Nick Hundley's grand slam leads Padres in wild opener | padres.com: News
Padres catcher Nick Hundley launched a grand slam in the fifth inning off Mariners reliever Denny Bautista as San Diego opened Spring Training with a slugfest vs. Seattle.
Towers feels right at home in Arizona - SignOnSanDiego.com
"Literally the day I was going in to show (Moorad) the changes I was going to make, how I wanted to construct the baseball (operations) with some changes, was the day he told me he was starting the GM search," Towers said. "So I didn’t (expletive) give it to him."
Gunslinger Kevin Towers Settling In as Diamondbacks General Manager -- MLB FanHouse
"People get along real well here. People respect people here. They allow you to do your job. I don't know if it was being out for a year and recharging the batteries, but I love to go to work every day."
Who's your Padre?: Heard, but not seen ...
"I know there's a lot of Padres fans who really, really enjoyed watching David Eckstein play, even if they were a little unrealistic, perhaps blinded by his "scrappy" aura. Whatever. I think that Padres fans are going to enjoy Hudson, his play and his personality."
Kyle Blanks plays first base in intrasquad game | padres.com: News
Rehabbing Padres slugger Kyle Blanks played five innings at first base during an intrasquad game on Saturday.
The Padres agree to terms with 27 players under club control | padres.com: News
The Padres announced Sunday that they have agreed to terms with 27 players under club control on contracts for the upcoming season.
Stauffer's career headed forward after several detours - SignOnSanDiego.com
"It was nice to get the opportunity late last season and to contribute in that playoff atmosphere with the way I was throwing. I had stuff, I had a game plan."
Padres' Opening Day payroll at about $43 million - SignOnSanDiego.com
The signings bring to $43 million the amount the Padres will owe their Opening Day payroll in 2011 -- up from around $39 million last season. The total projected payroll budget for 2011 will top $45 million.
PADRES: Blanks shows how recovery time from surgery has improved
"As long as I can stay on the path that I'm on, (my) chances are good."