Mariners close to deal with Xavier Nady

The Mariners appear close to a reaching agreement with veteran outfielder/first baseman Xavier Nady on a minor-league deal. Nady, 35, chose to become a free agent earlier this month rather than accept an outright assignment by San Diego to Triple-A El Paso. He was just 5-for-37 in 22 games for the Padres prior to being designated for assignment. The tentative plan is for Nady to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Large Men, Small Dogs, and a Boatload of Context

Kyle Blanks’ demotion to Triple-A El Paso and subsequent trade to the A’s after going 2-for-10 in a cameo with the Padres triggered a couple of unrelated events. First, it deprived the world of once again seeing a man listed at 6’6”, 265 pounds rock a uniform emblazoned with a cartoon version of the world’s smallest dog. Second, it gave the Free Kyle Blanks Club a reason...
Via Padres Public
May 16, 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

Padres call up Kyle Blanks, designate Xavier Nady for assignment

Kyle Blanks has worn a Padres uniform every year from 2009 to 2013 and he will again in 2014. After slugging 9 home runs for AAA El Paso, the 6'6 power hitting first baseman/outfielder returns the Padres today. If Blanks had hit one more dinger for the Chihuahuas he would have reach double digits for a AAA club 3 times in his career. A feat he has only replicated once in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Storm Celebrating 20th Season at the Diamond

The San Diego Padres Advanced-A affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm is proud to be celebrating its 20th season since relocating from Palm Springs with the Anaheim Angels organization back in 1994. The Storm have been a Padres affiliate since 2001, but the organization itself is celebrating its twentieth year at the Diamond in Lake Elsinore. The team has plenty of promotions and celebrations...
Via Friarhood
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 23 (SD at WASH)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub.  Especially when the bartender agrees to maintain Happy Hour pricing during the game and it goes extra innings.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. San Diego played its second extra inning game in three days.  Again, it ended in the twelfth; again, the Padres were...
Via Padres Public
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cashner plays OF, Nady's Padres top Nats 4-3 in 12

WASHINGTON (AP) -- By the time the 12th inning rolled around, the San Diego Padres were without third baseman Chase Headley -- his strained calf could send him to the disabled list -- and left fielder Seth Smith, who hurt a groin muscle. The Padres were on their way to using a total of 20 players, including seven pitchers. Well, seven on the mound, and one in left field. Andrew Cashner...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Lose 12-Inning Marathon To Padres

For 12 innings and over four hours Thursday evening, the San Diego Padres (11-12) and the Washington Nationals (12-11) toiled in mediocrity until the marathon game finally ended. Former Nat Xavier Nady singled off of Craig Stammen to score Jedd Gyorko in the top of the 12th inning, and Bryce Harper was doubled up at second base in the bottom of the inning to end the game. The Nationals...
Via The Nats Blog
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 19 (SF vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after Easter morning brunch when you pass the time waiting for the game to begin by jamming Cadbury Eggs and Peeps into your mouth. Ooooooh, the rush. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were eating candy (and drinking). The Padres (9-10) were oh so close to sweeping the Giants and going over .500 for the first...
Via Padres Public
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Replay helps Giants beat Padres 4-3

Like any workplace, the ballpark is filled with sounds of griping. There has been plenty over new rules this season that have added instant-replay challenges and attempted to end unnecessary home-plate collisions. There is no griping from the Giants camp. Manager Bruce Bochy has won three of his four replay challenges, and Buster Posey has proven very adept at standing in front...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Posey, Lincecum lead Giants to 4-3 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants are totally in favor of instant replay. As soon as Xavier Nady was called safe after sliding into home plate to apparently pull the San Diego Padres to 4-3 on Chase Headley's bases-loaded double in the third inning Sunday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy popped out of the dugout to challenge. After 88 seconds, the umpires called Nady out...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Driving 2014 Game 16 (COL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a day at work.  Especially if you’re trying to get out of work early enough to reach the game, can’t, and then get stuck in traffic.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were driving. The Padres lost to Colorado 3-1 yesterday, splitting the 4-game series with the Rockies.  San Diego pretty much...
Via Padres Public
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking 2014 Game 12 (DET vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon in the pub. And when Gyorko and Nady both go yard, you get so excited to raise your glasses in celebration. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. Tyson Ross out-pitched Max Scherzer in yesterday’s 5-1 Padres win over the Detroit Tigers. Ross went 7 innings, giving up 1 run on 6...
Via Padres Public
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross outduels Scherzer to lift Padres over Tigers

