PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
2 hours ago

Lamet's lament? Rookie still not satisfied

Even after one of the best starts of his young career, Dinelson Lamet wasn't satisfied. The rookie right-hander continued to dominate opposing lineups in the Padres' 8-4 victory against the Phillies on Tuesday night. Matching a career high with seven innings, Lamet held Philadelphia without a hit until the fifth inning.
Via Padres.com
9 hours ago

Padres aim for sweep behind Richard

Two pitchers trending in opposite directions in August will take the Petco Park mound Wednesday when Nick Pivetta of the Phillies faces the Padres' Clayton Richard in the series finale.
Via Padres.com
10 hours ago

Healthy again, Spangenberg having an impact

Since the All-Star break, Padres infielder Cory Spangenberg is hitting .330/.410/.583 with six home runs. Counting his lone dinger for Triple-A El Paso, Spangenberg has more homers this year (12) than any year in his life. In essence, he has become the player the Padres hoped he'd become, "and more," said manager Andy Green.
Via Padres.com
14 hours 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
22 hours ago

Expert FAAB Review: Week 20 by George Bissell

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

Twitter Mailbag: Brad MisHandled

Another Friday, another twitter mailbag. Here’s how I’d rank the priorities of Andy Green this season, particularly for the last couple of months. Develop young players Develop older players/maximize their future trade value Keep good clubhouse moral and all that jazz Read at least one good book a week Go all-out to win games On a contending team, those five things might be...
Via Padres Public
5 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
5 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
13 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
14 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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