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Pitchers and Catchers

Can you feel it? Pitchers and catchers report today (spring roster). What can we expect in ’07? A couple of articles this morning may hold some clues. Hint: throwing strikes is good. First, the guys at Gaslamp Ball continue their interview with Paul DePodesta. Among many other things, DePo talks about how difficult but important [...]

Friday Links (26 Jan 07)

News is a bit slow these days. Welcome to the calm before the storm. Here are a few items of potential interest: Padres 2007 FriarFest — Just a reminder that this is happening over the weekend. I’m planning to head down there on Saturday. Former hurler has instinctive feel for the game (ESPN, via LaMar [...]

Padres Pitching Projections for 2007, Part 2

We covered the Padres hitting projections on Friday and Saturday, and started the pitching projections on Sunday. Now we’ll finishing up the pitchers. Heath Bell   ERA Bill James 3.75 Chone 3.23 Marcel 4.88 ZiPS 4.08 Average 3.99 Bell has had some nice peripherals in the minors, which I suspect has something to do with [...]

David Wells

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Padres Hitting Projections for 2007, Part 2

Just finishing up from yesterday. We’ll run the pitchers tomorrow — including David Wells, who reportedly has signed a 1-year deal for $3 million. (Gut reaction: I’m happy with the signing, although having two guys over 40 in the rotation makes me a little nervous.) Mike Cameron   BA OBP SLG Bill James .250 .343 [...]

What’s Up with Wells?

With Randy Johnson headed back to Arizona, the Padres are finding their rotation options a bit limited. Apparently Kevin Towers and David Wells are still talking, but nothing much is happening. This sounds a lot like after the 2004 season, when the two of them did a weird dance involving tacos and Wells ended up [...]

Looking Forward, Johnson Rumors

I hope you are having an excellent holiday season. I’m still recovering from bad science fiction movies, but other than that, all is well. Two quick items on the table today. First, my latest article is up at Hardball Times. It’s a silly list of wishes for each of the 30 teams for the coming [...]

Friday Links (22 Dec 06)

Getting ready for the holidays, so this will be brief: Mailbag: Do Padres need a big bat? ( Lyle Spencer frets about the Padres defense. One statement in particular fascinates me: But pitching and defense go hand in hand. And when the defense falters, it tends to wear on pitchers emotionally, causing erosion in their [...]

Marcus Giles Is Coming to Town

The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that the Padres have signed second baseman Marcus Giles to a 1-year deal worth $3.25 million with incentives that could kick that up to $4.25 million. There’s also a club option for 2008 at $4 million. Giles still has to take a physical, but if the U-T is saying [...]

Maddux Comes to San Diego

Okay, people know who Greg Maddux is, so I can’t just make stuff up on this one. As you probably are aware by now, the Padres have signed Maddux to a 1-year deal worth $10 million that includes a player option for 2008 which will be worth $6-10 million depending on 2007 performance. With the [...]