Ranking the GM Candidates

The Padres have finished the first round of interviews to replace dismissed GM Josh Byrnes. Eight candidates received interviews, while six prospective candidates declined to be interviewed, including 2 of my top 3 choices, Cardinals AGM Mike Girsch and Cubs VP of Sexy Jason McLeod. First to interview were former Marlins GM Larry Beinfest and Dodgers scouting VP Logan White. Next...
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Padres Injury Update: Yonder Alonso, Jedd Gyorko, Nick Vincent

The San Diego Padres enter the All-Star break losing back-to-back 1-0 decisions to the Los Angeles Dodgers. At 41-54, the Padres are in last place in the National League West. The Padres are 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Hoping to get some help after the break, there is good news on the injury front with regards...
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Angels interested in Ian Kennedy, Huston Street

The Los Angeles Angels are targeting starting pitcher Ian Kennedy as the July 31 trade deadline approaches reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Kennedy, 29, is currently a member of the San Diego Padres. Though the first half of the season he has a 3.47 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 133/34 K/BB ratio though 124 1/3 innings of work. The left hander is arbitration eligible though 2015 so he...
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While You Were (Day) Drinking 2014 Game 95 (SD at LAD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon in the pub watching the one small TV in the back corner not tuned to the World Cup final.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.  And squinting. The Padres (41-54) lost 1-0 to the Los Angeles Dodgers (54-43) at Dodger Stadium yesterday in the final game before the...
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The House Flight: Week of 7/7 to 7/13/2014

In case you weren’t paying attention… @The5_5Hole Oh, see I've been practicing by watching Lou Brown in Major League. — Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) July 9, 2014 Always enjoy responsibly.  Don’t read and drive. Padres Sign Four International Prospects, Yankees Sign the Rest Chase Headley’s New Walkup Music Who’s Your All-Star? Ross Is...
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Angels trying to trade for Padres pitchers Street, Kennedy

Three of the top five teams in the American League are in the AL West --€“ and the intensity of their competition is increasing off the field, too. The Oakland Athletics stunned the baseball world on July 4 by acquiring right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, two of the best starting pitchers on the trade market. The Los Angeles Angels, trailing the A's by 1-1/2 games...
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Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-13-14

The Chihuahuas and the Storm were the only two teams to earn victories on the farm tonight. The Chihuahuas relied on a 4-hit game from Reymond Fuentes while the Storm relied on a strong start from Coby Cowgill.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Reymond Fuentes Pitching Prospect of the Day: Coby Cowgill   El Paso Chihuahuas 5, Salt Lake Bees 4 Reymond Fuentes – LF: 4-4, RBI, 2 Runs...
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Angels Attempting to Acquire Ian Kennedy and Huston Street

Streaking into the All-Star break winners of 10 of their last 11 and in shouting distance of the Oakland Athletics in the American League West, the Los Angeles Angels are reportedly attempting to acquire both Ian Kennedy and Huston Street from the San Diego Padres.  According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the teams have had conversations surrounding the All-Star closer, but have...
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Angels Rumors: Padres' Ian Kennedy, Huston Street among trade targets

The Los Angeles Angels have been very busy on the trade market so far, having already acquired two relief pitchers in Jason Grilli and Joe Thatcher, but they're just getting started.The Angels are targeting both San Diego Padres closer Huston Street and right-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy, according to Ken Rosenthal of Talks as of right now have featured just Street...
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Huston Street added to NL All-Star team

Padres relief pitcher Huston Street has been added to the roster of the National League for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Street will replace teammate Tyson Ross on the NL roster. The 30-year-old is 24-for-25 in save opportunities and owns a 1.09 ERA on the season. This marks his second All-Star selection. His first came in 2012 also while he was pitching for the Padres. Ross, 27...
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Ian Kennedy's value

Ian Kennedy's value may never be higher. The right-hander continued his recent tear Saturday, tossing his longest and first scoreless start of the year. Yet even at a dozen games below .500, the Padres would like to keep Kennedy, and it's not hard to see why. Over three July starts -- a stretch of 21 innings -- he has allowed only two runs while going 2-0. The opponents...
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While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 94 (SD at LAD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (41-53) lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers (53-43) in the bottom of the ninth with a sacrifice fly for a final score of 1-0.  Ian Kennedy pitched arguably his best game this season, going eight innings while...
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Friar Rumor Mill: 7/12/14

