PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ryan Schimpf, Clayton Richard lead Padres past Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Clayton Richard overcame a shaky start for his best performance of the season. Richard pitched a season-high seven innings to help the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak. ''He was outstanding,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''The sinker worked really well today. He is getting better. Command wavered a little...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hedges, Maton lead Triple-A El Paso to victory

Catcher Austin Hedges had a double and his 19th homer for three RBIs and right-handed reliever Phil Maton shut down an Albuquerque rally in the bottom of the sixth Friday night as Triple-A El Paso came from behind to defeat the Isotopes 10-4 and reduce their magic number to six. El Paso's victory widened their lead over Albuquerque to 5 ½ games with 10 games to play.
Via Padres.com
17 hours ago

Padres Interested In Re-Signing Jon Jay

The Padres are interested in retaining outfielder Jon Jay beyond the season and have already engaged with him on contract talks, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The veteran is scheduled reach free agency this fall. Jay, 31, was in the midst of a productive campaign for San Diego before a wayward pitch fractured his forearm. Generally regarded as a solid defender...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Padres place Morrow on paternity list and recall Baumann

Friday afternoon, the San Diego Padres announced a set of corresponding roster moves. Veteran pitcher Brandon Morrow has been placed on the paternity leave list in advance of the birth of his first child; 28-year old reliever Buddy Baumann has been recalled from Triple-A to mark the third time he’s joined the Padres this season. […] The post Padres place Morrow on paternity list...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

San Diego Sports: Padres vs. Chargers

There are two major sports franchises in San Diego, the Padres and Chargers. Hopefully, it will stay that way for eternity. There is much still in the air about the fate of the Chargers football team remaining in San Diego. They are hoping for a $1.8 billion stadium downtown. The “Vote Yes on C” campaign […] San Diego Sports: Padres vs. Chargers - Friars on Base - Friars on...
Via Friars on Base
2 days ago

Padres Should NOT Pursue Tim Tebow Tryout

The Padres drafted Johnny Manziel in a late round in 2014. It was seen then as a joke that no one laughed out. Now it is almost tragic given Manziel’s direction. So when I heard that Tim Tebow was trying out for baseball, I hoped the Padres would not be tempted. To be fair, between […] Padres Should NOT Pursue Tim Tebow Tryout - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres...
Via Friars on Base
2 days ago

Padres Down Early, Can’t Avoid Cubs Sweep

The Padres went down by 3 in the first inning on Wednesday, and though Paul Clemens recovered the damage was done as the Cubs beat the Padres 6-3 at Petco Park. The Padres couldn’t avoid the sweep and only managed six hits all day after only mustering 4 the day before against Cubs ace Jake […] Padres Down Early, Can’t Avoid Cubs Sweep - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San...
Via Friars on Base
3 days ago

Padres’ prospect Luis Urias named California League’s MVP, top rookie

The San Diego Padres announced on Wednesday that minor league infielder Luis Urias has been named as both the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year of the California League: Congratulations to Luis Urias on being named California League MVP AND Rookie of the Year! ???????? pic.twitter.com/j6cWtifiSc — San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 24, […] The post Padres’ prospect...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

San Diego Padres: 2020 Vision

October 19, 2020 It’s been more than twenty painful years in the making. The last time the San Diego Padres were in this situation, Petco Park, the team’s modern home, didn’t exist.  Greg Vaughn had just finished a 50-homer campaign that would put him in the MVP discussion.  Tony Gwynn and Ken Caminiti were cementing their legacies as legends in America’s Finest City, and...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Padres Are Running Like Crazy People

You might not know very much about Travis Jankowski, but he’s just about tied with Bryce Harper in WAR, in half the plate appearances. The bat has been fine, but the defense has been exceptional, and the work on the basepaths has been daring. Just Wednesday, Jankowski pulled off a successful steal of home. As a rule, players don’t really try to steal home. Jankowski has now done...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Man gets nachos to the face while going for foul ball

It’s quite common to see fans embarrass themselves slightly when a foul ball is hit their way at a Major League Baseball game. But one fan at Wednesday’s Pittsburgh Pirates-San Diego Padres game managed to take the embarrassment to a whole other level. While reaching back to pick up an errant foul ball at Wednesday’s game, this fan decided to test his balancing skills while...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres pitcher forced to wear generic jersey due to pine tar

San Diego Padres pitcher Paul Clemens may now be known as “Player 91” forever. Clemens, the starting pitcher for the Padres on Saturday, was forced to change out of his original uniform when he got pine tar all over it while batting. “Before he went to hit he put more pine tar on his bat than more guys use in a year, and he managed to get that on his uniform,” Padres manager...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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