Tag Archive for ‘paul depodesta’ rss

Don’t Believe a Word I Say

Daniel at There Are Better Deals in August asks whether it’s okay for the front office to lie. It’s a provocative question, and one that deserves attention. He cites a recent article by Derek Carty, my colleague at Hardball Times, that mentions Paul DePodesta’s blog as a possible propaganda tool. From Derek’s article: By sending [...]

IGD: Padres vs Braves (12 Jul 08)

Padres vs Braves 7:15 p.m. PT Channel 4SD, DIRECTV 737 AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 189 MLB, B-R We had a great time at the Baseball Prospectus event Friday night. Big thanks to Dave Pease and Joe Sheehan for organizing, the Padres for hosting, and of course Paul DePodesta for being incredibly generous with his [...]

Go Read Stuff

The Padres are taking the day off and so am I. Go read stuff: The Verdict Is In (It Might Be Dangerous… You Go First). Paul DePodesta discusses the art of making deadline deals. Chris Long Q&A (Friar Forecast). MB chats with front office staffer Chris Long about the Padres’ draft strategy.

Air Supply or Suicide?

Reader Didi and I had an excellent time in Section 214 (prime foul ball territory) on Thursday afternoon… well, except for the whole losing thing. It was good to be reminded that hanging out at the ballpark and enjoying a big-league game with friends is way more fun than just whining about the team all [...]

Padres Farm Report (23 Jun 08)

Triple-A — Tacoma 1, Portland 0 Matt Antonelli: 1-for-4 Will Venable (CF): 0-for-2, 2 BB Justin Huber: 0-for-4 Brian Myrow: 0-for-3, BB Chip Ambres (RF): 0-for-3, BB Nick Hundley (DH): 0-for-4 Luis Rodriguez: 0-for-3 Wade LeBlanc: 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 HR, 0 BB, 9 SO, HBP The Beavers and Rainiers combined for [...]

Chatting with Sandy Alderson (Part 3)

This is the third of a three-part interview (Part 1 is here; Part 2 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. [...]

Padres Farm Report (13 Jun 08)

Paul DePodesta has a list of Padres signings from the recently completed 2008 draft — mostly late guys; only three in the first 10 rounds so far… Triple-A — Las Vegas 8, Portland 4 Peter Ciofrone (3B): 1-for-5 Will Venable (CF): 1-for-4, 3B, HBP Chase Headley: 1-for-3, HR, 2 BB Brian Myrow: 2-for-2, 2 BB [...]

Padres 2008 Draft Recap

A mistake is not something to be determined after the fact, but in light of the information until that point. –Nassim Nicholas Taleb Here’s the irritating truth about evaluating a draft: We won’t know for years how the story ends, and even when that happens, judging the draft solely on actual outcome (to the exclusion [...]

Padres 2008 Draft Odyssey

Grab a beverage, sit down, and get comfy. Well, maybe not that comfy; seriously, dude, have a little dignity. As you know, MLB’s First-Year Player Draft is upon us. What’s in store for the Padres? Good question. Let’s take a look, shall we… Draft Class Strengths and Weaknesses First-Year Player Draft Thursday, June 5, 2008 [...]

Three Pitchers and a Former GM

I’m kinda winging it today. We’ll see what happens… This has been floating around for a few days now, but Paul DePodesta has a blog. I’ve added it to the ol’ blogroll as well as to PadreBlogs.com. One of DePo’s first posts concerns the effects of Petco Park. The entire post is well worth reading, [...]