• Padres Game Thread 7/28/21: Athletics @ Padres

    Padres Game Thread 7/28/21: Athletics @ Padres
    Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports GAME ON. Let’s see if the Padres can clinch this two-game series against the A’s. That’d be a nice way to celebrate hump day, if you ask me.
    Starting Lineup
    Let’s take two.#HungryForMore pic.twitter.com/o0M04XFr15— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 28, 2021Your top three for today will be Adam Frazier, Fernando Tatis Jr., and Manny Machado while Tommy Pham bats cleanup. Tretn Grisham gets the day off so Jurickson Profar gets the nid in
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    Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Please fill out this form if you are interested Hello, SB Nation is looking to hire people to write, podcast, and join the community here at Gaslamp Ball. If you are passionate about the San Diego Padres and have something to say, we’d love to hear from you.
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  • Latest On Max Scherzer

    Latest On Max Scherzer
    As of last night, there were at least eight clubs interested in Nationals ace Max Scherzer, who is open to waiving his no-trade rights but said to have a preference for a West Coast club that has the ability to keep him longer-term.
    Scherzer figures to be one of the most talked-about trade candidates in recent memory, but his stay on the market may not go down to the wire like some other stars. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals want to get a framework for a trade in p
  • Tatis, Padres topple Athletics 7-4

    Tatis, Padres topple Athletics 7-4
    Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Tatis did some Tatis things. Fernando Tatis Jr. sent a deep shot 440 yards over the left field way for a two-run homer to spur the team’s comeback from an early 3-0 deficit and the Padres finished the game on a 5-1 run through the final five innings to top the Athletics 7-4 in game one of their two-game stint in Petco Park.
    Brought our A game. #PadresWin #HungryForMore pic.twitter.com/Qpxad479w0— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 28, 2021Behind Tatis, M
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  • At Least Eight Teams In The Mix For Max Scherzer

    At Least Eight Teams In The Mix For Max Scherzer
    As many as eight clubs are in the mix for Nationals ace and three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, per Jayson Stark of The Athletic (Twitter link). The Dodgers, Giants, Padres, Red Sox, Rays, Blue Jays, Astros and Mets are all interested, according to Stark, who adds that the Yankees also inquired but were told Scherzer isn’t likely to waive his no-trade rights for a move to New York. That meshes with recent reporting from SNY’s Andy Martino, who wrote earlier this afternoon that S
  • Padres Game Thread 7/27/21: Athletics @ Padres

    Padres Game Thread 7/27/21: Athletics @ Padres
    Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports The newest Padre takes the field for the first time in SD. The Padres welcome the Athletics into Petco Park for a quick two-game series. Chris paddack (6-6, 5.17 ERA) will be on the mound for San Diego and Oakland will trot out James Kaprielian (5-3, 2.65 ERA).
    Starting Lineup
    Your newest Padre leads off tonight.#HungryForMore pic.twitter.com/LLrEltRVJA— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 27, 2021Your newest Padre will lead the night off i his first game inside Pet
  • Latest On Interest In Cubs’ Trade Chips

    Latest On Interest In Cubs’ Trade Chips
    12:41PM: The White Sox and Red Sox are two of at least seven teams interested in Kimbrel, 670 The Score’s Bruce Levine writes, while the White Sox have also scouted another Cubs reliever in Ryan Tepera.
    10:49AM: The Cubs completed another trade last night in sending Andrew Chafin to the Athletics, setting the stage for what should be a very busy week of transactions for Chicago in advance of Friday’s 3pm CT trade deadline.  Many of the biggest names remain, and rumors continue t
  • Latest On Jose Berrios

    Latest On Jose Berrios
    The Twins are discussing Jose Berrios with multiple teams including the Padres and Dodgers, tweets Jon Morosi of MLB Network.  According to SNY’s Andy Martino, the Mets are not one of those other clubs at this time.
    Berrios, 27, figures to be wildly popular on the trade market since he’s under team control for 2022 as an arbitration eligible player.  He ranks ninth in MLB with 121 2/3 innings, sporting a 3.48 ERA, 25.7 K%, and 6.5 BB%.  Berrios appears to have lit
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  • Padres Discussing Eric Hosmer Trades

