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PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

It’s Not Your Fault, Frank Garces

Sunday afternoon at Petco Park, with two outs and nobody on in the top of the 6th inning and the Padres trailing 4-3, Odrisamer Despaigne hit Yasmany Tomas with a pitch to bring up the D-Backs’ young left-handed hitting third baseman Jake Lamb. Although Despaigne had pitched well despite the four earned runs allowed, allowing just 3 hits and no walks to go along with 6 strikeouts...
Via Padres Public
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks trips over bat in on-deck circle, leaves game with injury (Video)

Will Middlebrooks was injured in a freak accident during the seventh inning of Sunday's San Diego Padres game against Arizona when he tripped over a bat in the on-deck circle while chasing a foul popup.Middlebrooks chased the popup near the Diamondbacks dugout and stepped right on top of a weighted bat in the on-deck circle, rolling his right ankle. Middlebrooks has had a tough...
Via Holdout Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 76 (AZ vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (36-40) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-38) last, 4-2. Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.57) gave up both Diamondbacks runs in the third inning, on a Paul Goldschmidt two-RBI single. Ross ended his night after...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel returning to form in San Diego

After pitching a scoreless ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night, San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel earned his 19th save on the season and has now converted on 10 consecutive save opportunities. After enduring a rough patch earlier in the season in which Kimbrel allowed 10 earned runs through 11 appearances, he seems to have finally settled in and is pitching...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres’ Points: Front Office, Luebke, Gyorko

The San Diego Padres are 35-40 and now a season worst five games under .500. The club is 3-6 since Pat Murphy took over as the manager of the club. It is beginning to become clear the team the front office assembled last winter is not a playoff caliber team. The Padres are still 6.5 games back of the Dodgers and 6.0 games back of the second wild card spot, which still gives them...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Norris Legs Are Jell-O (Probably)

During this past offseason the Padres jettisoned two catchers, one coming off a career year, the other a highly coveted young player who’s ceiling had yet to be reached. To replace those losses, the Padres added a slugging catcher from Oakland and a defensive minded, though offensively stunted, catcher from Los Angeles in the Matt Kemp trade. With Derek Norris, Tim Federowicz,...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyson Ross on His Walk Rate

Tyson Ross was always supposed to have bad command. Just look at his mechanics! He’s huge! Look at his minor-league walk rates! Then, Ross came up and — for his first 300+ innings in the big leagues at least — proved the doubters wrong. An better-than-average walk rate happened, at least. Now, though, Ross has […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks blinded by sun on foul popup (Video)

Will Middlebrooks lost his battle with the sun when he failed to come up with a catch on a foul popup during the seventh inning of Thursday's San Diego Padres game in San Francisco. Middlebrooks was not wearing sunglasses, but did have the eye black on. Middlebrooks seemed to be in position for the popup, but bailed out at the last minute in order to protect himself once he became...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 6-24-15

The Chihuahuas and the Dust Devils earned victories tonight due to excellent efforts from Cody Decker and Jose Castillo, respectively. The Missions and AZL Padres were not as fortunate as both clubs lost by 5 runs.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Cody Decker Pitching Prospect of the Day: Jose Castillo   El Paso Chihuahuas 7, Albuquerque Isotopes 6 Rico Noel – CF: 1-3 Ramiro Pena...
Via Friarhood
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What happened to San Diego Padres’ Melvin Upton Jr.?

San Diego Padres outfielder, Melvin Upton Jr. has had some amazing seasons in the past. Upton started his Major League career with the Tampa Bay Rays back in 2004. Upton quickly became one of the best outfielders in baseball. He could field, had an incredible arm, hit for both power and average, and could steal bases with the best. In 2007, Upton hit for a .300 batting average with...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Might Padres reliever Brandon Maurer be an All-Star?

The conventional choices for Padres All-Stars this year are outfielder Justin Upton and catcher Derek Norris. Both have been among the leading vote-getters at their positions this season, and both have been putting up All-Star caliber numbers.However, MLB.com points out that there might another Padres player just as deserving -- right-handed relief pitcher Brandon Maurer. In 33 relief...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will represent the San Diego Padres in 2015 All-Star Game?

