This Week on Razz…

Fun fact, Cameron Maybin has more home runs (2) than Matt Kemp (0). Also, Jedd Gyorko still sucks. More like Jerko, amiright? And while these are my own "Padres" problems, also commonly known as my "first-world problems", in the context of fantasy baseball, there's a lesson here to be gleaned. And you know how I like my gleaning... (At least your mother does). And that is, we are...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Braves 5, Mets 3

The Mets dropped the opening game of the series against the Atlanta Braves tonight at Turner Field by a score of 5-3. Pitching: After rain delayed the start of the game by a little over an hour, Jon Niese took the mound for the Amazin’s. He was quickly greeted with a lead-off homer off the bat of Cameron Maybin to kick things off for Atlanta. Wilmer Flores committed a throwing...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gosselin's 2-run single in 8th leads Braves past Mets

ATLANTA (AP) Phil Gosselin had a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning, Cameron Maybin homered and the Atlanta Braves won their home opener with a 5-3 victory over the sloppy New York Mets on Friday night. Atlanta recovered after starting pitcher Eric Stults blew a three-run lead in a game delayed more than an hour by rain at the start. The Braves, despite a major roster...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones to Braves fans: 'Embrace the rebuild' and 'watch these kids learn'

It's challenging to accept an organizational rebuild, especially for a fan base so accustomed to winning. With the surprise Opening Night trade of All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and outfield albatross Melvin Upton to the San Diego Padres for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, plus two minor leaguers and a draft pick, the Atlanta Braves further entrenched the team in a...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves designate Quinten for assignment; Grilli new closer

MIAMI (AP) The Atlanta Braves have designated two-time All-Star Carlos Quinten for assignment, a day after getting him in a big trade with the San Diego Padres. The Braves also said Monday that right-hander Jason Grilli will be their new closer. He'll replace All-Star Craig Kimbrel, who was traded to San Diego. The move involving Quinten came hours before the Braves' season opener...
Via AP on Fox
13 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Acquire Kimbrel, Upton; Trade Maybin, Quentin as Preller Completes Team’s Remodeling

(*Author’s Edit and Note as of 10:15pm – “Completes” may be assuming too much As of this writing there’s a little less than 15-hours until first pitch against the Dodgers… with Preller’s work-ethic, he may not even be done trading!) ‘Twas the night before Opening Day… The San Diego Padres announced Sunday afternoon that the team has acquired RHP Craig Kimbrel and...
Via Friarhood
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ho-Hum, Another Preller Blockbuster

Just when I thought it was safe to settle in for a little Sunday Night Baseball action, A.J. Preller struck again, pulling off the sort of Opening Day/Night blockbuster far more likely to show up in your fantasy league than the majors. This time Preller and the Padres sent OF Cameron Maybin, “OF” Carlos Quentin, RHP Matt Wisler, OF Jordan Paroubeck, and the 41st pick in the 2015...
Via Padres Public
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Craig Kimbrel Dealt to the Padres

View image | The beginning of April is an exciting time for baseball fans as it is. When you add in the spectre of a blockbuster trade (hours before the first game of the season) you get some real excitement. The San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves pulled off their second blockbuster this year when the Braves traded Melvin Upton (formerly B.J. Upton) and Craig...
Via The Fantasy Fix
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Acquire Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton Jr. From Braves

The San Diego Padres have acquired closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton, Jr. (Formerly B.J. Upton) from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for outfielder’s Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin as well as prospects Matt Wisler and Jordan Paroubeck. Kimbrel, 26, leads the majors in saves over the past four seasons with 185. Kimbrel has a career 1.43 ERA and has struck out 476...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Braves Trade Upton, Kimbrel to Padres

According to Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs, the rebuilding Atlanta Braves have traded struggling outfielder, Melvin (formerly BJ) Upton and star closer, Craig Kimbrel to the San Diego Padres.  In return, the Braves will recieve Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Matt Wisler, Jordan Paroubeck, the 41st pick in the draft, and substantial financial relief with Upton’s contract largely...
Via Baseball Essential
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Trade Melvin Upton and Craig Kimbrel to the Padres

