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A 'minor setback': Braves' Upton taking positive approach to foot injury

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Melvin Upton Jr. (formerly B.J.) isn't sure when or why or even how his injured foot became the first big storyline of the Atlanta Braves' spring training. He's just as shocked as everyone else following the club. "I went to see the doctor the other day" as a precautionary measure, recalled Upton, in his third season with the Braves, "... and 10 minutes...
Via Fox Sports South
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

A 'minor setback': Braves' Upton taking positive approach to foot injury

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Melvin Upton Jr. (formerly B.J.) isn't sure when or why or even how his injured foot became the first big storyline of the Atlanta Braves' spring training. He's just as shocked as everyone else following the club. "I went to see the doctor the other day" as a precautionary measure, recalled Upton, in his third season with the Braves, "... and 10 minutes...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Carlos Quentin’s new home

Carlos Quentin San Diego Padres manager Bud Black and General Manager A.J. Preller each brought up the possibility this week of outfielder/walking corpse Carlos Quentin potentially getting some reps at first base in an effort to get his bat in the lineup. This all feels like a massive farce and a way for the Padres to showcase Quentin’s bat for the rest of the league. I’ve long...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Upton out up to two months with inflammation in foot

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Melvin Upton Jr. already made waves once this spring by changing his name. Now, he's doing so again, as the Braves center fielder will miss up to two months with inflammation in his left foot. Upton underwent an MRI exam Thursday, which revealed he has sesamoiditis, a buildup in the bone behind the ball of the foot. He will be in a short leg cast for two...
Via Fox Sports South
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Brown Padres BP Jerseys Might Look Like

Here’s an photographic idea of a brown Padres jersey I made. I like the idea of keeping the current Padres marks in a switch to brown. The team needs all the consistency it can get, and the boring-ness of the script contrasts well with the uniqueness of the brown. The current SD is the most typographically pleasing of them all, and with the team’s focus on that logo keeping...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #36: Justin Upton | OF | SD

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! The good Upton brother had yet another strong season in 2014, completing his seventh full season in the big leagues. It’s hard to believe but the former first overall pick in the 2005 Amateur Draft has been around that long, and at just 27 years old he still has ample time left in his prime. Upton was...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres chairman: It was time to make changes

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- As the full squad of his remodeled club stretched in front of him for the first time, Padres chairman Ron Fowler was asked about the flurry of offseason moves that have brought excitement and a record payroll to San Diego. "I'm on food stamps, so I had to hitchhike over," Fowler said Wednesday, smiling. "No, we're all in. We spent our money wisely. Or I should...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres chairman: It was time to make changes

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) As the full squad of his remodeled club stretched in front of him for the first time, Padres chairman Ron Fowler was asked about the flurry of offseason moves that have brought excitement and a record payroll to San Diego. ''I'm on food stamps, so I had to hitchhike over,'' Fowler said Wednesday, smiling. ''No, we're all in. We spent our money wisely. Or I should...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Nationals player shows up at Padres camp. Huh?

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Trea Turner has shown up to Padres camp even though he's been traded to the Nationals. Confused? So is he. The young shortstop is in one odd situation. A not-so-secret player to be named from an offseason deal who can't officially be sent east because of an obscure rule. Weird, huh? "I didn't even know it was possible," Turner said Tuesday. Here's what happened...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
3 days ago  |  Discuss

For Immediate Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:The Ghost of Ray Krocghostofrak@padrespublic.com Statement Regarding Statements In response the growing number of statements being released to the San Diego media, Padres Public wanted to get in on the action, for no apparent reason. Carlos Quentin is apparently going to play some first base this spring in an attempt to either A) make himself...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Prospect Profile: Austin Hedges

Since December, the focus towards the San Diego Padres has been directed towards the trade acquisitions. Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, and Wil Myers were all brought in by the new GM on the block, A.J. Preller. Another move made was for former Oakland A’s catcher Derek Norris, who broke out last summer. While these trades immediately upgrade a usually brutal roster, there is still...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Nationals player shows up at Padres camp. Huh?