    Padres Discussing Eric Hosmer Trades
    Eric Hosmer “has surfaced in recent trade discussions,” according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The motivation for such discussions seems to be at least partly connected to the Padres’ luxury tax situation, as Rosenthal notes,”The most recent calculation, provided by MLB around the All-Star break, has the Padres over the CBT threshold by roughly $2 million.”  On a related note, the Padres had the Pirates pick up much of the tab for recent acquisition Adam F
  • Padres reportedly in talks to acquire 2B Adam Frazier from Pirates

    Padres reportedly in talks to acquire 2B Adam Frazier from Pirates
    Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports We like those numbers. The Padres are once again making moves at the trade deadline as San Diego is reportedly set to acquire Pittsburgh’s All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier in a deal that will send Tucupita Marcano, Michell Miliano, and Jack Suwinski to the Pirates.
    As of right now, neither team has confirmed the deal.
    The San Diego Padres are acquiring second baseman/outfielder Adam Frazier from the Pittsburgh Pirates, sources tell ESPN.
    Frazier, 29, l
  • Michael Pineda Drawing Trade Interest

    Michael Pineda Drawing Trade Interest
    Twins righty Michael Pineda is drawing trade interest, tweets Jon Morosi of MLB Network.  The 32-year-old takes the bump tonight at Target Field against Matt Manning and the Tigers, in what figures to be a well-scouted affair.  According to Darren Wolfson of KSTP TV, the Twins have not held extension talks with Pineda, who’s due for free agency after the season.  Wolfson notes that the Padres have scouted Pineda this month.
    The cellar-dwelling Twins dealt one impending
  • Padres drop series finale to Marlins 9-3

    Padres drop series finale to Marlins 9-3
    Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports Darvish’s struggles continued in Miami. Yu Darvish struggled once again on Sunday afternoon and the Marlins took advantage of a flat performance by the Padres’ bullpen to take the series over San Diego 2-1 with a convincing 9-3 victory in Miami.
    pic.twitter.com/8qvZUmCIsL— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 25, 2021Darvish allowed four runs on five hits while striking out six batters with one walk. Over his past four starts in the month of July, he&rsqu
  • Padres Acquire Adam Frazier From Pirates

    Padres Acquire Adam Frazier From Pirates
    The Padres have acquired one of the most sought-after players on the trade market, as ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan (Twitter link) reports that San Diego has picked up second baseman Adam Frazier in a swap with the Pirates.  Three players are headed to Pittsburgh in the deal, as per FanSided’s Robert Murray, with The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Dennis Lin reporting that utilityman Tucupita Marcano and outfielder Jack Suwinski are two of the players involved in the return. 
  • Padres Acquire Adam Frazier

    Padres Acquire Adam Frazier
    The Padres have acquired one of the most sought-after players on the trade market, picking up second baseman Adam Frazier in a four-player swap with the Pirates.  Infielder/outfielder Tucupita Marcano, outfielder Jack Suwinski, and right-hander Michell Miliano are the prospects heading to Pittsburgh in the deal, and the Pirates are also sending $1.4MM along with Frazier to San Diego.
    It’s the first big move of deadline season for Padres general manager A.J. Preller, who is no stranger
  • Padres Preparing For Dinelson Lamet To Join Bullpen

    Padres Preparing For Dinelson Lamet To Join Bullpen
    The Padres are planning for an early August return to the hill for Dinelson Lamet, though he’s likeliest to come back in the bullpen, per Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Said Lamet about a possible role change, “At the end of the day, the rotation is some place I want to get back to, but I’m here to help the team. I’m here to help the team win. So, if that’s what my role is right now and that’s what I need to do to help, of course I’m going to
  • Padres Game Thread 7/25/21: Padres @ Marlns

    Padres Game Thread 7/25/21: Padres @ Marlns
    Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports GAME ON. Enjoy the game! Go Padres!
  • Padres Activate Ryan Weathers From Injured List

    Padres Activate Ryan Weathers From Injured List
    Padres left-hander Ryan Weathers was activated off the 10-day injured list earlier today, and he marked the occasion with four shutout innings and his first career home run in San Diego’s 3-2 loss to the Marlins.  Weathers had to be helped off the field after suffering what looked like an ugly leg injury on July 11, though he ended up only fracturing a small bone in his right ankle.  He looked none the worse for wear today, which is a nice boost to a Padres team that has battled
  • Quick Hits: Phillies, Mets, Stroman, Padres, Cruz

