Now that Ludwick has shown his stuff, will he be shown the door? - SignOnSanDiego.com
"Ryan is a free agent and given the number of suitors he will have, we must prepare for his departure," General Manager Jed Hoyer said via email Wednesday evening. "IF we are out of the race, we have to consider trading him. If we continue to play well, we will certainly hold on to him.
Kansas City Royals at San Diego Padres - June 29, 2011 | MLB.com SD Recap
"The next 14 games will tell you. Plain and simple," Bell said. "If we go 13-of-14 I think it's a possibility, but we're going to have to keep winning like we are right now. We really can't go like 10-4, especially if we lose against the Giants. We're going to really have to play well."
Former Angels infielder David Eckstein has not retired; he just chose not to play - latimes.com
"It totally has to be the right situation, but when you say that, it’s like you’re disrespecting the clubs that have talked to you," Eckstein said. "This goes so much deeper than you guys will ever know. Talk to Rick if you really want to know the story."
Do the Padres Trade Away Their Stars? | Ducksnorts
The notion that the Padres "trade away all [their] best players as soon as they get good" is demonstrably false.
Gregerson close to making rehab assignment | padres.com: News
"We'll evaluate from there," Black said. "There's a chance that he could join us in San Francisco."
Josh Spence keeps his fellow Aussies informed | padres.com: News
"I'm just trying not to check any of that," Spence said. "I don't want to get caught up in the moment, I just want to enjoy the experience as it goes, and when I have time, maybe during the All-Star break if I'm still up here, I can kind of catch my breath and go from there.
Hundley likely to return against Mariners | padres.com: News
"He could maybe play [Wednesday]," Padres manager Bud Black said. "I'm going to check on his status after he plays catch and throws. He could be available, depending on how he comes out of this throwing session and hitting."
Padres escape cellar with a Royal sweep - SignOnSanDiego.com
"Next we need to (play) the teams in our own division. We haven’t played a whole lot in our division. If we can do well against the Giants and Dodgers, we can start catching up."
Time in bullpen helped Stauffer, Luebke - SignOnSanDiego.com
"I think it can be a huge advantage for a young starting pitcher to adjust to the major leagues from the bullpen," says Black. "It allows the pitcher to get comfortable in a role that can be defined. It’s not the responsibility that comes with going directly into the rotation. It can be a bridge, a way to build confidence and prepare."
PADRES: Stauffer pitches team to sweep of Royals
"We're playing the brand of baseball we knew we were capable of," said pitcher Tim Stauffer, who continued his hot streak with seven innings of one-run ball and won when Padres hitters pounced on third-inning mistake made by Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas.