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Rumors! Conjecture! And the Actual Moves From the Trade Deadline

Yesterday the MLB Trade Deadline came…and went. And while the week or so leading up to the deadline was quieter than recent memory in the way of rumors, the deadline day itself brought a flurry of moves that were, at times, difficult to keep up with. Add to that the newish trend of fake Twitter accounts of MLB writers and the information, and misinformation, was fast and furious...
Via Padres Public
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking 2014 Game 108 (STL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an afternoon at work, eyes transfixed to your screen trying to figure out what other Padres are going to be on another team by the 1:00 pm PDT trading deadline.  Then you give up, leave work early, and go drinking.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (48-60) dropped...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

In Austin Jackson, Mariners Land Decent Player and Massive Upgrade

In one of the smaller moves of the day, the Mariners dealt Abraham Almonte and another minor leaguer to the Padres for Chris Denorfia. It wasn’t a trade that caught much attention, because neither of the younger guys is of any real consequence, and Denorfia is a rental having a down season. It was just […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Denorfia to Seattle; Padres Receive 2 Prospects

The San Diego Padres have official announced the trade of utility OF Chris Denorfia to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Stephen Kohlscheen and Minor League OF Abraham Almonte. The move came less than two hours before the official MLB Trade Deadline at 4:00pm ET. Denorfia, a 19th round pick by the Cincinnati Reds back in the 2002 MLB Draft, was acquired by the Padres from...
Via Friarhood
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Denorfia: Improvement By Not Being Endy Chavez

The Mariners are one of the pseudo-contenders who are are hanging around the second wild card chase, leaving them in the somewhat awkward position of wanting to upgrade but not being in a position where a significant move makes good sense. We currently estimate their playoff odds at 18%, about the same as the Indians, […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres trade Chris Denorfia to Mariners

The Seattle Mariners needed offense, and they get some offense – though I’m not sure if they really needed a platoon outfielder like Chris Denorfia. The #Mariners have acquired Chris Denorfia from the #Padres for Abraham Almonte & Stephen Kohlscheen (via @Ken_Rosenthal & @JonHeymanCBS) — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 31, 2014 Denorfia is hitting just .242/.293/...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres trade Chris Denorfia to Mariners

The Seattle Mariners needed offense, and they get some offense – though I’m not sure if they really needed a platoon outfielder like Chris Denorfia. The #Mariners have acquired Chris Denorfia from the #Padres for Abraham Almonte & Stephen Kohlscheen (via @Ken_Rosenthal & @JonHeymanCBS) — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 31, 2014 Denorfia is hitting just .242/.293/...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners acquire Chris Denorfia from Padres

The Seattle Mariners have been trying to add an outfield bat. On Thursday they acquired Chris Denorfia from the San Diego Padres. Denorfia, 34, will provide the Mariners with versatility in the outfield as he can play all three positions. He was hitting .242/.293/.319 with the Padres adding a home run and 25 RBI. He should see plenty of playing time with the Mariners but will be...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Week 18 Recap: Bats come out in a big way

Padres Week 18 Recap Thursday @ Cubs: 13-3 Win Chicago Recap In the rubber game with the Cubs, the Padres offense exploded for 13 runs (one more than they scored in their first series after the break against the Mets) and have now won back-to-back series to open the second half of the 2014 season. It's amazing what happens when you get a blend of hitting and pitching ... in the...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gyorko, Venable back Hahn in Padres' 12-1 laugher

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Rookie Jesse Hahn gave himself a nice present on his 25th birthday and his teammates gave him far more run support than he needed. Hahn held St. Louis to one run and four hits in seven innings and Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable each homered and drove in four runs to lead the San Diego Padres to a 12-1 victory Wednesday night. Yangervis Solarte, obtained from the New...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Trying Hard For Benoit

The Dodgers are trying hard to acquire Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Yesterday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported the Dodgers and Yankees were in on the 37-year-old reliever. Benoit, who assumed the Padres’ closer role after Huston Street was traded to the Angels, has a 1.88 ERA, 10.7 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 0.63 HR/9, and 38.1% groundball rate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: Los Angeles 'trying hard' for Padres' Benoit

San Diego Padres' relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit looked like a long shot to be moved coming into the trade deadline today. The Los Angeles Dodgers had previously shown interest in Benoit, but reports said that San Diego was unlikely to move Benoit within the division, if they moved him at all. However, that may change very quickly.Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-30-14

