Her face is soft, her eyes deep, but there is no red in her cheeks; she has long forgotten innocence and will make him forget it, too. That’s okay, though, because he’ll still have links…
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This is Part 2 of a 13-part series examining the 65 men who have collected exactly one hit as a member of the San Diego Padres. The current installment includes three pitchers (one taken just after Randy Jones in the draft, one traded for Gary Sheffield, one acquired for Sean Burroughs), a pinch-hitter who also [...]
I am of two minds when it comes to the Padres’ unexpected success in 2010. It is satisfying to know that a team that had the second lowest payroll in baseball and that was given little chance at finishing anywhere other than last in the National League West notched 90 wins (fourth most in 42 [...]
Back in March, we released the Ducksnorts community projections (hitters, pitchers), lovingly dubbed IVIE in honor of former Padres first-round pick Mike Ivie. Like most projections, they were fun and probably less useful than some folks might prefer to believe. In the interest of accountability (and fun), I thought we’d look back at our guesses [...]
The Padres took round 1 Friday night in San Francisco. I still marvel at the fact that a team given no chance in March is fighting for a playoff berth come the season’s final weekend. Whatever the outcome, 2010 has been an unqualified success for the Padres. Anyone who says otherwise is rewriting history.
The more I watch Ryan Ludwick, the more convinced I become that he does not belong in the National League West. During Sunday’s loss to the Reds, even as Dick Enberg and Mark Grant praised his effort on Jonny Gomes’ fourth-inning drive into the right-center field gap that glanced off Ludwick’s glove for a double, [...]