PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Padres acquire Paddack from Marlins for Rodney

Fernando Rodney's arrows will soon be flying on a different coast.
Via Padres.com
5 hours ago

Report: Marlins close to landing Fernando Rodney from Padres

Bullpen help may be on the way for the Miami Marlins in short order. According to ESPN’s Keith Law, the Marlins are close to landing Fernando Rodney in a trade with the San Diego Padres. This sure seems like a good move for Miami. Even a “good A-Ball prospect” is still a project and likely at least a few years from the majors. Rodney has been a stellar reliever for the Padres...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres have reversed their decision to name Hall of Fame Plaza after Bud Selig

The Padres are opening their Hall of Fame this Friday. The Hall of Fame should have been something to celebrate for Padres fans, but it was spoiled by a naming ceremony for Bud Selig two years ago. If you remember, and I’m sure you do, Padres leadership made an atrocious decision to name the Hall of Fame Plaza after then Commissioner Bud Selig. The reason for doing so seemed...
Via Gaslamp Ball
9 hours ago

Myers aims to build off of monumental month

The Padres end June with an off-day Thursday -- which is apparently the only thing capable of slowing down Wil Myers these days.
Via Padres.com
10 hours ago

Padres Alex Dickerson Ready to Show What He Can Do

When the Padres put Jon Jay on the disabled list, they quickly recalled Alex Dickerson as he has been tearing up AAA. The Poway kid is ready to go. The Padres had other options, including top prospect Hunter Renfroe or Manuel Margot, but Dickerson provides them another left handed bat. It is his fourth call […] Padres Alex Dickerson Ready to Show What He Can Do - Friars on Base...
Via Friars on Base
10 hours ago

#TBT: Cards, Padres meet in Hawaii

It was still America's national pastime because it was still technically America. But when the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres traversed the Pacific to play three regular-season games in beautiful, sun-splashed, laid-back Hawaii on April 19-20, 1997, it was anything but a normal, land-locked Major League road trip.
Via Padres.com
12 hours ago

Padres Andrew Cashner to Return This Weekend

The Padres Andrew Cashner will return from the Disabled List to start Sunday against the Yankees. He has not pitched since June 10th and pitched this week in Single A to get ready to come back to the Padres rotation. The Padres “Big Three” at the start of the season – James Shields, Tyson Ross, […] Padres Andrew Cashner to Return This Weekend - Friars on Base - Friars on...
Via Friars on Base
13 hours ago

While You Were (Day) Drinking – 2016 Game 79 (BAL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (33-46) scored fewer runs than the Baltimore Orioles (47-30), 12-6, getting swept in a quick two-game series at Petco Park. Christian Friedrich (4-3, 3.96) gave up six runs (four earned) in five innings on five hits and...
Via Padres Public
14 hours ago

Orioles 12, Padres 6: Sloppy pitching wastes run support

I was pretty busy today and didn’t have a chance to check in on the game, so I guess I should probably see how the Padres did today. Oh. That’s, uh, not good. Christian Friedrich giving up six runs in five innings isn’t totally out of the ordinary. Two of those were unearned, but he committed the error that made them that way, so he really deserves those tacked onto his ERA...
Via Gaslamp Ball
20 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Jon Jay’s bad break

As any athlete will tell you, injuries are simply a part of the game. The bumps, bruises, and fatigue of playing 162 games at the highest possible level can land even the most durable major leaguers on the disabled list.  This doesn’t mean injuries are easy to stomach, however, and, more than often than not, their timing simply couldn’t be worse. Case in point: Jon Jay, the...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Peter Seidler hoping to help bring MLS to San Diego

Padres lead investor Peter Seidler is one of three prominent San Diegans hoping to bring a Major League Soccer team to San Diego.  Apparently the plan is to eventually have them share a stadium with the San Diego State football team in Mission Valley. Retired Qualcomm executive and Mike Stone of FS Investors are also […] Peter Seidler hoping to help bring MLS to San Diego - Friars...
Via Friars on Base
1 day ago

Upton's homer-robbing catch highlights Padres' 11-7 loss

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles would have hit four home runs Tuesday night if not for Melvin Upton Jr.Upton leaped and reached over the fence to rob J.J. Hardy of a two-run shot in the second inning, and then doubled off Mark Trumbo at first base."That one I thought was gone," manager Andy Green said after the Padres lost 11-7 to the Orioles, who got home runs from Adam...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jay’s Injury a Blow to Padres’ Trade Hopes

After being hit by a pitch and sitting out for a week with what was initially reported as a forearm contusion, tests revealed that San Diego Padres outfielder Jon Jay has a broken right forearm and will require a stint on the disabled list. Jay was plunked by Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez with an 89 MPH fastball during a game on June 19. A post-game X-ray came back...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Melvin Upton Jr. robs homer & cranks 465-foot homer in same game

Melvin Upton Jr. is experiencing a bit of a career revival with the San Diego Padres. The artist formerly known as B.J. Upton is putting together his second consecutive rock-solid season (1.5 WAR per FanGraphs) with San Diego, after two very disappointing seasons with the Atlanta Braves in 2013 and 2014. On Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles at Petco Park, Upton continued...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres place Jay on DL with broken forearm, recall Dickerson

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have placed Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right forearm. The move was made Tuesday retroactive to June 20. Jay is hitting .296 with two homers and 23 RBIs. To take his place on the roster, infielder-outfielder Alex Dickerson has been recalled from Triple-A El Paso. It's the second stint with the Padres this season for Dickerson...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: The case for White Queso

Baseball nicknames just aren’t what they used to be. As imaginative as abbreviations can be (insert sarcastic font here), referring to Alex Rodriguez as “A-Rod” or Derek Norris as “D-No” has become the standard for hardball monikers.  And while there remains a few exceptions to this disappointing rule (the aptly-named “Big Papi” absolutely fits into this demographic...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Hoffman headlines roster for MLB celebrity softball game in San Diego

Forget about which baseball players will be representing the American League and National League at this season’s midsummer classic. What you really want to know is who will be on the celebrity all-star teams, right? If you are not familiar with the typical roster of the All-Star celebrity softball game, it tends to be a blend of former baseball players and celebrities from a...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers Utilizing All Fields in Return to Prominence

There’s a bizarre trend in baseball this season that I’ve spent much of the year ignoring because it’s uncomfortable to believe. As unpredictable as baseball can be at a granular level, it’s equivalently reliable in a macro sense. There’s a game virtually every night; nine defensive players are on the field at any given time; base-runners run counterclockwise; and first...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres would entertain offers for Wil Myers

Wil Myers has turned into one of the few success stories to come out of Padres GM A.J. Preller’s extravagant 2014-2015 offseason, but even he may reportedly be a victim of San Diego’s rebuilding plan. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Padres are “open” to trading their first baseman. Myers could probably fetch quite a bit on the market. He’s taken to first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres and city tried to displace homeless before All-Star Game

A new report published on Wednesday suggests that the San Diego Padres worked with the city on an effort to help clean up some of the areas around Petco Park and deter homeless people and loiterers in advance of next month’s All-Star Game. Voice of San Diego reports the story and presents information obtained through public information requests, which seem to show that the efforts...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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