Dee says BSPlaza is renamed


SILEO:....It looks too, this Bud Selig Wing thing isn't happening and you're going in a different direction because you heard the fans, no? DEE: Well yeah, I think that's the easiest way to put it. The announcement believe it or not was two years ago. And, uh, it was pretty clear coming right out of that there was a pretty big part of our fanbase that had an issue with it. There were others that didn't. But enough fans for sure let us know how they felt where we've been working on this Hall of Fame, the new Padres Hall of Fame, which is opening this Friday. This is a timely topic, since we've been in planning mode since last year, we decided to make a midcourse correction and the Comissioner was very gracious and understood. Nobody is more in tune with the media and fans than Comissioner Selig. He reads fifty newspapers a day so he was aware of the backlash and some of the sentiment that existed. He was very supportive of the decision to move in another direction and we are going to honor him in a way that is more appropriate inside the Padres offices - inwardly facing to commemerate his contribution by the Commissioner. But the Padres Hall of Fame Plaza will be THE PADRES HALL OF FAME PLAZA, that's the outdoor area outside of the actual Hall of Fame 2000 square foot indoor space.....

Mighty 1090, Dan Sileo interview 06-29-16 (this transcription isn't perfect; sue me)

Trevor Hoffman congratulates Hall of Fame inductees


"First and foremost, I want to congratulate Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza. This is a class of tremendous players and people, both deserving of the title Hall of Famer. While the news today wasn't the news I was hoping for, I am humbled and honored to have been on the ballot and in the conversation with players of this caliber. If and when the day comes that I receive the ultimate honor in our game, I look forward to sharing it with my family, friends, teammates, the Padres organization, and most importantly, the fans."

Trevor Hoffman, in a statement released by the Padres this afternoon



It's as if the Padres cannot come to grips with their reality: The resource splash of last winter was a disaster. They had loads of assets to trade in July, including Justin Upton, Ian Kennedy, Craig Kimbrel, and other starting pitchers, but despite four months' evidence of their mediocrity, the Padres basically stood pat.

Reds, Padres caught in a bad place right now; trade/signing reaction - Buster Olney Blog- ESPN

One Padres higherup wants Black fired


Bud Black is a very good manager and a great personality, but no matter what they say now, at least one Padres higherup seriously considered firing Black last summer, and if the team isn't winning with its record (for them) $107 million payroll, it's hard to imagine Black will make it back for next year. One name who's beloved by the Padres organization and fits the mold of recent hires would be Mark Kotsay

Inside Baseball: Eight possible spots for Ryan Howard, and more notes -

Alicia talks about Tony


"Whenever I get down, I think about the good times," Alicia said. "I’ve had a great marriage, I say a perfect marriage … but I don’t mean it like you think. I’m talking about maturity — Tony and I, we both matured at every level together. That made a perfect marriage."

Alicia Gwynn talks about life after Tony |

Bud Selig plays favorites when it comes to awarding All-Star games


Last summer the Padres announced SELIG HALL OF FAME PLAZA. I'm sure all these facts are completely unrelated to one another.

Maybe Orioles just don't want All-Star Game bad enough? | FOX Sports

Girlfriend for Preller could balance life, sink Padres


some people in the Padres' front office half-jokingly suggest they need to find him a girlfriend to inject a little balance in his life.

New GM A.J. Preller revamps the San Diego Padres' offense with a flurry of moves in 48 hours - ESPN

Are Wil Myers' flaws fixable?


There's certainly still upside with Myers, but there's probably more risk there than was previously acknowledged.

Are Wil Myers' flaws fixable? | FOX Sports

Greatest moment as a San Diego Padre dugout reporter?


When I left. Quitting a job after two weeks was something I never thought I’d do. Technically, I never truly started, there were contractual issues. I wanted to be more than just a sideline reporter in my career. Therefore, it’s probably the best "worst" decision I’ve ever made.

Britt McHenry | Jeff Pearlman cap tip: RJ's Fro

Bochy is the best


the conclusion that Bruce Bochy not only has a case as the best manager in the game today, but as one of the greatest of all time. Sounds weird, but it’s true.

Is Bruce Bochy One of the Best Managers in Baseball History? (Yes. Here’s Why.) "