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This Date in Ducksnorts (19 Nov)

Hi there, and welcome to open thread week. Yep, I’m taking a little time off to hang with family and what-not. Here are some blasts from the past to amuse you. Not that you need an invitation from me, but feel free to discuss whatever… Harry Potter, Leonid Meteor Shower, and Ryan Leaf (2001). I [...]

Friday Links (15 Nov 07)

Wait, didn’t we already do a link post this week? Marketing spin: Two for the price of one. Yeah, that’s it… Padres build top bullpen through smart shopping (SI.com, via Brett in the comments). Tom Verducci has noticed what we’ve long known: that Kevin Towers has a gift for acquiring cheap arms. It’s weird that [...]

Peavy Wins Cy Young

Congratulations to Jake Peavy on winning the 2007 National League Cy Young Award! Peavy joins Randy Jones, Gaylord Perry, and Mark Davis as the only Padres ever to do so.

First Projections for 2008

Dan has posted 2008 ZiPS projections for the Padres (hat tip to Ben B. in the comments). Some key names: Hitters Player BA OBP SLG Josh Bard .281 .366 .401 Adrian Gonzalez .284 .351 .511 Matt Antonelli .254 .337 .376 Kevin Kouzmanoff .289 .345 .492 Khalil Greene .249 .300 .442 Scott Hairston .243 .317 .405 [...]

Review the Preview: Pitchers

We’re looking back at my preseason predictions for the Padres. Last week we examined the hitters; today we turn our attention to the moundsmen… Rotation Jake Peavy, RHP What I said: “If he’s going to maintain his place among the elite pitchers in baseball, Peavy really needs to become more efficient.” What happened: From a [...]

Elias Player Rankings

Following the lead of Jim McLennan at AZ Snakepit, here are the Padres 2005-06 Elias player rankings: Hitters Brian Giles 83.333 A Mike Piazza 76.923 A Mike Cameron 71.333 A Todd Walker 70.996 A Dave Roberts 66.000 A Khalil Greene 62.434 B Josh Bard 54.762 B Ryan Klesko 53.778 B Josh Barfield 49.134 C Adrian [...]

Three Years of Blogging

Pads got spanked. Curt Schilling vs Ismael Valdez; you were perhaps expecting some other outcome? Right. Anyway, it says here that I’ve been blogging now for three years. Egads. I’m not a big anniversary kind of guy, but this does give me an excuse to throw out some props to everyone who reads, links, talks [...]

Kotsay for Hernandez

Hadn’t planned to be away from the blog for so long this time. I started to scratch something together the other day when the Giants went out and picked up A.J. Pierzynski, because I figured that move might impact the Padres. And it did. When last we met, I mentioned that I expected Kevin Towers [...]

Movies, Playoffs, and Other Junk

Is thing still on? Oh, hey. Didn’t see ya there. How’s it going? Busy over here. Been working and re-working (and possibly killing) the melody to a song I’m writing. Ended up dropping the whole thing an octave so I don’t sound like a really horrible version of Stephen Bishop. Been watching a bunch of [...]