12:10 PM EST, Mon December 09, 2013
San Diego Padres Rumors & News
South Side Sox 6 hours ago
Juan Uribe and Chase Headley pop up as possibilities, but both are far from perfect fits It's the second week in December, and that means one thing. This is great snuggle weather!! #ChristmasWeather — Frank Thomas (@TheBigHurt_35) December 8, 2013 Fine, Frank. Two things. The winter meetings start today in Orlando, and the floor will open with a couple of new(ish) rumors around third base. Neither of which make a whole lot of sense on paper, at least without corresponding moves. The White Sox are trying to sign Juan Uribe. #dodgers #whitesox — David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV)...
Rotoworld 15 hours ago
Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports that while the White Sox covet Chase Headley, they do not want to part with Jose Quintana to get a deal done.
Friars on Base 2 hours ago
09 Dec 12 – 0825 The Winter Meetings have started with a bang with the announcement of Joe Torre, Tony Larussa and Bobby Cox as Hall of Fame – Class of 2014 inductees. 09 Dec 12 – 0700 This post is for the continuous updates that should be pouring out of the GM Meetings all […]Winter Meetings Live Updates - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twins Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press 2 hours ago
Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks, designated for release or assignment on Thursday, must be traded by Sunday night's deadline or placed on waivers. Two teams the Twins could seek to engage in a minor deal for Hendriks are the San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Randy Smith, Padres director...
Gaslamp Ball 8 hours ago
One year after acquiring Mario Ramirez and Alan Wiggins in the 1980 Rule 5 Draft, the Padres selected AA shortstop Clifton Wherry from the Astros. If you don't remember him, you are not alone. He was returned to the Houston organization before the 1982 season and never made it to the major leagues. I tried to find out more about Clifton Wherry other than his minor league statistics, but came up short. Most search results concerned another Clifton Wherry, twenty years the ballplayer's junior, who was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a Brinks truck robbery that ended in...
Rotoworld 17 hours ago
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Padres are not expected to trade Chase Headley.
Padres Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune 2 hours ago
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Padres Public Dec 6, 2013
The 2014 Hall of Fame Ballot was released not too long ago and boy is it loaded. Only 10 players can be elected in one year and, one year removed from a giant goose egg in Hall of Fame inductees, we could be looking at a very crowded class entering Cooperstown. But as this is a Padres blog, let’s look at some candidates with Padres connections. Mike Piazza Piazza might have been the greatest offensive catcher in baseball history. I got to think this guy is a stone cold lock for induction. And when he goes in I have no doubt it will ... Read the full post
Padres Public Dec 6, 2013
The batsman who can be most relied upon for a single-base hit is worth two of your home-run class of hitters. –Henry Chadwick, The Art of Batting Chadwick wrote this in 1885, when baseball was different, as was our understanding of it and much else in the world. Thanks to the Internet, I am reading his words 128 years later on a device that did not exist then, in a large metal contraption that allows humans to soar eight miles above the once-uncrossable Pacific Ocean. (Albert Spalding’s world tour to promote our national pastime would have been so much easier with ... Read the full post
When the Padres traded Mat Latos I felt very disappointed. Actually I was pissed. I remember playing FIFA when I received the ESPN text alert that he’d been traded to Cincinnati. I was up 2-1 late against Manchester City, a perennial powerhouse, playing with poor little underdog Stoke City. Do you have any idea how hard it is to beat a 5 star team with 2 star team? DO YOU?! Well, distracted by the news, I forgot to pause the game, and of course City equalized late. I eventually lost the game in penalties. Fucking Byrnes. You already know the final ... Read the full post
It’s the same line I hear from every single Padres employee that has come through the doors in the past few seasons: “Bobbleheads don’t do well in San Diego.” And it’s not like it’s worded even remotely different either. It’s verbatim. Word for word. Exactamundo. Twinsies. Well, you get the point. It’s as if upon their hiring they are forced to watch a movie that brainwashes everything that they previously thought was right. Brown = Evil. Bobbleheads=don’t do well in San Diego. I first heard that phrase uttered from an employee back in 2009 and have heard it more times than ...
You are on a ROLL today, Dave! RT @pointerdave @RJsFro @GhostofRAK pic.twitter.com/qGTjv565Zc— Avenging Jack Murphy (@AvengingJM) December 5, 2013
Daughter: Pick a number 1-10 Me: OK. Daughter: Is it 7? Me: No. Daughter: But thats Chase Headleys number. Why wouldnt you pick 7?— Avenging Jack Murphy (@AvengingJM) November 23, 2013
Padres Public Dec 4, 2013
Wondering how many guys named Seth have played in the Major Leagues? The answer is 7. None of those players have ever been on the Padres. Until now.
They almost had me. I was willing to give the Padres the benefit of the doubt this afternoon when they completed a one for one trade with the Oakland Athletics, acquiring left-handed outfielder Seth Smith in exchange for slider whispering setup man Luke Gregerson. Losing Gregerson stings for fans because he’s been a very successful player for 5 years, and very successful players who stick around awhile are pretty well liked by fans, regardless of position. Think about who the top 3 best Padres of all-time are. Trevor Hoffman is in that group, right? Even those of us who have devalued ......
Padres Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune Dec 3, 2013
Pat Murphy named El Paso Chihuahuas' first manager.
Last night, the deadline to offer contracts to arbitration-eligible players came, and went. San Diego had 10 players in this bucket, running the gambit from ‘no doubt he’ll get tendered a contract’ to ‘well, I guess we’ll see what happens’. The ten were Chase Headley, Eric Stults, Tim Stauffer, Luke Gregerson, Ian Kennedy, Tyson Ross, Andrew Cashner, Everth Cabrera, Kyle Blanks, and Jesus Guzman. Turned out, all 10 were offered contracts for next year. Stults and Stauffer signed one-year contracts with the team, as reported by Corey Brock, Bill Center, and elsewhere. ...
Earlier during the year I found myself engrossed in episodes of Homeland and Breaking Bad, programs that had become standards in the AJM household. At roughly the same time I began following a clever Padres fan on twitter who kept me on my toes by alternating his avatars between the dual awesomeness of Saul Berenson and Walter White. With impeccable taste in modern television and the necessary humor required for survival as a Padres fan, I knew he and I would hit it off just smashingly. The human known to the twitterverse as @haha1721 has now joined Padres Public. And ... Read the full post