Hardball Talk "San Diego has fired hitting coach Phil Plantier after three seasons on the job, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com. This year the Padres scored the fewest runs in baseball, by far, as they totaled 535 runs and the second-to-last Braves scored 573. Pitcher-friendly Petco Park plays a huge..." October 23
Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23
New York Daily News "Spending on Cuban talent has become the trendy way for a baseball team to try to improve quickly. We all know about Yasiel Puig, the most interesting man in baseball, and Jose Abreu is about to win a rookie of the year award for the White Sox. Boston’s effort to engineer another fast turnaround..." October 22
It's early & Yasmany Tomas field is still developing but sources say TX, PHI, SDP, SFG, SEA, & Dodgers have already shown strong interest.
CBSSports.com "According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the Padres have been heavily scouting free agent Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas. He has participated in two private workouts for the team in addition to his open showcase for all 30 clubs. Badler notes new Padres GM A.J. Preller has seen Tomas in..." October 09
Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01
CSN Bay Area "The Giants still cheer wildly for Tim Lincecum even when he’s coming out of the bullpen in a blowout loss. So a Lincecum victory seemed appropriate enough on Fan Appreciation Day, as the Giants wrapped up an 88-74 regular season with a 9-3 victory over the San Diego Padres at AT&T..." September 29
San Francisco Chronicle "If the Giants win Wednesday’s wild-card game, they’ll open the Division Series on Friday and Saturday in Washington. Jake Peavy would be the Game 1 starter. Nothing official, but it’s pretty obvious. “I want to pitch (next) weekend as bad as you can ever imagine,” he said. “My heart and soul..." September 28
San Francisco Chronicle "Ryan Vogelsong was not a lucky pitcher in 2014. Bad fortune followed him to his final regular-season pitch in Friday night’s 4-1 loss to the Padres, which assured the Giants will hit the road for Wednesday’s wild-card playoff game. Vogelsong sawed Rene Rivera’s bat in half, but the ball floated..." September 27
CSN Bay Area "The most successful postseason teams are the ones capable of winning in different ways and under different circumstances. The Giants more or less had to beat the San Diego Padres twice Thursday night to ensure the heartiest possible postgame party. They built a six-run lead with extra-base..." September 26
San Diego Union-Tribune "With their staff humming along toward perhaps the finest season in 46 seasons of pitching in San Diego and their offense again lacking, to put it mildly, the Padres willy surely seek out opportunities for upgrades this offseason. One swing in their 2014 home finale was a loud reminder that at..." September 25
Denver Post "The San Diego Padres sponsored one of the season's more popular promotions Tuesday night at Petco Park. It's called the Shirts Off Their Backs, in which the team raffles off game-worn jerseys for charity. Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa had no interest in the promotion. He already..." September 24
San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants have a Tim Hudson problem at a time when they cannot afford any rotation problems. It will be fascinating to see how this plays out with manager Bruce Bochy and his staff ahead of Hudson’s next scheduled start at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. Hudson is not merely giving up runs...." September 20
CSN Philly "The Phillies have begun a stretch of five straight games against left-handed pitchers and that could mean some extended playing time for the man fans often clamor to see more of -- Darin Ruf. Ruf got the start at first base on Wednesday night and was the offensive pacesetter in the Phillies’..." September 18
San Diego Union-Tribune "Tuesday’s first pitch at Petco Park was thrown in sweltering heat. The skies had darkened, but the thermometer registered at 88 degrees. Within the last hour, the grounds crew had pulled a rarely used tarp off the infield. A thunderstorm -- an unexpected phenomenon in San Diego, much less in..." September 17
Yahoo! Sports "One of the loudest ovations Tuesday night at Petco Park will surely go to a member of the visiting team. Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg ensured that when he inserted the son of San Diego's most beloved athlete into his lineup. Tony Gwynn Jr. will start in centerfield and bat..." September 17
Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks continued to swing the bats with authority, surviving a late rally to beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 on Sunday at Chase Field. It was Arizona's first series win since taking two of three from the Rockies at home to close out August. The Diamondbacks did all their scoring in two..." September 15
Fox Sports "Mark Trumbo had three hits and three RBIs, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-4 win over the sloppy San Diego Padres on Saturday night. The Diamondbacks took control early, scoring six runs off All-Star Tyson Ross in the first two innings. Chase Anderson (9-6) pitched five innings,..." September 14
San Diego Union-Tribune "Seven months ago, Rene Rivera walked into the Padres’ spring training complex in Peoria, Ariz., hoping to stick as a third catcher. On Friday, the 31-year-old journeyman was wedged into the team’s cleanup spot for the fourth time this month, a testament to Rivera’s development into a legitimate..." September 13
Appears Kevin Towers isn't in Padres' plans. They've hired David Post, formerly an Astros crosschecker, as special assistant to GM/scouting.
