Those attending its first press conference after taking control of the team emerged knowing less than they did before.
Kelly has a lot of things going for him. I see him more as a number three-type efficiency expert than a future star-caliber ace, but there's nothing wrong with being a number three starter. He looked good in his first major league start, and his outstanding K/BB ratio in the minors shows his potential.
"I can't worry about things I can't control," Gonzalez said. "Nobody has told me that I'm on waivers and if that's true, does not mean they will trade me. I can't control any of that."
"I knew what I was doing," said Headley, who struck out twice and flew out to center. "... I knew I was getting ejected. When you (show the umpire how far away the pitch is) off the plate, that will usually get you out. I just felt like he needed to know how far off the plate I thought it was. I don't do with without knowing what was coming.
"Sometimes you have to stand up for yourself."
"Number one, we can't call Melky Cabrera a stand-up guy in the sense where, back in July, they asked him, ‘Hey Melky, there's rumors that you failed a drug test,' and he denied it. Now he's coming out saying, ‘Yes, OK, it was this drug, I apologize.' He's not a stand-up guy."
So Cabrera, who tested positive for high levels of testosterone, will have an 0-for-1 day added to his number and such a small correction will not affect his average at all — .346 is what will appear on the back of next year's baseball card.
"My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used," Cabrera said in a statement. "I am deeply sorry for my mistake and I apologize to my teammates, to the San Francisco Giants organization and to the fans for letting them down."
The owners called the meeting for Boston's off-day in New York on July 26 after first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, texting on behalf of himself and some teammates, aired their dissatisfaction with Valentine
They're spending a decent amount of change to keep the team together, and it's not a bad idea. The Padres should have been better.