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Operation Center Field: Acquiring Targets

Now that we’ve identified potential trade targets, let’s move to the next logical step and consider what it might cost to acquire said targets. This exercise consists in determining a) what your partner needs and b) what you (i.e., the Padres) have to offer. The order of these two, as I’ve learned over many years [...]

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How the (NL) West Will Be Won

Fun weekend in Philadelphia. Fun road trip. Four out of six against two playoff contenders back east? Works for me. Now the boys return to Petco for a huge four-game series against Arizona. We can whine about the fact that the Diamondbacks are outperforming their Pythagorean record by 12 games or we can acknowledge the [...]

Peavy Ties Benes, Bullpen (Barely) Holds On to Beat Mets

Nice to hang on for the win Wednesday night (box score). Congrats to Jake Peavy for tying Andy Benes’ career mark for strikeouts by a Padres pitcher. The game wasn’t without its white-knuckle moments, aka the ninth inning. Several folks have noted that the Padres are having difficulty closing out games, and I’m happy (or [...]

Trade Deadline Post-Mortem

I was on the road while everything went down, so let’s take a look at what exactly happened… Tales from Cooperstown Okay, here’s the deal. My trip to Cooperstown totally kicked me in the posterior. Don’t get me wrong, it was the trip of a lifetime and I couldn’t be happier that I got to [...]

A Win, By Definition, Cannot Be Ugly

The headline lies. What should have been a walk in the proverbial park almost turned into disaster. Thankfully the Padres managed to pull off the victory Wednesday night (box score) in spite of themselves. Hall of Fame Meetup Tony Gwynn’s induction into Cooperstown is nigh upon us. As a reminder, we’re brainstorming ideas for a [...]

Weekend in the Desert

Shutting out the Diamondbacks on Sunday took some sting out of the weekend series. Saturday night’s game was particularly frustrating, but what can you do other than hope the bullpen holds next time out, which it did. Some positives: Adrian Gonzalez is starting to get his stroke back. The single and double on Sunday were [...]

Friday Links (13 Jul 07)

Where were we? Ah, yes, talking about baseball. Okay, then… Q&A with Khalil Greene (San Diego Union-Tribune, via Phantom in the comments). Love this quote: I want to be as good as I can be. To me, a good play in practice is just as important as in the game because you should strive to [...]

Friday Links (23 Feb 07)

Short and sweet, like Adrian Gonzalez‘ swing: Walker wins arbitration case, surprising both sides (San Diego Union-Tribune). Backup second baseman Todd Walker won his case and will receive $3.95 million in 2007, making him the highest paid infielder on the team. If the Padres release Walker by March 15, it will cost them about $658,000. [...]