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Upton, Kemp and New Look Padres Fall in Debut

One of the biggest stories of the offseason was A.J. Preller’s complete take over of the San Diego Padres. The new General Manager and his regime did a complete makeover to the Padres roster, giving them a roster comparable to their 1998 World Series team. Yesterday the new look Friars made there debut. The two newest toys that grabbed the most attention were Matt Kemp and Justin...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Upton homers, Kemp hitless in Padres debuts

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Justin Upton homered and Matt Kemp went hitless in three at-bats in their debuts with the San Diego Padres, a 4-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. Kemp and Upton, each two-time All-Stars, were two of the main acquisitions in a busy offseason for the Padres. Upton, the centerpiece of a trade with the Atlanta Braves, was 0 for 2 until he hit a towering...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ghost Post: How to be a Championship Padres Fan (IMO)

by Nacho Padre To start, I’d like to say thank you to all those who inspired me directly, indirectly and inadvertently to write this piece. I dedicate this piece to my children that one day they come to love the game as much as I do. My name is Nacho Padre. I have been a baseball player since the age of 5, played on teams through college and ended with a high school coaching stint...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Bar: James Shields

This is where we gather from time to time to talk about something big in the Padres world or just the Padres or just baseball. It’s a roundtable discussion. Except, you know, no round tables. This is a Public House . . . so we’re at the bar. Hey there. Long time no drink. I, for one, missed when we all get together to do this. So… It’s been an extraordinary offseason for...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher’s Spotlight: San Diego Padres’ James Shields

This week’s spotlight is on the new San Diego Padres’ ace James Shields. He was one of the last free agents to sign this offseason ultimately agreeing to a deal with the Padres about two weeks before pitchers and catchers reported. Shields is one of the many new faces in San Diego for the 2015 season. The new-look Padres figure to be trending upward after a few down years in...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Position battle: third base

Will Middlebrooks One of the most interesting things about the San Diego Padres this Spring Training is all the position battles. It feels like the Padres traded for 30 new players (they did) yet somehow still have a ton of positions up for grabs (they do). This will be the first in a series of articles previewing position battles that will take place over the next month. We’ll...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

RF Matt Kemp confident about new-look Padres being contender

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Matt Kemp stood up from his locker, navy blue hoodie covering his head and began signing the nursery rhyme, ''Rain, Rain, Go Away.'' Aside from Saturday's gray skies and precipitation in the forecast all weekend, San Diego's new right fielder is loving his new life that is taking him a couple of hours farther south in Southern California with the Padres. ''This...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Carlos Quentin’s new home

Carlos Quentin San Diego Padres manager Bud Black and General Manager A.J. Preller each brought up the possibility this week of outfielder/walking corpse Carlos Quentin potentially getting some reps at first base in an effort to get his bat in the lineup. This all feels like a massive farce and a way for the Padres to showcase Quentin’s bat for the rest of the league. I’ve long...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Upton out up to two months with inflammation in foot

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Melvin Upton Jr. already made waves once this spring by changing his name. Now, he's doing so again, as the Braves center fielder will miss up to two months with inflammation in his left foot. Upton underwent an MRI exam Thursday, which revealed he has sesamoiditis, a buildup in the bone behind the ball of the foot. He will be in a short leg cast for two...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What Brown Padres BP Jerseys Might Look Like

Here’s an photographic idea of a brown Padres jersey I made. I like the idea of keeping the current Padres marks in a switch to brown. The team needs all the consistency it can get, and the boring-ness of the script contrasts well with the uniqueness of the brown. The current SD is the most typographically pleasing of them all, and with the team’s focus on that logo keeping...
Via Padres Public
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #36: Justin Upton | OF | SD

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! The good Upton brother had yet another strong season in 2014, completing his seventh full season in the big leagues. It’s hard to believe but the former first overall pick in the 2005 Amateur Draft has been around that long, and at just 27 years old he still has ample time left in his prime. Upton was...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres chairman: It was time to make changes

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- As the full squad of his remodeled club stretched in front of him for the first time, Padres chairman Ron Fowler was asked about the flurry of offseason moves that have brought excitement and a record payroll to San Diego. "I'm on food stamps, so I had to hitchhike over," Fowler said Wednesday, smiling. "No, we're all in. We spent our money wisely. Or I should...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Prospect Profile: Austin Hedges

