PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Padres tap into Solarte power behind Friedrich

The Padres found a healthy way to take out their frustrations from a recent four-game losing streak: They turned Chase Field into their own launching pad Friday night.
Via Padres.com
42 minutes ago

Ross close to beginning extended rehab

The Padres are hopeful that injured Opening Day starter Tyson Ross could resume throwing within the next week, as he continues to recover from the right-shoulder inflammation that has sidelined him since the first week of April.
Via Padres.com
3 hours ago

Padres Preview 05/27: Christian Friedrich takes on Robbie Ray and the Diamondbacks

Off days are awful, and they're especially bad when they follow a brutal loss (not to mention the wrong end of a series sweep), so this evening's game against the similarly struggling Diamondbacks is an overdue delight. Left-hander Christian Friedrich will make his third start for the Padres, going up against fellow lefty Robbie Ray. Friedrich has been, to put it kindly, lucky to...
Via Gaslamp Ball
6 hours ago

Dickerson paces homer barrage on Padres' farm

Homers, strong starts and late-game rallies were the dominant themes in the Padres' farm system Thursday.
Via Padres.com
13 hours ago

Padres Trade Rumors Beginning in May

The Padres are quickly playing themselves out of the National League West race, and with that downward spiral they head towards speculation on who they will trade come this years trade deadline on August 1st. The Padres surprised everyone last year by not making any moves – and though they do have a gluttony of […] Padres Trade Rumors Beginning in May - Friars on Base - Friars...
Via Friars on Base
14 hours ago

Padres Family in the Courtroom: Is Gwynn’s Family Ignoring Research?

Cancer. Yes, you just got a shiver or winced or a rotten feeling in your stomach. It happens. Both the reaction and the disease. The killer known as Salivary Gland Cancer took Tony Gwynn and Beastie Boy MCA from us too soon. We don’t know why it happens, we have educated guesses and risk factors […] Padres Family in the Courtroom: Is Gwynn’s Family Ignoring Research? - Friars...
Via Friars on Base
1 day ago

Baseball: No malice in Padres' gay chorus anthem flap

NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball says the San Diego Padres did not act with "malicious intentions" in mishandling the national anthem that was supposed to be sung by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus. The team has invited the group to return and sing the anthem, an offer MLB calls "appropriate." The Padres have apologized for the mistake. The Padres had invited the chorus to sing...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Novel: The San Diego Curse by JL Bryant

We just got an email from author/lawyer JL Bryant. Today and tomorrow you can download his novel The San Diego Curse for free on Amazon to your Kindle or other reading device. It's his goal to make baseball mystery novels fun again. He promises it's a quick read at only 140 pages. In this work of fiction, the 2010 Padres have won the World Series and that's when things turn deadly...
Via Gaslamp Ball
1 day ago

Padres Outfielders Excelling in El Paso

While the Padres just got swept again by the San Francisco Giants, not all is bad in Padre-land. Of course, to find some bright spots, we need to travel more than 700 miles east to El Paso, where the Padres triple-A affiliate is located. The El Paso Chihuahuas have a ton of talent, especially in […] Padres Outfielders Excelling in El Paso - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San...
Via Friars on Base
1 day ago

Matt Kemp, Wherefore Art Thou?

Okay, I’m still a game behind. I realize this is a strange way to cover a ballclub, but it’s sort of my thing. So this is about Tuesday night’s game, the one where the Padres hung around for a while until a man named Keith Hessler gave up five runs in the eighth inning. Actually, this isn’t really about Tuesday night’s game, this is about Matt Kemp . . . again. No wait...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago

Giants’ Matt Duffy finds gaping in hole in Padres’ extreme outfield shift

Like the rest of MLB, the San Diego Padres shift their defense depending on who's at the plate. For the most part, shifts work ... but not always. On Tuesday night, it backfired on the Padres.With Matt Duffy at the dish, the Padres decided to move their outfield so that no one was playing center field. Naturally, Duffy hit what would have been a routine fly ball to center, which...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pomeranz throws 7 spotless innings but Padres lose 1-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Drew Pomeranz pitched seven shutout innings and still couldn't win. That's because he was matched against Johnny Cueto, who has allowed one run in his last 34 innings and tossed two shutouts against San Diego this season. Brad Hand was the tough-luck loser Monday night, giving up pinch-hitter Hunter Pence's bloop double into right field that scored Brandon Belt...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Gwynn's family suing tobacco industry

An addiction to tobacco is a tough battle for many people, but is the tobacco industry to blame when those who are addicted see their lives cut short? The family of San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who died of oral cancer, will attempt to make that case. Today, Gwynn’s surviving family members have filed a lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court to hold the tobacco industry...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres’ broadcasters Don Orsillo and Mark Grant don eye black for 17th inning

