Padres: Cosart Surgery a Success, Team Optimistic for 2017

The Padres’ right-handed pitcher had successful surgery to repair a bone spur in his right elbow on Friday, and it looks like he will be fully recovered before Spring Training. Fans of the San Diego Padres woke up to some good news on the injury front Saturday morning, as Jarred Cosart‘s elbow surgery was a […] Padres: Cosart Surgery a Success, Team Optimistic for 2017 - Friars...
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Quick Hits: International Draft, Cosart, Rea, Relievers

Ichiro Suzuki, Robinson Cano and Hall-of-Famer Jimmie Foxx are among the notable baseball figures born on October 22, but this date also marks the birthday of the boxscore.  It was on this day in 1845 that the New York Morning News printed the first boxscore summary of a baseball game, though the more familiar form of the boxscore wasn’t developed until Henry Chadwick created...
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Padres: Which Veteran is Top Priority for Team to Re-sign?

The Padres have a lot of flexibility this offseason when it comes to their veteran players. Which one currently on their roster should they make their top priority to re-sign? The San Diego Padres are one of the youngest teams in all of major league baseball. And as this offseason approaches, it is very possible […] Padres: Which Veteran is Top Priority for Team to Re-sign? - Friars...
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2 hours ago

Padres: Preller’s Job Safe, Was Actually Promoted in a Way

In the aftermath of President Mike Dee’s departure, many Padres’ fans were waiting for A.J. Preller’s release as well. A new report shows that this will not happen. In fact, Preller was indirectly promoted as a result of the recent move. The San Diego Padres are shaking it up following an NL West last place […] Padres: Preller’s Job Safe, Was Actually Promoted in a Way...
Via Friars on Base
14 hours ago

Cosart has bone spurs removed from elbow

Jarred Cosart underwent successful surgery to clean up his right elbow, and the Padres remain hopeful that the 26-year-old right-hander will be fully recovered by the start of Spring Training.
18 hours ago

Padres begin search for new team president

The Padres will begin their search for a new team president immediately, but there is no conclusive timetable for a potential hire, according to sources with the team.
7 days ago

Padres hope Ross is ready for '17 after surgery

Tyson Ross started for the Padres on Opening Day in 2016 -- and then missed the remainder of the campaign because of shoulder inflammation. Now, his status for Opening Day '17 appears to be in question.
9 days ago

Mike Dee out as Padres president following miserable season

SAN DIEGO (AP) Mike Dee is out as president of the San Diego Padres, who were embroiled in a major controversy toward the end of another miserable season. Managing partner Peter Seidler offered little insight into Dee's departure Wednesday. He denied Dee was fired, but wouldn't say whether Dee resigned or if it was a mutual decision. Seidler said Dee's contract wasn't set to...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres fire Mike Dee following another miserable season

SAN DIEGO (AP) Mike Dee has been fired as president of the San Diego Padres, who were embroiled in a major controversy toward the end of another miserable season. The team released a one-sentence statement Wednesday morning saying that executive chairman Ron Fowler and managing partner Peter Seidler ''announced the departure of'' Dee. Fowler, Seidler and Dee didn't immediately...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Bethancourt as the Ultimate Utility Player

While fans of 20 teams were coping with the end of the season over the weekend, Dennis Lin delivered some incredibly exciting news. Padres manager Andy Green and host of other Padres officials were in Peoria to watch Christian Bethancourt throw a bullpen session. An injured player throwing an October bullpen session wouldn’t normally draw the manager, pitching coach, bullpen coach...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Losing seasons expected to continue for rebuilding Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) It was a rough year for the San Diego Padres, and things will probably get worse before they improve. The Padres are missing the playoffs for the 10th straight season and finished last in the NL West at 68-94. It was the Padres' sixth straight losing season. One of their owners, Ron Fowler, doesn't think they'll even be .500 for two more years. Their general manager...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadian radio listener fooled to believe ‘Pitch’ character is real MLB pitcher

Sports talk radio callers don’t have the greatest reputations but this one is certainly one for the ages. We know that Canada loves its hockey, curling and well…really any sport involving ice. But, this is also a nation with a real life Major League Baseball team. You know them as the Toronto Blue Jays. So, perhaps it should be a bit surprising to find out that FOX television...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Renfroe hit one to the dang Western Metal Supply building roof at Petco Park

In Hunter Renfroe’s seventh big-league game, he did something that had never happened in a game at Petco Park, which opened in 2004. Renfroe, a first-round pick by the San Diego Padres in 2013, crushed an offering from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Jose De Leon that went down the left field line… and landed on the Western Metal Supply building roof. You may remember everyone being...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Manny Margot and Other Padres Call-Ups

Following the end of their Triple-A affiliate’s championship season in the Pacific Coast League, the San Diego Padres promoted a small collection of players to their major-league club on Tuesday. Below are forecasts for the three most notable prospects of that group — Carlos Asuaje, Hunter Renfroe, and Manuel Margot — according to my KATOH system and presented in order of projected...
Via Fangraphs
September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 San Diego Padres

Ever since being crowned as the Offseason World Champions by nearly everyone two years ago, things have gone downhill fast for the San Diego Padres. Remember that offseason? The Padres made a bunch of splashy moves, adding big name after big name: Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, Wil Myers, James Shields and others. The moves were supposed to propel the Padres...
Via The Comeback
September 20, 2016  |  Discuss

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