When the Padres recalled Anthony Bass on Monday (he won his debut — congrats on that) to replace the injured Aaron Harang, they had to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Bass. To do so, they severed ties with another pitcher named Aaron.
In the midst of last week’s delighful discussion about players we wished we’d seen, reader Tom Waits wondered about the best players we’ve actually seen. Come to think of it, so do I.
My draft philosophy is weird, and I wouldn’t recommend it. The basic approach is to fill the tough positions first and to go where others aren’t going. I don’t rely on projections (maybe I’ll sneak a quick glance, but not always), and I try not to think too hard about my picks. Each draft takes [...]
The folks at Gaslamp Ball have a fun article up about polarizing topics for Padres fans. Among the topics is Petco Park’s effect on offense. It’s a legitimate concern, but part of the discussion centers on a fallacy: “Fans used to seeing home runs fly out of a Qualcomm Stadium at an average rate were [...]
On September 20, 1998, at Qualcomm Stadium, nearly 38,000 fans witnessed a fantastic duel (among the best of the ’90s) on a Sunday afternoon. This was the final regular season home game for San Diego. The Rockies’ Darryl Kile would lead the National League in losses this year, while Kevin Brown would finish third (behind [...]