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Bullpen Woes? And the Danger of Small Sample Size

At the beginning of the season there were question marks for the Padres. Were they too right handed heavy? Could they play defense? Could their starting pitching stay healthy? For now, it’s far too early to say what the answer to any of these questions were. But then there were the things no one questioned. The rock solid foundation upon which Preller’s grand experiment would...
Via Padres Public
10 hours 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...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres’ Points: Gyorko, Kelley, Johnson

Through the first ten games of the season, some on the San Diego Padres have been played great, including Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Matt Kemp, and Yonder Alonso, just to name a few. There are some players who are off to slower starts on the offensive side and pitching side. Should there be calm, concern, or panic when it comes to these players? 1) Jedd Gyorko – Concern Gyorko has...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 1 of 162 – Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

Opening day came and went yesterday afternoon with a lot of excitement, fanfare, and ultimately disappointment for Padres fans. Despite the numbers on the scoreboard at the end of the day, it’s safe to assume that the new face Padres showed a lot of promise for the rest of the season. Sure, the game was for the most part a pitcher’s duel that featured little offensive prowess...
Via Friarhood
17 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 1 (SD at LAD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy in the pub after waiting 189 days since the Padres last played a regular season game. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were on drinking and experiencing that strange emotion that Padres fan felt during the offseason. I think it’s called “joy.” Opening Day 2015. After an offseason that was unprecedented...
Via Padres Public
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rollins hits 3-run homer to power Dodgers over Padres 6-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) New addition Jimmy Rollins hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-3 victory over the re-tooled San Diego Padres on Monday on opening day. Rollins took a curtain call in the dugout for his drive into the lower right-field seats off Shawn Kelley (0-1). Rollins and Howie Kendrick joined the team in the offseason...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Castillo, Ramirez, Betts, and Victorino Battle for Red Sox Starting Job

Rusney Castillo #38 of the Boston Red Sox rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Shawn Kelley #27 of the New York Yankees in the seventh inning at Fenway Park on September 26, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Boston Red Sox have a major problem going into this season, and it’s not pitching.  The Red Sox have 4 potential starters...
Via The Sports Journal
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres agree to terms with seven players

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have agreed to terms with seven players to avoid arbitration, including right-handed pitchers Andrew Cashner, Shawn Kelley, Ian Kennedy, Tyson Ross and Dale Thayer and infielder Yonder Alonso on one-year contracts through the 2015 season and infielder/outfielder Alexi Amarista on a two-year contract through the 2016 season...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankee fans are experiencing the nuclear winter of Brian Cashman, and still waiting for the bomb to hit

I cannot remember a Yankee winter like this, when the team has been so intricately fine-tuned by a general manager. There were the bombshell deals - the Rickie Henderson trade(s), and for Tino, and for Paul O'Neill - but this has been a series of micro-tweaks, each difficult to analyze. Shawn Kelley to San Diego for Johnny Barbato? WTF? After mourning the loss of Kelley's horse head...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres get Kelley from Yankees for Barbato

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres have acquired right-handed setup man Shawn Kelley from the New York Yankees for right-handed minor leaguer Johnny Barbato. The Padres made room on the 40-man roster for Kelley by designating right-hander Keyvius Sampson for assignment. Kelley went 3-6 with four saves and a 4.53 ERA in 59 relief appearances in 2014. In five big league seasons...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres get Kelley from Yankees for Barbato

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres have acquired right-handed setup man Shawn Kelley from the New York Yankees for right-handed minor leaguer Johnny Barbato. The Padres made room on the 40-man roster for Kelley by designating right-hander Keyvius Sampson for assignment. Kelley went 3-6 with four saves and a 4.53 ERA in 59 relief appearances in 2014. In five big league seasons...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres Trade Relievers With Yankees

A recent lull in Padres-related news almost had me dipping back into the “Letters They Never Received” vault, but AJ Preller and the Padres came through with another trade on Monday afternoon. In a deal with the Yankees, the Padres acquired RHP Shawn Kelley for RHP Johnny Barbato. To clear room on the 40-man roster the Padres also had to DFA another RHP in Keyvius Sampson...
Via Padres Public
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres get RHP Kelley from Yankees for RHP Barbato

