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
Thursday May 7, 2009 Los Angeles Dodgers Left Fielder Manny Ramirez Tests Positive for a banned substance and is suspended for 50 games. Now the weak excuses start. “My doctor gave it too me … I didn’t take steroids”. It makes you wonder why these guys think they have to lie. We know that they … More Manny Tests Positive!
Saturday March 14, 2008 An article from Corey Brock on MLB.com and linked on MLBTradeRumors.com says that that the Padres signed oft injured and former top prospect Chris Snelling. Snelling, 27, was signed out of high school by the Seattle Mariners and made his major league debut at the age of 20. Injuries have derailed … More Too Many Outfielders Means Trade Imminent?
December 24, 2008 A Position by Position Look at the 2008 Padres and My Thoughts about 2009. This is the second part of a three part post. Part Two – The Starting Pitchers The Starting Rotation is a mess. More than half of the players on the roster to start last year are gone. A … More A Look Back and a Look Forward – The Padres Starting Pitchers
December 23, 2008 A Position by Position Look at the 2008 Padres and My Thoughts about 2009. This is the first part of a three part post. This morning the position players, starting pitchers will follow later today and the bullpen asap. Part One – The Position Players 1B was GREAT! Adrian Gonzales was among … More A Look Back and a Look Forward – Position by Position
December 3, 2008 Joel Sherman of the NY Post is reporting that the Padres have found a taker in a trade for shortstop Khalil Greene. Corey Brock of MLB.com has also posted today about the possibility of Greene being traded prior to the start of the Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada starting Monday. … More Looks like the Padres found a buyer for Khalil Greene
November 30, 2008 Every year we see the same pattern on most major signings and trades. Teams wait until they know what they they will have to give up for Type A Free Agents before making their big moves. And they don’t know that until after the Free Agents are either offered arbitration or allowed … More Now the offseason starts in earnest