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Pace of play rules are far from "stupid"

SignOnSanDiego.com (Matt Calkins) — Progressive, overdue...stupid?
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Position battles: Medica starts fast

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — A look at who is competing to be the Padres' first baseman.
  • New: 5 hr 41 min ago

VIDEO: Kemp, Upton debut in Padres loss

SignOnSanDiego.com (Robby Baker) — The Padres dropped their Spring Training opener 4-3 in 10 innings to the Mariners.
  • 17 hr 25 min ago

Padres' 'biggest' competition at third base

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Platoon sounds unlikely.
  • 17 hr 41 min ago

Spring recap: Kemp, Upton debut in loss

SignOnSanDiego.com (Chris Schubert) — Matt Kemp and Justin Upton made their Padres debut in a 4-3 loss Wednesday afternoon.
  • 18 hr 47 min ago

Upton homers in Padres' spring debut

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — New outfielder blasts a solo shot off batter's eye.
  • 18 hr 52 min ago

Erickson relishes hometown feel with Pads

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Westview High grad joined Padres' organization after nine seasons in Dodgers'.
  • 19 hr 41 min ago

Friar talk: Black talks games, third base

SignOnSanDiego.com (Chris Schubert) — Padres, Black get ready for first game of the spring season.
  • 23 hr 18 min ago

Position battles: Nieves gets first start

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — A look at who is competing to be the Padres' second catcher.
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VIDEO: Jason Lane ready for spring debut

SignOnSanDiego.com (Robby Baker) — Jason Lane will start the Padres first Spring Training game on Wednesday.
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Progress report: Kansas City Royals

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — An offseason review of who's new, who's gone and what to watch for this spring.
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Friar talk: Black reveals some starters

SignOnSanDiego.com (Chris Wimmer) — Black reveals Kemp, Upton as starters for first spring training game
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Josh Johnson to throw to catcher next week

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Right-hander long-tossing at 240 feet this week.
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Position battles: Taking the fifth

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Keeping tabs on the Padres' options for the back end of the rotation.
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Lane makes pitch for roster spot

SignOnSanDiego.com (Kirk Kenney) — Jason Lane starts Cactus League opener after reinventing himself as left-handed pitcher
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Progress report: Houston Astros

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — An offseason review of who's new, who's gone and what to watch for this spring.
  • 2 days ago
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Friar talk: Rain forces Padres inside

SignOnSanDiego.com (Chris Schubert) — Afternoon notes, tidbits and headlines from the Padres' spring training complex
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Padres pitchers play with puppies

SignOnSanDiego.com (Kirk Kenney) — Padres photo day includes posing with puppies for calendar giveaway on April 25
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Position battles: Shortstop options

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Can Alexi Amarista stand the test of time as the Padres' everyday shortstop?
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Fantasy a reality for Preller, Padres

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Rivals took notice when rookie General Manager A.J. Preller went to work this offseason.
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Blog Articles

Padres lose to the Mariners 4-3 in first Spring Game

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — We had a bit of a mix up in the Gaslamp Ball offices about who was supposed to write yesterday's recap, so here I am letting you know that the Padres lost 4-3 to the Mariners.  I missed all...
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Billy Bean had the classiest possible response to Daniel Murphy's remarks

Gaslamp Ball (Joe Lanek) — So, you probably heard about Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy's dated remarks on gay people. In response to a question about Major League Baseball's official Ambassador of Inclusion, Billy...
  • 21 hr 56 min ago

Spring Training 2015 Game Thread: 03/04 Padres @ Mariners charity game

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — Vedder Cup 2015 kicks off with the annual charity game between the Padres and Mariners. If you're reading this, congratulations! You made it through a long (albeit exciting) San Diego Padres ...
  • 23 hr 36 min ago

Quiz: #1 overall picks who played for the Padres

Gaslamp Ball (Joe Lanek) — Since the amateur draft started being a thing back in 1965, eight of the fifty #1 overall picks have played for the Padres at some point. Four were selected by the Padres; the other half were...
  • 1 day ago

