My latest at Hardball Times is part of their annual “Five Questions” series and focuses on our favorite team. One of my questions deals with Cameron Maybin, who is a key to this franchise in many ways right now: Oliver likes his chances this season, setting the bar at .271/.339/.422, which looks suspiciously like what [...]
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Marquee Is in the Eye of the Beholder
We already know that the Padres knocked more road extra-base hits than any other team in MLB in 2007 (those of you interested in helping me keep a roof over my head will also find this information on page 37 of the Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual). The other day, in our spirited discussion of the [...]
Hey Buddy, Can You Play the Outfield?
Dan Hayes at the North County Times reports that Chase Headley, Matt Antonelli, Scott Hairston, and Chad Huffman will be working out at Petco Park this week to improve (or learn) their outfield skills. The switch-hitting Headley, a third baseman by trade, is blocked by Kevin Kouzmanoff and may get a look in left field [...]
The good news is the Padres managed to finish .500 on their six-game jaunt to Atlanta and Miami. And they didn’t go down without a fight in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Marlins. The bad news is Adam Eaton is scuffling. Some interesting splits: by inning, 2004 Inn AB R H 2B 3B HR BB [...]