San Diego Padres: Five Things to Watch for in Early Cactus League Action

Early spring training games are exciting because they serve as the first opportunity for fans to see their team. For the San Diego Padres, what should fans be looking for in the first week or so of Cactus League play? Cactus League play finally begins this afternoon, as the San Diego Padres take on the […] San Diego Padres: Five Things to Watch for in Early Cactus League Action...
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San Diego Padres: Ways to Catch Padres Games this Spring

Looking for ways to see the San Diego Padres in action this spring? We detail each method fans can tune into all of the Cactus League action. Spring baseball begins Saturday, as the San Diego Padres take on the Seattle Mariners in the exhibition opener. Cactus League takes place from the last few days in […] San Diego Padres: Ways to Catch Padres Games this Spring - Friars on Base...
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12 hours 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...
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San Diego Padres: Helping Young Players Weather Long Losing Season

There is concern that a losing season for the San Diego Padres might wear on younger players. How should the club deal with a potentially difficult season? It’s official. According to every website and prognosticator, the San Diego Padres will be absolutely awful this year. Since we’re supposedly poised on the edge of a new […] San Diego Padres: Helping Young Players Weather...
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19 hours ago

Padres sticking with basics in Cactus opener

Are you ready for some baseball? Of course you are.
19 hours ago

Urias playing for Mexico a 'dream come true'

Luis Urias has dreamed of playing at Petco Park since he signed out of Mexico in 2013.
20 hours ago

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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Padres' Richard, Sanchez miss workout

On Wednesday, southpaw Clayton Richard was struck by a pitch on his left hand while bunting. Meanwhile, catcher Hector Sanchez fouled a ball off his foot during batting practice.
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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
5 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...
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6 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...
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8 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...
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10 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...
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14 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...
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16 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...
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21 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
27 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
28 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...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

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