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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 [...]

Blast from the Past: Mark Phillips Outrage

What a fool I used to be. Those are Neil Peart’s words, but they apply here as well, so I’ll use ‘em. When the Padres traded Bubba Trammell and minor-league left-hander Mark Phillips for Rondell White back in ’03, I was… a little less than pleased. I actually vented in three parts: Part 1 includes [...]

Partly Focused, with a Ten Percent Chance of Useful

Like that new Metallica song, I’m scattered and unfocused today, with hopefully a touch of good stuff in there somewhere… Folks have been singing the praises of Cha Seung Baek because his fastball actually creeps into the mid-90s. I look at his track record and apparent disinterest in attacking hitters, and have concerns, but Monday [...]

Padres Farm Report (16 May 08)

Triple-A — Portland 7, Las Vegas 6 Craig Stansberry (SS): 2-for-4, BB Chase Headley: 2-for-5, 2B, HR Brian Myrow: 4-for-4, 2 2B, BB Chip Ambres: 2-for-4, HR, BB Will Venable: 2-for-5, 2B, HR Nick Hundley: 0-for-4, PB Matt Antonelli: 1-for-3, 2B, BB Cesar Ramos: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 HR, 2 BB, 4 [...]

Sickels 1996 and Win Shares, Part 3

Preseason All-America Team A few names of note for San Diegans in this year’s crop: Anthony Gwynn, OF, SDSU (1st team) Kyle Sleeth, RHP, Wake Forest (1st team); projected by some to be the Pads’ first round pick in 2003 Michael Johnson, 1B, Clemson (2nd team); Padre second round pick in 2002 Jeremy Slayden, OF, [...]