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 ...

UPDATE: Marlins Sign Heath Bell

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

  UPDATE: Well we said we'd keep you updated and not long after we posted this word came down that the Marlins and Bell have agreed to a three-year, $27 million contract with a vesting option for a fourth year. The deal is done pending a physical. The Miami Marlins seem to ...

Chicago Cubs Hiring Jed Hoyer Away From San Diego Padres

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The Chicago Cubs are reportedly set to announce the hiring of Theo Epstein on Friday, likely to the position of President of Baseball Operations. While we all knew that was happening, another twist in this story is that Epstein will reportedly be bringing in former Red Sox staff member Jed ...

Orlando Hudson Takes Ball To The Eye

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

San Diego Padres second baseman Orlando Hudson had a nice night at the plate on Tuesday in Colorado. He went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk, while driving in a run and scoring another. Unfortunately it wasn't exactly a good night in the field for the 33-year-old. Though the Padres ...