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Hoffman induction is the first step in reviving Padres Hall of Fame

And now, a warm welcome for the return of an old friend: The Padres Hall of Fame. Dormant for the past five years, they're dusting the place off, uncapping the furniture polish and airing it out. And not a moment too soon. When Trevor Hoffman is inducted into the Padres' Hall of Fame before Saturday's game with the Dodgers, it not only will be the first sign of life...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 hour 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
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-27-14

The Chihuahuas and the TinCaps were the only two organization to earn W’s on the farm tonight. The Chihuahuas prevailed due to the hot bat of Cody Decker while the TinCaps used good pitching and timely hitting to eek out a 1 run victory against the Whitecaps.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Cody Decker Pitching Prospect of the Day: Bryce Morrow   El Paso Chihuahuas 5, Colorado...
Via Friarhood
10 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Almonte, Padres back streaking Ross

As hot hands go, Abraham Almonte is making quite a push to procure a good portion of the at-bats available in the increasingly crowded outfield in San Diego. Tyson Ross’ right hand, of course, is as hot as ever. The 25-year-old Almonte homered and reached based three times times to support Ross, who extended his franchise record quality start streak to 13 with 6 1/3 strong innings...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking 2014 Game 129 (SD at AZ)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub watching the one tiny TV in the very back that the bartender begrudgingly graciously switched from the Local NFL Team’s practice preseason game to the Padres’ game.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (60-69) defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks ...
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
4 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
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Everth Cabrera to start jogging Monday

The San Diego Padres enter a weekend series with the Los Angeles Angels with a record of 59-67, third in the National League West. The Padres have struggled offensively, ranked 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Injuries have also hampered the team, who have eight players currently on the disabled list. One player who has been improving is shortstop Everth Cabrera, who will...
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
7 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
7 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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