Embracing the Possibility of Yasmany Tomas

If there’s one thing that the San Diego Padres have become synonymous with in recent years, it’s not the acquisition of high-priced free agents. In fact, when the Padres doled out a combined three years and $23.5 million to pitchers Joaquin Benoit and Josh Johnson last offseason – a paltry sum in today’s market – it represented a relative spending outburst in San Diego...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Joaquin Benoit could return later this week

The San Diego Padres open a four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies tonight coming off an 8-6 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Padres dropped to 68-80, third in the National League West. There is some good news on the injury front, as reliever Joaquin Benoit could return later this week, barring any setbacks. #454097698 / gettyimages.comOur own Keri Carbaugh reported...
Via MLB Injury News
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Joaquin Benoit set to rejoin Padres bullpen

Whether or not Joaquin Benoit reclaims the closers role with the Padres to finish out the season remains to be seen. The veteran relief pitcher is again nearing a return from a balky shoulder and should be put back into a role at the back end of the Padres bullpen. In 50 games this season Benoit has 9 saves and 16 holds while posting a 1.58 ERA and a 0.82 WHIP.
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Quackenbush (RP, SD) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues (that count saves) ANALYSIS: With the recent news that Joaquin Benoit is dealing with an injury, Kevin Quackenbush will be filling in as the closer for the Padres and becomes the latest addition to our waiver wire sleepers list for saves. Quackenbush is currently only owned in 11% of Yahoo leagues and […]
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Joaquin Benoit sidelined day-to-day with shoulder

Here we go again. San Diego Padres closer Joaquin Benoit will be sidelined for the next handful of games as his right pitching shoulder is again acting up. Kevin Quackenbush will again assume the closing duties with Benoit out of action. There currently is not a timetable for the return of Benoit. “It’s all the same (discomfort),” Benoit said via the San Diego Union Tribune...
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Joaquin Benoit unavailable due to shoulder soreness

The San Diego Padres will once again be playing without their right handed pitcher Joaquin Benoit.  As first reported by Sports Injury Alert on August 18, Benoit has been bothered by a sore right shoulder. #454097698 / gettyimages.comBenoit missed the game on August 17 but was expected to avoid the disabled list.  Today, reporter Corey Brock tweeted that Benoit was once...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Joaquin Benoit returns to action earning eighth save

Joaquin Benoit returned to action on Sunday picking up his eighth save of the season. Benoit made his first appearance since coming down with a shoulder issue on Aug. 13. In his lone inning of work Benoit recorded a strikeout while closing out the game. Kevin Quackenbush will head back to a setup role with Benoit back. The save chance was set up in part by the work of starter Ian...
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Benoit to avoid disabled list

Although he has not pitched in more than a week, Padres closer Joaquin Benoit looks as if he will avoid the disabled list. The right-hander, who has been dealing with soreness in his throwing shoulder, could return to game action as soon as Friday, when the Padres open a series at Arizona. If not then, Bud Black said Thursday afternoon, “he’ll be ready to pitch Saturday, for...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Joaquin Benoit expected to avoid DL

The San Diego Padres entered Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a record of 59-66, third in the National League West. The Padres have been hindered by injuries, as eight players and five pitchers are currently on the disabled list. Another pitcher who has been hampered of late is reliever Joaquin Benoit, who has been battling a nagging shoulder issue. #453627030...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A Benoit Out Of Hand Isn’t Worth A Quackenbush

Amish text states vociferously that a Quackenbush should not render thou's biblical nature moot. Stating, "Eroticism is the devil's electricity, and our brains should not be hardwired to flip any switches when our nature's bell rings. You may want to churn butter into the Quackenbush--" I just realize I had a smudge on my Amish Schoolchildren Early Education...
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August 22, 2014  |  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...
August 21, 2014  |  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...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Yonder Alonso, Joaquin Benoit

The San Diego Padres fell to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday by the score of 7-6. The loss dropped the Padres to 58-65, third in the National League West. At seven games out of a wild card spot, the Padres need to make a run soon to get back into the wild card race. The bad news is they'll be without Yonder Alonso, who is out for the season. In a minor injury note, Joaquin...
Via MLB Injury News
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Tigers Interested in Ian Kennedy or Joaquin Benoit

