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SETH SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Smith, Amarista help Padres top Twins 5-4 in 10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Center fielder Alexi Amarista made a game-saving catch in the bottom of the ninth inning and Seth Smith followed with a solo homer in the 10th to lift the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Amarista ran backward on a dead sprint and laid out for a brilliant diving catch of a drive off the bat of Eduardo Escobar with two on...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
15 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Seth Smith extension say about Padres’ future?

Being currently without a general manager isn’t stopping the San Diego Padres from doing some business. It’s just a bit curious that transactions like signing players to new contracts are happening without the executive that would normally attend to such matters in place. The Padres signed outfielder Seth Smith to a two-year contract extension on Wednesday, keeping the 31-year...
Via The Outside Corner
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The (sort of) Puzzling Seth Smith Extension

The year is 2026. After a 10 year run of dominance in the National League West by the San Diego Padres, Jonah Keri has completed his fifth bestseller — Friar Fever: How Farhan Zaidi Took the Forgettable San Diego Padres from Cellar-Dwellers to the Top of the Baseball World. Consider this passage, from the first chapter: … Josh Byrnes was ousted after two-and-a-half years of mediocrity...
Via Padres Public
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mr. Smith Gets Extended

Seth Smith will be a Padre through the 2016 season, with a club option for 2017.  Mixed reactions to this extension are to be expected. On the one hand, he has been an average to above average player based on his 108 wRC+ over the entirety of his career. As Dave Cameron points out, the contract isn’t onerous and actually retains his services at a discount based on his performance...
Via Padres Public
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres, Smith Agree to 2-year/$13MM Extension

For a team that’s poised and ready to sell off its roster (being 10-games under .500 at the time of this writing and just two weeks away from the All-Star break), a 2-year extension worth $13 million doesn’t really seem like the type of thing the Padres would be prepared to offer. Nonetheless, the Padres have reportedly agreed to a 2-year extension with outfielder Seth Smith...
Via Friarhood
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Foul ball breaks monitor in Padres' broadcast booth

Your browser does not support iframes.A foul ball by San Diego Padres left fielder Seth Smith broke a computer monitor in the Padres broadcast booth during Monday night's game at Seattle.It happened in the top of the sixth as Smith hit a 1-1 pitch foul behind home plate. The broadcasters were not put in harm's way, but the same could not be said for the monitor which was...
Via Holdout Sports
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs outfielder Junior Lake confused during home run trot

Your browser does not support iframes.Chicago Cubs left fielder Junior Lake was so unsure as to whether his home run ball really left the park that he stopped running during his home run trot in the sixth inning of Sunday's game at San Diego.Padres left fielder Seth Smith made a leaping attempt to snag Lake's deep fly ball, but came just short as the ball made it over the...
Via Holdout Sports
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Why Seth Smith has been their best player so far

Despite being ranked 30th in all but one offensive statistical category (ranked 29th in slugging percentage), the San Diego Padres are only three games below .500 at 21-24, and that is surprising. While there are no standout or star players as far as the rest of the league is concerned, Seth Smith has been undoubtedly the best player for the Friars so far this season. Smith, who...
Via isportsweb.com
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Streaking And Seth Smith Cycles Subsequently (Nearly)

The Padres are on their first 3-game winning streak of the season! Within this streak, the Padres have put up their highest and second-highest (as well as their seventh-highest) run totals of the season. During said streak, Seth Smith has missed a cycle by one hit on consecutive days (needing a home run on Friday, a single on Saturday). I figured these were interesting, albeit meaningless...
Via Padres Public
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
COUNTING'S HARD

Umpire rings up A's batter after strike two

Your browser does not support iframes. In another inexcusable case of a major league umpire losing count of balls and strikes behind home plate, CB Bucknor accidentally rang up Oakland A's batter Seth Smith on strike two during extra innings of Thursday's marathon game at the O.co Coliseum. It happened in the bottom of the 11th as Bucknor made the emphatic "strike...
Via Holdout Sports
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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