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Going Deep: Week Four Fantasy Baseball Options

As the season has gotten underway, those playing in deeper leagues, or AL/NL only formats are beginning to deal with slow starts and injuries, and are now pillaging the waiver wire for potentially viable options.  Let me begin by saying this article is not written with the intent of helping you in your 8-12 team mixed league.  Most of the players listed here are not any better...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 19 (LAD vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (10-9) scored less runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (11-6) last night, 11-8, and it wasn’t even that close. Ian Kennedy (0-1, 10.80) was hit hard and hit early, lasting just four and a third innings [which was probably...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After You Blacked Out At Beerfest 2015 Game 18 (LAD vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening binge-drinking $5 beers in the Park At The Park and Padres Beerfest. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed after you blacked out and woke up under the swing set in a playground in Ramona. The Padres (10-8) scored less runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (10-6) last night. In fact, they didn’t score...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres’ Points: Fast Starts, Kennedy, Upton Brothers

Entering Friday, the San Diego Padres are 10-7, off to their best start since 2010 when they were 11-6 through the first 17 games. More importantly, the offense has payed early dividends and A.J. Preller’s acquisitions have panned out on the hitting side. Four players with at least 35 at bats – Yonder Alonso, Matt Kemp, Derek Norris, and Yangervis Solarte all have batting averages...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres’ Michael Gettys Working Hard to Achieve his Dream

Baseball fans really look forward to the month of April. Not just because the weather is starting to get better, but more for the opportunity to see their favorite players and teams take the field to begin a six-month grind unlike any other sport. The excitement for the sport dubbed “America’s Pastime” is no different for the residents of Fort Wayne, Indiana, as locals enjoy...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Woes? And the Danger of Small Sample Size

At the beginning of the season there were question marks for the Padres. Were they too right handed heavy? Could they play defense? Could their starting pitching stay healthy? For now, it’s far too early to say what the answer to any of these questions were. But then there were the things no one questioned. The rock solid foundation upon which Preller’s grand experiment would...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Tyson Ross throws a lot of sliders

Tyson Ross tends to use his slider…a lot. He thew it 276 more times than any other pitcher last year. Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley doesn’t think he’s over-relying on it though, according to U-T San Diego:“I’ll tell you why I don’t get concerned with him – he still throws 60 percent fastballs,” Balsley said this spring. “The major league average is anywhere...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: The ‘what if’ game

There was a good chance Justin Upton would never make to the Padres. There’s a funny game I like to play in my head when it comes to the San Diego Padres, and my favorite sports teams in general. Everybody does it, either subconsciously or intentionally. The “What if” game. It’s a torturous process to try and think what could have been had your favorite team just gotten...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Rotation problem?

Brandon Morrow The San Diego Padres have a problem, and I’m not sure how they’re going to fix it. Fortunately, this is 2015, the year everything seems to be going right for San Diego. That in and of itself is hard to fathom, but it’s the new culture general manager AJ Preller has created, and one I could definitely get used to. Now, about that problem. It’s the rotation...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres, Leading the way in Hitting

By Anthony Weber The 2014 San Diego Padres finished dead last in the MLB with 1,199 hits and a .226 team batting average.  Last season the Padres had 358 fewer hits than the MLB leader and 83 fewer hits than the team with the next lowest hit total.  The team’s lack of offense, which produced a league low of 535 runs, clearly prompted the need to rebuild the Padres’ lineup...
Via Beyond The Spread
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Myers sets the record straight

Wil Myers told U-T San Diego that he was misquoted in an article for where he is quoted as saying, "Almost everything I do is to be able to prove them wrong.""Them" certainly sounds like he's referring to the Rays, but apparently he didn't mean to single out his former team. Dennis Lin in the U-T clarified what Myers meant:"It was completely taken out of context," Myers told...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton back in the lineup for Padres

