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Spring Training Notes

Good shows this weekend. But really, when is turning your amp up to 11 and screaming at the top of your lungs not a good thing? Speaking of the weekend, Padres took two out of three. That’s the good news. The bad news is nobody seems to want the #5 spot in the rotation. You [...]

Padres Preview at BTF

It’s up: Looking Forward to 2005: San Diego Padres Preview. Have a read, let me know how you like it. Thanks again to everyone for the excellent suggestions. I tried to incorporate as many of them as possible. Sorry if I missed yours. Yuma, Anyone? I’m heading out there for this afternoon’s game against the [...]

Saturday Smatterings

Remember the Potentially Cool Thing (TM) that I mentioned might be happening to Ducksnorts? Well, you can take the "might" out of that sentence. I still can’t tell you what it is, so I’ll just tease a little more. But it really is cool, and it will be happening very soon. Meantime, here are some [...]

Weekend Notes

Prospect Pulse – Having The No. 1 Pick Is A Mixed Bag (BA, via Hank at Fanstop). Some good insights from Padres scouting director Bill Gayton, who sees the top of the draft as “overvalued” and likes the greater flexibility afforded by picking later in the first round. What direction might the Pads be headed [...]

BA’s Top 10 Prospects

Read ‘em and weep. Josh Barfield, 2b Freddy Guzman, of George Kottaras, c Travis Chick, rhp Tim Stauffer, rhp Matt Bush, ss Justin Germano, rhp Sean Thompson, lhp Brad Baker, rhp Paul McAnulty, of/1b General impressions: Some people are down on Barfield because he lost a lot in terms of batting average last year. I [...]

Recycling: January 2002

Watching the Padres 2004 DVD. Jay Payton robbing Barry Bonds on Opening Day. I miss Payton already. I’ve got nothing today. Here’s some stuff I put together about this time three years ago… Future Friars: Padres Top 30 Prospects for 2002, Part 1 On Mewelde Moore: A standout running back at Tulane University, Moore is [...]

Give It Away, Give It Away, Give It Away Now

Started yesterday morning with a delicious loco moco breakfast at the hotel. Watched the koi in the pond get fed. Walked over to Ala Moana and had malasadas (portuguese donuts) filled with haupia (coconut custard). Then ate a plate lunch with kalua pig, lau lau (pork wrapped in spinach), chicken long rice, and lomi salmon. [...]

Padres Off-Season: Starting Pitchers

Today kicks off our look at how the Padres might be able to improve themselves for next year. But first, a public service announcement. Tomorrow is Election Day. As a reformed apathist (didn’t vote between 1988 and 2003; not proud of it, but what’s done is done), I’d like to encourage everyone out there to [...]

Game Blog

What the heck, haven’t done one of these in a while. 7:08 PM Checking out ESPN’s Stat Pack. Great feature. Surprised to see that the Pads are running four lefties against southpaw Odalis Perez. Getting excited at the prospect of watching Terrence Long hit grounders back to the mound. 7:11 PM So much for Stat [...]

This, That, and Whatever

So I finally got broadband this weekend. The speed is nice, but what I really dig is that now I can update Ducksnorts while watching the game in the living room. Pretty cool. I’m running out of good things to say about Khalil Greene. That bomb he hit yesterday at Montreal tied the Padre record [...]