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Home Is Where The Wins Are…And Nowhere Else

In 2014, the Padres won 48 games at home. That was better than every team in the NL West and all but 3 teams in the National League (Washington, St. Louis, and Pittsburgh, who all won 51). On the road, it was a different story. The Padres won 29 games, the second lowest total in all of baseball (the lowest total: Colorado with 21). The 19 game win differential between home and road...
Via Padres Public
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Padres decline Josh Johnson's $4 million option

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have declined right-hander Josh Johnson's $4 million option for 2015. Johnson didn't throw a pitch for the Padres in 2014 while making $8 million. He suffered an elbow injury during spring training and underwent reconstructive surgery. Johnson could return to the Padres for a lesser deal. Johnson and right-hander Tim Stauffer are San Diego...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres decline option on Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson did not play during the 2014 season and after a second Tommy John surgery is questionable to start the 2015 season. With the knowledge the Padres have declined a $4 million option on the 30-year-old. Both sides are said to be interested in working out a smaller deal which would contain incentives. The 6-foot-7 Johnson has proven to be a valuable rotation member when...
Via Tireball.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres hire Dodgers exec Logan White as pro scouting director

  The San Diego Padres have hired Logan White as senior adviser to the general manager and pro scouting director. White will be responsible for overseeing all professional scouting efforts and player acquisition at the major and minor league level, as well as advising general manager A.J. Preller. White interviewed for the job that went to Preller. White joins the Padres following...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres hire Logan White as pro scouting director

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have hired Logan White as senior adviser to the general manager and pro scouting director. White will be responsible for overseeing all professional scouting efforts and player acquisition at the major and minor league level, as well as advising general manager A.J. Preller. White interviewed for the job that went to Preller. White joins the Padres...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Logan White joins Padres front office. Preller swoon-o-meter at record levels.

Oh, A.J. Preller…is there anything you won’t do to make San Diego fall in love with you? Although we have yet to see what the Padres general manager can do in the free agent or trade markets, one thing is becoming more and more apparent…the guy knows how to surround himself with good people. Last Thursday, Preller lured current director of player development Sam Geaney away...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 MLB Project: Rebuilding in San Diego

The 2014 Padres actually finished with a respectable record of 77-85. Respectable because well, if you remember how awful their offense was in the first half of the season, you probably thought they wouldn’t even sniff 80 wins. The Padres once again were last in the National League in scoring, scoring just 3.3 runs per game. Before the all-star break, the Padres were only averaging...
Via Mets360.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent Outlook: Seth Smith

#456701854 / gettyimages.com Trying to find the next new trend seems to be the hot thing in baseball now and days. First was the use of the defensive shift to try and gain an advantage against power hitters and exploit their weaknesses to the max. Managers will do anything for an edge and that doesn’t end on the defensive side in fact it works on both ends. Players being in a...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Yasmani Grandal Should Keep His Catcher’s Mitt

Since we last discussed the San Diego Padres catcher situation, a lot has happened: Yasmani Grandal turned in an up-and-down campaign in 2014 after rushing a return from ACL surgery, showing signs of offensive brilliance while also failing to build on his sensational 2012 debut. On the defensive side of the ball, he had some trouble with blocking pitches and only threw out...
Via Padres Public
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Josh Johnson plays catch for first time since surgery

The San Diego Padres won 77 games this season despite finishing 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. The strength of the team was a strong pitching staff that ranked fourth in ERA at 3.27. One pitcher who hopes to bolster the staff even further is Josh Johnson, who is coming off Tommy John surgery. The good news is that Johnson played catch for the first time in five months...
Via MLB Injury News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Eckstein reads mean blog posts about himself

Former Angels and Cardinals middle infielder David Eckstein was one of the most polarizing players in baseball during his career. Some trashed him for being a mediocre (if that) player, while others lauded his scrappiness and grit. Eckstein took it all in stride over the years, and stars in this MLB Fan Cave video where he reads mean blog posts about himself. Any video that quotes...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Very Interested in Yasmany Tomas

The San Diego Padres finished the 2014 season with a record of 77-85, third in the National League West. The Padres excellent pitching staff couldn't overcome a woeful offense that was 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Looking for bats in the off season, the Padres have expressed serious interest in Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, who has worked out twice with the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: San Diego focusing on offense

