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Padres fire hitting coach Phil Plantier

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Rest of Manager Bud Black's staff returning; Powell a candidate to replace Plantier.
  • New: 8 hr 39 min ago

Sporting News honors Young's comeback

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Former Padres pitcher won 12 games with Mariners.
  • 2 days ago

Black's got history with World Series foes

SignOnSanDiego.com (Chris Jenkins) — Two of his former teams -- one managed by his Padres predecessor -- in '14 Fall Classic.
  • 2 days ago
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World Series: A glance at Giants, Royals

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — A look at how San Francisco and Kansas City stack up for the 2014 World Series.
  • 2 days ago

30 years on, Padres' first World Series so meaningful

SignOnSanDiego.com (Chris Jenkins) — '84 was the turning point for a San Diego franchise that joined baseball's big boys.
  • 2 days ago

Could Grandal break out in 2015?

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Coming off a knee injury, Padres catcher led team in home runs.
  • 3 days ago
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Results aside, Hancock's 'stuff' playing well

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Notes on Padres prospects in the Arizona Fall League.
  • 4 days ago
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Padres make player development changes

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — The Padres have made significant changes to their player development staff.
  • 5 days ago
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Could Josh Byrnes end up with Dodgers?

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Report: Former Padres GM seen as leading candidate to work for Andrew Friedman in LA.
  • 5 days ago
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Padres lose AA manager to Astros

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Rich Dauer hired as Houston's first base coach.
  • 5 days ago
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Padres chat: Winter is coming

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin, Jeff Sanders) — Replay our latest installment of the Padres chat.
  • 5 days ago
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Hall pass on line for Giants' Bruce Bochy

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — A third World Series title would all but guarantee Bochy a spot in Cooperstown.
  • 5 days ago
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Report: Friedman leaving Rays for Dodgers

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Tampa Bay executive leaving to head up Los Angeles' baseball ops.
  • 8 days ago
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Renfroe impresses in Arizona Fall League

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Padres outfield prospect starts strong in Week 1.
  • 9 days ago
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Fox Sports SD scores big with Padres

SignOnSanDiego.com (John Maffei) — Ratings numbers for the 2014 season are up more than 25 percent.
  • 10 days ago
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Yasmany Tomas? Just do it, Padres

SignOnSanDiego.com (Matt Calkins) — It may very well take nine figures to sign this international sensation. No matter.
  • 11 days ago
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As rookie, Solarte's versatility stood out

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Padres utility man an honorable mention on Baseball America's all-rookie team.
  • 12 days ago
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Padres chat: Intriguing interest in Tomas

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin, Jeff Sanders) — Join our beat writers to discuss the offseason, the postseason and more.
  • 12 days ago
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Will Padres shell out for Yasmany Tomas?

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Padres have seen Cuban slugger three times in three weeks.
  • 13 days ago
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Report: Padres again work out Tomas

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Tuesday's workout gives the Padres three looks at Cuban slugger in last three weeks.
  • 14 days ago
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Blog Articles

World Series 2014 Open Thread: 10/22 Giants @ Royals (game 2)

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — Last night was rough. Just awful. Today the Royals will face our old-friend-turned-Giant Jake Peavy. Peavy is looking to help himself to a second straight World Series title after winning it with...
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Padres fall back into old patterns and blame the hitting coach.

Gaslamp Ball (Wonko) — The Padres have a tradition of cycling through hitting coaches. Ben Oglivie, Duane Espy, Dave Magadan, Merv Rettenmund, Wally Joyner, Jim Levebvre, Randy Ready and now Phil Plantier. These are...
  • New: 8 hr 16 min ago

Padres fire hitting coach Phil Plantier

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — Padres beat writer Corey Brock announced this morning via Twitter that the team fired their hitting coach Phil Plantier but hinted that he may end up with another role in the organization. I...
  • New: 9 hr 44 min ago

Michael Barrett birthday card: Photoshop failure and home run history

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — When I ordered a bunch of Padres commons last month it was with days like this in mind. I mean, how am I supposed to do a birthday card post about Michael Barrett without a Michael Barrett card?...
  • New: 11 hr 1 min ago

World Series 2014 Open Thread: 10/21 Giants @ Royals (game 1)

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — Tonight begins a World Series that can be summed up as good vs. evil. More from our team sites Kansas City Royals blog Royals Review San Francisco Giants blog McCovey Chronicles ...
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The Challenge Trot: How well did Bud Black utilize expanded replay?

