Austin Hedges: Your newest Padres (backup) catcher!

Yes, Padres fans. It’s actually happening. After rumors of a possible promotion picked up steam over the past few days, Austin Hedges has joined the big league ballclub in San Francisco as the Padres begin their nine day road trip against the Giants, Diamondbacks, and Mariners. ALL HAIL THE CHOSEN ONE! Sources: Austin Hedges is being called up by the Padres. — Dennis Lin...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking (Game 21) HOU vs SD

Sometimes, things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub; especially when the game lasts over 3 hours.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Houston Astros came to town for the first time since July 2012.  To give you an idea of how long ago that was, Edinson Volquez won 1-0; not only that, he threw a 1-hitter.  Those were...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking (At Altitude) 2015 Game 16 (SD at COL)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub at a mile high of elevation. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (10-6) scored less runs last night than the Colorado Rockies (8-7) at Coors Field, 5-4. Even after a late-inning comeback by the Friars to take the lead. A lead that was eliminated by Corey...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 10 (ARI vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (6-4) once again scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-5) last night at Petco Park, winning 3-2. Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to start the season to 10 games with a single in the second inning...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 9 (ARI vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (5-4) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-4) last night, 5-1, as Odrisamer Despaigne (1-0, 0.00) pitched another gem, this time as a starter. Despaigne lasted seven innings while only allowing one run on...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: ‘O Soler Mio

Greetings all and welcome to the first regular season edition of One Man's Trash. Fantasy drafts are in the books, real baseball is back, and the weather is warming up. Optimism abounds. Wait, Craig Kimbrel was just traded to the Padres? Good thing I drafted Joaquin Benoit in four leagues. %#@! And that brings us to this week's column. As we await the week one transaction data to...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Very Early Pitching Trade Targets

Flickr - BeGreen90 Congratulations everyone, the MLB season is upon us! It is the time of year where hope springs eternal for our MLB and fantasy teams alike. Most people have completed their fantasy drafts, meaning they have made it past 1/3 of their fantasy checkpoints. Up next, roster management. It is time to evaluate our own rosters and determine where our weaknesses and strengths...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Week 1 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep

In the Week 1 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re chasing down Micah Johnson, holding tight with Andrew Miller, and giving Joaquin Benoit a great big hug. But before we do all that, let’s go through a quick introduction, since this is the first 3×3 of the season. You’ll see this column in this place at (approximately) the same time every week. There are plenty of waiver...
Via The Fantasy Fix
29 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Big Papi takes the field

Last week, I bought Padres closer Joaquin Benoit for $12 in an NL-only auction. Later in the proceedings, I snatched up San Diego setup men Brandon Maurer and Kevin Quackenbush. Clearly, I'd have this team's saves covered. Or, maybe not. On Sunday, the Padres acquired Craig Kimbrel from the Braves, turning Benoit into a setup guy and Maurer/Quackenbush into minor leaguers. Ryan...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s (Pretend To Own People Who) Play Ball!

Ma nishtana, how is tonight different than every other night? Because there's some G-D regular season baseball! Ah fanabla! The Padres aren't wasting any time with bird sex or Joaquin Benoit either as they traded for Craig Kimbrel. Why do I get the sense that the Padres played 2,500 games of Strat-o-Matic this offseason and on Saturday it was 1249 to 1249 and they were like,...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres acquire Wil Myers in 3-team trade

            The San Diego Padres have acquired Will Myers in a three-team trade, reports ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Trade: WSH gets Joe Ross PTNL (Turner): SD gets Myers, Castillo, Hanigan & Gerardo Reyes; TB gets Butch, Smith, Ott, Bauers, Rivera,Souza — Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) December 17, 2014 Three way deal has been...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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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October 14, 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

Dodgers’ bullpen needs saving, but don’t expect Pedro Baez to do it

We all know the Dodgers missed a chance at the non-waiver trade deadline to add a relief pitcher (Joaquin Benoit). They also lost a chance to add one at the waiver trade deadline (Jonathan Papelbon, though, that isn’t on Ned Colletti). Now, they’re set to go into the playoffs with one of the shakier bullpens in recent memory. Jesse Spector of The Sporting News opined in March...
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September 04, 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

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 textbook and it's...
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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 push...
August 21, 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...
Via Baseball News Source
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, Colorado Rockies' LaTroy...
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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

Two Hours To Go

Lord, remember when this seemed boring? The Red Sox have traded half their team, and though their fans seem very upset, I think they’ve made out extremely well so far. (For FanGraphs, I wrote up the John Lackey / Allen Craig / Joe Kelly deal.) Jon Lester is in Oakland. Yoenis Cespedes is in Boston. Tommy Milone is in Minnesota, or, well, at least Rochester. And the Dodgers, well...
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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
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