    Quick Hits: Phillies, Mets, Stroman, Padres, Cruz
    The Phillies are interested in Craig Kimbrel, Ryan Tepera, and Andrew Chafin of the Cubs, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). Phillies’ scouts are present at Wrigley Field today. While it may seem counterintuitive, having so many potential trade targets on one team can muddy the trade waters, so we’ll see if the Phillies and Cubs can narrow their focus to get a deal done here in the coming week. Elsewhere…The Mets and Marcus Stroman have not had any discussions about
  • Padres Game Thread 7/23/21: Padres @ Marlins

    Padres Game Thread 7/23/21: Padres @ Marlins
    Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Game two, staying true. Let’s rock.
    Starting Lineup
    Back for seconds.#HungryForMore pic.twitter.com/lWB0cZ0BGp— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 23, 2021Fernando Tatis Jr. is getting a much-needed night off so Ha-Seong Kim will be starting in his place. The rest of the usual starting lineup will be in place for tonight.
    Enjoy the game! Go Padres!
  • Snell solid in Padres’ 3-2 victory over Marlins

    Snell solid in Padres’ 3-2 victory over Marlins
    Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Snell looked pretty good, yeah? Blake Snell looked like his early-season self in a refreshing performance on Thursday evening where he struck out eight and allowed just one run through six full innings. His pitching helped the Padres maintain the early 3-0 lead they built through the first five innings as they went on to survive over Seattle by a score of 3-2.
    Seafood diet. #PadresWin #HungryForMore pic.twitter.com/amt8EcmwWp— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July
  • Latest On Padres’ Trade Targets

    Latest On Padres’ Trade Targets
    Locked in a tight NL West race, the Padres are known to be looking for starting pitching and lineup help at the deadline.  This leaves a wide range of possibilities open for an aggressive general manager like A.J. Preller, and Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune hears that Preller’s front office has “has talked with other teams about scenarios ranging from the seemingly obvious to the implausible.”
    That gamut might be reflected in two hitters Acee links to the Padres
  • Padres Game Thread 7/22/21: Padres @ Marlins

    Padres Game Thread 7/22/21: Padres @ Marlins
    Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Time for a new series after some bad weather in Atlanta. The Padres are in Seattle this evening to begin a three-game series agains the Marlins. Blake Snell (3-3, 5.21 ERA) is on the mound tonight and he’ll be facing Anthony Bender (2.27 ERA).
    Team News
    The #Padres have reinstated C Austin Nola from the 10-day IL (left knee sprain) and optioned C Webster Rivas to Triple-A El Paso.Additionally, LHPs Nick Ramirez and Matt Strahm are reporting to El Paso for rehab
  • Padres Game Thread 7/21/21: Padres @ Braves

    Padres Game Thread 7/21/21: Padres @ Braves
    Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Bounce back. A double-header on a Wednesday? Sure. I’ll take that.
    Starting Lineup
    Lining up for the first of two 7-inning games.#HungryForMore pic.twitter.com/T2uAQS97B3— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 21, 2021Webster Rivas will catch for Chris Paddack, Trent Grisham gets the first game off and Jurickson Profar will take his place in center field.
    Enjoy the game! Go Padres!
  • Padres drop Game 1 in Atlanta 2-1

    Padres drop Game 1 in Atlanta 2-1
    Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Quite the drop in offensive production. Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman hit a go-ahead solo home run in the bottom of the sixth and that was all the Braves needed to put them over the top in a close 2-1 decision Tuesday afternoon inside Truist Park.
    pic.twitter.com/TnjRoV6fIg— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 21, 2021Yu Darvish was pulled in the fifth after allowing the go-ahead run. He worked 5 2⁄3 innings and finished with just three strikeouts, two walk
  • Draft Signings: 7/20/21

    Draft Signings: 7/20/21
    Today’s notable signings of Day Two draftees:The Reds have signed second-rounder Andrew Abbott to a $1.3MM deal, reports Carlos Collazo of Baseball America (Twitter link). That’s just a bit below the slot value that accompanies the 53rd overall pick. Abbott, a senior left-hander from the University of Virginia, gets good life on his low-mid 90’s fastball and missed plenty of bats in one of college baseball’s top conferences. Abbott’s 162 strikeouts this se
  • Padres Sign Second Round Pick James Wood To Overslot Deal

