PHIL NEVIN NEWS

Minor league manager makes bold guarantee about weather

Phil Nevin, manager of the Triple-A Reno Aces, has made a bold bet with fans.The former MLB slugger is guaranteeing the temperature will be 60 degrees or above on Opening Day (April 3) when his Aces host the El Paso Chihuahuas. If the temperature falls below 60 degrees, Nevin has promised to buy all fans in attendance a ticket to a future game."I'm really looking forward...
Via Bush League Chronicle
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Annual SD SABR Garage Sale

A year ago, the SD SABR chapter hosted a baseball-themed Garage Sale at the Hall of Champions.  We had so much fun doing that that we decided to do it again. This Saturday, at Randy Jones’ Grill in Mission Valley, the Chapter will host its Second Annual Garage Sale.  As with last year’s event, all monies raised will help support the Baseball Research Center.  Come on down...
Via Padres Public
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Trivia and News: 01/18/2014 Weekend Edition

No question for the weekend, rather a quote from the Baseball Humor category… “I remember he had several pair of glasses but he couldn’t see good in any of them.” – Yogi Berra, catcher for Yankee reliever Ryne Duren, who wore thick glasses that made batters nervous about his ability to see. Yesterday’s Answer: B. Bobby Estalella. A catcher for the Phillies, Estalella...
Via 85% Sports
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the New Petco Park and Safeco Field

Probably my favorite Petco Park story is everybody’s favorite Petco Park story. Some time ago, when the Padres had Phil Nevin and Phil Nevin was good, and Petco was still pretty new, Nevin drove a ball deep to right field that wound up going for a double instead of a home run. Nevin subsequently slammed down his helmet and pointed at where he figured Kevin Towers was, as if to...
Via Fangraphs
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Vetoed Trades, Part Two

On Monday, we looked at three vetoed trades, and I thought today we’d look at three more. Vetoed trade 1: Dec. 2002, Padres send Phil Nevin to Reds for Ken Griffey Jr. Vetoed trade 2: July 2005, Padres send Phil Nevin to Orioles for Sidney Ponson Completed trade: July 2005, Padres send Phil Nevin to Rangers for Chan Ho Park and cash This is one of those trades that sound a lot...
Via Fangraphs
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Random Athlete Of The Day- Phil Nevin

Phil Nevin was a professional baseball player from 1995 through 2006. He played for the Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, Anaheim Angels, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Minnesota Twins. Nevin is from Fullerton, California and attended El Dorado High School, which also produced former ball players Bret Boone and Brett Tomko. The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Nevin...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Players of the Month - August

Hitter of the month: 3B – Chase Headley August totals: 306/345/611 – 10 HR, 31 RBI, 20 R No brainer. Easily the best single month turned in by a Padres third baseman since Phil Nevin was manning the position in Mission Valley. In August, Chase pushed his 2012 season from “nice” to “breakthrough”. Not sure if one month can change the course of an offseason, but it has...
Via Friarhood
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 10 2012 MLB Draft Picks Report

1. Houston, Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. The Houston Astros wasted no time in making the draft’s first splash, in going after 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. He is the highest draft pick ever to come out of the Puerto Rico Academy since Ramon Castro, who was chosen 17th overall in 1994 MLB draft. Carlos, has verbally...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 09, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 MLB Rule 4 Draft Results

Let's just get right to it (my tally from my mock draft will follow each selection): 1. Houston Astros - Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy - This can't be understated enough about how much of an upset this was in the scheme of the actual selection process. On talent alone, Correa is said to rival Cleveland's top prospect Francisco Lindor, who forged a similar...
Via The Outside Corner
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Make SS Correa MLB’s No. 1 Pick

The Houston Astros decided they weren’t going to pass on a talented shortstop with the top pick in the draft this time around. Houston took Puerto Rican (or in the words of Bud Selig, Porto Rican) shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 draft pick on Monday night, apparently attempting to avoid the mistake it made the last time it picked first by taking Phil Nevin ahead of Derek...
Via Rumors and Rants
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros Dismiss Scouts And Go With Shortstop Who Most Appeals To Teenaged Girls

In 1992, the last time the Astros had a number one draft pick they skipped over Derek Jeter and drafted Phil Nevin.  As they say, the rest is history.  Or as an Astro fan says, “The rest never happened because I became a Texas Rangers fan.  Go Hamilton!”  This year the Astros weren’t letting it happen again.  With their number one pick, they selected 17-year-old shortstop...
Via Razzball
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

UM commit Correa goes No. 1 in baseball draft

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) -- The Houston Astros selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Monday night, making him the highest selection ever to come from Puerto Rico. Correa has an incredibly strong arm and terrific instincts defensively, and the Astros might have found a big-time bat for the middle of their lineup. He bested catcher Ramon...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals draft RHP Kyle Zimmer at No. 5

