Mar 25, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT
Will the Padres’ bold moves lead to a playoff appearance?
Feb 9, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT
Padres fans have never had a ton to get excited about. That has changed this winter.
Feb 9, 2015, 2:12 AM EDT
The Padres have reportedly signed starter James Shields to a four-year deal in the $72-76 million range.
Feb 1, 2015, 8:25 PM EDT
The Padres began their overhaul shortly after signing Clint Barmes to a one-year deal. He wasn’t quite expecting to be on a team expected to seriously contend with the Dodgers in the NL West.
Jan 1, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT
Seth Smith could read the writing on the wall after the Padres traded for Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton.
Dec 30, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT
It was reported as close to happening a few hours ago and now ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick says it’s done: Seth Smith, 32-year-old Padres outfielder, has been traded to the Mariners in a straight swap for 24-year-old right-handed reliever Brandon Maurer.
Aug 22, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT
Felix Hernandez has struck out 200-plus batters in each of the last six seasons, something no other starting pitcher will have done when the season is over.
Mar 4, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT
Taijuan Walker was shut down last week after he was diagnosed with inflammation in the bursa of his right shoulder, but Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that he’s scheduled to resume throwing Thursday. Walker has been limited for most of the spring, so even if all goes well Thursday, it’s expected that…
Nov 11, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT
Wil Myers became Tampa Bay’s third AL Rookie of the Year in the past six seasons Monday after receiving 23 of 30 first-place votes from the BBWAA. Myers, who was acquired from Kansas City last winter in the James Shields deal, joins Evan Longoria (2008) and Jeremy Hellickson (2010) as Rays to win the award…
Sep 10, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT
Last week Felix Hernandez had his start delayed due to what the Mariners were calling a lower back cramp, but it turns out it was actually an oblique injury and now he’ll miss the rescheduled start too. Hernandez was supposed to pitch Wednesday against the Astros, but Brandon Maurer will take his place after a…
Sep 6, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT
Mariners rookie starter Taijuan Walker will make his final start of the 2013 season against the Astros on Monday, reports MLB.com’s Greg Johns. Brandon Maurer will take his spot in the rotation. Walker spent most of his season between Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Tacoma, posting an aggregate 2.93 ERA in 141.1 innings. He made his…
Aug 26, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT
The Mariners now have an opening for Taijuan Walker in their rotation if they want to take it. Aaron Harang, who have up seven runs in 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Angels, was designated for assignment Monday. It was the fourth time in his last eight starts that he had given…
Jun 11, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT
The AL fired off all its rounds with a 2012 rookie class that featured Mike Trout, Yu Darvish, Yoenis Cespedes, Jarrod Parker, Hisashi Iwakuma, Matt Moore, Tommy Milone and many others. This year, the strong rookie class is in the other league, with Shelby Miller, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Julio Teheran leading the way and Yasiel…
May 29, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT
Brandon Maurer winning a spot in the Mariners’ rotation out of spring training was a surprise, but after going 2-7 with a 6.93 ERA in 10 starts the 23-year-old rookie is headed back to the minors. Maurer made the jump from Double-A to the majors after throwing 138 innings with a 3.20 ERA and 117/48…
May 29, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT
Mets 2, Yankees 1: Yesterday I cracked that Mariano Rivera, who was asked to throw out the first pitch by the Mets, would likely throw the last pitch in the “Yankees likely victory over the Mets.” Shows ya what I know. The greatest closer in the history of baseball came into the ninth with a…
Apr 15, 2013, 5:55 AM EDT
Tigers 10, Athletics 1: Austin Jackson was 4 for 6 with three RBI. Prince Fielder is now hitting .429/.527/.833. Once this team gets its bullpen figured out, man, watch out. Diamondbacks 1, Dodgers 0: When Nick Swisher hit a walkoff homer single in a 1-0 game the other day I thought to myself, “man, you don’t…
Apr 9, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT
Finally getting to take out some frustration, the Astros racked up six runs and seven hits in the first Tuesday against Mariners starter Brandon Maurer, sending him to the showers after 36 pitches. It was a second straight rough outing for Maurer, who climbed over several pitchers this spring to win a spot in the…
Apr 1, 2013, 1:50 AM EDT
Bringing back something I used to do each year for fun, here’s a look at the American League Rookie of the Year possibilities, with odds posted for several of the favorites. I’ll follow suit with the National League tomorrow. Please note: Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin is ineligible for Rookie of the Year honors. He spent…
Mar 27, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT
Erasmo Ramirez threw 59 innings with a 3.28 ERA and 48/12 K/BB ratio for the Mariners as a 22-year-old rookie last season, but that wasn’t enough to get him a spot in the Opening Day rotation. Seattle optioned Ramirez to Triple-A and also reassigned reclamation project Jeremy Bonderman to minor-league camp, which means the Mariners…
Mar 22, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT
Jon Garland earned eligibility on his opt-out clause today, which forced the Seattle Mariners to decide whether or not to add him to the starting rotation. GM Jack Zduriencik said he couldn’t commit to giving Garland a spot in the rotation, according to Ryan Divish on Twitter. More from Divish: Garland probably won’t be coming…
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