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

A couple of ex-Reds top list of 'five best-hitting pitchers'

In a bit of irony or coincidence, given Cincinnati's recent offensive woes, a pair of former Reds topped a dubious list highlighting the five best-hitting pitchers of the last 25 years.The list, based on adjusted OPS and at least 200 at-bats, was whipped up by the fine folks at ESPN.com and features Micah Owings at No. 1 with Dontrelle Willis right behind him at No. 2. A fine...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins News: Fish ink Micah Owings to minor league deal

The Miami Marlins have signed right-handed pitcher Micah Owings to a minor league deal, according to MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo. Source: #Marlins agree to minor league deal with RHP Micah Owings http://t.co/Iu470BrWNi— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 8, 2014 Owings last appeared in the big leagues in 2012 with the San Diego Padres. He pitched to a 2.79 ERA in six games...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins sign Michah Owings to a minor league deal

The Miami Marlins have signed free agent Micah Owings to a minor league contract. Owings, now 31, is attempting to be a pitcher again after spending last season as an outfielder/first baseman. He was released by Washington mid-way though last season after spending time at Triple-A. Later he signed with Milwaukee. The Marlins will have Owings report to extended spring training. He...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Micah Owings looking for a job

Micah Owings is not your average pitcher.  The last contract he signed was a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers that stipulated that he would pitch as we ll as play the outfield.  This year though, it sounds as though he's only planning to pitch.  Chris Cotillo tweets: RHP Micah Owings looking to land a job as a pitcher for this season. Has showcase scheduled for...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Should The NL Embrace the DH Rule

On the Detroit Free Press, Matt Pelc wrote a post today that I felt was very interesting and something that I have always thought about. He posted the question, Should we keep the designated hitter like it is, kill it altogether, or implement it throughout the sport? I have to admit that over the years I have been warming up to the idea that the DH rule should be implemented throughout...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Friday: Milwaukee's runners left stranded in loss

Any kind of loss carries a certain level of frustration, but losses like the one the Milwaukee Brewers suffered Friday night in Phoenix are the toughest to swallow. The Brewers left 11 runners on base, went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and gave up two unearned runs in a 2-1 loss to Arizona. "We certainly had opportunities," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said...
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July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers Friday: Milwaukee's runners left stranded in loss

Any kind of loss carries a certain level of frustration, but losses like the one the Milwaukee Brewers suffered Friday night in Phoenix are the toughest to swallow. The Brewers left 11 runners on base, went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and gave up two unearned runs in a 2-1 loss to Arizona. "We certainly had opportunities," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said...
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July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Micah Owings will pitch and be position player for Brewers

Source: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images North America Micah Owings asked and was granted his release from the Washington Nationals two weeks ago. Owings has since signed a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. While with the Nationals, Owings had been playing at Triple-A Syracuse and was hitting .265/.305/.480 with eight home runs and a 71/10 K/BB ratio through 57 games. Owings did not...
Via Tireball.com
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The Casper Wells Experiment

Something you might not have heard from the past few days is that Micah Owings became a free agent. Owings opted out of his contract with the Washington Nationals, and the Nats granted him his release. Something you probably did hear from the last few days is that Casper Wells pitched in relief. Wells wasn’t the only recent-days position player on the mound, but Wells didn’t...
Via Fangraphs
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Clippers fall 8-4 to Chiefs

COLUMBUS- Walking batters is never a good strategy to win a ballgame. Right-hander Trevor Bauer found that out the hard way in an 8-4 loss to the Syracuse Chiefs Friday. The Cleveland Indians top pitching-prospect just did not have his usual stuff in his most-recent start. Bauer surrendered just four hits in his 5 2/3 innings of work, but his five walks came back to haunt him....
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May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Clippers fall short of Chiefs 8-7

COLUMBUS- The Columbus Clippers' seven-game winning streak was snapped Thursday as they dropped a nail biter 8-7 in extra innings to the Syracuse Chiefs at Huntington Park. After an hour and one minute rain delay, the game finally started and boy, was it a rollercoaster ride. Throughout the contest's duration, there were three lead changes and two ties before the Chiefs finally...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor league fantasy prospect report

All minor league stats complete as of 4/15/2013 Thanks to the rapid evolution of social media, one of my favorite pop culture, sociological studies has increased in intensity over the last few years. Perhaps you, too, noticed your friends' reaction to a musical band's or solo act's rise in fame from hosting intimate private shows inside sardine cans to sold out arenas...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Surely There is a Roster Spot for Micah Owings Somewhere

