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Blogging the Padres since 2/14/2005. Joined the fledgling SB Nation the same year.

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Preller will run Baseball Operations, not Dee


There seemed to be a common consensus from fans and the media alike when A.J. Preller was hired to be the Padres' General Manager.  Preller would succeed as long as he had control of Baseball...

The Fanny Pack is back!


I feel like a visionary because last December when all the other Padres fans were arguing about whether they wanted Padres bobbleheads, wall art or a Petco Park replica, I was trying to make a case...

Scout Don Welke to join Preller with Padres


Well this is exciting news if you're into scouts with 49 years of experience coming to the Padres organization.  It will be announced shortly that Don Welke will leave the Texas Rangers and join...

Yonder Alonso out for season with injury


Last season Padres 1B Yonder Alonso was hit by a pitch and broke some bones in his hand.  That's the kind of injury you might expect from being hit by a baseball thrown at high speed. I've found...

Should pitchers be allowed to win the MVP?


I was taking a walk this evening and listening to the Padres game on the radio.  During the broadcast Ted Leitner was talking about an article in the LA Times suggesting that Clayton Kershaw may...

QUIZ: Padres All-Time leaders in bWAR


I was checking out the Padres page on Baseball-Reference.com and noticed that they've added pictures for the top 20 All-Time leaders in WAR on the main team page.  Maybe those photos have been...

A.J. Preller interviewed by Darren Smith


Here are my notes from the interview.

Preller's suspension


Francoeur nearly had his revenge on Cody Decker


Cody Decker a player for the El Paso Chihuahuas has gained quite a bit of notoriety for playing pranks on his teammates.  The difference between Decker and other clubhouse pranksters is that he...

Padres Press Conference to announce GM Hire


I'm going to attempt to Live Blog this Padres press conference that will, with any luck, announce the hire of A.J. Preller as their new General Manager. Organizational announcement coming up at...

Preller looks to be a FRESH hire for the Padres


The cat's out of the bag. The Padres want to make A.J. Preller their next General Manager.  No matter how hard Chairman Ron Fowler tries to stuff the cat back into the bag, the news and the cat are...

Preller the new Padres GM


According to Ken Rosenthal the Padres have hired A.J. Preller as their new GM.  The Padres lose one A.J. and pick up another the same day.   It'll be nice to hang the "no vacancy" sign on the GM's...

A.J. Hinch quits


A.J. Hinch gave his notice to Padres Chairman Ron Fowler that he'll be seeking employment elsewhere, effective immediately.  He was left in a tough situation when the Padres fired General Manager...

Billy Eppler the new Front Runner for Padres GM


Yesterday it was reported by CBS's Jon Heyman that Billy Eppler was the new front runner in the Padres GM search.  Just last week all signs were pointing to the Rangers' A.J. Preller. padres...

Saturday's game, the highest rated for FSSD


A few bits of news from Fox Sports San Diego.

Canadian province hates the Padres


Reddit's baseball sub has a topic about the most hated MLB teams in each of the United States and the Canadian provinces.  Yesterday I was sent a link to the Canadian map and was shocked to see...

Trevor Hoffman will be inducted into Padres HoF


The Padres Hall of Fame has been neglected for far too long.  Sportswriter Tom Krasovic announced that he has joined the Hall's selection committee and that today they inducted Trevor Hoffman. ...

"Hey, Hey Number 19" by Steve Poltz


Traveling Bard, minstrel and Padres fan Steve Poltz wrote a song to honor Tony Gwynn.  You just knew it was only a matter of time before the prolific songwriter would pen a tune for the man we all...

Hayhurst exposes culture of sex in baseball


and accuses a his Padres teammates of rape 11 years ago.

Gwynn remembered at Hall of Fame induction


The MLB Hall of Fame coverage started with a Night at the Museum style introduction. Players, photos and baseball relics alike came to life after the museum is closed to the public.  Near the end...

Bud Black Eye


Bud Black has a black eye.  I heard about it on morning radio yesterday then promptly forgot to follow up about the cause.  In my prime blogging days I'd have been all over this news, now I just...


7/23/14, Padres @ Cubs

The Padres are in some seriously dark times. I can't see my hand in front of my face, it's so dark in here. If the Padres were turkey, they'd be the dark meat. Some prefer the dark meat, like...

Like cicadas...


Mark Grant sings "Take me out to the Ballgame"


I've already watched Mark Grant sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" twice and I think I've got a few more viewings in me before bedtime.  Take a look and a listen: 'Holy cow!' @Padres broadcaster...

Chase Headley trade to the Yankees is ROTTEN!


After the 2012 season just about everybody wanted the Padres to sign Chase Headley to a long-term deal or wanted him traded.  Personally I wanted him traded.  I'm a self admitted fairweather...

Hinch discusses the Chase Headley trade


Interim GM A.J. Hinch interview with Darren Smith (MP3) Trading Chase Headley was "It was a topic that needed to be addressed. A number of scenarios were going to happen. There is so much...

Brooks Conrad interviewed on Padres Social Hour


Brooks Conrad was a guest on Padres Social Hour this afternoon. Dex  just told me that he had forgotten that the pre-game series was filmed in the Western Metal Supply Building in the back corner...


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