Part six of our annual preview series. This year, we present for each team a 60-word-or-so takeaway from 2020, a 162-word-or-so preview for the 2021 season, a win prediction, and a song to represent the… Read more »
Posts Tagged: San Diego Padres
AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST The Astros have lost their GM, manager, and Gerrit Cole, but they still have a potential best-team-in-baseball core. The A’s will push them every step of the way. They’re not the only… Read more »
Franmil Reyes. Franimal. La Mole. There are a few names for one of the most interesting players in the big leagues this year. He certainly has one of the most interesting triple-slash lines — Reyes… Read more »
A song to play while you read about the Padres: “Afternoon Delight,” as sung by San Diego’s own Ron Burgundy. After the Machado signing and seeing how the team’s top prospects have performed so far… Read more »
The 2017 Padres are your middle school biology teacher, suspiciously overeager to dissect a frog. Everything about this is going to be awful and scarring, but you might learn something. There is neither pretense nor… Read more »
Ryan Schimpf might be the most extreme fly-ball hitter the major leagues have ever seen. Can he really be a productive MLB regular?
It is generally accepted in modern baseball that versatility is a valued asset for bench players to have. Most teams carry 12 or 13 pitchers on their 25-man roster, so the few position players on… Read more »
On the late afternoon of Thursday, April 9, 2015, Tony Wright settled in to his usual seat in the middle of Row B, Section 319 at pleasant Petco Park in San Diego. Section 319 had… Read more »
The first part of our daily series of season previews. Brandon Lee and Darius Austin collaborated on this edition. What can we ask about the Padres? We know the rotation might be one of… Read more »
Sam Miller described the San Diego Padres entering the 2015 off-season as “the boringest franchise” (Effectively Wild, episode 591). But after spending much of the 2000s mired in the range of 70 wins, General Manager… Read more »
Ben Suissa and Mark Sands join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, Dexter Fowler, Ian Desmond, and baseball Steph Curry.
The membership of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America has never been accused of being the most forward thinking or progressive set of sportswriters on the planet. They are an antiquated, bloated network of good… Read more »
Mike Carlucci, Brandon Lee, and AD turn a triple play with mini-reviews for LAD, SD, and Detroit.
(with apologies to Ogden Nash) Hi, everyone! And welcome to Write-Up For Yesterday, BttP’s guide to what the heck happened yesterday in baseball. We’re not gonna just hand you some scores here, because we trust… Read more »
The First Ever BttP Community Predictions
On this episode, editor Brandon Lee and writer Mike Carlucci join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Padres, Pirates, pitcher injuries, and Will Ferrell taking the field.
The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with James Shields very late on Sunday night, according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. Shields’s new contract will be worth between $72 million and $78 million over… Read more »
Jackie Bradley might yet turn out to be an odd man out in the Boston Red Sox outfield. The Sox traded Yoenis Cespedes in December, but they still have Hanley Ramirez, Rusney Castillo, Shane Victorino,… Read more »
“Last week, Trea Turner was not traded from the Padres to the Nationals. He wasn’t traded because players can’t be traded until a year after they signed – June 13, 2015 in Turner’s case. The asset that was included in the deal was a player to be named later (PTBNL). PTBNLs don’t need to be named until six months later. Conveniently, Turner would be eligible to be traded at this point. (Of course, it was Turner in the trade – I’m just pointing out the technicality).”
On the eve of the 2013 season, Joe Sheehan drew a lot of snark for his prediction that the San Diego Padres would win the National League West. That division was home to the defending champion… Read more »
Vin Scully does a straight-shot commercial during Los Angeles Dodgers games, promoting the team’s official partnership with 76, the gas-station chain, It’s a long-standing relationship, but if the people who run that company really want… Read more »