Investment in Weaver paying off for Padres

The Padres spent $8.25 million on four-fifths of their starting rotation during the offseason. So far, it's been money well spent. Their four free-agent signings have turned in four very impressive starts in the past four nights. Jered Weaver's quality outing during Saturday's 6-3 loss to Miami in 11 innings was merely the latest.
12 hours ago

Myers honored for hitting for the cycle

Wil Myers was honored before Saturday's game against the Marlins for becoming the second player in club history to hit for the cycle. The team and the Bikes for Kids Foundation also announced they'll donate 50 bikes for children in the area.
16 hours ago

Spangenberg knocking on big league door

When the Padres made the surprise decision to leave Cory Spangenberg off the Opening Day roster, they did so with the caveat that he needed to receive everyday at-bats and perform consistently when he got them. Spangenberg has done just that at Triple-A El Paso. He's hitting .382/.433/.491/. But do the Padres have space for him?
17 hours ago

San Diego Padres: What Good is Erick Aybar Doing?

The San Diego Padres have a slew of prospects at the shortstop position for fans to get excited about. In the meantime, watching a veteran during a rebuilding year can become frustrating. At this point, it is a reasonable assumption to make that the San Diego Padres are indeed going through a rebuilding season, as […] San Diego Padres: What Good is Erick Aybar Doing? - Friars on...
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1 day ago

Hedges homers, Cahill pitches 7 in Padres’ 5-3 win Marlins

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Austin Hedges hit a three-run homer and Trevor Cahill pitched seven strong innings in his home debut for his hometown San Diego Padres, who beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Friday night for their third straight win. Hedges gave the Padres a nice cushion when he homered off the front of the balcony on the fourth floor of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building in the...
2 days ago

San Diego Padres: Embracing the Inconsistency

The harsh reality for fans of the San Diego Padres is that the rest of the season is bound to be filled with the same sorts of ups and downs which have been the story of the first several weeks. One day the world is ending, and the next it’s a great day to be […] San Diego Padres: Embracing the Inconsistency - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News...
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2 days ago

San Diego Padres: Five-Year Blunder?: Switch to 94.9 as Broadcast Station

Ever since the San Diego Padres switched their radio station to 94.9, the clear shortcomings of the broadcasts have tainted one major way fans take in games. “Whoever made the horrible decision to engage 94.9 FM as the broadcast station for the Padres needs to be fired,” wrote Joe Oviatt of Escondido in a letter […] San Diego Padres: Five-Year Blunder?: Switch to 94.9 as Broadcast...
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3 days ago

Richard, backed by two homers, pitches Padres past D’backs

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clayton Richard pitched into the seventh inning and Wil Myers and Austin Hedges homered to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night. Richard (2-2) gave up a run on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings. The left-hander struck out a season-high eight to win for the first time in his last three starts. Brandon Maurer pitched the...
3 days ago

Padres put Jarred Cosart on DL with hamstring strain

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Padres infielder Erick Aybar makes first career pitching appearance in 9th inning of rout

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4 days ago

Matt Bush to pitch in closer role for Rangers

The Texas Rangers’ bullpen has been a disaster this season, and they will be turning to a new closer for the time being.Sam Dyson was placed on the disabled list by the Rangers Monday, a day after he had his fourth poor outing of the season. Dyson surrendered multiple runs in four of his six appearances this season, leading Texas to examine their 9th-inning situation.Rangers manager...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers hits for the second cycle in San Diego Padres history

There isn’t going to be much to like about the 2017 San Diego Padres, but Wil Myers is certainly something to like. After a being a highly regarded prospect — with Tampa Bay — and having a couple of disappointing seasons, Myers hit 28 homers and was worth 3.8 WAR (per FanGraphs) in 2016 for the Padres. Myers is off to another tremendous start this season, with three homers...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers hits for cycle as Padres beat Rockies 5-3 (Apr 10, 2017)

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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants sign OF Melvin Upton to minor league deal

The San Francisco Giants are hurting in the outfield with both Michael Morse and Mac Williamson injured. This led to the team signing veteran Drew Stubbs earlier in the week. Now, doubling down on the free-agent market, the Giants are reportedly signing outfielder Melvin Upton to a minor league deal. Upton, 32, was released by the Toronto Blue Jays prior to the start of the season...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Relegate the Padres, and Other Notes

Hey baseball fans, it’s time to recap the wonderful action that was Thursday. So, what have we got for you? Well, how about a point-by-point breakdown—game-by-game style? If you’re not feeling that, too bad. The train’s already left the station. SFG 3-9 ARI: Looks like ‘Shark’ got snakebit. Related: It’s not an even year, suckers. COL 2-1 MIL: The third bae-man strikes...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Richard, the Fascinating Find

On opening day, the Padres lost to the Dodgers by 11 runs, and the score makes the game seem closer than it was. It was more or less how the game was expected to go, and half the postgame stories revolved around the same narrative: It’s going to be a long season for San Diego. And, you know what, it probably will be a long season for San Diego. But after game number two, the Padres...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Bethancourt and Two-Way Players of the Past, Future

Christian Bethancourt made the Padres! This is exciting, because he’s making the team as a catcher and a reliever at the same time. His existence challenges norms in a sport that’s known for the specialized roles of its participants. That said, we’ll have to see if he’s more Brooks Kieschnick or more Kenley Jansen eventually. Because hitter-slash-pitcher Kieschnick was nearly...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw's 2017 salary more than Padres’ Opening Day roster

We know the Los Angeles Dodgers aren’t opposed to spending big money to stay competitive. The same cannot be said for the San Diego Padres, whose entire Opening Day roster makes less money than Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw.Kershaw’s 2017 salary is a cool $33 million. San Diego’s 25-man Opening Day roster will earn $28 million … combined.“The Padres, in a season...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Swarm of bees cause Rockies and Padres players to fall to the ground during game

This is something I have never seen before. A swarm of bees hovered around home plate in the 9th inning of the Rockies-Padres Spring Training game in Peoria, Arizona. Video shows the bees hovering around in such large numbers that they were noticeable from the outfield camera. Seconds later, everyone dropped to the ground for fear of getting stung by the bees.
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bees cause Padres, Rockies to hit the deck

Everyone hit the deck like they were doing a drop drill during Thursday’s Rockies-Padres spring training game after a swarm of bees appeared on the field.San Diego pitcher Trey Wingenter was pitching in the top of the ninth inning and stepped off the rubber after seeing the swarm. He quickly went down. The batter, umpire, and other players on the field soon followed by going down...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/29: Free hats (Caps fans only)

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while taking up sculpting on the side.A happy birthday today to Walt Frazier, Earl Campbell, Jennifer Capriati and Maxim Lapierre. On this date in 1989 Sergei Priakin became the first Soviet player allowed to play in the NHL...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Padres' Christian Bethancourt really succeed at pitcher and catcher?

In Little League, it's extremely common for the best player on the team to be the ace of the pitching staff while also excelling in the field when he's not on the mound. That typically ends as players get older, particularly once they move on from high school ball and head to college or turn pro.Of course, there are always the Micah Owings of the world, MLB pitchers who find their...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Cards World Series hero Anthony Reyes now a firefighter

Former MLB pitcher Anthony Reyes enjoyed a relatively short career, playing for two teams from 2005-2009 and compiling a record of 13-26. Now, he has dedicated himself to helping his community stay safe.Reyes officially became a firefighter in L.A. County over the weekend. A former 15th-round pick out of USC, Reyes is best known for his role on the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals World...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

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