PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Josh Johnson needs a second Tommy John surgery

Signing pitcher Josh Johnson to a one-year, $8 million contract was viewed as a savvy offseason move for the Padres. If the right-hander stayed healthy, San Diego could have an ace-caliber starter for about one-third the price of what a No. 1 starter typically costs on the open market nowadays. Unfortunately, Johnson won’t have thrown a single regular-season pitch for the Padres...
Via Bloguin Best
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres’ Josh Johnson to have Tommy John surgery

According to MLB.com’s Corey Brock, San Diego Padres right-hander Josh Johnson will have Tommy John surgery tomorrow, April 24, to repair his Ulnar Collateral Ligament. #Padres pitcher Josh Johnson will have TJ surgery tomorrow. Technically a revision of the UCL. — Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) April 23, 2014 In November, 2013, Johnson signed with the Padres for one-year worth...
Via Sports-Glory
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres discussing trades for Nick Hundley

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres are discussing trades for veteran catcher Nick Hundley.By SD Dirk on Flickr via Wikimedia Commons"I've been around this game too long to speculate on things like that," Hundley told Lin in a short yet intimate piece about Hundley's perspective on his career's evolution. "Those are decisions...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gyorko remaining the same level-headed man, even after his big contract extension

Forget designer jeans and gold necklaces. Armani? Not for this guy. Jedd Gyorko's big fashion statement comes on those days when he breezes into the clubhouse to punch in for work rocking a Cabela's cap. Uh, that's Cabela's. You know, "The World's Foremost Outfitter for Hunting, Fishing & Outdoor Gear." Says so right on the company's Web site...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur is getting the last laugh on his El Paso Chihuahuas teammates

Last week Jeff Francoeur went viral by getting pranked for an entire month by his El Paso Chihuahuas teammates, well this week Jeff got a little bit of payback while on the field.The Chihuahuas were spanked a couple of times this week by the Las Vegas 51s and "Frenchie" was inserted into games on both Sunday and Tuesday as a relief pitcher. We see this sort of thing all...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jedd Gyorko and the Contract Extension of Doom

Or “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Private Hotel Suite on Road Trips” Yesterday, Dustin of The Sacrifice Bunt gave you a little insight into the perceived value of Gyorko’s extension. He looked at recent contracts given to players with similar service time, Starling Marte and Andrelton Simmons. Of the three players, Jedd Gyorko fell in the middle of both projected...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Headley hits winning HR in 2-1 victory over Brewers

On and on the pitches hummed here Tuesday night, the bats dragging behind nearly every plate appearance of the way. It was a sensation familiar to the Padres and a bit more foreign to the Brewers, who came in with the National League’s premier record. More than once, the landscape threatened to shift ever so slightly at Miller Park, the Padres taking the first lead on a bunt from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-22-14

The whole farm lost tonight, but there were some bright spots. Hunter Renfroe hit another home run tonight for the Storm while Brooks Conrad had a 2 home run night for the Chihuahuas.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Brooks Conrad/Hunter Renfroe Pitching Prospect of the Day: Jeff Francoeur   El Paso Chihuahuas 9, Albuquerque Isotopes 21 Rico Noel – RF: 2-6, 4K, Run scored Daniel...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur doing it all for Triple-A team

Jeff Francoeur is proving to be a regular “Jack of All Trades” for the San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate El Paso Chihuahuas. Not only is the outfielder the perfect prank victim, but with a Gold Glove and World Series experience, he’s also got some pretty solid Major League credentials.  Oh, yeah…he’s also proving to be a rally killer on the mound. Sunday night, “Frenchy”...
Via Hall of Very Good
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres discussing trades for Hundley

Nearly two years ago, outside the windows of the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, dawn had begun to overtake darkness and, still, Nick Hundley had not slept. Inside a building renowned for paranormal disturbances, Hundley was haunted by the shell of his own self. The Padres were 19 games out of first place. Hundley, their starting catcher, was all out of sorts, his batting average...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

If I ran the Padres – Part II

If I ran the Padres…. I would stop buying out arbitration years for my young players.  I admit my position on this issue has evolved in the past 3 seasons or so.  In the past i felt locking up players with guaranteed money was a great investment because the team can set its price rather than risk huge increases that are out of their control.  Sounds great in theory.  But, as...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Cameron Maybin (biceps) could join team on road trip

San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin ruptured a biceps tendon on March 2, causing him to miss the start of his season. The original prognosis was anticipating an absence of 2-3 months, but he could rejoin the team during their current 10-game road trip.Corey Brock of MLB.com reported the good news, with Maybin currently conducting his rehab assignment in Triple-A with the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chase Headley is the Problem

There’s no denying it anymore. I’ve tried for so long, living in denial. I’ve tried convincing myself that Chase Headley was a very good player. I was lost in the fantasy of wanting him to become someone he never had the talent of being. Alas, the first 19 games of the season have finally convinced me that the Headley naysayers are right. Chase Headley is the problem. He...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A House Divided: Chase Headley Addition

You’ll often here it said, if you follow San Diego sports for any length of time, that the attitude and environment in San Diego is relaxed. For some players, this is the draw to playing in San Diego (besides weather, beaches, beer, tacos, etc). The media isn’t as pushy as in New York or Boston and the fans are far more forgiving. This reputation is well-earned and often mocked...
Via Padres Public
5 days ago  |  Discuss

El Paso Chihuahuas introduce team’s new nightmare fuel mascot (photo/video)

There was a time not too long ago when the introduction of a team’s new mascot — be it for a pro, semi-pro, or college team — typically would involve the unveiling of a cuddly creature, an anthropomorphic entity that adults could enjoy and kids would adore. Not anymore. The most recent nightmare fuel mascot […] The post El Paso Chihuahuas introduce team’s new nightmare...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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