    Padres Sign Second Round Pick James Wood To Overslot Deal
    The Padres have signed second round draft pick James Wood to a $2.6MM signing bonus, reports Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune. That’s well north of the $1.1027MM slot value associated with the #62 overall selection.
    In fact, Wood’s bonus comes in higher than that of first rounder Jackson Merrill, who inked a $1.8MM deal last night. A lefty-hitting outfielder from a Florida academy, Wood is seen as one of the more high-variance prospects in this year’s class
  • Padres Game Thread 7/20/21: Padres @ Braves

    Padres Game Thread 7/20/21: Padres @ Braves
    Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Let’s rock in Atlanta. Yesterday’s game was postponed due to inclement weather and pushed to tomorrow as part of a day/night double-header. Today’s game is still scheduled for it’s normal 4:20 p.m. start time. Yu Darvish (7-3, 3.09 ERA) gets another chance to start on the mound against Atlanta’s Touki Toussaint (0-2, 8.88 ERA).
    Team News
    The #Padres have placed RHP Craig Stammen on the paternity leave list and recalled RHP Miguel Diaz fr
  • Padres Willing To Exceed Luxury Tax At Trade Deadline

    Padres Willing To Exceed Luxury Tax At Trade Deadline
    It might have seemed silly a few years ago to suggest that the Padres would soon have to make any decisions regarding the luxury tax — San Diego only reached $100MM in total payroll once prior to the 2020 season — but the Friars now find themselves roughly $6MM from the $210MM luxury barrier. And while many teams who are so close to the tax line are loath to actually cross the threshold, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that Padres ownership is willing to make that concession as
  • Padres Sign First-Round Pick Jackson Merrill

    Padres Sign First-Round Pick Jackson Merrill
    The Padres have come to terms on a deal with first-round pick Jackson Merrill, reports Jim Callis of MLB.com (Twitter link). He’ll receive a $1.8MM signing bonus that checks in well shy of the $2.5701MM slot value associated with the #27 overall selection.
    Of course, Merrill’s willingness to sign for less than slot value played a role in the Friars selecting him in that spot in the first place. Each of Baseball America, Keith Law of the Athletic and Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs
  • Padres Game Thread 7/19/21: Padres @ Braves

    Padres Game Thread 7/19/21: Padres @ Braves
    Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Welcome to a new series in Atlanta. Let’s get to work.
    Team News
    The Padres have reinstated RHP Yu Darvish from the 10-day IL and optioned RHP Miguel Diaz to Triple-A El Paso.Additionally, RHP Jordan Humphreys cleared waivers and was outrighted to Double-A San Antonio.— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 19, 2021The Padres are reinstating Yu Davish from the 10-day IL and optioning Miguel Diaz to El Paso. RHP Jordan Humphreys also cleared waivers and he’
  • Padres Activate Yu Darvish

    Padres Activate Yu Darvish
    The Padres announced they’ve reinstated ace Yu Darvish from the 10-day injured list to start this evening’s game against the Braves. Righty Miguel Díaz was optioned to Triple-A El Paso to open active roster space. Additionally, righty Jordan Humphreys has been passed through outright waivers and assigned to Double-A San Antonio. The move opens a spot on the Padres 40-man roster.
    Darvish landed on the IL just before the All-Star Break with left hip inflammation.
  • Padres split pair of Sunday decisions following postponement

    Padres split pair of Sunday decisions following postponement
    Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Another series win? We’ll take that. The Padres and Nationals played roughly a game and a half running from Sunday morning through the afternoon. San Diego closed out game two by a score of 10-4 before dropping a close 8-7 decision in the series finale at Nationals Park.
    pic.twitter.com/nXTskUYj85— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 18, 2021Game two was highlighted by the efficient batting of Tommy Pham, Manny Machado, and Fernando Tatis Jr. Pham went a perfe
  • Shooting Outside Nationals Park Injures Three People

