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Padres Sign Strickland, Search for Manager

Lost in the Bruce Bochy drama, the Padres have signed right-hander Scott Strickland to a 1-year deal worth $550k if he makes the Opening Day roster in 2007. It’s a typical low-risk signing by Kevin Towers that could help next year’s bullpen in the way that Rudy Seanez did in 2005 or, to a lesser [...]

Bochy to Giants — Done Deal?

The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that Bruce Bochy has reached an agreement with the San Francisco Giants to replace Felipe Alou as manager. (Thanks to Brian Wilmer in the comments for the heads-up.) Everyone is issuing denials for now, as Bochy prepares to lead a team of MLB all stars to Japan on [...]

Bochy to Giants?

As you know, Padres manager Bruce Bochy recently was considered for the Cubs vacancy before they settled on Lou Piniella. Now apparently the Giants have come calling. Just like last winter, when Kevin Towers interviewed for the GM opening in Arizona, the Padres have opened themselves to the risk of losing a key member of [...]

Chris Young, Development of Tall Pitchers, and Enjoying the View

Back before the season started we were trying to get a handle on some of the unknown new Padres, among them right-hander Chris Young. Spurred by a Bruce Bochy quote, I asked whether tall pitchers take longer to develop. What I found at the time is that “there isn’t real solid evidence that taller pitchers [...]

Friday Links (13 Oct 06)

The day job is completely kicking my butt right now, so just a few links for you today without much commentary. Over at Padres RunDown, Peter’s posted the first few installments of his Top 25 Padres Minor League Players: 21-25, 16-20, 11-15, and 6-10. Eight years later, opportunity knocks for Hoffman (ESPN). Nice piece by [...]

What a Difference a Series Makes

Disappointing series in Phoenix. Those pitching match-ups sure looked favorable on paper. But that’s why they play the games. I was talking to a friend the other day who noted that people tend analyze things more closely when they’re not going well. He thought it might be instructive to take a closer look during good [...]