Tyson Ross outdueled AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, and Jedd Gyorko and Xavier Nady homered as the San Diego Padres beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Sunday to take two of three. After two shaky opening starts, Ross (1-2) struck out seven and held the Tigers to one run and six hits in seven innings. He walked one. Scherzer (0-1) allowed four runs and four hits in five innings...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross outduels Scherzer to lift Padres over Tigers

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tyson Ross outdueled AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, and Jedd Gyorko and Xavier Nady homered as the San Diego Padres beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Sunday to take two of three. After two shaky opening starts, Ross (1-2) struck out seven and held the Tigers to one run and six hits in seven innings. He walked one. Scherzer (0-1) allowed four runs and four hits...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ghost Goes to the Minor Leagues

Some would say I should have stayed there. Last night, seeing as the Padres had an off-day, I attended the (Padres high Single-A affiliate) Lake Elsinore Storm’s home opener at The Diamond. Unfortunately, the Storm lost to the Houston Astros-affiliated Lancaster JetHawks by a score of 6-5 in 11 innings. However, 7,920 fans showed up to watch and partake in the fun that is minor...
Via Padres Public
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Numbers Behind Why Vinnie Was Optioned ☆

Before game one of Wednesday’s double header with the Padres, the club announced that reliever Vinnie Pestano was being optioned back to Columbus. Presumably, the Indians want him to continue to work on his mechanics so that he becomes effective at retiring batters again. In three appearances this season, Pestano has surrendered six runs (four earned) on eight hits in 2 2/3 innings...
Via Burning River Baseball
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster Moves: The “X” Man Returns

  What Y’all Should Know:  -       Carlos Quentin is officially moved to the 15-day disabled list -       Tommy Medica and Xavier Nady make the opening day roster -       Padres will open the season with three catchers (Nick Hundley, Yasmani Grandal, Rene Rivera) -       Kyle Blanks is optioned to El Paso (AAA)   Here’s what your San Diego Padres Opening...
Via Friarhood
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Medica, Nady make Padres roster; Quentin on DL

SAN DIEGO (AP) Rookie Tommy Medica and 35-year-old Xavier Nady have made the San Diego Padres roster, while left fielder Carlos Quentin will start the season on the disabled list.
Via FOXSports.com
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nady homers, but Indians beat Padres 12-7

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Carlos Santana hit a two-run home run off Tyson Ross, enhancing his chance of opening the season as the Indians' starting third baseman and helping Cleveland beat San Diego 12-7 Wednesday. Santana is moving from catcher to third base where he is competing with Lonnie Chisenhall for the starting spot. He robbed Chris Denorfia of an extra-base hit with a...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hundley hits three-run home run, Padres beat White Sox 8-0

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Nick Hundley hit a three-run homer off White Sox ace Chris Sale in the first inning Wednesday and the San Diego Padres defeated Chicago 8-0. Sale gave up six runs on six hits and a walk in 2 2-3 innings. Xavier Nady drove in the first Padres' run with a two-out single in the first. San Diego added single runs in the second and third. Andrew Cashner pitched...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Bar: Spring Training Hero

This is where we gather from time to time to talk about something big in the Padres world or just the Padres or just baseball. It’s a roundtable discussion. Except, you know, no round tables. This is a Public House . . . so we’re at the bar. As the Cactus and Citrus Leagues open their doors each spring, fans across the country are filled with a renewed sense of hope and optimism...
Via Padres Public
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Invite 18 Non-Roster Players to Major League Spring Training

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced that they have extended Major League Spring Training invitations to 18 players.  Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement. The list of non-roster invitees includes eight right-handed pitchers, two catchers, five infielders and three outfielders.  Three of the invitees, Blaine Boyer, Alberto Gonzalez...
Via Friarhood
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres sign Xavier Nady to minor league deal

getty images The San Diego Padres have signed Xavier Nady to a minor league deal. Nady, 35, was a second round pick of the Padres back in 2000 and spent the first four years of his MLB career with the team. Last season he played at Triple-A for both Kansas City and Colorado. As part of the deal Nady will be invited to spring training. His signing is a relatively low-risk which could...
Via Tireball.com
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies nab veteran Nady

Many big league teams look on in envy of the Colorado Rockies outfield, and for good reason. The outfield is a young and talented group featuring Carlos Gonzalez and Dexter Fowler, and the resurrected Michael Cuddyer. The three headed monster that patrols the outfield in Coor’s Field boasts an impressive combined .310/.382/.556 batting line. They have also combined for 46 homeruns...
Via isportsweb.com
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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