    Shooting Outside Nationals Park Injures Three People
    Fans rushed to evacuate Nationals Park in Washington after three people were shot outside the stadium during a game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres.
  • Padres Game Thread 7/18/21: Padres @ Nationals Game 3

    Padres Game Thread 7/18/21: Padres @ Nationals Game 3
    Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports On to your regularly scheduled programming. Padres Win game two!
    34 runs over the past two outings is quite the feat. Let’s keep this thing rolling and complete the sweep in D.C!#PadresWin #HungryForMore pic.twitter.com/32sQfg340H— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 18, 2021Starting Lineup
    First pitch from today's series finale at 12:05pm PT. pic.twitter.com/U9kISNNOiU— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 18, 2021Enjoy the game! Go Padres!
  • Padres Game Thread 7/18/21: Padres @ Nationals

    Padres Game Thread 7/18/21:  Padres @ Nationals
    Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports Who wants 20 more runs? After the scary events of yesterday, the Padres and Nats are back on the field to finish yesterday’s contest before playing their regularly scheduled game three this afternoon.
    Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the incident outside of Nationals Park. https://t.co/rcvIrSjfns— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 18, 2021Saturday’s Lineup
    Let’s score 25 tonight.#HungryForMore pic.twitter.com/RjhpjMx2Bh— San Di
  • Shooting Outside Nationals Ballpark in Washington Halts Game

    Shooting Outside Nationals Ballpark in Washington Halts Game
    Fans poured out of Nationals Park in a scene of fear and confusion. The police said three people had been injured in a shootout.
  • Nationals Game in Washington Is Halted After Shooting Outside Stadium

    Nationals Game in Washington Is Halted After Shooting Outside Stadium
    Fans poured out of Nationals Park in a scene of fear and confusion. The police said three people had been injured in a shootout.
  • Padres/Nationals Game Suspended Due To Shooting Outside Nationals Park

    Padres/Nationals Game Suspended Due To Shooting Outside Nationals Park
    11:14PM: The police have released an update saying that three people were injured, rather than four.  All three received wounds that aren’t thought to be life-threatening.  (Details from Jesse Dougherty, Andrew Golden, and Clarence Williams of The Washington Post.)
    9:50PM: Tonight’s game between the Padres and Nationals was suspended in the bottom of the sixth inning due to a shooting that took place near Nationals Park.  Gunshots from outside the park (near the third
  • Four Shot Outside Nationals Stadium in Washington

    Four Shot Outside Nationals Stadium in Washington
    Fans poured out of the stadium in a scene of fear and confusion and a game between the Nationals and the Padres was halted in the sixth inning.
  • Padres Game Thread 7/17/21: Padres @ Nationals

    Padres Game Thread 7/17/21:  Padres @ Nationals
    Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports Who wants 20 more runs? Enjoy the game! Go Padres!
  • Padres Reinstate Blake Snell, Drew Pomeranz From 10-Day IL; Place Ryan Weathers On 10-Day IL

    Padres Reinstate Blake Snell, Drew Pomeranz From 10-Day IL; Place Ryan Weathers On 10-Day IL
    The Padres have reinstated left-handers Blake Snell and Drew Pomeranz from the 10-day injured list, the team announced.  Right-hander James Norwood was optioned to Triple-A, and yesterday San Diego officially placed southpaw Ryan Weathers on the 10-day IL due to a right ankle fracture.
    Both Snell and Pomeranz are returning as expected after minimal 10-day IL stints, and Snell (who had gastroentiritis) is lined up to start tonight’s game with the Nationals.  Pomeranz had inflammat
  • Padres score all the runs, wallop Nationals 24-8

    Padres score all the runs, wallop Nationals 24-8
    Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports WHAT A GAME!!!! The Padres were coming off a four-day break as the MLB put on their All-Star event earlier in the week and it looks like they wanted to make up for lost time in the runs department.
    In their first game back to kick off the final half of the season, the Friars offense exploded — no, erupted — no, it went NUCLEAR against the Nationals for a 24-run performance, breaking the previous franchise record of 20.
    Jake Cronenworth and Wil Myers wer
  • Padres Game Thread 7/16/21: Padres @ Nationals

