Yasmani Grandal: Rookie Catcher Sets Record in Starting Debut

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

When the San Diego Padres traded Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds, they got a haul of prospects in return that included studs Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal. Alonso is having a very solid rookie season already and Grandal made his debut as a starter Saturday night in Colorado. To ...

Phil Mickelson Joins Bid to Buy San Diego Padres

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Another San Diego sports icon has jumped into the mix to buy his hometown baseball team. This time golfer Phil Mickelson is the man lending his name to a group attempting to buy the San Diego Padres. Mickelson has attached himself to the group led by former Los Angeles Dodgers owner ...

Tony Gwynn Joins Bid To Buy San Diego Padres

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has joined movie producer Thomas Tull's attempt to buy the San Diego Padres. Gwynn claimed on Monday that he is not yet sure what his role will be other than offering advice to Tull and his fellow investors, but he has decided to back that ...

Joey Votto Extension Means The Cincinnati Reds Are All-In

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

I can't figure out how I feel about Joey Votto's 10-year, $225 million extension with the Cincinnati Reds. It seems like a good deal in certain respects, but the gamble the Reds are taking on him shouldn't be that big of a deal when this is essentially a regular contract ...

Will Venable, Yu Darvish Not Fans of Each Other

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

San Diego Padres outfielder Will Venable being the first hitter faced by $100 million Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish isn't exactly the kind of confrontation you'll be telling your grandkids about. Or even your coworkers. But that doesn't mean Venable and Darvish can't turn this into the kind of feud only ...

Cameron Maybin, San Diego Padres Agree to Extension

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

On Saturday the San Diego Padres and center fielder Cameron Maybin officially agreed to a five-year contract worth $25 million. It appears, for once, the Padres were actually willing to open up the checkbook and lock a young talent up for a long time. Maybin will turn 25 on April 4 ...

Tony Gwynn Undergoes Cancer Surgery

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

San Diego Padres Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn underwent surgery to remove a new cancerous tumor inside his right cheek on Tuesday. Gwynn, who is currently the head baseball coach at San Diego State, previously had a malignant growth removed from the same spot in August 2010. The 15-time All-Star ...

San Diego Padres Vote Against Bud Selig Contract Extension

Friday, January 13th, 2012

On Thursday Major League Baseball's owners voted to give commissioner Bud Selig a two-year contract extension. That means Selig will be at the head of the league through the 2014 season. While the news coming out of that meeting was that Selig's contract was extended, we're more interested in the fact ...