True Blue L.A. "The Dan Haren and Carl Crawford trains just kept rolling on Wednesday night, leaving the Padres in the dust in a 4-0 victory for the Dodgers on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers ended their homestand with six wins in nine games, and completed their season series by winning 12 of 19..." September 11
True Blue L.A. "Clayton Kershaw pitched another gem and was backed by an offensive bonanza in the Dodgers' 9-4 win over the Padres on Monday night at Dodger Stadium. The victory gave the Dodgers a four-game winning streak, their second-longest of the season, and pushed their lead over San Francisco in the..." September 09
Denver Post "The Rockies are super late to the party, but at least they're tasting a bit of success as their miserable season winds down. Playing their best baseball since mid-June, the Rockies blanked San Diego 6-0 on a perfect September Sunday afternoon at Coors Field. The victory completed their first..." September 08
San Diego Union-Tribune "Six pitches into his first major league start in exactly 28 months, Joe Wieland had to wait. Fifty-six seconds later, a call was overturned, a single changed to a groundout. Twenty-eight months ago, instant replay did not exist, at least not in its current, expanded form. After more than two..." September 07
San Diego Union-Tribune "After being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera could be subject to treatment under Major League Baseball’s drug policy. Cabrera was arrested early Wednesday after the California Highway Patrol was notified of a possible DUI driver..." September 07
Denver Post "Tyler Matzek flew through nine innings of work Friday night at Coors Field and only paused early on when San Diego's Rymer Liriano hit a routine line-drive single to right field in the third inning. It gave the batter enough time to round first base and look at his work. Hopefully he enjoyed..." September 06
Hardball Talk "Padres infielder Everth Cabrera was arrested Wednesday morning for driving under the influence of marijuana. TMZ reports: A rep for the California Highway Patrol confirms … U.S. border patrol agents initially made contact with the 27-year-old near a checkpoint on the 94 Freeway around 12:30..." September 06
Arizona Republic "RHP Daniel Hudson made his long-awaited return to the mound on Wednesday night, tossing a perfect eighth inning as the Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Hudson was pitching for the first time since June 26, 2012, after needing two Tommy John surgeries in as many years. "I..." September 04
L.A. Daily News "Juan Uribe and Hyun-Jin Ryu returned from the disabled list to join the Dodgers’ starting lineup Sunday. That put the Dodgers in an unusual, coveted position. The regular season is five months old, a time when injuries have forced some major-league clubs to reach for Plans B and C. The..." September 01
San Diego Union-Tribune "As the Padres stockpiled towering, power arms for the start of this campaign, the elder statesman on the Padres coaching staff warned onlookers this spring not to dismiss the 6-foot flat right-hander deemed a something of a reclamation project some six months earlier. Never doubt pitching coach..." August 31
L.A. Daily News "Hanley Ramirez was in a familiar position in the sixth inning Friday. The look on his face said he was hurt, but none of the 30,818 spectators at Petco Park could be sure what happened, or how. It seemed Ramirez was not quite healthy enough to play and not quite hurt enough to come out of the..." August 30
Fox Sports West "And now, a warm welcome for the return of an old friend: The Padres Hall of Fame. Dormant for the past five years, they're dusting the place off, uncapping the furniture polish and airing it out. And not a moment too soon. When Trevor Hoffman is inducted into the Padres' Hall of Fame before..." August 28
