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Padres Promote Francoeur; Maybin Suspended

The carousel that is the San Diego Padres 25-man roster continues at full speed into the end of July as the team has promoted outfielder Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso. Francoeur’s call-up to the Majors became necessary following the suspension of outfielder Cameron Maybin who violated MLB’s drug use policy by testing positive for amphetamines. Maybin will be serving a...
Via Friarhood
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur’s Triple-A Teammates Successfully Prank Him Once Again (Video)

Outfielder-turned-pitcher Jeff Francoeur was reportedly called up by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, and while that’s great news for his career, that unfortunately means the end of his minor-league teammates pranking him. Thankfully, though, the El Paso Chihuahuas got one more prank in before Francoeur was promoted to the bigs. Back in April, Francoeur’s Triple-A teammates...
Via NESN.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeff Francoeur again victimized by brilliant prank

Back in April, the El Paso Chihuahuas pranked teammate Jeff Francoeur, convincing him that a teammate was deaf. In honor of Francoeur’s promotion to the major league today, Cody Decker of the Chihuahuas released another prank video, in which the team locks Francoeur in the bathroom. I won’t spoil the conclusion, but it’s pretty fantastic. Poor Jeff. Hopefully the Padres let...
Via The Outside Corner
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cody Decker Presents: “Frenchy Number Two”

America’s favorite perpetrator of practical jokes against outfielder Jeff Francoeur is back again with another practical joke against outfielder Jeff Francoeur. This time with a possible misdemeanor of false imprisonment as the punchline. El Paso Chihuahua’s Utility Man and Self-Proclaimed Writer/Director/Editor Cody Decker takes his pranking to the next level in this new video...
Via Friarhood
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chase Headley Trade: Yankees Wise To Buy Very Low In Deal With Padres

The San Diego Padres tried to ride a heater to the Penthouse Suite. In the end, they’re walking away from the table with a couple of uninspiring vouchers to the buffet. The Padres traded third baseman Chase Headley to the New York Yankees on Tuesday in exchange for infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. It’s a lackluster haul for the Padres, who...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Trade Headley for Yangervis Solarte and Rafael De Paula, Fans Still Confused by Smith Contract

The Padres sent third baseman Chase Headley to the Yankees today in exchange for utility man Yangervis Solarte, long-shot pitching prospect Rafael De Paula, and about $3 million in freed salary. Solarte, drafted by the Twins, was signed as a minor league free agent by the Rangers in 2011 and again by the Yankees in 2014. His stock rose this year after a hot start in New York, though...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

One’s Man’s Trash: Benoit a Trois

Joaquin Benoit (+23%) was the most added player this week after Huston Street was traded to the Angels. Benoit was scooped up by those looking for saves obviously, but he's a decent pitcher all around. Can he be trusted going forward? The big question isn't whether we should pick up Benoit. That's a no-brainer in the short term. No, the big question is will he actually...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres finally trade Chase Headley, get almost nothing in return from Yankees

After the 2012 season, the Padres were faced a with a tough decision: trade burgeoning star Chase Headley at the peak of his value or try and keep him and re-sign him. It would seem that the Padres chose secret option C. Today, San Diego finally pulled the trigger on that Headley trade, sending him to the Yankees, who have coveted Headley for years. So what’s the big haul of future...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees acquire Chase Headley from Padres

Chase Headley finally appears to be a member of the New York Yankees. The veteran third baseman has long been connected to the Yankees, and the San Diego Padres finally traded Headley to the Yankees for a pair of players, according to multiple reports. New York reportedly will send 23-year-old right-handed pitcher Rafael De Paula and 27-year-old infielder Yangervis Solarte to...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians interested in 'fortifying bullpen'?

With the San Diego Padres appearing to enter full-on 'sell' mode as baseball's July 31 trade deadline nears, reliever Joaquin Benoit is the latest name to enter the rumor mill. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports the Indians, as well as the Tigers and Pirates, are "showing interest" in the Padres pitcher. He also mentions Rangers closer Joakin Soria as a potential...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joaquin Benoit drawing interest from Tigers, Pirates and Indians

With Huston Street being traded to the Angles, Joaquin Benoit has taken over the closers role for the Padres. His stay in that spot could be short though as numerous teams are interested in the 36-year-old right hander. The Tigers are interested in bringing Benoit back to Detroit but at-least two other teams are also showing interest reports CBS Sports‘ Jon Heyman. Both the Pirates...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Andrew Cashner, Everth Cabrera, Robbie Erlin

The San Diego Padres entered Saturday's game 12 games out in the National League West. A strong pitching staff has been unable to overcome an offense that is 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. There is some news on the injury front, which could help the staff and the offense later this second half of the season...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Acquire Huston Street From The Padres

The Padres have made their first deadline trade as Huston Street is heading to the Angels. It is reportedly a 2 for 4 deal; the Padres are receiving 4 minor leaguers while the Angels get Street and a minor leaguer. The known players acquired by the Padres so far are: Taylor Lindsey, Jose Rondon, and R.J. Alvarez.   Taylor Lindsey was considered the Halos best prospect by Baseball...
Via Friarhood
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres to have a 105-year-old woman throw out first pitch

Via Fox 5 San Diego Agnes McKee claims that she has no clue how she’s lived to be 105-years old. Either the Oceanside, California woman is keeping her aging secret all to herself, or she’s just being honest when she says that she enjoys life and is a happy person. Regardless, on Sunday, she’s going to become the oldest person ever to throw out a first pitch at a San Diego Padres...
Via With Leather
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB, Fox too busy kissing Jeter’s ass to remember Tony Gwynn

The Fox broadcast of the 2014 All-Star game will go down in history as a fond farewell to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who as well all know very well, is retiring after this season. Jeter was mentioned a whole lot, but what was missing was any mention of a certain fella by the name of Tony Gwynn - you know, one of the best hitters to play the game and a 15-time All-Star, who died...
Via Low Brow Sports
8 days ago  |  1 Comment
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