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San Diego Padres: The Ace Of The Friars Pitching Staff

This winter, the San Diego Padres addressed their defense and offense with free agent additions, however, the Friars failed to upgrade their pitching staff. The Padres do have one starter they can begin to build around, though. Did...
Via Friars on Base
4 hours ago

Padres affiliates to play for La Copa de la Diversión

The “Fun Cup” rebrands our favorite MiLB teams. Minor League Baseball announced a new initiative yesterday that celebrates “the culture and values that resonate most with participating teams’ local U.S. Hispanic/Latino communities.” La Copa de Diversión (the Fun Cup) will celebrate the fun of Minor League baseball by having teams rebrand themselves for select games in order to celebrate...
Via Gaslamp Ball
5 hours ago

Cordoba feeling lingering effects of concussion

Allen Cordoba, who suffered a concussion in a car accident in Panama last month, is not sure when he will get back on the field.
Via Padres.com
6 hours ago

Alex Dickerson to undergo Tommy John surgery

It’ll be another lost season for a guy who just can’t seem to stay on the field. There’s bad luck, and then there’s Alex Dickerson. First he missed half of the 2014 season with ankle and leg issues. A promising 2015 minor league campaign led to a breakout in 2016, only to be cut short by a hip injury. Then he missed the 2017 season with back issues. Coming into spring training...
Via Gaslamp Ball
9 hours ago

San Diego Padres’ Alex Dickerson Will Miss Entire 2018 Season

As has been expected for some time now, the San Diego Padres will be without outfielder, Alex Dickerson for the entire 2018 season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm. Alex Dickerson just can’t seem to catch a...
Via Friars on Base
10 hours ago

San Diego Padres Tab Christian Villanueva for 25-Man Roster

According to reports, the San Diego Padres have decided that their young infielder will begin the season with the team. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com is reporting that Christian Villanueva has secured himself a spot on the San Diego Padres...
Via Friars on Base
12 hours ago

Padres' late GM Towers to team Hall of Fame

The Padres will posthumously induct former general manager Kevin Towers into their Hall of Fame on May 12 as part of a celebration of the 20th anniversary of their 1998 National League championship team.
21 hours ago

Dickerson (elbow) out for 2nd straight season

Padres outfielder Alex Dickerson is scheduled for season-ending left elbow surgery at the end of the month and will be out of action for the second consecutive year.
Via Padres.com
1 day ago

Padres ST 2018: Game Preview/Thread 03/20

Dinelson Lamet will get the start tonight vs. the Reds. I’m sorta glad there wasn’t a game yesterday; I got caught up in all the excitement of the new Special Events caps dropping. Dinelson Lamet will get the nod tonight in Spring Training action against Cincinnati. Tonight will only mark Lamet’s 3rd start in spring though the righty has been getting his work in backfields and B...
Via Gaslamp Ball
1 day ago

Villanueva to break camp with Padres

Opening Day is only nine days away, and Christian Villanueva can finally rest easy. On Tuesday, Padres manager Andy Green indicated the versatile infielder will break camp with the club to start the regular season.
Via Padres.com
1 day ago

2018 Season Preview: San Diego Padres

(Photo: Charlie Neibergall, AP) by Patrick Awtrey 2017 Record: 71–91 (4th in NL West) 2017 Payroll: $91,963,878 (27th) All player projections from Steamer Projected 2018 Lineup: CF Manuel Margot, .259 AVG/.311 OBP/.402 SLG, 1.9 WAR 3B Chase Headley, .247 AVG/.326 OBP/.377 SLG, 1.0 WAR RF Wil Myers, .251 AVG/.337 OBP/.464 SLG, 2.0 WAR 1B Eric Hosmer, .284 AVG/.354 OBP/.473 SLG...
Via MSABR.com
1 day ago

NL West notes: D-backs bullpen, Giants prospect retires

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic breaks down the race for some open spots in the Diamondbacks’ bullpen, noting that minor league signee Fernando Salas has outperformed the rest of the competition in terms of pure results. The eight-year veteran has tossed 6 2/3 shutout frames with a 6-to-1 K/BB ratio this spring, though competitors Neftali Feliz, Michael Blazek and Rule 5 pickup...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

In defense of Eric Hosmer

When Eric Hosmer signed an eight-year, $144-million contract with the San Diego Padres last month, reception was — to put it politely — less than positive. Keith Law at ESPN called it “inexplicable.” Over at Sports Illustrated, Jack Dickey said it was an “old-school [Scott] Boras swindling.” Critics cited Hosmer’s lousy defensive metrics, lack of consistency over the course of multiple...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres among teams interested in Jake Arrieta

With roughly three works to go until the official start of the 2018 MLB season, Jake Arrieta has yet to sign with a team. The San Diego Padres are reportedly among the teams that are willing to change that, but at what price?According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Padres have interest in Arrieta but would likely be looking to sign the right-hander at a discount. After they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hosmer can't believe CarGo, Moustakas are unsigned

Eric Hosmer has his new home because of the San Diego Padres. But he cannot believe that some free agents are still, well, free agents.“I don’t think all of the teams are trying to be competitive or doing everything they can to protect the integrity of the game. If that was the case, why are guys like Carlos Gonzalez and Mike Moustakas still on the market? That raises a lot of red...
Via The Sports Post
15 days ago  |  Discuss

West Notes: Kershaw, Hamels, D-backs, Padres

There continues to be hope that the top pitcher in the game, left-hander Clayton Kershaw, will remain with the Dodgers beyond the upcoming season. Kershaw, who could opt out of the final two years and $65MM on his contract next winter, said last week that he and Dodgers management are “on the same page.” Then, on Saturday, Dodgers owner Mark Walter told Jon Heyman of FanRag that...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Shohei Ohtani says his hitting is ahead of his pitching

For the time being, Shohei Ohtani the hitter is ahead of Shohei Ohtani the pitcher — this according to Ohtani himself.After making his spring training debut as a batter on Monday against the San Diego Padres, the Los Angeles Angels two-way star spoke on his performance.“I was able to see a lot of pitches, and that was really good,” said Ohtani, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres wear funny shirts courtesy of Eric Hosmer

The San Diego Padres have new t-shirts and a new catchphrase courtesy of Eric Hosmer.Padres players were treated to “Hot Talent Lava” shirts at spring training, a nod to a somewhat odd analogy used by Hosmer’s agent Scott Boras in his introductory press conference. “I think the organization is a volcano of hot talent lava,” Boras had said of the Padres, via Kevin Acee of the San...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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