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Chasin’ the Snakes Away

Getting a late start on a lazy Saturday. I wasn’t planning to write today, but how can I not say a few words about the season’s best game so far? It didn’t start out that way. Most of the night was an exercise in frustration. As Tim Hudson did on Thursday, Edwin Jackson had trouble [...]

Mujica Loves His Fastball and So Does Upton

Justin Upton’s solo homer in the eighth was icing on the proverbial cake. His blast to left-center extended the Diamondbacks’ lead to 5-3, which turned out to be the final score on Wednesday evening in Phoenix. The result of Upton’s confrontation with Padres right-hander Edward Mujica may have been interesting, if predictable, in terms of [...]

Everth Has No Power: He Never Got the Memo

The people who say Everth Cabrera has zero power are the same ones who haven’t seen him bat. He drove the ball hard twice in Tuesday night’s 6-3 victory over Arizona, knocking a two-run double off the left-center field fence in the second and a two-run triple to the gap in right-center in the sixth. [...]

Moorad to Buy Padres?

I trust everyone enjoyed their holidays. I walked all over town, watched a boatload of Dresden Files and Extras, and finished the first draft of the Ducksnorts 2009 Baseball Annual. It currently weighs in at 265 pages, so I’ll be spending the next few weeks trying to whittle that down a bit. Meanwhile, back at [...]

It’s Funny Because It’s Truthy

Reader Malcolm forwards an inspired piece penned by Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers that sings the praises of Dodgers GM Ned Colletti. Ken Tremendous at Fire Joe Morgan picks the article apart nicely (F-bomb warning) and is left wondering whether it is parody or straight reporting. This, of course, is the best kind of [...]

Hairston Never Got the Memo

I spend the weekend at Comic-Con, and the Padres go out and win three straight games. Are they even allowed to do that? Scott Hairston hit another home run on Sunday. Dude is batting .364/.417/.909 in July. He also has eight homers this month and 11 RBI. That’s pretty hard to do. Hairston has some [...]

Operation Center Field: Not All Flaws Are Created Equal

Now that we’ve looked at defense, how about the other side? There aren’t many center fielders without holes in their offensive game: Carlos Beltran, Grady Sizemore, Ichiro Suzuki… Curtis Granderson is close enough. Let’s see, which of these players is available? Uh, that would be none. Okay, so the Padres will need to acquire a [...]

Towers Leaning?

I have avoided talking about this too much because it’s mostly been speculation, but the Kevin Towers-to-Arizona thing seems to be gaining momentum. I know a lot of folks think the Padres can do better than Towers at GM. Me, I’ll believe it when I see it. “Getting rid” of Towers doesn’t accomplish anything unless [...]