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OBG08: Wolf, Prior, and Others

OBG08: Le Menu Josh Bard/Michael Barrett Adrian Gonzalez Tadahito Iguchi Kevin Kouzmanoff Khalil Greene Scott Hairston Chase Headley Jim Edmonds Brian Giles Jake Peavy Chris Young Greg Maddux As a reminder, we’re looking for your individual best guess on how these players will perform in 2008. Attempting to compensate for other guesses that you don’t [...]

Friday Links (18 Jan 08)

Listening to Jeff Buckley, Live at Olympia (thanks, Didi!). That and a pot of coffee should keep me going for a while. To the links (sit down, we’ve got a few)… This is old, but it bears mentioning. Mike Cameron has signed with the Brewers (hat tip to Marsh in the comments). As I mentioned [...]

Why I Hate Prospect Lists

Like Jayne Cobb’s hat, they make me look like an idiot. Here’s my list from 2003: honorable mention 11-20 1-10 A few lowlights: #18: Mike Nicolas In 2003, Nicolas likely will serve again as Rusty Tucker’s primary setup man, this time at Double-A. He already has the ability to put the ball past hitters; if [...]

Top 10 Prospects for 2008

I’ve shied away from compiling top prospect lists in recent years because it’s my belief that what they best measure are the list-maker’s biases. (Okay, and maybe I’m still feeling a little sheepish about ranking Jake Gautreau ahead of Jason Bay once upon a time.) Other people like reading prospect lists, though, and I’m not [...]

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Review the Preview: Pitchers

We’re looking back at my preseason predictions for the Padres. Last week we examined the hitters; today we turn our attention to the moundsmen… Rotation Jake Peavy, RHP What I said: “If he’s going to maintain his place among the elite pitchers in baseball, Peavy really needs to become more efficient.” What happened: From a [...]

Friday Links (14 Sep 07)

Yummy links… Full palette of skippers up for award ( National Manager of the Year? My money is on Bob Melvin because most experts didn’t expect the Diamondbacks to win the NL West. They should have, but they didn’t. Hoffman heeds no call for career exit strategy (San Diego Union-Tribune). Fluff piece on everyone’s favorite [...]

IGD: Padres @ Dodgers (12 Sep 07)

Game #144 time: 7:10 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Justin Germano (7-9, 4.38) vs Chad Billingsley (10-4, 3.22) pre:, Five years ago I was concerned about Jake Peavy‘s lefty/righty splits, optimistic about Adam Eaton’s recovery from surgery, and drinking Eureka Black and Tan and MacTarnahan’s Blackwatch Cream Porter. Two years ago I still [...]

IGD: Padres @ Rockies (7 Sep 07)

Game #140 time: 6:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Justin Germano (7-8, 4.11) vs Elmer Dessens (2-2, 7.39) pre:, While rummaging through the MLB press notes for Friday night’s game I found this little nugget at the bottom of page 9: the Padres have lost a total of 241 games to the disabled [...]

Decade of Ducksnorts

Yep, we’ve been here 10 years. That’s, like, 70 in Internet years. I was going to create a snazzy badge to commemorate the event, but what follows will be plenty self-indulgent on its own. Come, follow me… Old Incarnations I can’t find any versions earlier than 2000 (I probably have a few on a floppy [...]