This is the second of a three-part interview (Part 1 is here) with San Diego Padres CEO Sandy Alderson. Big thanks to Mr. Alderson for taking time out of his busy schedule to make himself available, and also to his assistant, Dayle Tedrow, for her indispensable assistance in making this happen. Ducksnorts: What exactly are [...]
Padres (31-39) @ Indians (32-37) Greg Maddux vs C.C. Sabathia 10:05 a.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 178 MLB, B-R Coffee… baseball… Coffeebaseball…
That was satisfying. We took the in-laws out to the ballgame — sprung for Toyota Terrace seats, first time this year. They picked a good time to visit. Mom is from the old country, but I was heartened to see that she chose to root for the home team rather than Hiroki Kuroda. She digs [...]
Padres (28-37) vs Dodgers (30-33) Greg Maddux vs Clayton Kershaw 7:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 183 MLB, B-R The 20-year-old Kershaw makes his fourth big-league start. The 42-year-old Maddux makes his 721st. Only three pitchers in history have started more games: Don Sutton (756), Nolan Ryan (773), and Cy Young [...]
Padres (23-37) vs Cubs (38-21) Greg Maddux vs Ted Lilly 7:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 186 MLB, B-R It’s hard to stay focused on the draft when these darned games keep getting in the way…
Padres (21-34) @ Giants (23-31) Greg Maddux vs Matt Cain 7:15 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 185 MLB, B-R The Padres have moved into fourth place in the NL West, a half game ahead of the defending league champion Colorado Rockies. The Diamondbacks are the only team in the division with [...]
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 (18-33) vs Reds (23-27) Greg Maddux vs Matt Belisle 1:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 183 MLB, B-R There was a rumor that Sunday’s game might be canceled due to extreme apathy. The truth is, it would have been, but nobody could be bothered to do the canceling.
Padres (16-30) vs Cards (27-20) Greg Maddux vs Joel Pineiro 7:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 187 MLB, B-R If the Padres win tonight, and the Rockies can beat San Francisco, we’ll be tied for fourth place in the NL West. Woo-hoo!
Padres (15-26) @ Cubs (24-16) Greg Maddux vs Ryan Dempster 11:20 a.m. PT no television AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 183 MLB, B-R The Padres showed some good fight at the end of Wednesday evening’s game. Unfortunately they spent much of the early part digging themselves into a deep, dark hole. Still, I liked the [...]