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Padres sign veteran Skip Schumaker to minor-league deal

The San Diego Padres have added a versatile veteran to their organization.The club announced Tuesday that it has signed veteran utility man Skip Schumaker to a minor-league deal.The San Diego-Union Tribune reports that Schumaker's deal includes an invitation to spring training.Schumaker, who turned 36 last week, became a free agent this offseason after the Cincinnati Reds declined...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Backward K Podcast: Episode 06

We advertise our podcast as being about “Baseball & Stuff” because there aren’t always a lot of baseball things to discuss, as was the case this week. The only real big news was the Padres signing closer Fernando Rodney and trading Odrisamer Despaigne to the Baltimore Orioles. The New York Yankees also lost young first baseman Greg Bird for the year due to a shoulder injury...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Skip Schumaker and Padres agree to minor league contract

SAN DIEGO (AP) Skip Schumaker has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres and will be invited to big league spring training. The 36-year-old became a free agent after Cincinnati declined a $2.5 million club option in November. If he makes the club, Schumaker would provide a left-handed bat off the bench. He has played all three outfield positions and at second...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

American investors edge closer to $289m Everton takeover

Everton appear to be edging nearer to a takeover after talks with American investors John Jay Moores and Charles Noell progressed.Moores, the former owner of Major League Baseball franchise the San Diego Padres, and his associate have been in negotiations since December.The pair have undergone a six-week due diligence period looking at the club's books and speaking to major shareholders...
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Offseason Report Card: San Diego Padres

MLB.com The San Diego Padres were not good in 2015. Despite expectations from some that the city could field a winning team on the heels of A.J. Preller’s splashy offseason, the Padres were worse last season than in 2014. Even with all the movement throughout the organization. Even with a new general manager. An entirely new outfield. A new catcher. A new pitcher. An entirely...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Points: Pirela, Butler, and Despaigne

Last week, I looked at Rule Five draft pick Jabari Blash and his potential to make an impact on this season’s major league roster. This week focuses on the infield, where one under the radar acquisition has the potential to make a major impact for the club this season. Jose Pirela 2015 season (Yankees): .230/.247/.311, 3 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 16 SO The 5’11, 215 pound right handed...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a Look Inside the Padres Left Field Situation

Source: Denis Poroy/Getty Images North America The San Diego Padres filled their biggest hole  by inking former White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez to a 1 year deal earlier in the offseason. Their biggest hole now? Figuring out who to play in left field come April 4th now that Justin Upton left for the Detroit Tigers. They have quite a few options, with outfield being their deepest position...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles acquire starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne

The Baltimore Orioles acquired starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne from the San Diego Padres for minor-league starting pitcher J.C. Cosme. Despaigne came into the league in 2014 as a 26 year old and played two seasons with the Padres. In 2014 he appeared in 16 games and had a 3.36 earned run average. Last season he pitched in 34 games and had an earned run average of 5.80. This...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fernando Rodney and Padres finalize $2 million, 1-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) Reliever Fernando Rodney and the San Diego Padres have completed their $2 million, one-year contract. The 38-year-old right-hander, who agreed to the deal on Jan. 20, split last season between the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs, going 5-5 with 16 saves and a 5.68 ERA. He enters spring training as the likely replacement for closer Craig Kimbrel, who was traded...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres deal Despaigne, acquire minor leaguer Jean Cosme

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from the San Diego Padres for a minor league pitcher. Despaigne went 5-9 with a 5.80 ERA over 18 starts and 16 relief appearances with the Padres last season. The 28-year-old has a career record of 9-16 in 50 games. Despaigne will compete for a job in the back end of the rotation, Orioles vice...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: What to Make of Odrisamer Despaigne Trade

Besides having a name that is incredibly difficult to spell and will surely give Gary Thorne fits, Odrisamer Despaigne is a soon-to-be 29-year-old pitcher who throws a baseball with his right hand. That he is a Major League Baseball player may be news to some on the East Coast. That tends to happen to players from San Diego. Despaigne is now a member of the Baltimore Orioles, no...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles get RHP Despaigne from Padres for minor leaguer

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from the San Diego Padres for a minor league pitcher. Despaigne went 5-9 with a 5.80 ERA over 18 starts and 16 relief appearances with the Padres last season. The 28-year-old has a career record of 9-16 in 50 games. Despaigne will compete for a job in the back end of the rotation, Orioles vice...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Acquire Odrisamer Despaigne from San Diego Padres

On Thursday morning (or afternoon depending on where you live), the San Diego Padres and Baltimore Orioles completed a trade. Sources: #orioles have traded minor league pitcher JC Cosme to #padres for a major league pitcher. Not Cashner. — Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) February 4, 2016 Source: #Orioles getting Despaigne from #Padres. Cosme heading to SD, per @masnRoch. — Ken...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Q & A with Padres Minor-League Pitcher Eric Yardley