Gaslamp Ball (daveysapien) — Buddy spent a good amount of time exercising his team challenges (and his legs) trotting between the dugout and the field. Here's a stat breakdown of his success with his first season with replay...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Bud Black: The Royals years

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — Since the baseball world's collective eyes are focused on the Royals and Giants, it seemed like a good time to dust off my old baseball cards of Padres manager Bud Black from when he played with...
  • 3 days ago
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Bud Black: The Giants years

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — Despite my disdain for the Giants , the card pictured above is my favorite of the several Bud Black cards I own. It helps that it's from 1993 Upper Deck, which is my favorite set of all time....
  • 3 days ago
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Tony Gwynn book in the works

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — A local writer is putting together a book chronicling Tony Gwynn's history in San Diego, and has asked us all for help. Tami Belmain is writing an oral history of Tony Gwynn in San Diego. The...
  • 5 days ago
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The Padres season series record against NL Pennant winners

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — Last night as San Francisco Giants won the National League pennant,  I thought about how the Padres had beaten them in the season series.  The Giants made it much closer toward the end but...
  • 5 days ago
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A team of players who have been both Royals and Giants

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — Over the past couple seasons I've slowly been releasing a series of posts in which I pair the Padres and whatever team they're playing, look up all the players who spent time with both clubs,...
  • 5 days ago
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NLCS Open Thread: 10/16 Cardinals @ Giants (game 5)

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — Today's Lineups ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Matt Carpenter - 3B Gregor Blanco - CF Jon Jay - CF Joe Panik - 2B Matt Holliday - LF Buster Posey - C ...
  • 6 days ago
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SDSU Baseball unveils Tony Gwynn tribute patch

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — The San Diego State University baseball team has unveiled a tribute patch for their former Coach Tony Gwynn.  The team will wear the patch on the sleeve of their uniforms all season. The patches...
  • 6 days ago
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Josh Johnson throws for the first time since Tommy John surgery

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — Probably the biggest, most exciting, off-season move last year for the Padres was the acquisition of Josh Johnson . Everyone was stoked , everyone . The GM at the time Josh Byrnes surprised a...
  • 6 days ago
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ALCS & NLCS Open Thread: 10/15 Orioles @ Royals (game 4) and Cardinals @ Giants (game 4)

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — One team could clinch a spot in the World Series in just a few hours. If the Royals can get things done at Kauffman Stadium this afternoon, the Orioles will have to go back home, their 2014...
  • 7 days ago
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NLCS & ALCS Open Thread: Cardinals @ Giants (game 3) and Orioles @ Royals (game 3)

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — The NLCS continues tonight at AT&T Park for game 3. The series is tied at a game apiece and tonight's contest will pit John Lackey against Tim Hudson. Today's Lineups ST. LOUIS CARDINALS ...
  • 8 days ago
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Ollie Brown headlined the Padres' expansion draft selections this day in 1968

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — One of the best-known bits of trivia amongst Padres fans is that Ollie Brown is the "Original Padre" due to the club making him their first selection of the 1968 expansion draft. For the record,...
  • 8 days ago

San Diego will host baseball's Winter Meetings

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — Baseball's 113th annual Winter Meetings are coming to San Diego for the third time in history.  It's been nearly three decades since the last time that San Diego hosted.  The city previously was...
  • 9 days ago
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Andrew Cashner is like two different Steve Austins

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — Own Disney's Million Dollar Arm on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD today! Back in the spring of 2013, when Andrew Cashner hit the disabled list thanks to severing a thumb tendon in a hunting...
  • 9 days ago
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Former Padres hosts John Weisbarth and Jenny Cavnar to reunite in December

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — While we were deciding which members of the Fox Sports San Diego broadcast team we wanted back next year, one Padres fan, Crazy Charisma , longed for the good ol' days when we watched...
  • 9 days ago
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