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Padres Drop Finale in LA, Hope Chicago Is Their Kind of Town

Strange series up at Dodger Stadium over the weekend. I expected tighter contests. Instead, one team’s starting pitcher failed to show up in each of the three games. Unfortunately for the Padres, it was their guy in two of those three. Sunday evening’s victim, Chris Young, never looked comfortable and needed 84 pitches to record [...]

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 [...]

Welcome to San Diego, Mr. Thompson

Pitching coach Darren Balsley (left) with Mike Thompson. Balsley was Thompson’s coach at Lake Elsinore in 2001. Right-hander Mike Thompson made his Petco Park debut Tuesday night and won his second big-league ballgame in as many tries. I have a soft spot for guys I saw play at Lake Elsinore, and Thompson is no exception. [...]

Friday Links

Time for the wacky weekly wrapup that is Friday Links. Here’s what’s going on out there: Top 100 San Diego Padres: #100 Akinori Otsuka (Future Friars). Richard Wade and Lance Richardson kick off their ambitious “Top 100 Padres” series with one of my personal favorites. I can hardly wait to see who came in at [...]

IGD: Padres @ Marlins (16 Aug 2005)

first pitch: 4:05 p.m., PT television: Channel 4 matchup: Brian Lawrence (6-12, 4.80 ERA) vs Jason Vargas (3-0, 2.38 ERA) preview: ESPN | If the Marlins played in the NL West, they would be 3 games ahead of the Padres. In terms of wins and losses, the gap between the Fish and the Friars [...]

Interview: Jonathan @ PDX Beavers

PDX Beavers bills itself as the “Unofficial Portland Beavers Web Page”; several talented and dedicated writers keep tabs on everything that’s going on with the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate. Recently I had a chance to chat with Jonathan from PDX Beavers. We talked about everything from top prospects that have passed through Portland, to Portland’s chances [...]

Padres Acquire Randa

Padres have acquired third baseman Joe Randa from the Reds for minor-league pitchers Travis Chick and Justin Germano. To make room for Randa, the struggling Sean Burroughs has been optioned to Triple-A Portland. Randa has hit .286/.342/.429 over 10+ seasons. He is having a career year so far in 2005, hitting .289/.356/.491, with 13 homers. [...]

IGD: Padres @ Astros (6 Jul 2005)

first pitch: 5:05 p.m., PT television: Channel 4 matchup: Jake Peavy (7-2, 2.89 ERA) vs Andy Pettitte (5-7, 3.15 ERA) previews: CBS | Fugly game Tuesday. Shut down by Brandon Backe? Lit up by a team with the worst slugging percentage in all of baseball? Like I said, fugly. I changed the channel after [...]

IGD: Padres @ Astros (5 Jul 2005)

first pitch: 5:05 p.m., PT television: Channel 4 matchup: Dennys Reyes (3-1, 3.93 ERA) vs Brandon Backe (6-6, 5.29 ERA) previews: CBS | I hope you all had an excellent Fourth. If you missed Monday morning’s game, it was basically a pitchers’ duel between Brian Lawrence and Roy Oswalt. Unfortunately Lawrence hung one to [...]

Minor Monday

Once again using Baseball America’s preseason top 30 prospects as our starting point, here’s a quick look at the system: Hitters Lvl AB BA OBP SLG BB SO #1 Barfield,Jo AAA 108 .250 .303 .370 9 31 #2 Guzman,Fr injured #3 Kottaras,Ge A+ 90 .322 .402 .444 12 21 #6 Bush,Ma A 110 .227 .267 [...]