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) -- The Houston Astros selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Monday night, making him the highest selection ever to come from Puerto Rico. Correa has an incredibly strong arm and terrific instincts defensively, and the Astros might have found a big-time bat for the middle of their lineup. He bested catcher Ramon...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros take SS Carlos Correa with No. 1 pick

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) -- The Houston Astros have selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft, making him the highest selection ever to come from Puerto Rico. Correa has an incredibly strong arm and terrific instincts defensively, and the Astros might have found their shortstop of the future. He bested catcher Ramon Castro, who went No. 17...
Via Fox Sports Houston
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Astros make Carlos Correa #1 overall MLB Draft pick

For the third time in their history, the Houston Astros had the #1 pick in MLB entry draft. In 1976 they took future White Sox starting hurler Floyd Bannister, and in 1992 they took valuable baseball card but far from franchise player Phil Nevin. Tonight they took Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa with the #1 overall pick in the march towards getting the state of Texas its first...
Via The Sports Bank
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros take Correa with top pick

The Houston Astros have selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft, making him the highest selection ever to come from Puerto Rico. Correa has an incredibly strong arm and terrific instincts defensively, and the Astros might have found their shortstop of the future. He bested catcher Ramon Castro, who went No. 17 to Houston in 1994, as...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Luhnow eager to build Astros' farm system

HOUSTON The process of painting the portrait of Jeff Luhnow as a general manager is ongoing, with perhaps the broadest strokes coming on Monday with the commencement of the 2012 first-year player draft. Everything observers have come to learn about Luhnow over his six months on the job could pale in comparison to what is revealed by the decisions the Astros make early next week...
Via Fox Sports Houston
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Luhnow eager to build Astros' farm system

HOUSTON The process of painting the portrait of Jeff Luhnow as a general manager is ongoing, with perhaps the broadest strokes coming on Monday with the commencement of the 2012 first-year player draft. Everything observers have come to learn about Luhnow over his six months on the job could pale in comparison to what is revealed by the decisions the Astros make early next week...
Via Fox Sports Houston
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Nevin mourns old friend Seau

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Although his team won Wednesday night and Doug Fister had a successful rehabilitation outing, it was still a bad day for Toledo Mud Hens manager Phil Nevin. Earlier in the day, Nevin learned that his good friend Junior Seau had reportedly committed suicide at the age of 43. Nevin, 41, got to know Seau when the two were both playing professionally in San Diego. Seau...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Game 2012.7: Tigers at White Sox

5-1, 1st place, 1.5 games up on CWS The Tigers pull into the south side of Chicago with a sparkling 5-1 record and series victories against two clubs in the upper echelon of the American League. Many believe Tampa to be the best team in the AL, and the Tigers were one overthrown JV fastball from sweeping them. Friday afternoon will be the home opener for the White Sox who looked...
Via Tigers Weblog
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Pressing Questions: The San Diego Padres

San Diego, 14 years removed from its last World Series appearance, has provided little fantasy utility in recent seasons. That is, for the offensive minded. The club's absence of power and spacious ballpark have turned it into a town devoid of runs. Slow base-trots by memorable mashers Dave Winfield, Phil Nevin, Greg Vaughn, Ken Caminiti and, most recently, Adrian Gonzalez are...
Via Roto Arcade
January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame Week - The Ballot (Part Two)

I looked at the first fourteen players on the ballot (alphabetically) this morning.  Now, the final thirteen;Dale Murphy – YES – Murphy is similar to Mattingly as a player who appeared well on his way then faded.  Where Murphy gets in that Mattingly does not is in two areas; first Murphy played a crucial defensive position extremely well (Mattingly was great defensively but...
Via Fragile Freddy's
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Cooperstown Choices: Phil Nevin

With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2012, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame. There are twenty seven men on the ballot this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements.  You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives: Cooperstown Choices...
Via i70baseball
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

A Case for Barry Larkin

On January 9th, voters will assemble to decide if anyone on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot are worthy of eternal enshrinement in the halls of Cooperstown. To many, there is no higher honor than to earn the title of Hall-of-Famer, which means that often these writers hold the legacies of careers in their hands. This year, some of the names they will find on the ballot are laughable...
Via StraitPinkie.com
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

2012 Hall of Merit Ballot

Sorry about not getting this posted Monday. I was having issues with the thread-creation website. The election will end December 21. ******** Joe posted this last year, but it won’t hurt to include it here again: This was an issue last year, so I’ll repeat it now for clarification . . . the posting of the ballot to the discussion thread for new voters is not just a formality...
Via Baseball Think Factory
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss
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