Street and Kennedy Gaining Interest - Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports mentioned in his latest video that along with Jorge De La Rosa of the Rockies, the Orioles are also scouting Padres starter Ian Kennedy. - Derek Togerson of NBC San Diego tweeted that the Pirates must be “seriously serious” about trading for Padres closer Huston Street because their NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh is...
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While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 93 (SD at LAD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (41-52) defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers (52-43) 6-3 last night at Dodger Stadium.  Jesse Hahn (5-2, 2.21) and his curveball confused and confounded the Dodgers batters.  Over six innings, Hahn gave up just...
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Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-11-14

It was a pretty sad night around the farm offensively as no team scored more than 3 runs. The Storm were the only farm team to earn a victory thanks to a strong start from Zach Eflin.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Nick Torres Pitching Prospect of the Day: Zach Eflin   El Paso Chihuahuas 2, Salt Lake Bees 4 Reymond Fuentes – LF: 2-4, 2B, BB, K, Run scored Jace Peterson – 2B...
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Friar Rumor Mill: 7/11/14

Search for a New GM: - The Padres announced on Friday that they have interviewed MLB’s Senior VP for Baseball Operations Kim Ng for their open GM position. - Fox Sports San Diego contributor and national beat writer for Scott Miller tweeted that according to sources, the Padres plan to interview 12 candidates for the open GM position (they’ve interviewed eight...
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Padres Injury Update: Jedd Gyorko starts running

The San Diego Padres enter a weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a record of 40-52, third in the National League West. Although fourth in the league in team ERA, the Padres are woeful offensively, ranked 30th in batting average, runs scored, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. A key component missing from the offense is Jedd Gyorko, although struggling this...
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A Dear Chase Letter

Chase Headley made his 2008 debut for the Padres (after playing 8 games for the Padres in 2007) on June 17, 2008 at old Yankee Stadium. I know this because I can look it up online. But also because I was there, in my one and only trip to Yankee Stadium before it was torn down and replaced…by Yankee Stadium. But this was THE Yankee Stadium. And despite my lifelong hatred of the...
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Padres Injury Update: Tommy Medica exits with groin tightness

San Diego Padres first baseman Tommy Medica came out of Thursday night's game after experiencing groin tightness.'s Corey Brock tweeted the update during the game:Medica left the game with tightness in his right groin. No other information is available. Should have some clarity postgame. #Padres— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) July 11, 2014Brock reports that Medica...
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Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ends at 41 2/3 innings

Since June 13, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has not allowed a run, until Thursday night. Kershaw went 41 2/3 innings without allowing a run until he gave up a solo home run to Padres third baseman, Chase Headley. Kershaw was able to battle out of the game with only the one run given […]
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Dodgers 2, Padres 1: Clayton Kershaw, dabes

It couldn’t last forever, but if it was going to last for forever, Clayton Kershaw would have been the man to do it. His scoreless innings streak came to an end at 41 on Thursday night thanks to a Chase Headley home run. Headley battled Kershaw in the sixth inning, fouling off three pitches — including a 95 MPH fastball — before hitting the solo home run. For whatever reason...
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Old Padres Commercials

About a week or so ago the Padres unveiled their latest commercial. It featured Padres Hall of Famer Randy Jones and current pitcher Andrew Cashner. There is so much awesomeness in that one commercial. You’ve got RJ in his 1978 jersey (although the 1971 hat is wrong, but still awesome), Cash in the current camo jersey with his mullet flowing beautifully out of the 90′s throwback...
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Padres Week 15 Recap: Friars compete but fall short in consecutive series

Padres Week 15 Recap Friday vs. Giants: 2-0 Win Saturday vs. Giants: 3-5 Loss in 10 innings Sunday vs. Giants: 3-5 Loss San Francisco Series Recap This series was more a continuation of what we've seen this season as opposed to what we saw last week, a discouraging sign considering that the Padres had a chance to creep into shouting distance in the NL West. The bats were boom...
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Guy in Charge of Mowing Patterns into Petco Outfield Getting a Bit Avant Garde

Across baseball, groundskeepers mow patterns into the outfield grass. Most are in the shapes team logos, stars or a local landmark. But what started as a game of one-upsmanship among groundskeepers has become something completely different at Petco Field, the home of the San Diego Padres. Earlier this season, fans were greeted by a large asterisk in centerfield for a homestand...
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MLB Midseason Review – A Look ‘Round the Game

As promised, we continue our mid-season tour of the National League, stopping out west to take a look around. While the games behind spread is not nearly as tight as the NL Central with regards to 1st place in the division, its still crazy tight overall. While the battle for 1st is pretty much between […] The post MLB Midseason Review – A Look ‘Round the Game appeared first...
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