Who Stole All the Runs in Major League Baseball? | Freakonomics Radio
You’ll hear from former major leaguers Doug Glanville (who’s now an author and an ESPN analyst) and Bud Black (who currently manages the San Diego Padres) as well as the baseball statistician Mitchel Lichtman.
Padres GM Hoyer hopes to keep Gonzalez, Bell - USATODAY.com
Hoyer says that if Gonzalez wants Mark Teixeira or Ryan Howard money, "that's not something we're going to be able to do. He's a great player, great guy and it would be wonderful if we could work something out but given his talent level and what some other guys at his position have signed for, if his desire is to go after those kind of dollars, it's going to be hard. that's just the reality of free agency."
Enberg can't wait to do it again - SignOnSanDiego.com
"The whole experience has really surprised me. I never thought I’d even be ruminating over these possiblities. I’m seriously thinking about what do I want to do with the rest of my life. I know part of that answer is I want to continue to do baseball."
Moorad wishes he'd spoken up about Burrell - SignOnSanDiego.com
"While we’d still love to have Adrian here long-term, it doesn’t appear to be practical from a financial standpoint. So I’m certainly not counting on that. But we’ll engage and see if there’s a deal that can be made."
Padres add more lower-priced seats for 2011, further discount season ticket packages - SignOnSanDiego.com
"Our more affordable seats just became more affordable," Garfinkel said.
An Ode to Mat Latos | FanGraphs Baseball
According to Latos’ pitch type values, all of his pitches have contributed to above average run values anyway, his slider being the most valuable.
The always entertaining Heath Bell joined Coach to talk about the last weekend series and why he expects to be back with the Padres next season
Tom Krasovic was at Roy Halladay's No-Hitter last night and talked to Coach about why the Reds are in trouble
Mets set sights on Sandy Alderson, White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn as general manager candidates
According to sources familiar with the Mets' hiring process, former A's GM Sandy Alderson likely has the backing of commissioner Bud Selig should Alderson decide to pursue the job. The Mets are also pursuing White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn.
The Sacrifice Bunt " Weirdly timed Oktoberfest wrapup
"The beer dispensaries were spread evenly all across the park at the park lawn, while $5 cups of beer were prepaid at separate booths. Apparently people in San Diego really do love their beer, though everyone had unfettered access to their favorite, or new favorite brewery."
Dear John letters: Your 2010 San Diego Padres - Big League Stew - MLB - Yahoo! Sports
"All that said, it was a semi-successful year. No one gave you a chance before the season and you proved the experts wrong. Just please just don't choke down the stretch next year. The black cloud in my mind can't afford to get any bigger."
Websoulsurfer: Do you find yourself not caring much about the playoffs? - A San Diego Padres Blog
"I think it was the Padres complete collapse down the stretch. I think the players on the team I am a rabid fan of not seeming to care down the stretch rubbed off on me and now I don't care much about these playoff games one way or another. "
THE KEPT FAITH: Dead and Gone
No more cheery Macy Gray music till next season.
Woe, Doctor!: Things We Lost in the Fire
"This is the first Padres team to win 90 games since '98, and we all remember how that ended. Some of us (mainly Heath Bell) may have gone a little overboard embracing the "underdog" role, but it seemed to keep fuel in the team's collective gas tank for 90% of the season. Problem is, 90% of the season will not guarantee a playoff spot."