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Rymer Liriano's growing pains

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Padres outfielder struggled in first taste of majors.
  • 15 hr 45 min ago

Padres chat with Lin & Sanders at noon

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin, Jeff Sanders) — Join our beat writers to discuss the MLB postseason, the offseason and more.
  • 18 hr 12 min ago

More on the Padres' new farm director

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Sam Geaney believes international experience will help in his new role.
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

Report: Padres scouting Japanese ace

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — NBP's Chihiro Kaneko eligible to be posted this offseason.
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Padres hire Geaney as farm director

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Sam Geaney, previously with A's, named director of player development.
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Padres fire hitting coach Phil Plantier

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Rest of Manager Bud Black's staff returning; Powell a candidate to replace Plantier.
  • 2 days ago
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Sporting News honors Young's comeback

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Former Padres pitcher won 12 games with Mariners.
  • 4 days ago
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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.
  • 4 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.
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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.
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Could Grandal break out in 2015?

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Coming off a knee injury, Padres catcher led team in home runs.
  • 6 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.
  • 6 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.
  • 7 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.
  • 7 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.
  • 7 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.
  • 7 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.
  • 7 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.
  • 10 days ago
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Renfroe impresses in Arizona Fall League

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Padres outfield prospect starts strong in Week 1.
  • 11 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.
  • 13 days ago
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Blog Articles

World Series 2014 Open Thread: 10/24 Royals @ Giants (game 3)

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — There will be a special pregame ceremony at AT&T Park tonight to honor our beloved Tony Gwynn. Then the Royals will give the ball to Jeremy Guthrie as they attempt to go ahead in the series with a...
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Quiz: Padres 6'7" or taller

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — An alternate name for this quiz could be "Padres taller than Andrew Cashner". He and his former teammate Kyle Blanks (who was born the same day) are among those who missed the cut, standing "just"...
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Quiz: Padres 5'7" or shorter

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — I've always had an affinity for diminutive big leaguers, dating back to my days as a diminutive little leaguer. While all of my friends and teammates dreamed of growing up to be the next Ken...
  • 13 hr 13 min ago

Phil Plantier and biorhythms

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — Phil Plantier's 1994 Topps card is a classic. The anguished photo of him on the front cements that, but as is often the case, the back is what really got my attention. I had a fairly decent...
  • 18 hr 39 min ago

City Beat names Gaslamp Ball San Diego's Best Sports Blog

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — Imagine my surprise when I saw a tweet from Geoff of Ducksnorts congratulating us on being named Best Local Sports Blog by SD City Beat readers.  I skipped outside to the curb to grab a copy. ...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Stretch of Interstate 15 to be named after Tony Gwynn

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — San Diego County Supervisors approved $7,500 to purchase signs to memorialize Poway resident and San Diego icon Tony Gwynn.  They'll use money from the community grant fund but eventually plan to...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Padres hire Sam Geaney as director of player development

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — Padres General Manager A.J. Preller announced this morning that he has hired Sam Geaney as Director of Player Development.  He'll replace Randy Smith who was removed from the role last week, but...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

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...
  • 2 days ago

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...
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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...
  • 2 days ago
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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?...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
  • 7 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...
  • 7 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,...
  • 7 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 ...
  • 8 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...
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