 The San Diego Padres finished the 2014 season with a 77-85 record, third in the National League West. Although the Padres had excellent pitching which ranked fourth in the Major Leagues in ERA, they were a dreadful 30th in the league in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and runs scored. Generally pitching is thought to win championships, but the Padres will...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: San Diego works out Yasmany Tomas

The San Diego Padres ended the 2014 season with a record of 77-85, third in the National League West. At fourth in the league in team ERA, the Padres were let down by an anemic offense that was 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Looking for bats in the off season, the Padres have expressed interest in and worked out Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas.#163081814 / gettyimages.comJesse...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Patton opts for free agency

Left handed relief pitcher Troy Patton has elected free agency. The 29-year-old Patton pitched 7 1/3 innings for the San Diego Padres after being acquired from the Baltimore Orioles mid-season. Despite pitching well in his limited work, the Padres opted to designated him for assignment. Now Patton is free to sign with whomever he chooses. He will look to occupy a left handed role...
Via Tireball.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

September players of the month

Hitter of the month: C/1B – Yasmani Grandal September totals:  291/408/519 –   4 HR, 6 2B, 14 RBI, 16 R For a very short time in 2012, the tandem of Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso became the Y’s guys because of their torrid offensive production.  Shortly there after, Alonso started getting hurt and dropped off the map.  Grandal got suspended and then hurt, wiping out...
Via Friarhood
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Everth Cabrera confirmed out for season

The San Diego Padres improved to 76-82 on the season following a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. Although in fourth place in the National League West mainly due to an underwhelming offense that is 30th in the league in runs scored, the Padres are 2nd in the league in ERA. On the injury front, shortstop Everth Cabrera has been confirmed out for final games of the...
Via MLB Injury News
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres were selling Johnny Manziel jerseys

Everybody’s cashing in—or is trying to, anyway. While drafting Johnny Manziel to play second base was a nice publicity move earlier this summer, the San Diego Padres reportedly took things a step further by selling his jersey inside of the team’s shop. Johnny Manziel baseball jersey at San Diego @Padres team store @darrenrovell pic.twitter.com/DrGtUKYDWq — Luke Wolfe (@LukeWolfe21...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Odrisamer Despaigne, Tyson Ross, Everth Cabrera

The San Diego Padres entered Monday night's game with a record of 74-81, fourth in the National League West. Out of the playoff picture, the Padres have little to play for. At 30th in the league in runs scored, the Padres have remained respectable with a pitching staff that is third in the league in ERA. On the injury front, there is news regarding Odrisamer Despaigne, Tyson...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Friars Should Take Run At Cuban FA OF Tomas

I think I speak for all Padres fans when I say I want the club to pursue an acquisition for a legitimate big bat this winter. Not an injury-prone, defensive liability entering the decline phase of what has been a decent, but hardly great, career (Carlos Quentin). Not a steady platoon bat that the Friars hope to unrealistically squeeze more production from by inserting into the lineup...
Via Friarhood
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: San Diego Padres

The Padres were viewed as a sleeper contender coming into the 2014 season. They probably weren’t capable of hanging with the Dodgers and Giants (or maybe even the Diamondbacks) in the NL West, but if either of the favorites faltered and the Padres’ roster stayed healthy throughout the season, there was a chance that meaningful baseball could be played in San Diego during September...
Via The Outside Corner
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Possible Background Story Surrounding Everth Cabrera’s Arrest

Is there more to Everth Cabrera’s arrest for DUI? According to a blogger, LobShots, based in San Diego, Everth Cabrera is in a lot more trouble than what TMZ first reported. There’s a lot more to this Everth Cabrera story that TMZ didn’t report. A lot more. Like, he wasn’t even driving his own car. — Brady Phelps (@LobShots) September 5, 2014 Everth Cabrera was driving...
Via Geeks and Cleats
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Everth Cabrera arrested for DUI in San Diego

In a season marred by injury, disappointment, and historically bad performances, it doesn’t seem that the 2014 season can end soon enough for the San Diego Padres without first enduring some extra drama before game 162. This morning, TMZ Sports announced on Twitter – along with a confirmed Police Report – that Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was arrested shortly after midnight...
Via Friarhood
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dodgers use unique infield wall for shift

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Via Next Impulse Sports
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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