Bob Scanlan - Padres 2010 “IF” list: Part II – bullpen
1. Heath Bell remains the Padre closer: Without question this is the cornerstone “If” for the Padre ‘pen in 2010.
Sandy Alderson to Review Baseball’s Troubled Dominican Pipeline - NYTimes.com
"Given Sandy’s career and his ability to deal with complex problems, he is the right person," Selig said in a telephone interview. "You don’t have to draw any maps for him, he knows how to proceed."
PADRES: Blanks is dressed for success, now
"When (I was promoted) the first thing I thought was, 'Oh my God, I don't have any clothes,' " Blanks said. "Luckily, I had my suit, but I didn't have anything else. There's no immediate promise of how long you're going to be there. It was like, 'OK, I have to buy some new clothes for while I'm here.' I felt kind of lost.
The Game, It Was on the TV – Ducksnorts
"Matt Stairs isn’t in great shape, he’s in unrecognizable shape. I had no idea that’s who I was looking at when he batted. Congrats on passing the beach ball. Must’ve been painful."
Who's your Padre?: Padres postscript: 3/10/10
"I guess it doesn't matter if it's spring or the regular season. Adrian Gonzalez just doesn't get a whole lot to hit. He saw a bunch of pitches in his first two plate appearances Wednesday, walking twice."
Not a Rookie: Everth Cabrera - Minor League Ball
A look at San Diego Padres sophomore shortstop Everth Cabrera.
The Friarhood - Starting rotation looking strong in Peoria
"With a healthy Chris Young and a few surprises in Latos and Correia, the Padres appear to have what it takes to remain relevant this season."
Websoulsurfer: Why Eckstein didn't decline in 2009 or Park Factors 101
"Offensively, in 2009 Eckstein was a player who outperformed his career numbers when you adjust for park factors and provided clutch hitting at a high level."
No letup in Thatcher's approach | padres.com: News
As he was running through the list of Padres players afflicted by injury, manager Bud Black casually mentioned that there was no need to rush left-handed pitcher Joe Thatcher back from minor tightness in his shoulder.
LeBlanc works three innings as starter | padres.com: News
Aaron Cunningham's RBI double got the Padres on the board in the second. Everth Cabrera ignited a three-run sixth with a leadoff double off Frank Herrmann.
Venable goes deep in first at-bat | padres.com: News
Right fielder Will Venable, who had two hits Tuesday, hit a three-run home run in his first at-bat on Wednesday. Nick Hundley got his first hit of the spring as did pitcher Mat Latos.
Pitcher in position to carve role with Padres - SignOnSanDiego.com
"Sometimes, I work too fast. The start today was one of those times. I could have blown up and given up a big inning there. But I got it under control."
Venable, Blanks swinging well - SignOnSanDiego.com
"I was a little erratic," said Adams. "I need to clean up a few mechanical flaws.