After a hard-fought, closely-followed battle, Bryce Harper beat out former relief pitcher Micah Owings for the starting left field position in Washington. Okay, Owings was never really in competition to take playing time from the reigning Rookie of the Year, Jayson Werth or Adam LaRoche — the three players in positions accessible to Owings’s limited defensive upside. But here...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Micah Owings' long odds

Micah Owings has long been a favorite of this site. He had a cool name and was one of those rare birds as a pitcher who could hit. The trouble was that despite the constant cheering, he never was much of a pitcher. As a right-handed pitcher, he could get some right-handed batters out, but left-handed batters bashed him to the tune of an .830 OPS against for his career. But he was...
Via The Flagrant Fan
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Jordan Crawford Is The Ultimate Team Player

Jordan Crawford bragged about his stats in Dec. The Wiz went 3-11. [BF] John Wall is the same guy he was his first two years, unfortunately. [TAI] Three things to watch for the Wiz after the All-Star break. [Wiz Insider] This column will get you stoked about Dan Haren, Nats No. 5 SP. [Boz] On Micah Owings, ex-pitcher who’s trying to become a Nats 1B. [WaPo] Figuring out what to...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Video of Micah Owings walking Jayson Werth with the bases loaded last April...

Death, taxes, and Mike Rizzo signing a player he drafted with the Diamondbacks to a minor league deal. This time, it's Micah Owings, who converted from pitcher to position player last season. Now Owings has an invitation to big league camp with the Nats. Just based on the video above, in which Owings walked Jayson Werth with the bases loaded in a game in San Diego last April...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Owings trying to pull an Ankiel

Micah Owings is trying to make the switch from pitcher to position player, much like Rick Ankiel who made it happen as a member of the Cardinals.

Via Fangraphs
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 2.6.13

Daily Friar is coming to you a little bit later today. From here on out it will probably be like this on Wednesdays, unless I get to it earlier. My mornings tend to be kind of busy on this day. So with that in mind let’s get down to business. FanFest is just three days away! This is a great opportunity to get back to Petco Park and take in the baseball atmosphere. There will be...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals sign former pitcher Micah Owings to minor league deal

The Washington Nationals have signed Micah Owings to a minor league deal. Owings, 30, was called a first-basemen in the teams announcement suggesting that he has given up pitching. Owings pitched for six seasons at the major league level. As a pitcher Owings compiled a 4.86 ERA and 32-33 record over 68 starts and 70 relief appearances, he had trouble with injuries and control. Owings...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Notes, Ft. An Especial Puerto Rican Box Score

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. An Especial Puerto Rican Box Score 2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League League 3. Two-Year-Old Video: Cleveland Prospect Roberto Perez An Especial Puerto Rican Box Score The reader, because he’s In the Know, is surely aware that Thursday represented the start of the Puerto Rican League...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 10.24.12

Tonight is the start of the World Series. What started back in February has finally made it's way down to two teams going head to head for all the glory for one year. Do you hear that Giants fans from 2010? ONE YEAR! In my opinion once the next team wins the next year your time for gloating is over. That being said, if the Giants win this year I don't care they have no right...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

MLBTR Projects Padres Arbitration Eligible Players

As always, MLBTR projects the salaries of arbitration eligible players. The Padres are not under any obligation to tender any of these players contracts, but if the Padres decide to do so, this is what MLBTR thinks the Padres will have to shell out. It should come as no surprise that Chase Headley, Luke Gregerson, and Clayton Richard are in line for big raises. At this point Owings...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Disrespect, Or: Pitchers Pitching to Pitchers

Pretty much all people are creatures of habit, meaning pretty much all baseball players are creatures of habit, meaning pretty much all pitchers are creatures of habit. There’s a reason why pitchers don’t like getting unusual rest between starts. There’s a reason why pitchers don’t like having uncertain roles in the bullpen. Pitchers are all about routines, all about doing...
Via Fangraphs
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Padres 8, Astros 2

Yonder Alonso and the San Diego Padres' hitters are showing some signs of life. Alonso hit a two-run homer and had three RBIs, and Ross Ohlendorf pitched six innings to help the San Diego Padres beat the Houston Astros 8-2 Tuesday night. Alexi Amarista and Cameron Maybin each had three hits for the Padres, , who have scored seven or more runs in three of four games. '...
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July 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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