Padres Josh Byrnes compounds earlier mistakes by signing LF Carlos Quentin to a 3 yr/$30 million extension In the middle of Vicky Santo’s stirring comments during the induction speech for her husband Ron here in Cooperstown a member of our front office leans over to me and says, “what is Byrnes thinking”? Earlier in the … More Padres GM Byrnes compounds mistakes by extending Quentin for 3 yrs/$30 million
San Diego Padres GM Byrnes made a huge, and to the low budget Padres very expensive, mistake in trading for Carlos Quentin. The prospects he sent to the White Sox notwithstanding, Quentin had averaged only 98 games per season in the field for the White Sox over the past three seasons. Nothing indicated he would … More Padres Quentin Injures Right Leg – Out 4-6 weeks
San Diego Padres GM Josh Byrnes is out of his f’ing mind. He has just made what may be the single worst trade in the history of the Padres franchise sending Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez to the Chicago White Sox for OF/DH Carlos Quentin.Yes, that is a bold statement, but lets take a look … More Padres GM Byrnes makes STUPID trade for Quentin
The Definition of a Great Closer: To be considered the best closer in the game of baseballyou need to do one simple thing, Save the highest percentage of games. It doesn’t matter what the velocity is on your fastball.It doesn’t matter how many guys you strike out per nine innings.It doesnt matter what your ERA … More Closers that Blow Saves Suck
Guest Post from The Hammer Another year, another change. The Padres rolled out their new uniforms yesterday and the first thought that came to mind was… why? Again? Why? Fans always complain that they don’t want to buy players jerseys because they don’t stay long, well why would anyone want to buy Padres jerseys … More Another year, another change.
Saturday August 6, 2011 How the Padres Blew Trade of Type A Free Agent Heath Bell I keep hearing that the reasoning the Padres are giving for not trading Heath Bell is that they felt that they were not being offered two draft picks worth of prospects in return. In my opinion, the Padres front … More How the Padres Blew Trade of Type A Free Agent Heath Bell
Saturday July 16, 2011 Greetings from beautiful Port Charlotte Florida, home of the Stone Crabs. I have spent the past two days watching the Treshers with several Padres scouts & the Phillies general manager also in attendance. Taking a look at the players the Padres would likely be getting in return for Heath Bell (or … More Padres return for Adams or Bell?