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OBG08 Revisited: Pitchers

We’re looking back at our pre-season community projections. On Wednesday we covered the hitters; today we turn to the pitchers. Left-Handers Justin Hampson, 2008   IP ERA Projected 48 4.21 Actual 30.2 2.93 Our most optimistic projection had Hampson at a 3.50 ERA. Joe Thatcher, 2008   IP ERA Projected 58 2.86 Actual 25.2 8.42 [...]

Hayhurst Takes Off, Eh?

Right-hander Dirk Hayhurst has been claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. Dirk was gracious enough to chat with us not long ago. Although his Padre career lasted just 16 2/3 innings, it got his foot in the proverbial door. Here’s wishing Dirk all the best in Toronto (one of my favorite cities) as [...]

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 [...]

One Less Reason

As you are no doubt aware by now, the Padres have traded Greg Maddux to the Dodgers for two minor-league players to be named later or cash. According to Tom Krasovic at the U-T, “By Oct. 15, the Padres will choose two Dodgers minor leaguers from a list of five already agreed upon by the [...]

Random Friday Stupidity

I was hoping to have some original content today, but it’s been a long week at work and I haven’t been able to formulate my thoughts on various topics as well as I’d have liked. Here are a few things I’m wondering right now: Why did Chase Headley suddenly discover plate discipline on June 12 [...]

IGD: Padres vs Brewers (14 Aug 08)

Padres vs Brewers 12:35 p.m. PT DIRECTV 729 (Brewers feed) AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 187 MLB, B-R Jake Peavy goes up against Ben Sheets on Thursday afternoon. Naturally the best pitching matchup of the series won’t be televised in San Diego. I guess it works out, though; folks around here are already gearing themselves [...]

IGD: Padres vs Twins (24 Jun 08)

Padres (32-45) vs Twins (40-36) Jake Peavy vs Kevin Slowey 7:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 185 MLB, B-R

IGD: Padres @ Yankees (18 Jun 08)

Padres (31-41) @ Yankees (38-33) Jake Peavy vs Darrell Rasner 4:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 176 MLB, B-R New rule: Only the fifth inning counts… SD: .248/.320/.394, 34 runs Opp: .209/.280/.291, 22 runs With a little extrapolation, Pythagoras puts us at 50-22. What an easy way to pick up 19 [...]

Here’s to Humble Foundations

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 [...]

IGD: Padres vs Dodgers (12 Jun 08)

Padres (29-38) vs Dodgers (31-34) Jake Peavy vs Hiroki Kuroda 12:35 p.m. PT no television AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 184 MLB, B-R My latest article at Hardball Times deals with the limits of our knowledge and understanding in a baseball context. It’s a bit esoteric, even by my standards, but maybe you’ll enjoy it… [...]