Padres News: Wil Myers Wrist Still an Issue, Surgery an Option

June 17, 2015

The San Diego Padres had a crazy Monday morning, as manager Bud Black was let go after eight plus seasons as the team’s manager. Black was secretive when speaking about Wil Myers and his availability in Sundays game. He started to speak about why Myers didn’t pinch hit or play then he back peddled out of the statement leaving some speculation that Myers had been traded or was hurt. Well…

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Padres Editorial: So Close, But Yet So Far…

June 15, 2015

The weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers had many positives for the San Diego Padres. Despite the fact the Padres gave away two games to the Dodgers, they did compete as a team, and were able to do so against the Dodgers two best pitchers in Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. Dale Thayer failed to limit the Dodgers bats on both occasions. He was charged with his first two…

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Padres News: Padres Relieve Bud Black of His Managerial Duties

June 15, 2015

— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) June 15, 2015 That series against the Los Angeles Dodgers was huge for the San Diego Padres and the team showed it by relieving their manager of his duties. Bud Black had been the manager of the Padres for eight plus seasons. Ultimately the poor performance against the Dodgers yet again, probably cost the manager his job. Bench coach Dave Roberts immediately takes over as manager…

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Padres Editorial: What is The Padres Organizational Philosophy?

June 13, 2015

In this day and age of modern baseball, with its infield shifts and advanced baseball statistics, what is the philosophy of the San Diego Padres? A team that has struggled for an identity organizationally since probably its formation in 1969. They seem to be in limbo after an off-season where there was much over-haul on the existing roster. Being a huge baseball fan I cannot tell you the respect I have…

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Padres Special: Padres HOF Member Garry Templeton

June 13, 2015

With the problems the Padres currently have a shortstop It is fitting that we take a look at the 17-year career of former Padres great, shortstop Garry Templeton. He played a total of 10 seasons with the Padres from 1981-1991. Totaling over 4,500 at bats. That is a rare thing in baseball, for a player to have a tenure that long with the same team. Padres fans are spoiled because…

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Padres News: Winning Road Trip is Sign of Progression in Team

June 12, 2015

The San Diego Padres needed to take that last game of the series in Atlanta to salvage a split in the four game meeting. The importance of that game was magnified by the fact, the win resulted in a winning road trip for the team. Typically the Padres haven’t done well away from Petco Park, so the winning road trip was a great morale boost for this newly formed team….

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Padres News: Nationals Can Add Trea Turner This Weekend

June 11, 2015

The San Diego Padres shortstop of the future is soon to be a Washington National. Trea Turner is listed as “technically” the player to be named later in the three team deal that brought Wil Myers to the Padres. Being that Turner was dealt within one year of his draft date, the two teams had to wait to make the deal official. Everyone in baseball knows that Turner is going…

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Padres News: Jedd Gyorko sent to AAA El Paso

June 10, 2015

Struggling second baseman Jedd Gyorko has been sent down to AAA by the San Diego Padres. He was sent down prior to Wednesdays game and relief pitcher Nick Vincent was summoned from the minors. Somewhat of a surprise as Jedd Gyorko was widely considered the second baseman of the future. He was given an extension after a solid rookie year in which he had a .249/.301/.444 batting line with 23…

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Padres News: Clint Barmes Has Established Himself

June 10, 2015

The lack of a quality everyday shortstop is quite evident when you look at the San Diego Padres roster. Clint Barmes was the first addition in the off-season and he is clearly viewed as a back-up. Alexi Amarista has been given every opportunity to take the shortstop job and run with it, but he has failed to do so. Amarista is hitting .197 this year in 47 games and 137…

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Padres News: Craig Kimbrel Fastest in MLB History to 200 Saves

June 10, 2015

When the San Diego Padres acquired Craig Kimbrel from the Atlanta Braves on Easter Sunday, my immediate reaction was to just laugh. I did so for about 10 minutes straight. I would assume my reaction to the Padres finally winning a World Series would be similar. Adding a dominant closer like Craig Kimbrel to an already formidable bullpen seemed likely to catapult the Padres team to an unknown level. That…

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Padres News: Wil Myers Progressing- Return vs Dodgers?

June 9, 2015

The San Diego Padres are getting positive feedback from Wil Myers on his injured left wrist. He played Sunday in Las Vegas for AAA El Paso. Myers ended up going 2-5 with two strike outs and one run scored. Most importantly he reported no issues with his wrist. The next day Myers went 1-5 with a home run and still no issue. A collective sigh falls over the city of…

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