Padres News: Padres Roster Moves- Thayer, Maurer, Lindsey & Bud Norris

August 12, 2015

The promotion of Colin Rea from Triple-A El Paso is not the only move the San Diego Padres made on Tuesday afternoon. With the arrival of Colin Rea, the Padres have designated long time Padre reliever Dale Thayer. Also the team claimed veteran right-handed pitcher Bud Norris from the Baltimore Orioles and designated minor league second baseman Taylor Lindsey for assignment. Also the team put Brandon Maurer on the 15…


Padres News: Padres Player Spotlight- Dale Thayer

May 14, 2015

The San Diego Padres bullpen has been consistent and dependable year after year. A key member of the staff in which you never hear anything about is Dale Thayer. He is unheralded and quiet in his approach and is very popular with his team mates. He also has a bit of a cult following with Padres fans. In Thayer’s four seasons with the Padres he owns a career 2.94 ERA…


Padres News: What is Going on With the Bullpen?

April 28, 2015

When the San Diego Padres upgraded their offense with the likes of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks, their offensive issues of the past seemed to be over. For the most part, that is true. The attitude that these hitters brought to the team were of far more value than the actual bats they bring to the plate every day. The game is mental and…


Padres Rumors: Trade is Imminent for Padres

April 24, 2015

It is really only a matter of time before another trade happens for the San Diego Padres. The proverbial clock is ticking and there has already been some talk that the Padres are openly discussing trades with other franchises. Last week it was reported the Philadelphia Phillies had fielded calls from A.J. Preller regarding a potential deal. I wrote about that, and you can read about it here. Also rumors…


Padres Rumors: Next Potential Trade Partners for the San Diego Padres

April 10, 2015

With the recent story on about the San Diego Padres fielding calls on relief pitchers, here are some potential trade partners for the Padres. Just about every team in the league could use some help in the bullpen and that’s exactly what the Padres have an excess of. Of all the pitchers in the bullpen, I would have to say the Joaquin Benoit is the most likely to be…


Padres Rumors: Bullpen Depth Will Lead to Another Trade

April 8, 2015

With both Kevin Quackenbush and Brandon Maurer pitching in triple-A El Paso, the San Diego Padres bullpen is stacked. The last-minute acquisitions of Craig Kimbrel, has overflowed the Padres bullpen. Overflowed, is a good thing however. Quackenbush and Maurer were sent down simply because they have minor league options left. Both pitchers were roughed up a bit in the spring too, but on another team they would easily make the…


Padres News: What Craig Kimbrel Brings to the Padres

April 7, 2015

A.J. Preller is the absolute man, and San Diego Padres fans are still in shock from the acquisition of Craig Kimbrel from the Atlanta Braves. Twitterverse went absolutely crazy when the deal was announced. I was lucky enough to be on Twitter at the time, and the reaction of some of the Padres fans was priceless. Most fans were speculating a move due to the fact the Padres had not…