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Zach (maestro876)

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The unsung hero of the 2010 Padres, Eckstein is having a season that is as bewildering as it is...

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The unsung hero of the 2010 Padres, Eckstein is having a season that is as bewildering as it is valuable. At age 35, he’s hitting .310/.370/.405, each of which would represent a career high if he was able to sustain this pace all season. And he’s doing it by hitting everything he swings at.

The Little Eckstein That Could
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Examining Clayton Richard

Like most of the Padres’ pitching staff, Clayton Richard is off to one heck of a start this season. His ERA is 2.73, his FIP is 3.07, and he’s amassed 1.3 Wins Above Replacement. That’s good—both...

Taking an E-Cab to Nowhere Town

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Fangraphs writer Eno Sarris doesn't think much of Everth as a fantasy option. What it means for his ability to help the Padres win actual ballgames, I don't know. I have thought before, though, perhaps now that Cabrera is under Padres control he should spend some more time in the minors.

At 24-16, atop the NL West, the San Diego Padres are baseball’s biggest surprise thus far. There s...

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At 24-16, atop the NL West, the San Diego Padres are baseball’s biggest surprise thus far. There seems to be an almost automatic assumption that this team will drop from the standings and resume their expected role as trade deadline sellers. While this is certainly a possibility, a close look at the team suggests that they might [be] a dark horse team starting their run.

From our brothers at Beyond the Box Score.

Of course, setting the world on fire in the middle of May is not exactly the same thing as doing it...

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Of course, setting the world on fire in the middle of May is not exactly the same thing as doing it in the middle of September. The Dodgers need to bring this team back to Earth, and have the perfect opportunity as they play them five times over the next seven days. The Padres historically have been something of a pain in the butt to the Dodgers. Time to return the favor. Time to offer a lesson in reality.

Douchebag LA Times Writer
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Are the Padres the 2005 White Sox?

I confess, I got this idea from Ray Lankford (of The Sacrifice Bunt fame) on the UT Padres forum. Here's the link to the thread.For those of you who are too lazy to click the link, here's what he...

It appears #Padres SP Kevin Correia will take his normal turn in rotation Saturday.

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It appears #Padres SP Kevin Correia will take his normal turn in rotation Saturday.

via Corey Brock Twitter

Top 10 Middle Relievers (insider)

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The Padres have three, most of any team. Tied 3rd: Luke Gregerson 8th: Mike Adams 9th: Tim Stauffer

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Edward Mujica Is Killing Me

Mujica should not be in this bullpen. Is this a knee-jerk reaction to his last two outings? In part, yes. But the fact is he is not a good reliever. With a quality arm like Adam Russell in AAA,...

Beyond the Box Score Power Rankings

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"The Padres were forecast by almost all major projection systems as being at the bottom of the NL West. But so far this year, they've been the toast of their division, both in the win column and in our statistics-based rankings. All three winning percentages that we calculate--actual winning %, PythagenPat winning %, and our component w%--all have the Padres at about the same mark: .630-.649. In other words, [...] they're winning because they are playing well, not because they're getting lucky with how they bunch together their hits. What makes them tick? When you think of Padres teams, you typically think of pitching and fielding. This year's team is no exception. They rank 2nd in the NL in park-adjusted runs allowed, and first overall in estimated runs allowed--nearly the same total in each case (95 vs. 92 runs). They are tied for the lead in xFIP with the Giants at 3.82, so clearly the pitching so far has been awesome. Their 5 relatively no-name starters have all been solid to good, with xFIPs ranging from 3.56 (Correia) to 4.70 (Garland). Their bullpen, however, has been unreal: with the exceptions of Sean Gallagher (who has been bad) and Joe Thatcher (3.77), all of their relievers have xFIP's of 3.32 or lower. Closer Heath Bell has a 2.08 xFIP, striking out almost 14 per 9 while walking just over 3/9. Interestingly, their position players haven't been bad either. They currently sport a combined +16 runs fielding rating (based on UZR, DRS, and catching), which is the best in the league. And their offense has been pretty solid: wOBA is 0.336 (park adjusted, with baserunning included), which is 7th overall in the league. Adrian Gonzalez has been a monster as expected, and they've received pleasantly surprising performances from Chase Headley, Will Venable, Scott Hairston, and Yorvit Torrealba. The question, of course, is can it last? It won't come as a surprise if I say "probably not": I believe the fielding, and I can buy into the hitting, at least a little bit. But I think it's likely that the pitching slips, especially in the bullpen where there is no place to go but down. Still, I think there's a decent chance that these guys could end up with a 0.500 season. We'll see. For now, they are the kings of the West, and rank as the 4th best team (to date) in baseball."

