Around the Mission: 9/1 Padres Links

  • insidethepadres: Monday's notes
    I asked Moorad why fans should put money into the club until the new regime puts a better team on the field. "The onus isn't on the fans, to be sure," he said. "The onus is on us to generate the amount of revenue required to responsibly run the franchise, and we look at that as our responsibility. Our goal is to continue driving revenue on all sides of the organization, so that we will be able to invest more liberally on the player payroll side of the business, whether it be ticket sales or sponsorship or other new and creative means of garnering revenue. That's exactly what we did in Arizona for four straight years. I'm confident that the market is there."

  • Big defensive plays help Padres turn the corner
    "When you see plays like that, you begin thinking we're coming into our own," said Blanks. "We were still talking about Will's throw (in the dugout) when Oscar makes that catch running into the fence."

  • Web gems deliver Friars, Stauffer win | padres.com: News
    A handful of late-game defensive highlights ensured the Padres a 3-1 win over the Nationals on Monday night, starter Tim Stauffer's first victory since July 30.

  • Padres Winning In Obscurity
    Quietly, away from prying eyes, the San Diego Padres have been playing quality baseball. Craig and Chris talk about what’s going right for the Padres these days

  • Did Gonzalez brothers do some moonlighting?
    "When you consider the size of some of those kids, it makes you wonder where Edgar was rehabbing," joked Eckstein. "And Adrian can't play over the weekend, but is back in the lineup tonight? "We're just saying ... "

  • PADRES: Plucky Padres
    "Last year, going into September it was like, 'Let's just not lose 100 games. Let's not be the worst team in baseball,' " said Heath Bell, who recorded his 32nd save with a scoreless ninth inning. "Now we're 20 games under .500, or something like that, but we're showing signs of life and we're having fun and we're gelling."

  • Web gems deliver Friars, Stauffer win | padres.com: News
    A handful of late-game defensive highlights ensured the Padres a 3-1 win over the Nationals on Monday night, starter Tim Stauffer's first victory since July 30.

  • Who's your Padre?: Could that be it for Kyle Blanks? ...
    "I kind of got a good feel for what was going on," Blanks said when asked if he felt he did enough to put himself in the Padres plans for next season. "I would like to think so."

  • Blanks may be lost for season's balance | padres.com: News
    Kyle Blanks could be done for the season after it was discovered on Monday that he has a partial tear in his right plantar fascia.

  • PADRES NOTES: Blanks could miss rest of the season
    "It was the same sensation, not quite as bad," Blanks said. "I guess I had already felt the worst of what I could feel ... I don't know how to describe it. It kinda sucks."

  • MLB.com At Bat 2009 app expanding | padres.com: News
    All live out-of-market games are now available for only 99 cents each for those who have the popular MLB.com At Bat 2009 app on their iPhone or iPod Touch devices.

  • Chrissy's Outfit of the Day - KSWB
    You look stunning in the glow of your monitors.

  • Baseball Beat with Bruce Levine - Peavy MRI reveals bruise, fluid retention - ESPN Chicago
    White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy's MRI on his right elbow revealed a bruise and some fluid retention. With the team sinking in the standings, there is no good reason to continue to pitch Peavy, who is under contract for three more years and owed $52 million.

  • Three Pads thrilled to get signed LLWS caps - USATODAY.com
    "I was happy that I was one of the guys that got one of the hats," said Gwynn, whose father played his entire 20-season, Hall of Fame career with the Padres. "It's definitely going to go up next to every autograph I've got. We don't have very many San Diego Little League champions. So the fact that I got a hat, I'm honored. I really appreciate it."

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