Monday April 11, 2011 On the day I paid $4.11 for gas, I came to the realization watching Hawpe fail miserably to get a hit in the 1st inning of the Padres vs Reds that even though its only the 9th game of the season, its time for the Padres to sit Brad Hawpe. His … More 9th game & its time for Padres to sit Hawpe
March 27, 2011 It has been an interesting, fast paced and hectic year in the Web Soulsurfer household. I have logged 341,700 frequent flyer miles and more than 200 days away from home since March 31st of 2010. I have met many incredible people, worked with some great clients and charities and visited some wonderful … More 1 year and 341,700 Frequent Flyer Miles Later
March 27, 2011 The San Diego Padres Roster to OPEN the 2011 season Update 3/28 – Sorry this took so long, but spent morning on plane (what, me on a plane) and then had game to attend. In an anticipated move, the Padres traded minor league starter Erik Davis to the Washington Nationals for utility … More Your 2011 San Diego Padres Opening Day Edition – (Updated 3/28)
Wednesday February 15, 2011 Signing Albert Pujols to a $30 million per year contract would be franchise suicide for the St Louis Cardinals. Albert Pujols vs San Diego Padres If the the St Louis Cardinals give in to Pujols (and many the fans and members of the media) demands for $30 million and 10 seasons, … More Signing Albert Pujols @ 10 yrs/$300 million = Suicide: Baseball Style
Monday January 31, 2011 I had to wait to write this column about Trevor Hoffman’s retirement until I wasn’t so emotional. The problem is every time I saw the man play it was an emotional experience. Those emotions are indelibly etched in my memory and its near impossible to talk (or type) about Trevor Hoffman … More Thank you Trevor!
Monday January 10, 2011 If the multi-year contracts of Orlando Hudson and Jason Bartlett are any indication, Jed Hoyer is putting together a Padres team for a 2 year run at the playoffs. That would be a real good sign for Heath Bell signing a multi-year contract too. Bell is reportedly asking for a 3 … More What does Bartlett & Hudson contracts mean for Bell?
Tuesday January 4, 2011 Backup catcher has been a strength for the San Diego Padres the past two seasons with Henry Blanco and Yorvit Torrealba pulling on the tools of ignorance every other day. For 2011 the Padres do not have a veteran defensive catcher on the roster at this point. They traded away a … More Who will be backing up behind the plate in Padreville?