Padres: This Day in History: Reliving Game 3 of the 1998 World Series

Today, we continue reliving the 1998 World Series between the Padres and Yankees by remembering game three, which occurred on this day, eighteen years ago. Following two losses at Yankee Stadium including a lopsided game two loss, Bruce Bochy and the San Diego Padres returned to Qualcomm Stadium, hoping that home field advantage would propel […] Padres: This Day in History: Reliving...
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4 hours ago

Padres Fired the Wrong Guy in Mike Dee – Fire Fowler Too

The Padres made headlines after dismissing Team President and CEO Mike Dee, in large part in response to the recent infractions of General Manager A.J. Preller. While I understand the decision, couldn’t they have also gone ahead and dismissed Ron Fowler too? With the revelations about how Preller treated medical information during the past season, […] Padres Fired the Wrong Guy...
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20 hours ago

Suspension over, Preller has work cut out

A.J. Preller's 30-day suspension ended on Wednesday, and the Padres general manager returns to duty with a busy offseason on the horizon.
1 day ago

Padres: Broadcasters Finalists for Call of the Year on Solarte’s Catch

Padres’ announcers have some fun with Yangervis Solarte’s spectacular catch, earning them a spot as a finalist in major league baseball’s 2016 awards. One of the more fun aspects of the MLB Awards given out each year is the TV/Radio call award, given to the best call of the year. Though not a whole lot […] Padres: Broadcasters Finalists for Call of the Year on Solarte’s...
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1 day ago

Wil Myers is a sell-high candidate in dynasty leagues

After years of waiting for what many believed would never come, Wil Myers had his breakout season in 2016, hitting 28 home runs with 28 stolen bases and 90-plus in both runs and RBI. According to the ESPN player rater, those numbers ranked him at No. 5 for first basemen, 21 among all hitters and 35 overall. On the surface, his underlying metrics appear to check out and support...
Via Today's Knuckleball
4 days ago

Padres begin search for new team president

The Padres will begin their search for a new team president immediately, but there is no conclusive timetable for a potential hire, according to sources with the team.
5 days ago

Padres hope Ross is ready for '17 after surgery

Tyson Ross started for the Padres on Opening Day in 2016 -- and then missed the remainder of the campaign because of shoulder inflammation. Now, his status for Opening Day '17 appears to be in question.
7 days ago

Mike Dee out as Padres president following miserable season

SAN DIEGO (AP) Mike Dee is out as president of the San Diego Padres, who were embroiled in a major controversy toward the end of another miserable season. Managing partner Peter Seidler offered little insight into Dee's departure Wednesday. He denied Dee was fired, but wouldn't say whether Dee resigned or if it was a mutual decision. Seidler said Dee's contract wasn't set to...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres fire Mike Dee following another miserable season

SAN DIEGO (AP) Mike Dee has been fired as president of the San Diego Padres, who were embroiled in a major controversy toward the end of another miserable season. The team released a one-sentence statement Wednesday morning saying that executive chairman Ron Fowler and managing partner Peter Seidler ''announced the departure of'' Dee. Fowler, Seidler and Dee didn't immediately...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Bethancourt as the Ultimate Utility Player

While fans of 20 teams were coping with the end of the season over the weekend, Dennis Lin delivered some incredibly exciting news. Padres manager Andy Green and host of other Padres officials were in Peoria to watch Christian Bethancourt throw a bullpen session. An injured player throwing an October bullpen session wouldn’t normally draw the manager, pitching coach, bullpen coach...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Losing seasons expected to continue for rebuilding Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) It was a rough year for the San Diego Padres, and things will probably get worse before they improve. The Padres are missing the playoffs for the 10th straight season and finished last in the NL West at 68-94. It was the Padres' sixth straight losing season. One of their owners, Ron Fowler, doesn't think they'll even be .500 for two more years. Their general manager...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadian radio listener fooled to believe ‘Pitch’ character is real MLB pitcher

Sports talk radio callers don’t have the greatest reputations but this one is certainly one for the ages. We know that Canada loves its hockey, curling and well…really any sport involving ice. But, this is also a nation with a real life Major League Baseball team. You know them as the Toronto Blue Jays. So, perhaps it should be a bit surprising to find out that FOX television...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Renfroe hit one to the dang Western Metal Supply building roof at Petco Park

In Hunter Renfroe’s seventh big-league game, he did something that had never happened in a game at Petco Park, which opened in 2004. Renfroe, a first-round pick by the San Diego Padres in 2013, crushed an offering from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Jose De Leon that went down the left field line… and landed on the Western Metal Supply building roof. You may remember everyone being...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Manny Margot and Other Padres Call-Ups

Following the end of their Triple-A affiliate’s championship season in the Pacific Coast League, the San Diego Padres promoted a small collection of players to their major-league club on Tuesday. Below are forecasts for the three most notable prospects of that group — Carlos Asuaje, Hunter Renfroe, and Manuel Margot — according to my KATOH system and presented in order of projected...
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 San Diego Padres

Ever since being crowned as the Offseason World Champions by nearly everyone two years ago, things have gone downhill fast for the San Diego Padres. Remember that offseason? The Padres made a bunch of splashy moves, adding big name after big name: Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, Wil Myers, James Shields and others. The moves were supposed to propel the Padres...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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