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Wade LeBlanc: How Good Is This Guy?

Wade LeBlanc: How Good Is This Guy?

However, the longer the Padres sustain these winning ways, the more we have to believe that they...

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However, the longer the Padres sustain these winning ways, the more we have to believe that they are indeed better than our preseason expectations, and that the playoffs are a distinct possibility.

How Good Are these Padres?

From our brothers at Beyond the Box Score. The Padres aren't getting lucky like April last...

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From our brothers at Beyond the Box Score. The Padres aren't getting lucky like April last year--they're actually playing really well.

This isn’t going to come as stunning news to anyone who has watched him pitch, but Jake Peavy just i...

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This isn’t going to come as stunning news to anyone who has watched him pitch, but Jake Peavy just isn’t right. After last night’s implosion, he has allowed 19 runs in 22 innings, and it’s not bad luck. He’s just pitching terribly.

Time to Worry About Peavy

BFTB First Round Draft Pick Community Poll

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It's Draft Day! At 4:30pm Pacific Time, the fun begins. What will the Chargers do? Will they take a running back? Defensive lineman? A (gasp) defensive back? Unlike most other fans, we have a lot...

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Are Padre Hitters Playing Over Their Heads?

Are Padre Hitters Playing Over Their Heads?

2010 Chargers Schedule Release Thread

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2010 Chargers Schedule Release Thread - Discuss the Chargers' schedule as it gets released!

Broncos Trade Scheffler for 5th Rounder

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In a rare 3-team deal, the Broncos dealt TE Tony Scheffler and a 7th rounder to the Lions in exchange for the Eagles' 5th round draft pick. The Eagles get Lions linebacker Ernie Sims. The Broncos now have one (1) above average pass catcher, Eddie Royal. Just can't see them having any offense to speak of this season, even if they draft a receiver high.

[...]I am told McNeill is not happy. He should have had a long-term deal already. He could sit out...

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[...]I am told McNeill is not happy. He should have had a long-term deal already. He could sit out through training camp. It could get ugly.

From the Ace's Mailbag

Chargers claim RB Marcus Mason off waivers. A preseason star. Released by Redskins. Might be their...

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Chargers claim RB Marcus Mason off waivers. A preseason star. Released by Redskins. Might be their #3 back -- ka

via Kevin Acee Twitter

Why the Chargers Should Trade Vincent Jackson and Darren Sproles

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Free agency is upon us, and teams are already wheeling and dealing left and right. The Chargers find themselves with a lot of holes to fill this year, most glaringly at running back and defensive...

Who has the best bullpen in baseball? Boston’s is the most famous, filled with big arms and a big p...

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Who has the best bullpen in baseball? Boston’s is the most famous, filled with big arms and a big personality at closer, but the Red Sox have some competition for the title down in San Diego, where the Padres have four guys coming off ridiculous 2009 seasons, even if you may not have ever heard of them.

The Padres Bullpen via Fangraphs

The 2009 San Diego Chargers Season Was a Success

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This is an editorial I've been thinking about for a while. It comes in the aftermath of listening to countless Charger fans, on the radio, on the internet, taking the 2009 season for granted....

Through the Looking Glass: 1993 San Diego Chargers

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Through the Looking Glass: 1993 San Diego Chargers. Looking back to see what advanced stats show about past Chargers teams.

Fangraphs: San Diego Padres Draft Review

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Looking at the Padres' top draftees from 2006-2009. They're fairly generous. Padres' top ten prospects coming later today.

Response to Fan's Anti-Turner Article

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A couple days ago, the Union-Tribune appeared to be desperate for some online content. So instead of asking one of the BFTB writers to do something for them (like they should have done), they chose...

What Would Kevin Acee Do?

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In the spirit of Kevin Acee Day, I figured I would add to the festivities by penning a song about our beloved beat reporter. And so, without further ado, "What Would Kevin Acee Do?" With apologies...

Mets Sign Gary Matthews Jr.

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And successfully prove they're among the worst-run teams in baseball. At least they aren't complete idiots and are making the Angels pay most of his salary.

New York @ San Diego: An Advanced Statistical Analysis

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Last week, I went about previewing the Chargers' possible Divisional Round opponents. I was horribly, terribly wrong. I failed to anticipate the unbelievable events that took place in Foxborough on...

Upon Further Review: New York Jets @ Cincinnati Bengals

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For those of you who recall, a couple times early in the season I took the time to carefully review the games the Chargers played and write some comments based on what I saw. This week, I'll do the...

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