The San Diego Padres set out to do big things in 2019, only to fall below . and to the NL West cellar. That won’t happen again this season.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 11:00 am
It’s Saturday and it just doesn’t feel the same. Yes, it’s probably because I’m working on a weekend and it can make your weekly circadian rhythm feel off kilter. But even with that being the case, weekends don’t have the same joy anymore.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 6:53 pm
Coming it at No. on the list is the combined no-hitter the Dodgers tossed against the San Diego Padres on May 4 in Monterrey, Mexico. The Dodgers only won one of the three games in the series against their division rivals, but they did so in dramatic fashion.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:40 pm
What makes 2020 different is that I’ve started streaming my attempts to make the Padres great again on Twitch, and I’m going to regularly keep you updated on how things are going with posts on GLB. The Starting Point The 2020 San Diego Padres roster in the game is the same as the roster in real life (although Quiroz is still with the Padres, duh). A big objective of the game is try and reach the goals your owner sets for you.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 4:22 pm
In May of 1980 News 8’s Ted Leitner and photojournalist Tom Warren got an up-close experience going on the road with the San Diego Padres. The first part of the series shows the players passing the time aboard owner Ray Kroc’s personal 727 airplane. Longtime Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman was the manager that season and spoke to Ted about the difficulties of travel and being away from home.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 12:56 am
The simulated season did not get off to a good start for the Rockies as they dropped Opening Day to the Padres, 8-4. Three home runs and a strong pitching performance by Chris Paddack powered the Padres win. The Rockies showed fight but ultimately will have to at least wait one more day to get their first win of the simulated season.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 10:36 pm
Today we would have been celebrating Opening Day at Petco Park with the San Diego Padres hosting the Colorado Rockies to kick off their 2020 MLB Season. But because of the coronavirus crisis we face we don’t know when games will be played again, but we know they will. Message from the Padres: In recognition of Opening Day we are partnering today with Phil’s BBQ to provide lunch for UCSD Healthcare and San Diego Blood Bank employees and volunteers who are on the front lines in our fight against t…
Posted: March 26, 2020, 10:02 pm
The Padres have officially announced that they’ve sent INF Esteban Quiroz to Tampa Bay in order to complete the trade for OF Tommy Pham. Back in December, the Padres agreed to send outfielder Hunter Renfroe, minor league infielder Xavier Edwards, and a player to named later (Quiroz) to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for outfielder Tommy Pham and infielder/right-handed pitcher Jake Cronenworth. This past season, Quiroz spent 96 games with the El Paso Chihuahuas where he hit .
Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:37 pm
Today should’ve been the day. It should have been the start of the MLB season. It should have been Opening Day 2020.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 8:30 pm
Thursday was supposed to be opening day, when we were to begin to see the Padres’ 2020 vision. It was supposed to be the seventh straight opening day for Bernadette Hilgeman. Her first, a 3-1 Padres victory over the Dodgers in 2014, was the last game she attended with her father.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 7:31 pm
Trevor Story has reached the pinnacle of middle infielders. Scott Pianowski prices Story and the rest of the shortstops and second basemen for 2020 drafts.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 4:59 pm
Israel had qualified for one of six spots in the Olympic baseball field. With the Tokyo Games postponed, pursuit of Israel’s first team-sport medal must wait.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 4:29 pm
Here’s the latest links. Kevin Acee did a Padres mailbag where he answered a really solid amount of Twitter questions. Head on over to give it a read to hear what he has to say in regards to how this delay impacts the season, what it means for Mackenzie Gore making the club and locking up Fernando Tatis Jr. to a long-term contract.
Posted: March 23, 2020, 5:21 pm
Some in the game acknowledged as early as last week, when MLB initially suspended spring training and delayed the start of the season at least two weeks, that a cancellation of the season could not be ruled out. The unknowns surrounding the virus make timelines impossible to predict. In a White House news conference Monday, President Donald Trump and others suggested social distancing measures could be in effect until midsummer, or later.
Posted: March 22, 2020, 2:31 am
On Friday afternoon, the Padres announced that RHP’s Reggie Lawson and Andres Munoz each had successful ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery, otherwise known as Tommy John surgery. Both surgeries will successful but you can obviously forget seeing either player this season as the regular timetable from this surgery can range from 12-18 months. Lawson, 22, was one of the Padres top prospects while Munoz was set to be a key member of the team’s bullpen this season.
Posted: March 20, 2020, 10:37 pm
Major League Baseball games scheduled to be played in Mexico City and San Juan, Puerto Rico, are canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic. MLB closed credentialing to media and will move those games to the United States. The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks were scheduled to play April 18-19 in Mexico City.
Posted: March 19, 2020, 9:24 pm
Major League Baseball has announced the cancellation of the Mexico City series between the Padres and Diamondbacks due to the delayed start of the season. The series was supposed to take place on April 18-19 at the Alfredo Harp Helu Stadium. The series in Mexico City would have been the second time in three years the Padres had played in Mexico.
Posted: March 19, 2020, 8:21 pm
Not only did they not make the playoffs, they finished only four wins better than they had the previous season and in last place for the second consecutive season. The Padres’ 70 wins were five fewer than their PECOTA projections, and those projections were made before they signed Machado. Fernando Tatís Jr. missing the rest of the season starting in mid-August certainly was a factor given how outstanding he had been, but it did not cost the team five wins.
Posted: March 19, 2020, 7:00 pm