While Adrian Gonzalez was busy not boycotting the All-Star game, I was writing articles. I’ve got two new pieces up at Baseball Prospectus. One is my usual NL West thing ($), while the other is a group effort (free) that remembers overlooked players of the past. If the current Padres season has you down, here’s [...]
Today’s letter comes from Brian C., who writes: Just read that the Dodgers signed Tony Gwynn Jr. to a contract and it made me barf a bit in my mouth. Your reaction? Well, that could be a medical condition. You might want to see a doctor. Oh, the signing… my bad. Of course, why would [...]
The Padres, thanks to Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over the Dodgers, are back on top in the National League West for the first time since… whew, Saturday? Time flies.
A few random thoughts on Tuesday night’s 6-0 victory over the Dodgers in LA…
I Losing nine straight down the stretch stinks. There is no other way to put it. Despite their current two-game lead in the National League West, the Padres find themselves teetering at the edge of an uncomfortable precipice. As I said earlier in the week, when the streak was a more manageable six games, “…if [...]
This is why I hate playing a team right after they’ve been swept by their rivals. The Giants embarrassed the Dodgers, who are now taking it out on the Padres. In the Dodgers’ defense, the club from San Diego isn’t offering much resistance. How do you get dominated by Ted Lilly and Vicente Padilla? They’re [...]
That was a fun way to start the four-game series in LA. If I believed in statement games, I might be tempted to call this one. But I don’t, so I won’t. Each individual game is more like a word. The statement doesn’t reveal itself until after the season is over and you know what [...]
Getting swept by the Dodgers over the weekend sucked almost as much as the fact that Petco Park has become a de facto second home for the team from Los Angeles. It’s a wonder that MLB doesn’t require them to bat last when they come to town. On a brighter note, isn’t the National League [...]