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  • Black happy with club's catching situation | padres.com: News
    Having to decide between two talented players at any given position is a pleasant problem to have as a manager. Just ask Bud Black.

  • Luebke stronger than ever since return | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
    Former first-rounder Cory Luebke allowed one hit over six innings as San Antonio blanked Springfield, 3-0, on Monday.

  • Padres put it together - SignOnSanDiego.com
    "We knew we were getting no-hit," Gonzalez said. "But, personally, I felt I’d had some good at bats and Scottie’d had some good at bats, so we knew that there were a couple guys who were seeing ball well against him, so we knew we had a chance."

  • San Diego picks a ‘rare’ pitcher - SignOnSanDiego.com
    "We feel very comfortable with him as a person and a competitor."

  • Cozy confines too close for comfort? - SignOnSanDiego.com
    "Our seats are directly under the (concourse), so they can’t see us, but the heckling begins as soon as you step out into the open and start warming up," said closer Heath Bell. "Big-time heckling. They rag you good, but at least they know how to heckle here. They’ve made it a science.

  • PADRES: Padres bluff, take high school pitcher with first pick
    "We had to use a little slight of hand because we didn't want to tip our hand on this kid," said Jason McLeod, the Padres vice president/assistant general manager. "We've been on this kid the last 2 1/2 months."

  • PADRES: Gonzalez's two late homers spoil Hamels' no-hit bid
    "He was Hamels, just made a couple mistakes and we hit the balls out," Gonzalez said. "He only made two bad pitches."

  • It Might Be Dangerous... You Go First
    DePodesta has a handful of new posts with comments about each of the Padres' picks.

  • Hoyer, Madison, McLeod On Whitson Pick
    619 Sports’ Jeff Creps asked Padres’ GM Jed Hoyer about his thoughts one day into his first Padres draft

  • Chainsaw: Nutshells
    Heath Bell does a dead-on Trevor Hoffman impression when he gives up two hits and a walk and still gets the save. Awfully big fella for that tightrope. Let’s hope it’s made of carbon fiber.

  • Karsten Whitson, Padres first round pick :: Friar Forecast
    Overall, Whitson is obviously a highly regarded pitching prospect. The questions regarding his development are questions that follow most any young pitching prospect.

  • The Sacrifice Bunt: Help us (insert name here), you’re our only hope!: Episode III – Fall of the White Sox
    With the lack of any real optimism in our lineup, this could be the kind of a risk a team vastly exceeding everyone’s expectations should take. If nothing else, they can at least point to this and say that they tried, after they move Adrian and Bell for some prospects.

  • Padres Select West Virginia SS Jedd Gyorko With 2nd Round Pick in 2010 MLB Draft | Chicken Friars | A San Diego Padres Blog
    This pick adds to an embarrassment of riches for the Padres in the middle infield