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Counterpoint: The trade deadline

Dear 95% of Padre fans, I respectfully disagree with you. I know, I’m a stupid Padres apologist who always supports the team blindly and not at all realistically. I can’t see how awful this team’s decisions makers are and how terrible things went at the trading deadline. Now that you’ve vented, can I say a few things? Thanks. I’m fine with team standing pat, but not for...
Via Friarhood
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

No news is good news? Not if you're the Padres

In hindsight, the signals were apparent on Thursday, when the Padres were mostly quiet, barely engaging with prospective trade partners. Even before that, some Padres officials indicated that the team might hold at the deadline, insisting that they liked their players, claiming they would be fine with getting a draft pick for Justin Upton, saying they did not need to cut payroll...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Upton or Cespedes To Don The Orange?

Justin Upton- San Diego Padres LFYoenis Cespedes- Detroit Tigers LF As we tick closer to tomorrow’s MLB trade deadline, the Baltimore Orioles have risen among the teams looking to pursue a dominant hitter in the market. Some of the names linked with the team include Justin Upton and Yoenis Cespedes. Several days back, the Orioles were rumored to have neared an agreement to acquire...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Murphy says he pulled Justin Upton, Tyson Ross to mess with us

Padres interim manager Pat Murphy doesn’t appear to be worried over whether or not he could be promoted to the permanent gig in the San Diego dugout. If he was, would he pull the stunt he claims to have perpetrated on baseball media and fandom Wednesday night? #Padres int manager Pat Murphy said he pulled Upton and Kemp late to get them off their feet “and give you guys something...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Looking To Rekindle Talks For Justin Upton

The New York Mets may have balked at the asking price from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Justin Upton last week, but according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports the two sides are ready to rekindle talks. Especially as Uptons asking price continues to decline. As as MMO reported last week, the San Diego […]
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres and New York Mets trade stalled

The San Diego Padres and the New York Mets have reportedly stalled trade talks due to lack of agrement. The teams were discussing a trade that would involve Padres’ star outfielder, Justin Upton, and several Mets’ prospects. Apparently Upton is one of the Mets’ main interest for this upcoming trade deadline in the hopes of bolstering their weak offensive lineup. Upton, the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton is on the market. Who wants him?

Seeing as the San Diego Padres have failed to meet expectations in 2015, their status as sellers at the trade deadline comes as no surprise. They added several key free agents last winter and none of them seemed to mesh. Thus, the team has a lot of valuable assets to offer a team in contention. Of those assets, outfielder Justin Upton is the most intriguing. Now in his 9th season...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Padres just blow the whole thing up?

No team made more noise this past offseason than the San Diego Padres, engaging in seemingly endless roster turnover in hopes of putting a contending team on the field. It was either going to be a spectacular success or a spectacular failure; either way, it’d be spectacular. Things haven’t gone exactly as general manager A.J. Preller planned. The Padres are putrid on offense...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  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 […]
Via Fangraphs
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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