The San Diego Padres’ game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday went to 17 innings and produced plenty of weirdness, including Padres’ TV broadcasters Don Orsillo (formerly of the Red Sox) and Mark Grant donning eyeblack before that 17th inning: Grant might want to be careful with how he’s waving around that pointer; Orsillo tweeted later that he wasn’t particularly impressed...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB investigating controversial Padres national anthem mishap

What was supposed to be a moment to cherish has turned into a nightmare. The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus lined up on the field prior to Saturday’s Padres home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers to perform the national anthem. Instead, an audio recording of a woman singing the anthem was played while the chorus stayed in line on the field. Now, Major League Baseball is digging...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Pomeranz Looks to Prove Legitimacy Against Cueto

It’s a thin slate of action on this baseball Monday, and even thinner on the pitching front. Still, there’s a few matchups and arms to be interested in. Check ’em out! Drew Pomeranz (SDP) versus Johnny Cueto (SFG) 10:15 p.m. ET You’re going to have to stay up late to get this one in. We’re elevating Pomeranz a bit here so we don’t run short on #content, but he’s...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres under fire for mishandling gay chorus' anthem

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus is criticizing the San Diego Padres for mishandling the group's scheduled performance of the national anthem before a game Saturday. The chorus said on its Facebook page that it gathered to perform the song when the Padres instead played the recorded voice of a woman singing the anthem. Their statement said no attempt was made to stop...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres ripped by San Diego Gay Men's Chorus over national anthem error

The San Diego Padres apologized to the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus after a recorded woman's voice was used instead of the men's voices during the playing of the national anthem before Saturday's game against the Dodgers."This evening, during the pregame ceremony, a mistake was made in the Petco Park control room that prevented the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus from performing the national...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus criticize Padres and fan behavior toward them in National Anthem incident

In a Facebook post, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus shared what they felt was some rather disrespectful behavior displayed toward them by the San Diego Padres as well as fans at Petco Park when they were supposed to sing the National Anthem. With 100 men standing in center field awaiting to sing at the Dodgers-Padres game Saturday night, the Padres played a version of the National...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres make Matt Kemp available via trade

The San Diego Padres continue to try to clean up the mess that was the 2014-15 offseason. Though the trade deadline is still a little more than two months away, the Padres have reportedly made outfielder Matt Kemp available in a trade. The #Padres may have nice trade chip this summer in OF Matt Kemp, who has 10 homers and 29 RBI, and is being made available. — Bob Nightengale...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh my! Dick Enberg drops outrageous line over image of fat cat (vid)

Dick Enberg is one of the most beloved and respected sports broadcasters of all-time. He’s been at it for what seems like forever and his ability to drop a line like he did during a recent broadcast of a San Diego Padres game shows the old guy still has it. During Tuesday’s game against the San Francisco Giants, Enberg was confronted — for some reason — with the image...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon accepts Guinness World Record award for historic home run

Bartolo Colon can now list "Guinness World Record holder" on his lengthy resume of incredible accomplishments. Colon set a record two weekends ago when he homered off the Padres' James Shields for his first career home run. At age 42, the Dominican Republic native was the oldest player to hit a first career homer. On Tuesday, Colon was honored at Citi Field and presented with an...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Starting to Click for Drew Pomeranz

Let’s take a little stroll through the big-league leaders in strikeout rate. Jose Fernandez. All right. Clayton Kershaw! Of course. Drew Pomeranz. Naturally. Danny Salazar. Predictable. Max Scherzer. Duh. Stephe-wait, rewind. Well I’ll be damned, there he is. Pomeranz, indeed. Most recently, Pomeranz went into Chicago and struck out 10 Cubs, and eight of them weren’t even John...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey irate with Christian Bethancourt admiring homer

John Lackey was none too pleased with how Christian Bethancourt stood and admired his mammoth game-winning solo shot during the Chicago Cubs’ 1-0 loss to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. Bethancourt’s towering shot to left field, his third home run on the season, came during the fifth inning and ended up on the street outside Wrigley Field. Video of Lackey’s reaction...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan gets tattoo to commemorate Bartolo Colon's first home run

James Shields may not want to remember what happened last Saturday, but it won’t be something soon forgotten by Mets fans. In case you missed it, Colon did the unthinkable, clubbing a no doubt home run at Petco Park, a stadium not known for being a home run haven. As if the 42-year-old pitcher wasn’t already an internet sensation, this cemented his status. One of the results...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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