Around the Mission: 7/12 Padres Links

  • Castro, Cumberland Struggle in Futures Game | Chicken Friars | A San Diego Padres Blog
    Castro was hit hard in his inning of work

  • Perpetual Padres Saga: First Half Recap of 2010
    "Padres really proved so many that they do not back down and do not give up at all times."

  • 2010 Padres Trade Deadline Primer :: Friar Forecast
    Whether you’re a Padres fan, a baseball expert or a fantasy baseball guru, this is your reference guide to the 2010 trading season. Written by Myron Logan of Friar Forecast and a host of experts from other teams, this 160+ page e-book provides all the info you’ll ever need:

  • Friars’ forced focus is on ‘small’ deals -
    General Manager Jed Hoyer’s recent efforts to engage the Seattle Mariners about pitcher Cliff Lee were dismissed with some variation of, "Go away, kid, you bother me."

  • Sunday Seven: Padres Limp Into Break
    "I’m not proclaiming the Padres dead by any means, and they have managed to weave together 51 wins before the All-Star break. But 20 of those 51 wins came in games when they scored 1, 2, or 3 runs. Can they possibly win another 10-15 games like that in the final 2 1/2 months of the season?"

  • That Was Fun… and So Was That – Ducksnorts
    "This is going to be a fun second half. Four teams are within four games of first place, and the Padres have played so far beyond what I expected that everything from here on out is gravy."

  • PADRES: All-Star Game drought likely to continue for San Diego
    "It's a subject John and I have spent a fair amount of time on, and as he transitions out of the organization, one of the goals he has is to help us get a game in San Diego as soon as possible," Moorad said. "We've now been (at Petco Park) for six years, and it's time."

  • Rough stretch has Gregerson down -
    "I’m upset, angry, and I feel like I’m letting the team down," said Gregerson

  • First baseman’s hitting is surprising everyone, except himself -
    "He started hitting last year and he hasn’t quit," said Randy Smith, the Padres director of player development. "He got hotter than a firecracker in May and the RBIs and home runs have been nice to see."

  • All-Star break gives Latos ‘extended breather’ -
    "Mat’s doing great," Black said. "He feels fine; he’s making his sides (throwing sessions), holding his stuff. Mentally, he’s up for the challenge.

  • ‘Perfect way’ to enter the break -
    "Perfect way to go into the All-Star Break," said starting pitcher Clayton Richard. "I think our guys are ready for the break, and going into it, you definitely want to win a game like this."

  • Adams injures oblique in Padres' win | News
    Reliever Mike Adams left Sunday's 9-7 victory over the Rockies with what was being called a strained left oblique muscle.

  • Cunningham continues his impressive play | News
    The Padres continue to take a long look at outfielder Aaron Cunningham and continue to like what they see.

  • Castro gets taste of big league atmosphere | News
    Padres pitching prospect Simon Castro has made great strides the past two years, and his progress has not gone unnoticed.

  • Padres climb back to scale Rockies | News
    The Padres scored twice in the eighth inning, taking advantage of a critical error by Rockies pitcher Matt Belisle, as they rallied for a 9-7 victory over Colorado at Coors Field.

  • Latos pushed back in post-break rotation | News
    Padres manager Bud Black set his post All-Star break rotation on Sunday -- with one caveat.Jon Garland, Clayton Richard and Kevin Correia will get starts against Arizona.

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