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Padres hire former outfielder Mark Kotsay as hitting coach

  Recently retired big leaguer Mark Kotsay was hired Monday as hitting coach of the San Diego Padres, a job with precious little security. Kotsay is the seventh person to hold the job since spacious Petco Park opened in 2004. By comparison, the Padres have had only two managers since then, Bruce Bochy and Bud Black. Kotsay replaces Phil Plantier, who was fired after the end of last...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres hire Mark Kotsay as hitting coach

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have hired former big leaguer Mark Kotsay as their hitting coach, making him the seventh person to hold the job since Petco Park opened in 2004. Kotsay replaces Phil Plantier, who was fired after the end of last season, when the Padres' offense was abysmal. It will be the first professional coaching job for Kotsay, who turns 39 on Tuesday. After...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Kotsay Hired As Padres Hitting Coach

The San Diego Padres have hired Mark Kotsay as hitting coach, according to MLB.com’s Corey Brock. Kotsay was previously a special assistant to the team’s General Manager. Kotsay replaces Phil Plantier, who was fired in October. This is Kotsay’s first professional coaching job. The Padres finished with a .226 team average, .292 on-base percentage and a .342 slugging percentage...
Via Baseball Essential
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres name Mark Kotsay hitting coach

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres announced today they have named Mark Kotsay hitting coach. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller and Manager Bud Black made the announcement. Kotsay, who will turn 39 years of age tomorrow, will assume his first professional coaching role. After retiring from his playing career following the 2013 season, he spent the 2014 season in...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
24 days ago  |  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...
Via Padres Public
October 14, 2014  |  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
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

“Marty, Set the DeLorean for Summer 2013.”

After Wednesday night’s walk-off win, I sat quietly with my beer, explaining to the near-empty bottle that what I was seeing was encouraging, but that I fully understood the 2014 Red Sox were down for the count, playing for nothing but pride or being the spoiler at this point, 10 games out and 11 games under .500. But then Thursday night’s walk-off win happened, starring none...
Via Surviving Grady
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Fill in with Blanks, signed X

Early yesterday afternoon the Padres announced the call-up of Kyle Blanks.  To make room for him, Xavier Nady was Designated for Assignment. Initially I couldn’t figure out why a team that dragged Mark Kotsay’s rotting carcass around for a full season would DFA X. But, Nady isn’t hitting (.135/.238/.405).  Why he isn’t hitting is harder to answer. He did get thrust into...
Via Padres Public
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Padres preview: Friars need to avoid injuries, inconsistencies

SAN DIEGO PADRES 2013: 76-86, third in NL West Manager: Bud Black (eighth season) Key additions: Joaquin Benoit, Alex Torres, Josh Johnson, Seth Smith Key losses: Luke Gregerson, Logan Forsythe, Brad Boxberger, Mark Kotsay Offense: The Padres will need Chase Headley to return to his 2012 form, when he led the NL with 115 RBI and won a Silver Slugger award. After a dismal 2013 by...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Commercials? Padres Commercials!

A little over a year ago I wrote that The Padres Are Blowing it. That statement feels vague. I was speaking specifically about marketing the team to the casual fans of San Diego: Fortunately, I have a solution! The Padres need to take a portion of the windfall they received from Fox and start advertising the f*ck out of this team. I’m talking about commercials, people. The funny...
Via Padres Public
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith an Upgrade in the OF for Friars

It looks like the Padres have made their “big splash” this winter in acquiring OF Seth Smith from Oakland in exchange for RP Luke Gregerson. Smith, 31, would appear to address the team’s stated desire to add a LH bat. Reactions have been mostly, meh, or negative to the trade from the Friars perspective and while I’m not awestruck I do see it as an incremental improvement...
Via Friarhood
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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