After missing a game due to a sore quad, Justin Upton singled in his first at-bat for the Padres in Monday's game against the Rockies. Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego shared Upton's thoughts on his return:"It's still kind of a little bit sore, but I went out and tested it and it feels a little better," Upton said before Monday's game against the Rockies. "...The team's playing well....
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Notes and observations

San Diego Padres The San Diego Padres won their third consecutive series when they took two out of three against the Cubs in Chicago. The Padres are 8-5, and if it weren’t for Adrian Gonzales losing his mind in the opening series they could very well be 9-4. What’s been most encouraging about the Padres’ start is they’re not just winning, but they’re also passing the eye...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Kris Bryant Homer In His First Major League At Bat?

Kris Bryant is scheduled to make his major league debut today against the San Diego Padres, against all star James Shields. Bryant has the opportunity to join a list of 7 Chicago Cubs and 117 MLB players who hit a home run in their first at bat.  Although the odds are slim, it’s fun to speculate on just how good Bryant will be, and whether or not he can join these fellow Cubs...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Padres fan saved from falling by alert cameraman

This is an insane video from a recent San Diego Padres game.  A fan tries a little too hard to go after a foul ball and risks falling an unknown height down to the ground.  However, he’s saved by a nearby cameraman who reaches out to grab his leg and prevent the head-first fall.  Somehow the cameraman is able to hold on to the camera with one hand while reaching out with...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy/Sell, Week 2: Padres Outfield Looking Powerful

With two weeks nearly in the books, let’s take a look at some early season performances that I’m either buying or selling. Buying: The Padres Outfield The Padres have been a polarizing team this offseason, both as an organization and what they offer as fantasy assets. No other outfield has faced more scrutiny than theirs, but so far the signs have been encouraging. Yes, Petco...
Via Baseball Professor
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A Padres cameraman saved a fan from falling to his death reaching for a foul ball

This past week a 'Team Franco...' San Diego Padres fan reached too far over the railing for a foul ball, getting stuck hanging perilously. A quick acting cameraman and some nearby fans quickly came to his aid -- saving him from certain death. Unbelievable. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-15-15

The Chihuahuas and the TinCaps both earned victories tonight due to solid performances by Austin Hedges and Ernesto Montas, respectively. The Storm were blown out by the Mavericks 9-2 and the Missions had the day off.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Austin Hedges Pitching Prospect of the Day: Ernesto Montas   El Paso Chihuahuas 4, Reno Aces 2 Mike McCoy – SS: 0-4, 2K Jake Goebbert...
Via Friarhood
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres getting Craig Kimbrel sets ‘World Series or bust’ expectations for 2015

The internet typically rewards the quickest reaction. Had I written about the San Diego Padres trading for Craig Kimbrel in the hours immediately following that news breaking, I would have said that the Pads and general manager A.J. Preller made a great deal. Actually, I did say something like that on Twitter. #Padres finally give up a top prospect in Matt Wisler, but free up that...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Timing, trade partner most shocking parts of Craig Kimbrel deal

When the Atlanta Braves traded dominant closer Craig Kimbrel (and roster dead weight Melvin Upton Jr) to the San Diego Padres on Sunday night, baseball fans were shocked. Many Braves fans had a meltdown, seemingly in disbelief that a team projected to finish fourth in the NL East this season would want to trade the best closer in baseball. Why would you sell off that high-end sound...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look at the Prospects in the Craig Kimbrel Trade

Just when you thought A.J. Preller was done making moves, he goes and swings yet another blockbuster trade. Once more, the Padres traded away minor league talent in an effort to help the Padres win in 2015. In exchange for Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton, the Padres sent big league outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos […]
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Craig Kimbrel, B.J. Upton to Padres

You thought all of the major trades were over, huh? You thought there wouldn’t be any big names getting moved until the trade deadline, right? YOU ARE WRONG. The Atlanta Braves have traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and salary black hole Melvin Upton Jr. to the San Diego Padres for a package that includes outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin. Source: Braves have...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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