Apparently the San Diego Padres weren’t done adding talent to a roster that appears ready to contend in 2015. According to multiple reports, the team has acquired closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for a package of players including top prospect Matt Wisler. Also going to Atlanta in the deal are Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Jordan Paroubeck...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Craig Kimbrel to Padres in Opening Night blockbuster

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 traded...
Via Bloguin Best
14 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ross throws 5 shutout innings as Padres beat White Sox 10-4

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Tyson Ross pitched one-hit shutout ball for five innings, Cameron Maybin hit two-run double and the San Diego Padres defeated the Chicago White Sox 10-4 Monday. The only hit allowed by Ross was a fly ball to center by Conor Gallaspie in the fourth than Maybin lost in the sun and landed for a double. Jedd Gyorko had three hits for the Padres. Jose Quintana carried...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybin, Gyorko and Goris homer as Padres lose to Brewers

Gomez walked and scored in the first inning, and hit a three-run homer in the second off James Shields as the Brewers defeated the a San Diego Padres split squad 6-4 on Tuesday. Gomez hit a long drive to left for his second homer of the spring. The All-Star and Gold Glove center fielder, who starting pitcher Matt Garza likened to a "stick of dynamite with no fuse" on Tuesday, is...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Season Hinges On…

And now… everyone’s favorite game show: cue the booming announcer voice Best & worst case scenario!   With the most promising Padres season in a decade looming, let’s take a look at the possible outcomes for some of the Padres storylines this year. Justin Upton: Best case – in a contract year, he finally busts out of his “very good, but not elite” outfielder ceiling...
Via Friarhood
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: The Cameron Maybin dilemma

Cameron Maaybin The San Diego Padres went a little nuts this offseason. Ok, they completely lost it. In a good way, of course. Rookie General Manager A.J. Preller was hired in early August after an extensive search saw several highly regarded executives turn down the chance to interview for the job. Thankfully, all it takes is one Ivy League baseball genius to yes to you, and...
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the San Diego Padres Have the Best Outfield in the MLB?

Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates hitting a solo homerun to lead off in the eighth inning of Game Two of the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Last year, it was an easy argument to make that the Padres had the worst outfield in all of baseball. Heading into 2015, the Padres have...
Via The Sports Journal
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The five most overpaid MLB players heading into 2015

There are still several weeks left until Opening Day. And if Major League Baseball is anything like we know it is, a lot can happen between now and then. However, until then, these are the guys that will getting paid way too much heading into the 2015 season. Alex Rodriguez, Third Baseman/Designated Hitter, New York Yankees Contract: 10 years/$275,000,00 2015 base salary: $21...
Via Sportsnaut
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

While You Were Disappointed By Stores Being Sold Out Of Fans 2014 Game 151 (PHI vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening running around town trying to find a way to cool off. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were staring at empty shelves in the fan section. The Padres (70-81) were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies (70-82) by a score of 5-2 last night at Petco Park. Yangervis Solarte, Tommy Medica...
Via Padres Public
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres reinstate Maybin from restricted list

LOS ANGELES (AP) San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was reinstated from the restricted list on Wednesday after testing positive for an amphetamine. He was suspended for 25 games without pay on July 23 after the positive test for the banned substance. Maybin had said he used the substance to treat his attention deficit disorder, for which he previously had a therapeutic use...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kornacki: Likely another winning deal for Tigers' Dombrowski

DETROIT -- Is a bird in the hand worth two in the bushes? We shall find out because that question strikes at the essence of what the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers consummated with their Wednesday night trade. Detroit acquired a closer of some renown, Joakim Soria, for two highly acclaimed pitchers in the bushes. Technically, Corey Knebel wasn't in the bush leagues (a.k.a. minor...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres News: Cameron Maybin suspended 25 games

According to Steve Adams of MLBTradeRumors, Cameron Maybin has been suspended 25 games without pay by Major League Baseball for amphetamine use. But it's a bit more detailed than that.#492669803 / / gettyimages.comCameron Maybin released the following statement through the Players Association,“I have been undergoing treatment for several years for a medical...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Cameron Maybin Suspended 25 Games for PEDs

San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin was suspended by Major League Baseball for performance-enhancing drug use and will miss 25 games. Maybin tested positive for amphetamines and it is the second time he has tested positive. Players who test positive for amphetamines are automatically given warnings the first time, and are subjected to subsequent testing and an automatic...
Via Baseball News Source
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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