Major League Baseball over the past decade or so has lost some fans due to the steroid-era scandal and the growing fan-bases of basketball and football. However, one thing the NBA and NFL don’t have on the MLB is an exciting and well-organized All-Star game. The MLB All-Star game is the best in professional sports. Baseball prides itself on putting together a quality event that...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco's secret home-field advantage

ATT Park, from behind home plate, at game time for a night game. Justin Upton has hit the ground running in San Diego. His power stats have not suffered as much as you might expect, at least, as his isolated slugging (.194) and home runs per fly ball (16.7%) are right in line with career […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Upton, Norris drop in All-Star voting

With nine days to go until All-Star voting closes, Major League Baseball released its penultimate voting update. Compared to last week, the Padres’ two leading candidates for spots on the All-Star team dropped in voting. Outfielder Justin Upton dropped from sixth to seventh, and catcher Derek Norris dropped out of the top five after being fourth last week.Upton’s drop in the...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers to miss time following surgery

The San Diego Padres have announced that centerfielder Wil Myers will likely miss up to eight weeks following a surgery to repair a bone spur in his left wrist. Pat Murphy told media that Wil Myers will have surgery tomorrow to remove a bone spur in his left wrist. Expected to be out 8 weeks. — San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 18, 2015 Myers has struggled with this injury for...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is baseball ready for an openly gay player?

O.co Coliseum prepares for the Athletics’ LGBT Pride Night. The Athletics had an LGBT Pride event Wednesday night, and the night was peppered with love for many people that haven’t always felt comfortable at the ballpark. Opera Singer Breanna Sinclaire, the first trans singer accepted into the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s master’s program according […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Switch of Scenery Ailing Craig Kimbrel

San Diego Padres relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) works in the 11th inning of baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, June 8, 2015, in Atlanta. San Diego won 5-3. Mandatory credit: AP Photo/John Bazemore If you had told an Atlanta Braves fan a few months ago they were going to trade perennial all-star closer Craig Kimbrel to the San Diego Padres he would have laughed...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wil Myers out until August

San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers recently returned after spending one month on the disabled list, but he’s headed back to the shelf. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, Myers will be sidelined until August. Wil Myers now will undergo surgery tomorrow for #Padres and will be out until August. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 18, 2015   Myers...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

5 MLB Managers on the Hot Seat

On Monday, the Padres dismissed manager Bud Black after nine seasons at the helm in San Diego. New general manager A.J. Preller isn’t afraid...
Via Athlon Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Name Pat Murphy Interim Manager

The San Diego Padres have tabbed Pat Murphy to replace recently fired manager Bud Black at the helm of the team, according to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Pat Murphy named Padres interim manager. — Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) June 16, 2015 Murphy, 56, has been in the Padres organization for six years, starting out as a Special Assistant to Baseball Operations. He...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Fire Manager Bud Black

In the midst of a disappointing season after improving the team’s talent over the offseason, the San Diego Padres have fired manager Bud Black following a 32-33 start to the campaign. Manager Bud Black has been relieved of his duties. pic.twitter.com/OhE7A5dLa2 — San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 15, 2015 Per the team’s announcement, Dave Roberts will take over until the...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres fire manager Bud Black

Bud Black, the second longest-tenured and winningest manager in Padres history behind Bruce Bochy, was fired on Monday in the midst of his ninth season with the team. Manager Bud Black has been relieved of his duties. pic.twitter.com/OhE7A5dLa2 — San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 15, 2015   Black had a 649-713 record with the team, never made the playoffs, and finished...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Trade Rumors: Buyers or Sellers Edition

Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Matt Kemp, Derek Norris, Craig Kimbrel, and James Shields. They all have something in common: rookie-G.M. A.J. Preller brought them all to San Diego in an effort to bring the city its first NL West title since 2006. These six 2015 additions have led the Padres to a mediocre start through their first 65 games. It seems fitting that half of these six guys have...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kemp tackled by ump during Padres-Braves fight

Your browser does not support iframes. Matt Kemp was taken to the ground on Thursday when benches cleared during the San Diego Padres-Atlanta Braves game. You might be surprised by who brought him down. Kemp was hit on the left arm by a Julio Teheran fastball on a 1-2 count with two outs in the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedd Gyorko and the risks of long term deals for younger players.

The San Diego Padres bit the bullet today by optioning second baseman Jedd Gyorko and his $35 million contract to the minors. Gyorko had struggled considerably at the plate over the last two seasons. After a breakout rookie year in 2013 that saw him hit 23 home runs with a .249 batting average, Gyorko just barely hit above the Mendoza line and didn’t show the same power. Manager...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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