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Trea Turner has shown up to Padres camp even though he's been traded to the Nationals. Confused? So is he. The young shortstop is in one odd situation. A not-so-secret player to be named from an offseason deal who can't officially be sent east because of an obscure rule. Weird, huh? ''I didn't even know it was possible,'' Turner said Tuesday. Here's what happened...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp happy, healthy with San Diego

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Two things Matt Kemp never expected happened this offseason: The Los Angeles Dodgers traded him, and it became public he has arthritic hips. Kemp made it clear Tuesday both are now non-issues. He's eager to help his overhauled new team, the San Diego Padres, try to wrestle the NL West away from his old team. And those hips? He insists they won't slow him at...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp happy, healthy with San Diego

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Two things Matt Kemp never expected happened this offseason: The Los Angeles Dodgers traded him, and it became public he has arthritic hips. Kemp made it clear Tuesday both are now non-issues. He's eager to help his overhauled new team, the San Diego Padres, try to wrestle the NL West away from his old team. And those hips? He insists they won't slow him at the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Reasons to Travel to Peoria to Watch the Padres

10. Arizona weather is amazing during the month of March 9.  St. Patrick’s Day in Arizona is like Spring Break for adults 8.  Salty Senoritas and The Moon Saloon. 7.  Good chance you’ll run into a Padres personality #heynow #ohmy 6.  To watch top prospects like Hedges, Renfroe, and Wisler 5.  Road.  Trip. 4.  Every day is Sunday Runday in Arizona. 3.  To see all the new...
Via Friarhood
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Federowicz went to taco stand in Mexico to research trade to Padres

The San Diego Padres overhauled their roster this offseason through a series of trades and signings. Among the transactions saw the arrival of Matt Kemp from the Dodgers. Included in that deal was catcher Tim Federowicz. How Federowicz found out he was traded is quite the story. The 27-year-old spent part of his offseason playing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

B.J. Upton is No More

It was a good run, Bossman Junior. When Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton hits Spring Training, he’ll be without two things…his brother (Justin was traded to San Diego in December) and his name. B.J. Upton will go by the name Melvin Upton Jr. this year. Upton will explain his reasoning when he reports to #Braves camp. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) February 22, 2015 That’s...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels took ‘peek’ at James Shields, says Arte Moreno

According to the OC Register, the Angels were interested in James Shields but ultimately balked at signing him to more than three years. “We weren’t going to go four,” Moreno said Friday, as quoted by reporter Jeff Fletcher. “If it had been three years, we would have been in there.” Shields ended up signing with [...]
Via Halos Insider
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Big Game James Turned Down Bigger Offer from the Giants

It seems the James Shields signing has already sparked a little rivalry in the National League West. Jon Heyman tweeted out that the San Diego Padres weren’t the first to make a bid on Big Game James. shields rebuffed (slightly) bigger #SFGiants offer weeks before landing in SD. http://t.co/nAPdycZ5II — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 20, 2015 James Shields wound up signing...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Top 20 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training has arrived once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the San Diego Padres’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Rymer Liriano OF: Liriano has widely been regarded one of the top Padres prospects for a number...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love New Padres Fans

Welcome, new Padres fans who used to be Los Angeles San Diego Los Angeles Chargers fans! Go ahead and set up your folding chair and enjoy our tailgate party. Here’s a .394 San Diego Pale Ale for you to enjoy. Good, isn’t it? Oh, wait, you are 21, right? Oh, that’s good. No, no need to check ID. We’re on the honor system here. So, you’re new to Petco Park, right? I mean...
Via Padres Public
7 days ago  |  Discuss

With contract expiring, pressure is on Padres manager Black

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- In the span of 15 minutes Friday, San Diego Padres manager Bud Black successfully converted yards into feet to answer a reporter's question, made references to three sports and casually mentioned -- correctly -- that Khalil Green had 97 RBIs on his first San Diego team in 2007. "He's a good communicator, a good people person," pitcher Ian Kennedy said. "He remembers...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields Turned Down $80 Million From Giants

Newly signed San Diego Padres pitcher James Shields turned down a four-year $80 million offer from the San Francisco Giants just weeks before signing his deal with the Padres, according to John Heyman of CBS Sports. Shields’ contract with San Diego is worth only $75 million and was signed earlier this month; the deal does feature a fifth-year club option.  The Chicago Cubs also...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Predictions: San Diego Padres

Over the next month or so, I will be analyzing each team and predicting their performance for this upcoming season. I would like to start off with the team that has been said to have “won the off-season,” the San Diego Padres. The team from the Silicon Beach made a ton of major moves this […]
Via Full Scale Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: San Diego Padres

San Diego treated their roster like a fantasy baseball team and completely overhauled their club in the offseason. Cameron Maybin, Will Venable, and Seth Smith once roamed the outfield. Now, Justin Upton, Matt Kemp, and Wil Myers will start. Offense wasn’t the only portion to receive a facelift. The Padres added an ace to their staff by signing James Shields. There is no doubt...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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