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Hair game forever on point: Freddy Galvis through the years

Gaslamp Ball (Joe Lanek) — Also, he plays baseball, I guess? Just a warning: This post is exactly what the title says it is. You’ll find no analysis of new Padres shortstop Freddy Galvis’s defense or speculation as to...
  • New: 4 hr 25 min ago

Padres receive Freddy Galvis in trade with Phillies

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — The San Diego Padres have agreed with the Philadelphia Phillies to acquire shortstop Freddy Galvis for minor league pitching prospect Enyel de los Santos. Padres fans, the season of the...
  • New: 9 hr 31 min ago

Padres Rule 5 draft is boring again. That’s not a bad thing.

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — The Padres didn’t select any players in the MLB Rule 5 draft for the first time in two years. Last year, the Padres acquired Miguel Diaz , Luis Torrens , and Allen Cordoba in the Rule 5...
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

Sometimes They Come Back

Gaslamp Ball (Joe Lanek) — Bringing old friends back is a longstanding Padres tradition The Padres ’ trade for Chase Headley got me thinking about the various players before him who spent two separate stints in San...
  • 2 days ago

Ryan Schimpf traded to Rays

Gaslamp Ball (Joe Lanek) — Preller is just warming up In his second deal of the day, Padres general manager sent the embodiment of all-or-nothing, Ryan Schimpf to Tampa Bay for minor league infielder Deion Tansel,...
  • 3 days ago

Ryan Schimpf traded to Rays for minor league infielder Deion Tansel

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — In a corresponding move to today’s Chase Headley trade, enigmatic slugger Ryan Schimpf has been traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league infielder Deion Tansel. The Headley trade was...
  • 3 days ago

Padres acquire Bryan Mitchell and some other guy from the Yankees

Gaslamp Ball (Joe Lanek) — Bye bye, Blash In a move that nobody saw coming — well, at least I certainly didn’t see it coming — Padres general manager AJ Preller scooped up third baseman Chase Headley and his entire...
  • 3 days ago

Chase Headley is a Padre again

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — The Padres have reached an agreement with the New York Yankees to receive Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell. The Padres and the New York Yankees have reportedly reached an agreement to...
  • 3 days ago

Okay, so the Padres didn’t get Shohei Ohtani. What’s next?

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — The Winter Meetings open today. The biggest prize of the offseason fell in Anaheim’s lap. Where do the Padres turn as they look to build the 2018 roster? We’re Padres fans, we’re used to...
  • 4 days ago
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Finding Shohei Ohtani’s at-bats: How can the Padres maximize a two-way player?

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — Shohei Ohtani possesses a unique skill set. The Padres can use every tool in his bag. I’ve come up with a plan to get the most out of his massive potential In Major League Baseball, a hitter...
  • 10 days ago
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Shohei Ohtani: The Padres have laid the groundwork to sign the Japanese “Babe Ruth”

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — A.J. Preller and Logan White have apparently been working behind the scenes for a long, long time to acquire baseball’s most interesting two-way player. Shohei Ohtani has begun the process of...
  • 11 days ago
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A.J. Preller extended through 2022, Padres commit to the plan

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — The San Diego Padres have extended A.J. Preller’s contract through the 2022 season, a show of confidence in his plan and commitment to the plan he has set in place. Over the past three years,...
  • 12 days ago
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Padres tender offers to six players before arbitration deadline

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — The Padres reached a deal with LHP Robbie Erlin and are are still working on coming to agreement with five others. The arbitration deadline has come and gone, and for the Padres it pretty much...
  • 13 days ago
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Padres' 12 Days of Giving will kick off on Tuesday

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — The annual holiday caravan will include 40 stops throughout the San Diego region. In the midst of the holiday season, the Padres are set to open up a two-week stretch of community outreach and...
  • 14 days ago
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The arbitration tender deadline looms for six Padres players

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — Six Padres are eligible for arbitration. Will any fail to receive an offer before Friday’s deadline? A deadline looms this coming Friday. Teams are required to tender offers to all players...
  • 15 days ago
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Bret Boone is a wet bag of kitchen trash that was left in a sweltering garage while the homeowners went on summer vacation for two weeks

Gaslamp Ball (Joe Lanek) — ...and the people he golfs with are scum too. Of all the things that have transpired in the past year-and-change, one of the very few that I like is that people with terrible, reprehensible,...
  • 16 days ago
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Padres sign Colten Brewer to one-year contract; DFA Kyle Lloyd

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — The Padres have signed minor league free agent Colten Brewer to a one-year major league deal . To clear space on the 40-man roster, the team designated journeyman starter Kyle Lloyd for...
  • 23 days ago
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The Braves have been stripped of a dozen prospects. Does this mean anything for the Padres?

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — In the wake of a sweeping set of penalties laid down by the Commissioner’s Office for shady practices, the Braves have been forced to release a dozen prospects, including some of their top talent....
  • 23 days ago
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Padres add two forgotten men to 40-man roster

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — The Padres set their roster for the 40-man draft by adding a couple of minor leaguers to protect them from selection, but they curiously kept a bunch of fringe players instead of making room for...
  • 24 days ago
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Padres announce 2018 theme games and giveaway items

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — We finally get a fanny pack! And some other cool stuff. The Padres recently announced their 2018 slate of Theme Games and accompanying giveaway items. Fans are required to purchase special...
  • 26 days ago
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