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Why Sam Geaney will go down as one of Preller’s most important hires

The youth movement is in full effect at Petco Park. Today, the San Diego Padres announced the hiring of Sam Geaney, 29, as Director of Player Development, overseeing the team’s minor league operations. He will replace Randy Smith, who was reassigned by the Padres to the role of senior advisor to baseball operations. Geaney has been with the Oakland Athletics organization for the...
Via Padres Public
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres History with Joe Furtado: Chapter 4 – “1971″ Good Pitch, No Hit

*Back in 1988, Padres fan and local San Diegan Joe Furtado, started writing a book based on Padres history up to that point. 21 Chapters later he finished it and after a few failed attempts at getting it published, put it back on his shelf never to see the light of day…..that is until now. To read the other entries, click here. By Joe Furtado: There was reason for optimism as...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres fire Phil Plantier as hitting coach after batting .226

  Phil Plantier is the latest hitting coach to be fired by the San Diego Padres. Plantier was dismissed Wednesday after three years on the job. The Padres hit .226 last year, worst in the big leagues. They were hitting .210 on June 30. Plantier had been the sixth hitting coach since the Padres began playing in spacious Petco Park in 2004. Plantier replaced Randy Ready, who was fired...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres fire Plantier as hitting coach

SAN DIEGO (AP) Phil Plantier has been fired as hitting coach of the San Diego Padres. He had been the sixth person to hold the job since the Padres began playing in spacious Petco Park in 2004. The Padres hit .226 last year, worst in the big leagues. Plantier's assistant, Alonzo Powell, will return and will be among the candidates to interview for the hitting coach position...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Yasmani Grandal Should Keep His Catcher’s Mitt

Since we last discussed the San Diego Padres catcher situation, a lot has happened: Yasmani Grandal turned in an up-and-down campaign in 2014 after rushing a return from ACL surgery, showing signs of offensive brilliance while also failing to build on his sensational 2012 debut. On the defensive side of the ball, he had some trouble with blocking pitches and only threw out...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Josh Johnson plays catch for first time since surgery

The San Diego Padres won 77 games this season despite finishing 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. The strength of the team was a strong pitching staff that ranked fourth in ERA at 3.27. One pitcher who hopes to bolster the staff even further is Josh Johnson, who is coming off Tommy John surgery. The good news is that Johnson played catch for the first time in five months...
Via MLB Injury News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Eckstein reads mean blog posts about himself

Former Angels and Cardinals middle infielder David Eckstein was one of the most polarizing players in baseball during his career. Some trashed him for being a mediocre (if that) player, while others lauded his scrappiness and grit. Eckstein took it all in stride over the years, and stars in this MLB Fan Cave video where he reads mean blog posts about himself. Any video that quotes...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fall Ball Update: 10/8 – 10/14

Losers of 3 straight, the Surprise Saguaros went 3-3 this past week to improve their record to 3-4. Despite their losing record, the Saguaros are actually in first place due in large part to many positive contributions from Padres prospects.   Hitters: Mallex Smith – CF: 1-10, RBI, 3BB, 4K, SB(1), Run scored Jace Peterson – 2B: 3- 12, 2B, RBI, 2K, SB(1), 2 Runs scored Hunter...
Via Friarhood
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Very Interested in Yasmany Tomas

The San Diego Padres finished the 2014 season with a record of 77-85, third in the National League West. The Padres excellent pitching staff couldn't overcome a woeful offense that was 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Looking for bats in the off season, the Padres have expressed serious interest in Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, who has worked out twice with the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: San Diego focusing on offense

 The San Diego Padres finished the 2014 season with a 77-85 record, third in the National League West. Although the Padres had excellent pitching which ranked fourth in the Major Leagues in ERA, they were a dreadful 30th in the league in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and runs scored. Generally pitching is thought to win championships, but the Padres will...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: San Diego works out Yasmany Tomas

The San Diego Padres ended the 2014 season with a record of 77-85, third in the National League West. At fourth in the league in team ERA, the Padres were let down by an anemic offense that was 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Looking for bats in the off season, the Padres have expressed interest in and worked out Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas.#163081814 / gettyimages.comJesse...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Patton opts for free agency

Left handed relief pitcher Troy Patton has elected free agency. The 29-year-old Patton pitched 7 1/3 innings for the San Diego Padres after being acquired from the Baltimore Orioles mid-season. Despite pitching well in his limited work, the Padres opted to designated him for assignment. Now Patton is free to sign with whomever he chooses. He will look to occupy a left handed role...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres were selling Johnny Manziel jerseys

Everybody’s cashing in—or is trying to, anyway. While drafting Johnny Manziel to play second base was a nice publicity move earlier this summer, the San Diego Padres reportedly took things a step further by selling his jersey inside of the team’s shop. Johnny Manziel baseball jersey at San Diego @Padres team store @darrenrovell — Luke Wolfe (@LukeWolfe21...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: San Diego Padres

The Padres were viewed as a sleeper contender coming into the 2014 season. They probably weren’t capable of hanging with the Dodgers and Giants (or maybe even the Diamondbacks) in the NL West, but if either of the favorites faltered and the Padres’ roster stayed healthy throughout the season, there was a chance that meaningful baseball could be played in San Diego during September...
Via The Outside Corner
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Everth Cabrera arrested for DUI in San Diego

In a season marred by injury, disappointment, and historically bad performances, it doesn’t seem that the 2014 season can end soon enough for the San Diego Padres without first enduring some extra drama before game 162. This morning, TMZ Sports announced on Twitter – along with a confirmed Police Report – that Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was arrested shortly after midnight...
Via Friarhood
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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