Padres News: Bret Wallace Called up From AAA

June 20, 2015

The San Diego Padres made an inevitable roster move by sending Cory Mazzoni and his 20.77 ERA back down to AAA El Paso. Mazzoni was acquired from the New York Mets for Alex Torres in the spring training. The 25-year old Mazzoni has excellent stuff, but has been extremely over matched at the big league level so far. With Mazzoni being sent down the Padres made some what of a…

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Padres Editorial: Padres Will Go As Far As Kemp Takes Them

June 19, 2015

When the San Diego Padres acquired slugging outfielder Matt Kemp, he brought a swagger to the locker room that hadn’t been seen in quite a long time. Most recent Padres teams had been led by quiet leaders such as Chase Headley or Adrian Gonzalez. Every Major League ball player is different and each have their own way of getting ready for the daily grind that a baseball season is. Matt…

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Padres News: Coach Murphy Gets His First MLB Win

June 19, 2015

  The San Diego Padres gave their new manager his very first major league win on Thursday afternoon. The Padres played well and it was a great team effort. Ian Kennedy pitched six strong innings, only allowing one run on four hits in 92 pitches. Matt Kemp and Derek Norris both hit solo home runs. Shawn Kelley and Brandon Maurer both pitched a scoreless inning of relief, and Craig Kimbrel…

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Padres Editorial: Cashner and Ross Both Struggling

June 18, 2015

When the San Diego Padres upgraded their team with the likes of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers, the team was expected to win right away. Adding those prolific power hitters to a great pitching staff seemed like icing on the cake to a Padres potential play-off run. Adding James Shields and Craig Kimbrel at the end of the off-season seemed like over kill and the pitching staff was…

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Padres Editorial: Next Three Weeks are Crucial For the Padres

June 18, 2015

With the recent play of the team it is quite evident that Padres fans need to prepare themselves for a few changes. The San Diego Padres are probably done making any major roster moves for the next three weeks. I have been speculating the addition of a shortstop, but it appears the team will stand pat rather than deal prospects for unproven talent. That is really all that is available…

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Padres News: Wil Myers to Have Wrist Surgery, Out 8 Weeks

June 17, 2015

The inevitable has happened, Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres have elected to have the bone spurs removed from Myers ailing left wrist. This procedure should have probably already happened but the team chose to let Myers rest and rehab the injury. It resulted in three games played before Myers could not continue. Early prognosis has Myers out eight weeks. That takes him out until mid August and raises…

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Padres News: Who is Pat Murphy?

June 17, 2015

The San Diego Padres relieved long time manager Bud Black of his duties on Monday morning. With his dismissal, the Padres immediately named Dave Roberts as interim manager. Roberts was the bench coach under Bud Black, and had minimal managerial experience at the professional level. It was speculated last month when the Milwaukee Brewers asked permission to speak with the Padres AAA manager Pat Murphy, that he would possibly be…

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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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