    Padres Game Thread 7/16/21: Padres @ Nationals
    Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports LET’S GET BACK TO IT! Welcome back, Friar Faithful!
    The Padres are in Washington to begin their second series of the season against the Nationals. In their first series, the two teams split the four-game stint at Petco Park.
    Starting Lineup
    Second half and #HungryForMore pic.twitter.com/cxjXfW2SA4— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 16, 2021The Friars will trot out a healthy lineup behind Paddack. No missing persons tonight!
    Enjoy the game! Go Padres
  • Padres’ Ryan Weathers Suffers Ankle Injury

    Padres’ Ryan Weathers Suffers Ankle Injury
    TODAY: Weathers fractured “a small accessory piece of bone in the back of his ankle,” Lin tweets, and the southpaw could be able to return before the end of July, though “his recovery will depend on pain tolerance.”  On the plus side, Weathers is able to walk without any seeming ill effects just four days after his initial injury.
    JULY 12: Lin reports that Weathers avoided a major injury and is expected to be out a matter of weeks rather than months. A specific diagn
  • Padres 2021 MLB Draft Day 3 Round-up

    Padres 2021 MLB Draft Day 3 Round-up
    UNCP Athletics Rounds 11-20. Here are your Padres’ day three-selections from this year’s draft!
    Pick 340 - SS Ryan River, UNC PembrokeWith the 340th pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, the Padres selected shortstop Ryan River out of UNC Pembroke. The 6’2, 195-pound River went 5-1 in 2021 with a 3.66 ERA in 17 appearances. He struck out 68 batters and walked 18 through 51 2⁄3 innings. As a batter, he hit .349 in 189 plate appearances with 66 hits and nine home runs.
    Pick 370 -2B M
  • 2021 MLB All-Star Game Open Thread

    2021 MLB All-Star Game Open Thread
    Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Time for some fun! We’re finally here at the All-Star break of the 2021 season which means the Padres, as well as the rest of the league, get a much-needed break before the second half of the season begins.
    Four Padres will be participating in today’s game: Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Mark Melancon, and Jake Cronenworth. Yu Darvish was also voted in but he’s taking the night off to nurse some injuries.
    If you’re watching the game, f
  • Padres 2021 MLB Draft Day 2 Round-up

    Padres 2021 MLB Draft Day 2 Round-up
    247Sports.com Get a look at the Padres’ faces of the future. Pick 62 - OF James Wood, IMG Academy (MD)
    With the 62nd pick in the 2021 MLB draft, the Padres selected prep outfielder James Wood out of IMG Academy in Maryland. The 6’6, 240-pound Wood is currently committed to play collegiately for Mississippi State.
    With the 62nd pick in the 2021 #MLBDraft, the Padres have selected James Wood from IMG Academy (FL). pic.twitter.com/Rh2YjYTC9R— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 12, 20
  • 2021 MLB Draft Day 2 Open Thread

    2021 MLB Draft Day 2 Open Thread
    Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Rounds 2-10 are taking place today. Today is day two of the 2021 MLB draft which means we’re getting right more rounds following yesterday’s opening night. For any of you draft junkies out there, I thought I’d give you all a place to discuss the day’s picks before I put out a recap of the day’s events.
    We’ve got about four more rounds to go before we’re done for the day so go ahead and let me know what you all think of the pick
  • Padres drop series finale 3-1 to Rockies

    Padres drop series finale 3-1 to Rockies
    Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Oh look, pain. Victor Caratini drove in the first run of the game to give the Padres an early 1-0 lead, but th Rockies took over from there, refusing to allow another run and homering twice en route to a 3-1 series finale victory art Petco Park.
    pic.twitter.com/wsQiuahOTM— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 11, 2021Ryan Weathers got the start on Sunday afternoon and worked just two innings where he recorded just one strikeout, one walk, and allowed two hits. A
  • Padres Appear Set For (Another) Active Trade Deadline

    Padres Appear Set For (Another) Active Trade Deadline
    The Padres, by most measures, are a solid offensive club. San Diego ranks tenth among MLB teams in total runs scored (428) and in wRC+ (101). They’re 13th in team batting average, eighth in team on-base percentage and 13th in slugging percentage. Throw out the pitching staff to focus only on position players, and they jump to 11th in average, sixth in OBP, 11th in slugging and sixth in wRC+. There’s room for improvement, but the lineup isn’t some kind of fatal flaw for this clu

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