San Diego Padres: Are the Padres on Course for an Epic Playoff Drought?

It couldn’t be any more clear that the San Diego Padres have fallen into some hard times full of bad luck. Bernie D’Amato explains what all went wrong. In 2013, I moved to California just in time to experience the start of “exceptional” and “extreme” drought weather conditions, but the recent deluge of rain provided […] San Diego Padres: Are the Padres on Course for...
Via Friars on Base
25 minutes ago

Healthy again, Spangenberg aims to reclaim job

A torn left quad caused Padres' infielder Cory Spangenberg to miss nearly the entire 2016 season. Healthy again, he's trying to win back his starting second base job.
1 hour ago

San Diego Padres: Padres Shellacked in Exhibition Opener

The San Diego Padres opened up Cactus League play on Saturday afternoon, and were defeated decisively by the Seattle Mariners by a final of 13-3. The good news is, baseball is back. The bad news is, the San Diego Padres had a really tough time in their Cactus League opener against the Seattle Mariners on […] San Diego Padres: Padres Shellacked in Exhibition Opener - Friars on Base...
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18 hours ago

Padres' Vargas trying to make up for lost time

Cesar Vargas, who got off to a promising start in 2016 before getting injured, two two scoreless innings in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Mariners.
21 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Optimism at Camp Product of Youth

The San Diego Padres are more confident than in past years in spring training, evident thus far based on the way players and coaches are carrying themselves. There is a “new attitude” at the San Diego Padres 2017 spring training facility in Peoria, Arizona, according to NBC San Diego. The club is visibly more loose, […] San Diego Padres: Optimism at Camp Product of Youth -...
Via Friars on Base
22 hours ago

Margot, Jankowski get long looks in center

The Padres gave Travis Jankowski the start in left field Saturday against the Mariners, with Manuel Margot in center field. Both could end up in a platoon in center field during the regular season.
1 day ago

Carlos Villanueva agrees to deal with Hanwha in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) The Hanwha Eagles in South Korea have agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with pitcher Carlos Villanueva. A 33-year-old right-hander, Villanueva was 2-2 with a 5.96 ERA last year in 51 relief appearances for San Diego. Hanwha said in a statement Friday it planned to use Villanueva as a starter. An 11-year major league veteran, Villanueva is 51...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AP study: 113 percent average raise in baseball arbitration

NEW YORK (AP) An Associated Press study finds that San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers landed the biggest raise of all the hefty salary increases in salary arbitration. The 168 players eligible for arbitration as of mid-December averaged a 113 percent raise. Myers received a 26-fold increase from $523,900 to an average of $13.8 million as part of an $83 million, six-year...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller expects strong results with refreshed attitude

SCOTTSDALE, Az. -- It’s too early for regret. Well, at least, for complete regret.Dave Stewart, the Diamondbacks’ former general manager, told MLB Network Radio last week, “I should have stuck to my gut  ... My gut the whole time said I shouldn’t move Dansby Swanson.”Virtually the entire industry agreed with Stew’s gut, but enough about the DBacks’ continuing indigestion...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Report: Padres sign former All-Star Jered Weaver

It was reported earlier this month that the San Diego Padres were interested in adding a veteran pitcher to their rotation. Jered Weaver was included in that report, as was fellow veteran Travis Wood.Once Wood agreed to sign with the Kansas City Royals, it became increasingly evident that Weaver — a Southern California guy — would sign with the San Diego Padres.That apparently...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter Capps’ Delivery Is New, Still Basically Against the Rules

Major League Baseball would never root for its own players to be injured, but sometimes the timing of certain injuries can be convenient. We spent a chunk of 2015 talking about whether Carter Capps‘ throwing motion should be allowed. Parallels were drawn to Jordan Walden, who has his own unorthodox delivery. Nothing was approaching the level of a crisis, but Capps was drawing a...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Green has new outlook entering second spring with Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Despite all the young players in camp, San Diego Padres manager Andy Green asserts spring training is not a classroom and that players better be ready to execute at a high level. ''We're here to create a curve of expectation,'' Green said Tuesday, reporting day for pitchers and catchers. ''This is not a development level but an expectation level. Players need...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres considering signing Travis Wood or Jered Weaver

Looking to bolster their starting rotation, the San Diego Padres reportedly have turned their focus to veterans Jered Weaver and Travis Wood. The name mentioned last is interesting enough to mention. Jake Peavy has an unquestioned history with the Padres. He pitched in San Diego from 2002-09, was the ace of the NL West champions in 2005 and 2006 and won the National League Cy Young...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Hedges Learned How to Hit

My sense is that people used to talk about Austin Hedges more. I don’t know if that’s actually true, but I can’t imagine I’m about to be fact-checked. Hedges has long been considered a quality catcher prospect, far more for his defense than for the potency of his swing. By receiving, by game-calling, by throwing, Hedges was among the prospect elite. At the plate, he drew...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Remaining Free Agents vs. the Padres

Look, over the horizon. You can just barely make it out with the naked eye. Can you see? It’s baseball, just coming ’round the bend. Sunday marks the end of football, and then we’ll have pitchers and catchers reporting to Florida and Arizona. We even get a treat in the form of the World Baseball Classic this year. Real, competitive baseball, and then Opening Day. It’s so...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres offer $25 of team store credit for any item of Chargers gear traded in

Now that San Diego sadly has only one professional sports team, there’s certainly void in that city. But for those that remain there — soaking up the beautiful city instead of looking for further riches up north where no one wants you — there’s a rally to “Celebrate San Diego”. But the real story from that day-long celebration of San Diego includes the news that the...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres offer $25 store credit for donated Chargers gear

The Padres are willing to take your unwanted Chargers gear. With the Chargers heading to Los Angeles, the Padres are now the main sports team in town. Fans in the area are understandably upset at the move of the franchise that spent 56 in San Diego. For those wanting to dissociate themselves from the team in the form of getting rid of apparel, the Padres are providing an option....
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays trade Logan Forsythe to the Dodgers for top prospect José De León

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a trade with a team from president Andrew Friedman’s past — the Tampa Bay Rays. The Dodgers have sent star prospect José De León to the Rays for Logan Forsythe.Both the Los Angeles and Tampa confirmed the deal on their official Twitter pages. Forsythe is a right-handed bat, so he figures to help the Dodgers against left-handed pitching, which...
Via Sportsnaut
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

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