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Outrageous American League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

By Brad Spielberger, 1 year 4 months ago
On Opening Day today every team in MLB has the same record and the same chance to win it all. There are favorites and dark horses, but ultimately nothing will be decided for six months. Many experts and analysts will make their picks on which teams will win the divisions or the wild cards as well as the major awards at the end of the season. And you can count on one thing — many of their...

Outrageous National League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

By Jake Rose, 1 year 4 months ago
Baseball is a funny game. A game with no time restriction, built on nuance, and forever romanticized. One of the best quirks about baseball is that anything can happen over the course of nine innings.   Every season, pardon the quasi-Yogi-ism, but “anything does happen.” Every summer something happens in baseball that drops our jaws and totally catches us off guard.  ...

The 5 Biggest MLB Trade Deadline Sellers

By Jake Rose, 2 years 3 weeks ago
With the MLB trade deadline just a little more than a week away, the hot stove is starting to heat up as teams are looking to make deals for an October run or to unload bad contracts for a better future. There are several teams that are ready to trade away big names and start planning for 2016 and beyond.  Related: 5 Teams That Will Be Buyers at the 2015 MLB Trade Deadline ...

San Diego Padres Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

By Charlie Miller, 2 years 1 month ago
Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let...

Recap: San Francisco vs. San Diego

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Buster Posey smacked a grand slam and the San Francisco Giants blanked the San Diego Padres 6-0 in the middle test of a three-game set. Ryan Vogelsong (6-5) tossed six innings, scattering five hits and walking two for the Giants, who have won four of their last six games. Andrew Susac had two hits and scored a pair of runs. "Great game by...

San Diego Padres (35-39) at San Francisco Giants (39-34), 3:45 p.m. (ET)

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - James Shields attempts to bounce back from his first loss of the season on Thursday afternoon as the San Diego Padres play the rubber match of a three-game set with the San Francisco Giants. Shields went 7-0 through his first 14 outings with the Padres before getting dealt a 4-2 setback in Arizona on Friday. The right-hander gave up all four runs on eight hits and a...

Recap: San Francisco vs. San Diego

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Heston pitched seven strong innings and Buster Posey and Gregor Blanco knocked in three runs apiece as the San Francisco Giants held on for a 13-8 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday afternoon. Heston (8-5) gave up two runs, both in his last inning, and allowed just five hits and a walk while striking out six. He added an RBI single that...

Recap: Oakland vs. San Diego

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Kemp and Derek Norris each homered to back a solid start by Ian Kennedy as the San Diego Padres defeated the Oakland Athletics, 3-1, to snap a four-game losing streak. Kennedy (4-5) surrendered a run on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts over six innings. The Padres helped interim manager Pat Murphy to his first MLB victory. "It was a...

Wil Myers set to undergo wrist surgery

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres announced Wednesday that outfielder Wil Myers will undergo surgery to remove a bone spur in his left wrist and is expected to miss eight weeks. The 24-year-old former Rookie of the Year, who was a key part of San Diego's offseason makeover, has only played in 35 games this season. He missed a month of action because of his wrist before...

Padres name Pat Murphy interim manager

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 months ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres named Pat Murphy as their interim manager on Tuesday. Murphy had been the manager at the club's Triple-A affiliate in El Paso and takes over a day after Bud Black was fired. Bench coach Dave Roberts guided the Padres on Monday in a 9-1 loss to Oakland. San Diego was expected to contend in the National League West following a busy...