PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Exercise Josh Johnson’s 2015 Option Now!

Exercise Josh Johnson‘s 2015 option? Exercise it now when there’s news that he’s on his way to see Dr. James Andrews, likely putting an end to his 2014 season? Before you dismiss this suggestion as the ravings of a lunatic (and is lunacy for no other reason than options don’t get picked up until the season ends and performance thresholds are met or missed), resist for but...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A House Divided: Chase Headley Addition

You’ll often here it said, if you follow San Diego sports for any length of time, that the attitude and environment in San Diego is relaxed. For some players, this is the draw to playing in San Diego (besides weather, beaches, beer, tacos, etc). The media isn’t as pushy as in New York or Boston and the fans are far more forgiving. This reputation is well-earned and often mocked...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-16-14

The Storm, led by a strong start from Ruben Mejia and 4 RBI’s from Duanel Jones, were the only Padres farm team to get a victory. The Chihuahuas had a hard time scoring runs while the TinCaps lost an 18 inning affair.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Duanel Jones Pitching Prospect of the Day: Ruben Mejia   El Paso Chihuahuas 1, Albuquerque Isotopes 3 Rico Noel – CF: 0-3, BB Reymond...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cashner does it again in Padres 4-2 win over Rockies

While it's pretty difficult to follow up a one-hit, complete game shutout, Andrew Cashner still excelled on the mound tonight. The ace lowered his ERA to 1.27 for the young season, allowing just a single earned run over 7.1 innings. It wasn't his cleanest game, as he also allowed 9 hits, but he had backup from his offense. The Padres hit Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Chase Headley admits this could be his last season in San Diego

Chase Headley will be a free agent at the end of the 2014 season and he knows that might be the end of his time as a San Diego Padre, according to MLB's Corey Brock.I asked Headley — a homegrown player who has never played for another organization — if he thought he would/will be a Padre for the rest of his playing career.“You understand that it’s part of the game and...
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99 Josh Johnson Problems

Reports surfaced yesterday that the Padres Josh Johnson, signed as a free agent over the winter, would be seeking a second opinion from Dr James Andrews on his injured forearm. Then again, perhaps it was his elbow that he was getting checked. He had already had ligament replacement (Tommy John) surgery on it once before, in 2007, and Dr Andrews cleaned it up in October of last year...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Johnson to see Dr. James Andrews about troublesome elbow

Padres right-hander Josh Johnson will soon visit Dr. James Andrews about his problematic elbow, reports MLB.com's Corey Brock. The righty has not pitched this season after suffering a forearm/elbow strain in spring training. "I don't know if I would say he's had a setback," said manager Bud Black to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. "He just hasn...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: San Diego 'nowhere close' to extension with Chase Headley

The San Diego Padres have already locked up one of their key infielders in Jedd Gyorko to a five-year, $35 million extension, but they have also tried to lock up third baseman Chase Headley to a long-term deal.Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Padres made Headley a three-year offer worth between $33-39 million this offseason. A deal, however, is "nowhere close,"...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur Tricked Into Thinking Teammate was Deaf for a Full Month

Talk about dedication. Jeff Francoeur is an outfielder with 10 years of MLB experience looking to break back into the league. He is currently playing for the San Diego Padres minor league affiliate the El Paso Chihuahuas. So how do Francoeur’s new teammates welcome him to the club? By playing a month long prank on the outfielder. The entire team was in on the prank, convincing...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

El Paso Chihuahuas introduce team’s new nightmare fuel mascot (photo/video)

There was a time not too long ago when the introduction of a team’s new mascot — be it for a pro, semi-pro, or college team — typically would involve the unveiling of a cuddly creature, an anthropomorphic entity that adults could enjoy and kids would adore. Not anymore. The most recent nightmare fuel mascot […] The post El Paso Chihuahuas introduce team’s new nightmare...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres May Have Offered Chase Headley a Contract This Offseason

The Padres may have offered Chase Headley a contract this offseason.  Jon Heyman of cbssports.com is reporting: According to sources familiar with the talks, the Padres made an offer this winter to the third-base star Headley of a three-year extension that would have covered years 2015-17 for somewhere between $33 million and $39 million. The three-year extension offer, made after...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres, Jedd Gyorko agree to big extension

On Monday the San Diego Padres and second baseman Jedd Gyorko announced they had agreed to a big contract extension. The 25-year-old slugger will now be under contract through 2019, and the club also holds an option for 2020. The deal was announced as a six-year, $35 million pact, with a $13 million option for 2020 and a $1 million buyout. The contract will begin in 2015, and Gyorko...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres concerned that Josh Johnson (forearm) is not progressing

San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson was already expected to miss all of April. The word out of San Diego, however, now sounds more pessimistic. Scott Miller of Bleacher Report tweeted that the Padres are set to re-evaluate the right-hander this week due to concerns that his condition is not improving as expected:Injured #Padres starter Josh Johnson (right forearm) will be re...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher Profile: Ross (Maybe?) Can

"What's it short for?  Ya know, like Rosstopher?"  "Just Ross!" I had cautious optimism heading into the year for Tyson Ross, and he looked pretty wild early on.  And not the good kind of wild.  No one in San Diego is wearing Wild Thing-Ross T-Shirts.  I caught most of his debut against the Dodgers, and he didn't look right.  Hitchy delivery, lower...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Padres ball girl catches blazing line drive

Your browser does not support iframes.A San Diego Padres ball girl made an outstanding catch of a blazing line drive in foul territory during the bottom of the eighth inning of Sunday night's season opener against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.Padres batter Yonder Alonso hit the foul liner towards the short right field stands on an 0-2 pitch. The Padres ball girl got up from...
Via Holdout Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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