  The San Diego Padres have acquired right-handed setup man Shawn Kelley from the New York Yankees for right-handed minor leaguer Johnny Barbato. The Padres made room on the 40-man roster for Kelley by designating right-hander Keyvius Sampson for assignment. Kelley went 3-6 with four saves and a 4.53 ERA in 59 relief appearances in 2014. In five big league seasons with Seattle and...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Our lucky horse head is gone

Today, Shawn Kelley, the Yankee bullpen lug nut known for mixing overpowering performances with brutal whippings, was dealt to the San Diego Padres - (yes, Virginia, there is a San Diego Padres) - for a middling, 22-year-old, Double A, RH relief pitching prospect named - (cue the Scarface soundtrack) - Johnny Barbato. This is one of those Cashman clunkers that makes no sense, unless...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres get Kelley from Yankees for Barbato

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have acquired right-handed setup man Shawn Kelley from the New York Yankees for right-handed minor leaguer Johnny Barbato. The Padres made room on the 40-man roster for Kelley by designating right-hander Keyvius Sampson for assignment. Kelley went 3-6 with four saves and a 4.53 ERA in 59 relief appearances in 2014. In five big league seasons with...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Shawn Kelley (Future Closer?) to Padres

The Padres acquired yet another player today, as the new General Manager continues to trade away the prospects the past General Manager acquired for win-now assets. You could call Shawn Kelley just a reliever, but that doesn’t make him sound special. He is a little special, though, and he could absolutely close. A word from […]
Via Fangraphs
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Trade Shawn Kelley to Padres

The New York Yankees and San Diego Padres have agreed to a trade that will send right-hander Shawn Kelley to the Padres in exchange for minor league right-hander Johnny Barbato. Kelley went 3-6 with a 4.53 ERA in 59 appearances for the Yankees in 2014 and closed briefly for New York when David Robertson was on the disabled list. Barbato is a 22-year-old minor leaguer who posted...
Via Baseball News Source
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres acquire Shawn Kelley from Yankees

The San Diego Padres have acquired right-handed reliever Shawn Kelley from the New York Yankees in exchange for minor-league right-handed pitcher Johnny Barbato, according to Robert Murray of MLB Daily Rumors. There is some buzz that the #Yankees just acquired RHP Johnny Barbato from the #Padres. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayDR) December 29, 2014 Source: RHP Shawn Kelley traded...
Via Baseball Essential
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Go get Andrew Miller AND David Robertson

The New York Yankees opened this offseason pledging to abstain from handing out long-term, nine-figure deals. However, after the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays made impressive steps to improve their teams via free agency, we’re beginning to hear whispers about the Yanks getting involved in the Jon Lester sweepstakes, and they’ve been mentioned numerous times to be contemplating...
Via Yankees Unscripted
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Who replaces Dellin Betances?

With news that David Robertson will be extended a qualifying offer of $15.3 million from the New York Yankees on Monday, the closer could be a good fit for a return to the Yankees in his ninth inning role. Robertson, 30, in his first year as the Yankees full-time closer got 39 saves in 44 opportunities. He pitched to a 3.08 ERA and struck out 96 batters over 64.1 innings (13.4 K...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Avila's two-out hit in 9th lifts Tigers over Yankees

DETROIT (AP) -- Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday. A day after David Price gave up nine straight hits, the Tigers sent Kyle Lobstein to the mound for his first major league start. The rookie performed well, allowing one earned run in six innings...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Avila's two-out hit in 9th lifts Tigers to series win over Yanks

  Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday. A day after David Price gave up nine straight hits, the Tigers sent Kyle Lobstein to the mound for his first major league start. The rookie performed well, allowing one earned run in six innings. Then Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Avila's 2-out hit in 9th lifts Tigers over Yanks

DETROIT (AP) Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday. A day after David Price gave up nine straight hits, the Tigers sent Kyle Lobstein to the mound for his first major league start. The rookie performed well, allowing one earned run in six innings...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Avila's two-out hit in 9th lifts Tigers over Yankees

DETROIT (AP) -- Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday. A day after David Price gave up nine straight hits, the Tigers sent Kyle Lobstein to the mound for his first major league start. The rookie performed well, allowing one earned run in six innings...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Coke Gets An Out And The Win

Another nice game by Kuroda wasted. Shawn Kelley coughs up the winning hit in the bottom of the ninth. Joba "Man Mountain" Chamberlain pitched 1.1 for the hold.McCann almost hit a three-run homer that would have brought on Robertson, but it curved foul. Sterling says, "These people who think they can predict baseball...who would have said that would go three feet foul?"Sterling...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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