6:15 AM EDT, Fri March 24, 2017
San Diego Union-Tribune 12 hours ago

2017 Padres: 'So you're saying there's a chance?'

Officially, we are not nodding the affirmative to Jim Carrey’s off-base realization as the girl of Lloyd Christmas’ dreams sums up Lloyd Christmas’ hopes for love with one-in-a-million odds: “So you’re saying there’s a chance?” We’re just not the dumbest ‘round here (although our inbox doeth protest...
San Diego Union-Tribune 19 hours ago

Padres camp battles: Outfield

The Padres have six outfielders left in big league camp. A look at who's done what this spring. 

Padres announce FanFest details

The Padres on Wednesday announced details for this year’s FanFest event, which will take place April 1 at Petco Park. Petco’s Home Plate, East Village and Gaslamp gates will open at 10 a.m. to the general public. Padres Members will receive early entry beginning at 9 a.m. Free parking will be available...
Padres Public Mar 22, 2017

Playing Pepper with Cardinals Conclave

Since 2009, Daniel Shoptaw of Cardinals Conclave has done a season preview of each Major League team by asking questions of fellow bloggers. This year is the ninth edition of Playing Pepper and I was asked to talk about the upcoming Padres season.

Progress report: San Diego Padres

SAN DIEGO PADRES 2016 finish: 68-94 (5th in NL West; 19 games out of wild-card spot) Manager: Andy Green (68-94, second season) In the front office: A.J. Preller, general manager (third season) DOLLARS AND SENSE Highest-paid player: 1B Wil Myers ($4.5 million in 2017) Top-returning position player:...

Trevor Cahill holds Giants to one hit in five-inning start

After recording just four outs in his previous start, Trevor Cahill yielded only one hit over five innings Tuesday in a 5-3 loss to the Giants. The Padres right-hander walked two batters, struck out seven and induced six groundouts. The lone knock against him, a solo home run by former Padres catcher...

Margot to get backfield at-bats, could play Thursday

Padres center fielder Manuel Margot, who exited a March 5 game with left knee soreness and hasn’t played since, will receive a handful of backfield at-bats Wednesday, manager Andy Green said. If that goes well, Margot will return to Cactus League action Thursday, less than two weeks from the season...

Padres to release Paul Clemens, make nine other cuts

Two weeks from opening day, the Padres on Monday reduced their major league camp by nine players and were in the process of making it 10. With decisions looming on its starting rotation, the team will release right-hander Paul Clemens. Clemens, who was claimed off waivers from Miami last June,...

Hit-and-run victim on HBO's Real Sports: '(Matt Bush) lucked out'

There’s a faction of the people who know the Matt Bush story who believe his redemption was bought and paid for by a right arm that can still hump a fastball up to 100 mph an hour. The 31-year-old right-hander sees his journey – from unheralded bust as the Padres’ No. 1 overall pick to prison and...

Jarred Cosart in control in latest start

Over the course of his career, Jarred Cosart has averaged more than four walks per nine innings. His control issues often showed before the start of the regular season; entering this spring, he had walked 29 batters in 51 1/3 innings pitched in the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues. In October, the...
Red Reporter Mar 19, 2017
Scott Schebler's big day powers Reds past Padres

Scott Schebler's big day powers Reds past Padres

A bunt & a big fly helped lead Cincinnati past the Friars. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Scott Schebler got off to a relatively slow start to Cactus League play, but the presumptive Opening Day RF for the Cincinnati Reds has been heating up of late. On Sunday against the San Diego Padres, he had a bonkers afternoon, going 2 for 3 with a 3-run dinger, a bunt single to beat the shift, and a pair of runs scored. There was some initial intrigue into the Cincinnati OF situation when spring first got going given the relatively solid showing from Jesse Winker, but Schebler's...

Adam Jones goes above and beyond in front of hometown crowd

Petco Park sprung up in downtown San Diego some 10 months after Adam Jones moved a budding baseball career from Morse High School to the Mariners’ farm system, to Seattle and ultimately to the Baltimore Orioles. Although that East Coast home base has made for infrequent visits to the Padres’ Gaslamp...

Schimpf, Margot nearing returns, but will both be on Padres' opening day roster?

Padres infielder Ryan Schimpf and center fielder Manuel Margot are inching closer to returning from injuries, but in at least one case, the road back has been longer than originally expected. Neither Schimpf nor Margot has played in a Cactus League game since March 5. Schimpf, who has been sidelined...

WBC notebook: Venezuela finally gives Solarte some playing time

The Padres’ Yangervis Solarte enjoyed representing Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. Playing for Venezuela would have been even better. Solarte was used sparingly during Venezuela’s seven WBC games. He finally got a start Saturday at Petco Park in Venezuela’s final game, playing left field...
CSN Bay Area Mar 18, 2017

Graveman makes quick work of Padres in A's 2-1 victory

MESA, Ariz. As good as Kendall Graveman was on the mound Saturday, the best evidence of how much hes developed came in his postgame comments.The As right-hander talked matter-of-factly about his sterling outing in a 2-1 victory against the San Diego Padres. Graveman retired 17 of 19 batters he faced over six innings, and it wasnt until the sixth that he was forced to throw a pitch from the stretch.

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