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Padres Rumors: Upton & Kennedy, Bochtler, Desmond

Well, I’m assuming most of you have heard that Craig Kimbrel is no longer on the Padres. That’s right, he is now on the Boston Red Sox. To learn more about the trades of Kimbrel and his former set-up man Joaquin Benoit and what it means for the Padres, here’s Richard Dorsha’s take on it all. Now, in the mean time, there were some other recwnt news about the Padres: The...
Via Friarhood
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton’s Youth and Power in the Free Agent Market

By most accounts, Justin Upton has delivered on his promise as a former number-one draft pick and top prospect, hitting 190 home runs and averaging roughly four wins per season since turning 21 years ago. Upton has a rare power-speed combination, he was called up at an early age, he hits for consistent power, and he is still just 28 years old. Yet, not unlike another former first...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton: Possible Destinations

Following another above average season, his first, and likely last, in San Diego, Justin Upton will likely decline the $15.8 million qualifying offer he was extended last Friday and elect free agency. While there is no shortage of strong outfielders on the free-agent market, Justin Upton may have the strongest power potential of any of […]
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

6 Potential Landing Spots for Justin Upton

Outfielder Justin Upton is one of this offseason’s most coveted MLB free agents, and with good reason. The 28-year-old is younger than most free agents, and he will give a great boost to whichever team manages to sign him. He’s probably the second-most coveted outfielder on the market (after Jason Heyward, who really only edges [&hellip The post 6 Potential Landing Spots...
Via No Coast Bias
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Extend Qualifying Offers to Upton, Kennedy

All MLB teams had until 5 p.m. ET today to decide which of their free-agents-to-be they would extend qualifying offers to. The qualifying offer system has been around since the 2012-13 off-season, and no player has yet to except a qualifying offer, but will that change this time around? This off-season, the qualifying offer is valued at $15.8 million. As expected, the Padres extended...
Via Friarhood
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Risk of Signing Justin Upton

As winter approaches the Major League Baseball free agent class is beginning to take shape. Nobody in the entire class may have as much potential as outfielder Justin Upton. The former #1 overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks has had a very successful career and is still only 28 years old. […]
Via Baseball Essential
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Justin Upton slams helmet, hits teammate

The San Diego Padres have not had a season to reflect the offseason they had before the 2015 season. After acquiring Matt Kemp, Will Myers, and Justin Upton to piece together a big-name outfield, the Padres’ 56-62 record is good enough to slot them into fourth place in the National League West. The Padres’ also picked up Upton’s older brother, Melvin Upton Jr (formerly B.J...
Via Gamedayr
August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton Throws Batting Helmet In Dugout; Nails Teammate In Head

When a baseball player gets picked off by the pitcher it has to be frustrating. So it is understandable that Padres outfielder Justin Upton would be a little upset after getting picked off in the 8th inning Saturday night. However, it is not an excuse for slamming his batting helmet on the ground when he gets back to the dugout.Those suckers will bounce--and hit someone (like Yonder...
Via FatManWriting
August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Upton joins Padres’ trolling ways, gives fake hugs to teammates (vid)

Justin Upton on Thursday elected to follow the lead of San Diego Padres interim manager Pat Murphy and continued to perpetuate the team’s apparent proclivity for trolling everyone in the buildup to the MLB trade deadline. The outfielder, during San Diego’s 8-7 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field, engaged in a bout...Read More The post Justin Upton joins Padres’ trolling...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco's secret home-field advantage

ATT Park, from behind home plate, at game time for a night game. Justin Upton has hit the ground running in San Diego. His power stats have not suffered as much as you might expect, at least, as his isolated slugging (.194) and home runs per fly ball (16.7%) are right in line with career […]
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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