FungoMan Is The Hero San Diego Deserves

Gaslamp Ball (Darklighter) — The most popular new face at the Padres ' spring training camp this year isn't an A.J. Preller acquisition. In fact, it doesn't really have a face. It's FungoMan, a machine that looks a lot like...
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San Diego Padres Spring Training 2015

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — All our coverage of Padres Spring Training 2015. The MLB Network announced today in a press release that the Padres will have three live Spring Training games televised. There will be 13 total...
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Bud Black Outperformed Other Managers Over Last 5 Years

Gaslamp Ball (Wonko) — At least in one area he has. I carefully chose the word "outperform" instead of using some hyperbole or calling him the best because that is not what this is about. I'm not making a case for Bud...
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Luke Yoder Is Playing With Lasers

Gaslamp Ball (Darklighter) — With just over five weeks left until Opening Day, Padres Head Groundskeeper Luke Yoder has his hands full prepping Petco Park for baseball. That means he's breaking out all the usual equipment:...
  • 2 days ago
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Shopping for Padres stuff

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — View this gallery here.
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Photo Day 2015: Padres and Puppies

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — Padres Photo Day was in full swing this morning in Peoria. All the players out at Spring Training took their turns in front of the camera earlier today, and had some fun in between takes as well....
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Padres Pick Starters For First Two Spring Training Games

Gaslamp Ball (Friar Fever) — Starters have been chosen. The games are closer than they appear. In a few days, all your baseball worries are being washed away. This Wednesday, the Padres take the field for their annual...
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James Shields AKA The Old School Soul is your new favorite Padre

Gaslamp Ball (Dex) — I like this James Shields guy. — Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) February 28, 2015 SportsCenter interviewed a bunch of Padres at Spring Training. I'm guessing this was their way of catching up...
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Spring Training Update For February 27

Gaslamp Ball (Darklighter) — In today's update, we have a lot of first basemen, some live batting practice, and a Hall of Famer dropping by camp. So remember how Carlos Quentin brought a first baseman's glove to camp? He's...
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AJ Preller assures MLB Tonight's Sam Ryan that he gets "more than" three hours of sleep per night

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — Ever since AJ Preller came to San Diego, he's had a reputation of being something of an insomniac. AJ Preller says he's operating on 2 hrs of sleep. His 1st objective as #Padres GM? "Get...
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Padres uniforms the second worst uniforms in MLB

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — According to ESPN and Uni Watch the Padres no longer have the worst uniforms in Major League Baseball.  I'm pretty certain that as long as Uni Watch has been doing their rankings, the Padres...
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Justin Upton looks crazy sexy in brown Padres pinstripes

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — The Padres released their first look at the brown late 80's throwback pinstripes that the team will be wearing on their 5 Way Back Wednesdays this season.  Justin Upton looks so on point,...
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12 Matt Stairs facts you oughta know

Gaslamp Ball (Joe Lanek) — Beloved everyman Matt Stairs turns 47 today. In honor of his birthday, here are 16 facts you should know about our ever-quotable, beer-swilling international hero: 1. Why 12? Because he wore...
  • 6 days ago
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Padres Ownership Press Conference in bullet point form!

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — My notes from yesterday's press conference with the Padres' leadership group. Dee : "This was a transformative off-season." Fowler : "I'm on food stamps so I had to hitch hike over ... yeah...
  • 7 days ago
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Quantum Baseball Physics: What happens when a Player To Be Named Later is named before later?

Gaslamp Ball (Dex) — The curious case of Trea Turner Somewhat lost in all of the weird things that have happened to the Padres over the past several months has been the reality altering aftermath of the 11-player...
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Things the Padres Front Office are no longer about: Hope and Sweatpants

Gaslamp Ball (Dex) — As the Padres beat reporters drop their beats, there are two new things that we know the Padres are no longer concerned with and are basically no longer about. One is hope. And the other is...
  • 7 days ago
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