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Writing the Book (27 Oct 08)

I had two revelations this past week: Working full time and doing physical therapy (I’m re-learning how to walk, which apparently is a skill one is supposed to have mastered by age 40) is exhausting. It’s not realistic to assume that I’ll be able to make significant progress on the book during the week. That’s [...]

One Actionable Item

It’s easy, in a season where almost everything imaginable has gone wrong, to forget that the Padres won 89 games a year ago with comparable talent. The lazy and somewhat impractical suggestion is to say we should blow everything up and start over from scratch. Nice Debut Speaking of the future, we’ve already seen four [...]

Observations from the Weekend

First off, if your #2 hitter lays down a sacrifice bunt in the first inning — as Luis Rodriguez did on Friday night — then you probably need to find another #2 hitter. Second, for as indifferent as I generally am to the stolen base, it disturbs me that Willy Taveras has more than twice [...]

When Projections Go Bad

What the heck, now is as good a time as any to revisit pre-season projections. I know, OPS and ERA aren’t the end-all and be-all, but they’re good enough for government work… Projections vs Reality: Hitters   OPS Player BJ CH MA MI ZI DS Act Statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs and are through games [...]

Padres Farm Report (22 May 08)

Triple-A — Portland 16, Tucson 9 Craig Stansberry: 0-for-5, BB Chase Headley (3B): 3-for-5, 2B, HR, BB Brian Myrow: 2-for-4, BB Chip Ambres (RF): 0-for-4, BB Will Venable: 4-for-5, HR Michael Barrett: 3-for-4, 2B Matt Antonelli: 0-for-3, 2 BB, E Enrique Gonzalez: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 HR, 5 BB, 2 SO Clay [...]

IGD: Padres vs Cardinals (21 May 08)

Padres (17-30) vs Cards (27-21) Chris Young vs Braden Looper 7:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 187 MLB, B-R The Padres look to extend their one-game winning streak.

IGD: Padres @ Mariners (16 May 08)

Padres (15-27) @ Mariners (16-26) Chris Young vs Miguel Batista 7:10 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 181 MLB, B-R Ah, interleague play. The intensity, the intrigue, the irrelevance… I walked over to Book-Off the other day and found a whole slew of baseball publications. Most are in Japanese, so I couldn’t [...]

IGD: Padres vs Rockies (11 May 08)

Padres (13-24) vs Rockies (15-22) Chris Young vs Greg Reynolds 1:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 188 MLB, B-R San Diego looks to take the series against the defending National League champion Rockies…

Padres Farm Report (11 May 08)

Triple-A Portland at Iowa, postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday, with the first game featuring Wade LeBlanc and Rich Hill, a guy I wouldn’t mind seeing in San Diego if the Cubs have no use for him… Infielder Tom King has been promoted from High-A Lake Elsinore. Double-A [...]

IGD: Padres @ Braves (6 May 08)

Padres (12-20) @ Braves (15-15) Chris Young vs Jair Jurrjens 4:00 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 186 MLB, B-R Fun with anagrams… Chris Young: Crushing Yo, Grouchy Sin, Chugs Irony, Churns Yogi, Cushy Groin, Coy Rushing Jair Francoise Jurrjens: Ninjas Jar Fierce Jurors