Bob Scanlan - Is Peavy’s pressure to pilfer Padres’ premier power player proper?
"This happens all the time. Players are always trying to improve their own ball club because THEY WANT TO WIN! I would have been surprised if Jake had NOT talked to Williams about bringing over Adrian."
insidethepadres: Forsythe buzz
"I like his athletic actions (at second base)," said manager Bud Black.
PADRES: Peavy enjoyed time with Padres, but happy to be with White Sox
"I certainly knew my day was coming. I saw the writing on the wall when they were letting guys like (Hoffman) walk away."
The Official Blog of Matt Antonelli: MAIL BAG
"The next inning I came up to bat against future Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux. On a 1-1 count I got a fastball out over the plate and hit a line drive to center field, one of the cooler moments of my life and something I will never forget. "
Bell determined to add changeup to mix | padres.com: News
Padres closer Heath Bell, who almost exclusively relies on his fastball and curveball, said he's been more determined this spring to work on a changeup and actually use it more in games.
Family roots keep Hairstons grounded | padres.com: News
No longer will Scott and Jerry Hairston be passing ships in the night with the chance to visit briefly -- if at all -- when their teams are playing each other. The brothers, united with the Padres, will be teammates for the first time with a chance to continue the "family business."
Bob Scanlan - Mailbag
Scanman explains Player Options
Padres getting larceny lessons - SignOnSanDiego.com
"You can see him prodding guys to go, the aggressive nature that he played with," manager Bud Black said.
Young is eager for today’s start - SignOnSanDiego.com
"I’m motivated. I’m hungry. I look forward to being out there."
"Sim game a warm-up for opener" by Padres Scorecard
"Sidelined for a few days is infielder Lance Zawadzki, who sustained a mild ankle sprain."
Unfinished Business: Spring Training Countdown: 2 DAYS!!!!!
"I guess that in all the Kouz drama I forgot who was going to replace him. Chase's got this great beard going. He's looking good."
Padres Trail: Adrian Gonzalez vs Mark Teixeira
"If the Padres were unable or unwilling to honor the balance of Jake Peavy's contract (2011 - $16M, 2012 - $17M, 2013 - $22M w/ a club buyout option), why would we expect them to turn around now and offer the exact same money to Adrian Gonzalez? "
Pitchers & Catchers reported today but TGwynn is already there! He discussed why he has optimism for 2010, what off season move he liked the most & the energy of Everth Cabrera.
Padres GM Jed Hoyer checked in from spring training on what he's noticed about the SD sports culture vs. Boston, why he disagreed w/Bud on Kouz over Headley & thoughts on the state of the pitching staff. We wrapped up day 1 from Pads camp w/ Jed Hoyer, who discussed what he's trying to absorb from his staff & learning from Buddy Black.
Why is there such a good vibe at our 1st day at Padres Spring training? Nick Hundley stopped by to discuss why he's excited about this pitching staff & the team's chances.
It's like he never left. Scott discussed why he's glad to be back w/the Pads, what he told his brother before he signed here & what kind of role he expects.
Now here's a guy that craves the leadership role. Jerry Hairston discussed what he's teaching Everth Cabrera, if there's any downside to playing w/his brother why he was so sick last yr.
CY discussed how he's feeling as he preps for his 1st start, why he doesn't get caught up in routines & why there's less drama this spring than in the past.
He's getting ready for his 1st spring as an outfielder. Kyle Blanks discussed the adjustment, his weight loss during the off-season & why he doesn't feel entitled.
Who knew that the secret to the Padres success came in a bottle of Vegemite. Buddy Black discussed how he's keeping Gonzo focused amid rumors & what pitchers are front runners for the 5th spot.