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Thank You, Mr. Giles

Analysis is cheap, season-saving home runs are not. Thank you, Brian Giles, for keeping our hope alive (box score). Thanks also to Joe Thatcher for getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh, to Brady Clark for dropping a bloop single down the right-field line in the ninth, to Oscar Robles for drawing 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 [...]

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Bonds and the Giants Are Not San Diego’s Team

If you open Wednesday’s San Diego Union-Tribune and turn to the sports section, you’ll see that the top 80+% of the front page is devoted to Barry Bonds’ passing of Hank Aaron on the all-time home-run list. Although Bonds’ achievement — regardless of how he may have gotten there — is impressive and newsworthy, the [...]

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 [...]

San Diego Padres Organizational Tree

How the current Padres got here. Idea blatantly ripped off from Will Young (no relation). More details here. m Key: Italics = acquired via trade. Bold = drafted by Padres. General manager who acquired player denoted by initials in parentheses (where no initials are provided, Kevin Towers is the GM): RS = Randy Smith, JMI [...]