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Phantom

  • joined Mar 26, 2008
  • last login Jun 06, 2011
  • posts 31
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I'm probably one of the biggest Khalil Greene fans in the universe.

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Fun in Frisco - Killing Giant Playoff Hopes in Person (1 of 2)

So I just got back from a quick jaunt to the Bay Area for an extended weekend and my family's annual trip to two ballparks. This year, we visited some concrete structure in Oakland and AT&T Park....

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July 7th OT - Defang the Snakes

Ooh, look at me and my clever headlines!Seriously though, lets get an OT going. I know that we suck and all (and that I really have no reason to bitch since I've been MIA all season, but you gotta...

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Khalil Happy in New Home

Well I felt obligated to post this, so I did. I saw this little gem in the UT online today and thought it was worth posting here. A couple things about this article really surprised me, but none...

Talks for Greene on Ice

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While it makes me happy that the team may not trade Khalil this off-season (aside from my man crush, you'd really be selling incredibly low on him), I'm really interested in this alleged person with Padres ties who says that Khalil doesn't fit in. Towers defends Khalil, which is great to see, but I cannot ever remember any of Khalil's teammates ever saying anything bad about him. As far as I know and have heard, his teammates love him and he's allegedly much more engaged outside of the public eye than we ever witness.

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Is Sandy Alderson hurting the franchise?

I don't write this lightly. For a long time, I have been a vehement defender of the FO. I have been especially committed to Sandy Alderson's approach of trying to build a winning team by assembling...

Twins interested in Kouzmanoff

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MLBTR reports that the Twins want to trade Delmon Young for Kouz. Young's a career 98 OPS+ left-fielder. Presumably this would mean moving Chase to 3rd. Kouz is a 102 OPS+ guy, so this seems like a downgrade on its surface. However, if we end up with a better OF and a better 3B while losing out marginally on offense, I say go for it.

Peavy: I'm not THAT good of a pitcher

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Jake finally admits that he's not God's gift to pitching and threatens to veto a trade to the Braves if it includes Escobar since "'If that kind of trade gets made, who plays short for them?" What a tool.

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Offseason speculation

So the UT today has an extremely long article today that is supposedly about our young hitters but is really a primer for the Padres offseason. KT went through most of the lineup and gave his...

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How do we fix the Padres?

I cross-posted this at Ducksnorts this morning, and there's a healthy discussion going on over there. However, I know that our two blog communities think a little differently, and I wanted to get...

Canham's tough season off the field

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Went to espn.com/mlb today and the splash image was Storm catcher Mitch Canham in a dugout. Interesting read about the human side of baseball and trying to cope with loss.

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Open Thread 6/12: Pads v. Dodgers - The Rubber Game

So with both the season and current series tied (4-4) and (2-2) respectively, we go for our 7th win on this homestand. Unlike previously reported, Martin is starting for the Dodgers. That is...

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Sports Illustrated - Staffed by Idiots

Now I now this is a familiar refrain from me at this point, but Sports Illustrated decided to pile-on and kick the crap  out of the Padres for their lack of drafting success over the past 15 years. ...

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Blame where it is due

Unlike most of you, I didn't have the luxury of suffering through another frustrating week of Padres baseball. Mercifully, the only baseball-related information I was able to acquire on my cruise...

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Our Suspicions Have Been Confirmed

9-14, fifth place in the West. It's hard to deal with. It doesn't seem real. Somehow, I just can't believe our team is really this bad. We do have a good team, don't we? Going on the belief that...

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In the midst of snakes

By chance, are any of my fellow GLB'ers going to be making the hard slog through the desert to support our boys at Chase this weekend? I'm heading to Phoenix tonite with the wife and the parents to...

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3/21/08 Open Thread; Padres vs. Brewers

Well, I know this game is going to probably not attract much of an audience given that XX isn't even covering it, but I'll be listening on MLB.com. I have to deal with the Brewers' broadcast, but...

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Open Thread, 2/28: Padres vs. Mariners - Charity Game

[editor's note, by Dex] Good old Phantom and his endless supply of discretionary income that allows him to buy a XM radio player system. Right, since I'm one of the lucky ones with XM, I'll be...

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Season Ticket Holders?

Since I joined the GLB community only after I was provoked my Drama's now legendary dissertation on Khalil, I probably missed this kind of post from last year.Does anyone have season tickets for...

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Problems with mangement?

There's an article in the UT today which states that Becky Moores just filed for divorce: http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/padres/20080206-9999-1s6moores.htmlThe article is somewhat ambiguous...

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The perfect fit for Bonds?

That's what a new SI.com article is claiming. Of the 7 places where Bonds might make sense, Cliff Corcorran has deemed that San Diego would be the ideal place for Bonds.Personal issues aside, I...

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Padres 2007: Three Losers and No Winners

At least that's what Jon Heyman has to say in his latest bit of complete retardation. Even though I am loathe to kick traffic his way, please wallow in the indignity you feel as a Padres fan when...

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Who's our whipping boy now?

With Blum being picked up by the Astros, and this glorious news of Sledge going to Japan, who do we blame all of our failures on next year?h...

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The NL West and the Padres in 2008

I posted these thoughts over at Ducksnorts earlier today, but since I'm a total egoist and love a captive audience, I thought I would share my notions on the NL West and the Padres for next year.I...

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The NL West is teh suck!

Remember how, the entire season, the NL West was totally swept under the rug as non-important?If things end as they currently stand, the two teams in the NLCS will be from the NL West. This means...

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Uncle Milty

[editor's note, by Phantom] Updated below. Right, so this diary and incident need no introduction. But, this is probably not what you're expecting me to say.Fact is, something clearly happened...

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We need a new catchphrase

**Balls Deep has been added** I brought this up at the end of tonite's Open Thread, but "balls to the walls" has been disastrous. Since it's inception (Jake's infamous start in AZ), we've only won...

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Offense or defense?

Last night's 9th inning brought into sharp focus one of the questions a few of us have been debating for a while.When it comes to this team, what is more important? Offense, or defense?Take for...

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What do we do about our catching situation?

From what I can find at Cot's baseball contracts, all of our guys should be FA's next year (I could be wrong about Bard though) http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/2005/01/san-diego-padres.htmlSo what...

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Finalized plans for Cooperstown assembly

Ok, so here's the plan:We have three of the frighteningly awful orange beach towels from 2005 that have all of the different jerseys from over the years on it. Once we're in the region, we'll go to...

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The Uber Padres Cooperstown Gathering

Well, we're getting pretty damn close to Tony's induction, and I think it's high time we start thinking about the best way to organize a huge contingent of Padres fans in Cooperstown.There's a...

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