San Diego Union-Tribune "In a few days, August will turn to September, the Padres will reinforce their pitching staff, and Odrisamer Despaigne will remain an enigma. The simplest explanation: Most teams have yet to see the Cuban defector, live and in person. The lingering, more complex question: When will we know..." August 28
San Diego Union-Tribune "As hot hands go, Abraham Almonte is making quite a push to procure a good portion of the at-bats available in the increasingly crowded outfield in San Diego. Tyson Ross’ right hand, of course, is as hot as ever. The 25-year-old Almonte homered and reached based three times times to support..." August 27
Jedd Gyorko's hamstring feels a bit better today but still sore. Could be available to PH again. Med staff doesn't think it's a DL situation
Arizona Republic "A meeting against his hometown team seemed the perfect backdrop for LHP Vidal Nuño to lasso his first win with the Diamondbacks, but the end of his outing fizzled and it took a three-run homer from SS Didi Gregorius in the eighth to seal a win for the Diamondbacks over the Padres Saturday in front..." August 24
Jedd Gyorko tweaked his left hamstring Thursday in LA. Played through it Friday but team decided to give it a rest today. He's day-to-day.
Roster move official: Padres activate Andrew Cashner, option Frank Garces to Double-A San Antonio.
Arizona Republic "After limping through a 2-8 road trip that was littered with one-run decisions and walkoff losses, a return home certainly seemed to suit the Diamondbacks, who snapped a six-game losing streak Friday with a win over the San Diego Padres in front of 24,835 at Chase Field. RHP Josh Collmenter..." August 23
San Diego Union-Tribune "Although he has not pitched in more than a week, Padres closer Joaquin Benoit looks as if he will avoid the disabled list. The right-hander, who has been dealing with soreness in his throwing shoulder, could return to game action as soon as Friday, when the Padres open a series at Arizona. If..." August 22
L.A. Daily News "Vin Scully and Dick Enberg were in opposite broadcast booths Thursday, so the Dodgers and San Diego Padres could have ended their game any way they chose and two men with 165 years of combined life experience had probably seen it before. Over the decades, the near no-hitters tend to fade to..." August 22
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres stumbled into their own undoing in the series opener at Dodger Stadium, wasting 14 hits on their way to defeat. In the field and on the basepaths, they played less than crisply, a bad combination on a night their pitching also faltered. Wednesday was different. Again, the Padres took..." August 21
Manager Buddy Black announces Andrew Cashner will return this weekend and start Saturday in Arizona vs. Dbacks
San Diego Union-Tribune "The only capacity in which Jesse Hahn has ever taken the mound for the Padres is as a starting pitcher. He still managed to get the save on Tuesday. This wasn't Hahn hurling ninth-inning breaking balls to save the Padres, though. This was very much the Padres saving him. Before San Diego..." August 20
Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were trailing, 3-2, until they scored three runs in the fourth inning to move in front, 5-3. Matt Kemp, who led off the inning with a double, scored on a double by Justin Turner. Carl Crawford, who reached base on a walk, scored on a sacrifice fly by A.J. Ellis. Turner..." August 20
#Padres roster move: Team says LHP Frank Garces is up from SA, Jesse Hahn back to SA. Guess this starts the tapering of his innings.
CBSSports.com "Every once in a while, I come across a stat that truly blows by mind. This is one of those stats: Jedd Gyorko, who made his MLB debut last season and has 31 homers in 199 career games, is now the Padres franchise leader in home runs by a second baseman. The Padres have been around since 1969...." August 18
#Padres RHP Joaquin Benoit down with "cranky" shoulder today. Team off Monday. Expected to be fine Tuesday.
#Padres 1B Yonder Alonso will not play again this season. Damaged forearm tendon. Will likely get second opinion but surgery is possible.