until the trade deadline, right? YOU ARE WRONG. The Atlanta Braves have traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and salary black hole Melvin Upton Jr. to the San Diego Padres for a package that includes outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin. Source: Braves have...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Previewing the bench

Will Venable An underrated part of the San Diego Padres’ offseason was how their big-time acquisitions allowed them to upgrade their bench with in-house options. Guys like Will Venable, Abraham Almonte, Tommy Medica and Yangervis Solarte aren’t going to get regular at-bats, something that was far too common over the last several years. With less chances to be exposed, a lot...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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