While Adrian Gonzalez was busy not boycotting the All-Star game, I was writing articles. I’ve got two new pieces up at Baseball Prospectus. One is my usual NL West thing ($), while the other is a group effort (free) that remembers overlooked players of the past. If the current Padres season has you down, here’s [...]
The Padres dropped two out of three in Seattle over the weekend to lose this year’s Vedder Cup, 5-1. If you’re keeping score at home, here’s how the Padres have fared in Bud Selig’s idea of a “natural rivalry”…
When the Padres recalled Anthony Bass on Monday (he won his debut — congrats on that) to replace the injured Aaron Harang, they had to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Bass. To do so, they severed ties with another pitcher named Aaron.
Regular readers know that I don’t do the All-Star Game. Adrian Gonzalez pretty well sums up why: All it is is a reminder of the market we’re in. When it comes to voting for the All-Star Game, it’s all about publicity, all about what market you play for. It’s how ESPN puts you out there. [...]
Triple-A — Tucson 7, Portland 3 Matt Antonelli: 1-for-4, 2B, BB Peter Ciofrone (3B): 0-for-5 Chip Ambres (RF): 0-for-5 Brian Myrow: 1-for-4, BB Will Venable (CF): 1-for-4, HR Nick Hundley: 2-for-2, HR, 2 BB Vince Sinisi (LF): 2-for-3, BB Luis Rodriguez: 0-for-3, BB Wade LeBlanc: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 BB, [...]