There were strong pitching performances throughout the farm tonight, but none were stronger than the no-hitter tossed by the Missions trio of James Needy, Frank Garces, and R.J. Alvarez.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Trea Turner Pitching Prospect of the Day: James Needy   El Paso Chihuahuas 8, Las Vegas 51s 5 Jace Peterson – SS: 2-4, BB, K, Run scored Tyler Greene – 3B: 1...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miller looks to help Cards salvage final game of road trip

Every once in awhile, baseball's worst offense gets a jolt that produces plenty of runs. The San Diego Padres have shown consistently that their pitching can shut down the opposition, though. Rookie Odrisamer Despaigne takes the mound Thursday as the Padres go for a three-game home sweep of the slumping St. Louis Cardinals. San Diego (48-59) has scored by far the fewest runs...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks sign Clayton Richard to a minor league deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached an agreement with left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard on a minor-league deal. He has been sidelined the whole season, so far, while recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome. Richard will make his first start with the organization this weekend, according to reports. His deal with Arizona will be finalized once he passes […]
Via On-Base Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal (C / 1B, SD) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in NL-Only Leagues, Mixed Leagues with Two Catcher Spots ANALYSIS: After a promising rookie campaign in 2012 in which he belted eight home runs and posted a stellar .394 OBP over 192 at-bats, the once-highly-touted prospect Yasmani Grandal has struggled, not only at the plate, but to stay in baseball, as well. […]
Via RotoBaller
2 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking Game 106 (STL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The St Louis Cardinals.  Destroyers of post-season dreams three times.  Since 2004 they are 39-26 against the Padres in the regular season.  However, most of that success is in Missouri.  When they come to visit, the Padres play them...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gyorko, Ross lead Padres to 3-1 win vs Cardinals

SAN DIEGO -- Jedd Gyorko singled in Yangervis Solarte with the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning and Tyson Ross and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Tuesday night. Ross, a first-time All-Star, won his third straight start by holding St. Louis to one run and four hits in six innings. He struck out seven, including fanning the side in his last inning...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals are lackluster in 3-1 loss to Padres

The Cardinals, leading the majors with 18 shutouts started a three game series Tuesday night with the Padres, who are ranked last in the majors in runs scored. St. Louis follows them ranked 29th in runs scored. 11 game winner Lance Lynn was on the hill against Tyson Ross, who held a 1.03 ERA in July coming into tonight’s game. That 1.03 ERA was best in the National League. Also...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres reliever gets revenge on Cards' Wainwright for trashing locker

Adam Wainwright had quite the Tuesday in San Diego. A few weeks after expressing his distaste for social media at the All-Star Game, the Cardinals' ace officially joined the 140-character-or-less world of Twitter. His new handle, @UncleCharlie50, is a nod to his trademark curveball, which he calls Uncle Charlie. The tall righty gathered over 27,000 followers in his first day...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

“Nothing Night” promotion provides great atmosphere

Most people, me included, love anything that is free. So when I heard that the Lake Elsinore Storm (High A Affiliate, San Diego Padres) was having a “Nothing Night Promotion” I had to check it out. “Nothing Night” means that no ticket is required, sit wherever you like, bring your own food and drinks (no alcohol), no mascots, no announcers, no music, just pure simple baseball...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres-Cardinals Preview

It's well known how bad the San Diego Padres' offense is but less so that the St. Louis Cardinals are baseball's second-lowest scoring club. Surging right-handers Lance Lynn and Tyson Ross figure to be eager to face these offenses in their matchup to open this three-game series at pitcher-friendly Petco Park on Tuesday night. San Diego (46-59) owns baseball's worst...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres trade rumors: 'Still a good chance' Joaquin Benoit is traded

After sending Huston Street to the Angels and Chase Headley to the Yankees, the Padres aren't done selling yet. According to a major league source, there is "still a good chance" that San Diego trades reliever Joaquin Benoit before the trade deadline, as the reliever market is expected to pick up in the near future. Benoit has been linked to the Tigers, Pirates and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Padres Should Have Kept Chase Headley

Last week we (somewhat) briefly discussed the surprisingly anticlimactic end of the Chase Headley saga in San Diego, the unexciting return brought back from the New York Yankees for his services, and the fact that, inexplicably, the Padres had to send $1 million to the Bronx to complete the deal. The Headley contract situation went about as badly as it could have for the Padres ...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Mariners, Braves most active teams pursuing Chris Denorfia

The San Diego Padres are closing in on dealing outfielder Chris Denorfia. As CM Towle wrote for Sports Rumor Alert this morning, the Padres are going to deal Denorfia "sooner rather than later," according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. The Padres are currently third in the National League West, however they are sitting 12.5 games out of first. Baseball Prospectus...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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