The San Diego Padres moved third baseman Chase Headley and closer Huston Street prior to the July 31 trade deadline. Still, they declined to move two key pieces in Ian Kennedy and Joaquin Benoit, both of whom were in high demand. With the recent hiring of A.J. Preller as the General Manager, an August trade could be in order. It figures to be at least a couple years before the...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Rumors: Milwaukee actively tried to add reliever before deadline

The Milwaukee Brewers primary needs prior to the trade deadline were at first base and in the bullpen. With the deadline long gone now, their needs remain the same. While they didn't add anyone, it's not like they didn't try.Before 4 pm E.T. on Thursday, the Brewers "tried hard" to land a right-handed reliever and looked at San Diego Padres' Joaquin Benoit...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumors! Conjecture! And the Actual Moves From the Trade Deadline

Yesterday the MLB Trade Deadline came…and went. And while the week or so leading up to the deadline was quieter than recent memory in the way of rumors, the deadline day itself brought a flurry of moves that were, at times, difficult to keep up with. Add to that the newish trend of fake Twitter accounts of MLB writers and the information, and misinformation, was fast and furious...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Trying Hard For Benoit

The Dodgers are trying hard to acquire Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Yesterday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported the Dodgers and Yankees were in on the 37-year-old reliever. Benoit, who assumed the Padres’ closer role after Huston Street was traded to the Angels, has a 1.88 ERA, 10.7 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 0.63 HR/9, and 38.1% groundball rate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bolstering the Brewers’ Bullpen

Baseball fans can discount nearly anything they hear at the trade deadline. Therefore, Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin’s suggestion that he might bolster his bullpen comes with enough grains of salt to fill the Dead Sea. Perhaps Melvin’s comments were merely an elaborate smokescreen designed to conceal his true intentions. Yet despite the unreliability of such statements, an upgrade...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres trade rumors: 'Still a good chance' Joaquin Benoit is traded

After sending Huston Street to the Angels and Chase Headley to the Yankees, the Padres aren't done selling yet. According to a major league source, there is "still a good chance" that San Diego trades reliever Joaquin Benoit before the trade deadline, as the reliever market is expected to pick up in the near future. Benoit has been linked to the Tigers, Pirates and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 17 Free Agent Fixes

With a few closers rumored to be on the trading block, a trio of relievers get the nod this week as worthwhile adds in fantasy leagues. They are joined by a starting pitcher who looks to be rounding back into form since his activation from the disabled list, a third baseman changing leagues and greatly upgrading ballparks, and an outfielder thrust into an injury riddled lineup. Clay...
Via The Fantasy Fix
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

One’s Man’s Trash: Benoit a Trois

Joaquin Benoit (+23%) was the most added player this week after Huston Street was traded to the Angels. Benoit was scooped up by those looking for saves obviously, but he's a decent pitcher all around. Can he be trusted going forward? The big question isn't whether we should pick up Benoit. That's a no-brainer in the short term. No, the big question is will he actually...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Joaquin Benoit has interest from Tigers, Pirates, Indians

The San Diego Padres have already traded one relief pitcher in Huston Street and also have control of another coveted bullpen piece in Joaquin Benoit. The Detroit Tigers have been connected to him for much of this month and figure to be a favorite to trade for him, if he is in fact dealt.In addition to the Tigers, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians have shown interest in...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians interested in 'fortifying bullpen'?

With the San Diego Padres appearing to enter full-on 'sell' mode as baseball's July 31 trade deadline nears, reliever Joaquin Benoit is the latest name to enter the rumor mill. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports the Indians, as well as the Tigers and Pirates, are "showing interest" in the Padres pitcher. He also mentions Rangers closer Joakin Soria as a potential...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians interested in reliever Joaquin Benoit

While David Price’s name continues to be bantered about, the Cleveland Indians join the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates as teams interested in San Diegot Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman iterates that while the Indians haven’t established themselves as ‘buyers’ heading into the deadline, they could be leaning that way. Benoit is owed $8 million next...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Week 17 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep

In the Week 17 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re snagging Joaquin Benoit, sticking with J.J. Hardy, and waiting for reality to set in for Casey McGehee. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of them. Here, we’ll run down a few of the most interesting players for fantasy...
Via The Fantasy Fix
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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