Since December, the focus towards the San Diego Padres has been directed towards the trade acquisitions. Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, and Wil Myers were all brought in by the new GM on the block, A.J. Preller. Another move made was for former Oakland A’s catcher Derek Norris, who broke out last summer. While these trades immediately upgrade a usually brutal roster, there is still...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Reasons to Travel to Peoria to Watch the Padres

10. Arizona weather is amazing during the month of March 9.  St. Patrick’s Day in Arizona is like Spring Break for adults 8.  Salty Senoritas and The Moon Saloon. 7.  Good chance you’ll run into a Padres personality #heynow #ohmy 6.  To watch top prospects like Hedges, Renfroe, and Wisler 5.  Road.  Trip. 4.  Every day is Sunday Runday in Arizona. 3.  To see all the new...
Via Friarhood
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Federowicz went to taco stand in Mexico to research trade to Padres

The San Diego Padres overhauled their roster this offseason through a series of trades and signings. Among the transactions saw the arrival of Matt Kemp from the Dodgers. Included in that deal was catcher Tim Federowicz. How Federowicz found out he was traded is quite the story. The 27-year-old spent part of his offseason playing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Top 20 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training has arrived once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the San Diego Padres’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Rymer Liriano OF: Liriano has widely been regarded one of the top Padres prospects for a number...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: San Diego Padres

San Diego treated their roster like a fantasy baseball team and completely overhauled their club in the offseason. Cameron Maybin, Will Venable, and Seth Smith once roamed the outfield. Now, Justin Upton, Matt Kemp, and Wil Myers will start. Offense wasn’t the only portion to receive a facelift. The Padres added an ace to their staff by signing James Shields. There is no doubt...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields set to anchor the San Diego Padres rotation

Everyone stop what they’re doing, the San Diego Padres have done it, yet again! They’ve signed someone new, someone to contribute to the growing franchise. James Shields was signed just recently, previously he was a free-agent pitcher, but has now made his way to the San Diego Padres. We could talk about how much of a great asset Shields will be to the Padres, but I think before...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Announce Single-A Manager; Storm Staff

The San Diego Padres and California League Single-A Affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm unveiled their coaching staff for the 2015 season this afternoon, highlighting a core group of players-turned coaches with professional ball playing experience. The biggest news came in the announcement of the Storm’s new skipper, Michael Collins. Collins, a former First Baseman and Catcher, played...
Via Friarhood
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rearranging the Padres, By Popular Suggestion

A few minutes ago, I noticed that “Padres” was trending on Twitter. Imagine knowing that, and only that, several months ago. If I told you last June that “Padres” would be trending in the middle of February, you probably would’ve assumed one of two things. One, perhaps the San Diego Padres had been officially contracted. […]
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres aggressively pursued Cole Hamels

The San Diego Padres’ pursuit of James Shields apparently coincided with a quest to land Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels.     The Padres made an “aggressive offer” for Hamels before reportedly signing Shields to a four-year, $75 million contract, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. However, a source told Rosenthal last month that the Padres might “not have...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

What does signing of James Shields mean for the Padres?

It took until early February, and it came at a lower cost than he initially anticipated, but James Shields finally has a long-term home, as he signed a four-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth at least $75 million. The 33-year-old California native will remain near his hometown, while also becoming the latest addition to a Padres team that has experienced a complete overhaul...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres are bringing back the brown pinstripes

It’s not the complete uniform overhaul that we championed for earlier this month, but the San Diego Padres *will* be bringing back their brown pinstriped uniforms in 2015 for five Wednesday day games. New in 2015: Way Back Wednesdays! For 5 Wednesday day games, team will wear home brown pinstripe uniforms ('85-'90) pic.twitter.com/w2QrZr0a0H — San Diego Padres (@Padres...
Via The Outside Corner
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bud Selig portrait commissioned by Padres is creepily macabre (photo)

A portrait of outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig now hangs in the lobby of the San Diego Padres’ offices at Petco Park. And to be kind, the portrait of Selig is, well, kinda creepy. The Padres last year renamed a plaza outside Petco Park “Selig Hall of Fame Plaza.” The suspicion then was that it...Read More The post Bud Selig portrait commissioned by Padres is creepily macabre...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 MLB All-Star Game heading to San Diego

Apparently, the best way to earn an All-Star Game for your city and stadium is to…name a plaza after the outgoing commissioner. I’m not sure whether the crowning of the Bud Selig Hall of Fame Plaza is the reason for this or not, but the 2016 All-Star Game will be held at Petco Park in San Diego. San Diego #padres awarded 2016 MLB All-Star Game. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick...
Via The Outside Corner
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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