Boston Red Sox - Gonzalez likely is gonzo, it’s now a matter of when - The Boston Globe
"For me, all I know is that I’ll be a free agent after next year, but I’m here and loving it. After that, I have no idea. I’ve always said that I’d prefer to stay here. Playing at home has great benefits in that you get to play in front of your family all the time and see your family. There’s no substitute for that. There are downsides, like the constant requests for tickets and everyone wanting you to do things and make appearances. But at the end of the day it’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.’’
Perpetual Padres Saga: VIP entrance, press box tour, conversation with the Ecksteins and Padres' win in one day? Oh my!
Adventures at the ballpark courtesy of the Ecksteins!
Quotes from Braves’ clubhouse after Sunday win | Atlanta Braves
Cox on the Padres: "It’s very important. It really is. We haven’t seen them in a long time. When you think about them you think about their pitching. Their pitching is fantastic. Not just their starters, they have the best bullpen ERA. They’re tough to score off of. But we’re very confident in our starting pitching, so it should be a great three games of pitchers’ duels."
Hoyer: Pads would like to add, not subtract - USATODAY.com
"I won't say 'definitely,' but I certainly want to make a move for the clubhouse and make the team better."
Padres give Black three-year extension | padres.com: News
The Padres announced on Monday that they've agreed to a three-year deal through 2013 with Black with club options for 2014 and 2015.
Padres outfield carries on family tradition | padres.com: News
On a handful of occasions this season, Gwynn has been part of an outfield that included not only himself in center field, but Scott Hairston in left field and Will Venable in right. All three of them are the sons of former Major League outfieders.
Denorfia powers Friars to sweep of D-backs | padres.com: News
Chris Denorfia had two home runs on Sunday, part of a four-hit game as the Padres completed a three-game sweep of the D-backs with a victory before a crowd of 25,363 at PETCO Park.
Tempers flare in D-backs-Padres game | padres.com: News
Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera and D-backs third baseman Mark Reynolds had words -- and even some contact, though no punches were thrown -- during a sixth-inning confrontation at PETCO Park.
Hairston a nice fit in leadoff role | padres.com: News
Have the Padres finally found their answer at the top of the order in Jerry Hairston Jr.?
Latos throws bullpen session on Sunday | padres.com: News
Padres right-hander Mat Latos threw his first bullpen session on Sunday since going on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.
Denorfia's homers come through for Padres - SignOnSanDiego.com
"When we need somebody to come through, somebody comes through. You don’t know who it is going to be."
Black gets extension from Padres - SignOnSanDiego.com
First-year General Manager Jed Hoyer called the extension "well-deserved" and added: "This news comes at a time when the team is playing well, but my faith in Bud goes far beyond wins and losses. He and his staff are exceptionally well prepared, he embraces the challenge of teaching young players and, most importantly, the players compete for him every night."
Entanglement leads to dust-up, ejection - SignOnSanDiego.com
"Reynolds came in hard on top of me," Cabrera said. "I was trying to get out of the entanglement. I don’t think I did anything wrong."
Prospects Tate, Cumberland hindered by health issues - SignOnSanDiego.com
"Before this latest thing, it was the best he’s looked," said San Diego General Manager Jed Hoyer, noting that Tate has lost about 10 pounds during the illness. "He’s a physical specimen when he’s right. We just need to get him right more often."
A tough job, but Ready is doing it - SignOnSanDiego.com
"Hitting coach at Petco Park must be the hardest job in baseball."
Padres talk about staying in the Black - SignOnSanDiego.com
"I really like working with Bud," said Hoyer, who inherited Black as his manager when he became the Padres’ general manager on Oct. 26. "Bud buys into what we’re doing. He likes working with younger players."
Prospect Cumberland injures knee | padres.com: News
Double-A San Antonio shortstop Drew Cumberland, who played in Sunday's Futures Game in Anaheim, suffered an injury to his left knee Thursday when he slid into a cement wall attempting to catch a foul ball.
Padres caught with red-hot hand - SignOnSanDiego.com
"Yorvit tells me, ‘Let’s keep this going in the second half,’" Hundley recalled Saturday. "I’m right there with him."
"I can’t be excited, I still can’t believe I’m going through this," Young said. "But we see a progression now that is heading in the right direction."
Thoughts on Frieri – Ducksnorts
"The difference (that I noticed) is he’s more aggressive now [than when I saw Frieri pitch as a starter at Elsinore in 2008]. Dude attacks hitters, which is fun to see."
The Official Blog of Matt Antonelli: ITS BASEBALL TIME
"Today, I will be swinging a baseball bat."
Dust-up Highlights Padres Sweep
"I just saw a couple of players tangled up, an emotional game, players playing hard," said Black.
Sunday Seven: Sad Snakes, Soft Schedules and the Relativity of Luck
"It’s one thing to be handed a favorable schedule, and another thing to take advantage of the opportunity. "
PADRES NOTES: Cabrera's foot gets him kicked out
"What I saw was Everth Cabrera kick -- a pretty aggressive kick," DeMuth told a pool reporter after the game. "Reynolds is pulling away. Reynolds actually pushed Cabrera away and was saying 'You can't do that.' Cabrera's aggressiveness was unnecessary."
PADRES: Black, team agree on three-year extension
"Bud buys into what we're doing," Hoyer said Friday. "He likes working with younger players."
The Friarhood - Friarhood Radio 7.15.10
For those that tuned in live you were able to hear the interview with Mat Latos. Since the interview ran over I was not able to pull it for the podcast. Mat was great as he talked about his all star break, a reptile meeting and what happened in Colorado.