The game of baseball is not an easy one to play by any stretch of the imagination. There are a lot of positive breaks that are needed in order for a player to make it to the next level. Nothing in the game of baseball can be taken for granted and Eric Yardley is well aware of this fact in life and in the game he loves. The right-handed side-arm style pitcher had to fight and claw...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tony Gwynn Museum at AleSmith

The Tony Gwynn Museum at AleSmith has an update. The 5,000 square foot museum will be the home to more than 300 items from the baseball Hall of Famers career, spanning from his early days in Little League, his time playing and coaching at SDSU and, of course, his entire Padres career, and will be occasionally rotated out to keep things fresh and new. They are planning to complete...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Q & A with new Padres minor-league pitcher Trevor Seidenberger

In July of 2002, the Milwaukee Brewers were the host for the 73rd playing of the midsummer classic. That particular MLB All-Star game was infamous for the tie it ended in and the amendment of the rules putting more importance on the actual game itself. Before the game, during the home run derby, an 11-year-old kid from Texas got a chance to shag balls in the outfield. It was a great...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Quentin to try comeback with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Outfielder Carlos Quentin and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a minor league contract, giving the 33-year-old a chance to revive his career. The deal, announced Tuesday, would give Quentin a $750,000 salary if he is added to the 40-man roster. He will report to big league spring training. Quentin announced his retirement last May through the Seattle Mariners...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins sign Carlos Quentin to minor league deal

The Twins have signed Carlos Quentin to a minor league contract. Quentin, 33, will also be invited to spring training as he attempts to make a comeback. The veteran has not appeared at the major league level since July of 2014. It has been a while since Quentin was a viable option at the big league level as injuries have derailed his career. Quentin will have to show something this...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles reportedly have trade interest in Andrew Cashner

The Baltimore Orioles’ starting rotation finished 25th in the MLB last season with a grotesque 4.53 combined ERA. It doesn’t look like the team is willing to let that fly again in 2016 (no pun intended). According to a report by Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports on Monday, the Orioles have trade interest in Padres righty Andrew Cashner. Cashner, 29, was unimpressive in 2015, going...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Points: Blash, Lincecum, Liriano

With less than a month until pitchers and catchers report, the 2016 baseball season is closing in. The Padres have acquired many under the radar names that could play significant roles this year. Jabari Blash  2015 season (Double-A/Triple-A, Mariners): .271/.370/.576, 24 2B, 2 3B, 32 HR, 81 RBI  The 6’5, 225 pound power hitting right fielder was acquired in the Rule 5 draft...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres acquire Seidenberger from Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Minor league outfielder Rymer Liriano, a former top prospect in the San Diego organization, is headed to the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers.The Padres acquired left-handed reliever Trevor Seidenberger, a minor leaguer, from Milwaukee in the deal announced Thursday.The 24-year-old Liriano played 38 games for the Padres in 2014, hitting .220 with one homer, six RBIs...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

No Rymer Reason

The one-time crown jewel of the Padres Dominican program, Rymer Liriano, was traded to the Brewers yesterday after being DFA’ed last week. Liriano ranked as the 39th-best prospect in all of baseball, by Baseball Prospectus, three years ago, but a lost season due to Tommy John surgery combined with major-league struggles and a roster crunch left him expendable and, ultimately...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rebuilding Brewers acquire Liriano, former Padres prospect

MILWAUKEE (AP) Minor league outfielder Rymer Liriano, a former top prospect in the San Diego organization, is headed to the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers. The Padres acquired left-handed reliever Trevor Seidenberger, a minor leaguer, from Milwaukee in the deal announced Thursday. The 24-year-old Liriano played 38 games for the Padres in 2014, hitting .220 with one homer, six RBIs...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Padres ST Uniforms Underwhelm

I sure did have my hopes up for some new Padres Spring Training gear.  #BringBackTheYellow was in full effect with the new Home “All-Star” jerseys and of course the new Brown alternates.  This was the #Padres chance to be bold and make some money this Spring.   FAIL. MLB announced the new 2016 Spring Training uniforms today and there were some bold choices in the lot.  Check...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kept Faith Lowers Their Standards Just This Once

Back in December, at the Padres Social Summit, I met the guys from The Kept Faith. After helping to break up their fight with the Padres And Pints crew (by pointing out that no one from Gwynntelligence was even invited) we sat around talking about all sorts of stuff. A few days later, they asked me if I would come on the podcast as a guest. Unfortunately, I came down with a really...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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