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  1. Seth Smith “put two and two together”, knew a trade was likely

    Jan 1, 2015, 12:08 PM EST

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    Seth Smith could read the writing on the wall after the Padres traded for Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton.

  2. Mariners get Seth Smith from Padres for Brandon Maurer

    Dec 30, 2014, 6:21 PM EST

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    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.

  3. The Mariners are still considering Seth Smith

    Dec 30, 2014, 11:07 AM EST

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    A lot of teams are, actually.

  4. The Padres have given their fans something to talk about. Which is badly needed in San Diego.

    Dec 19, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

    A.J. Preller

    The Padres have made a flurry of moves in the past few days. It may help them win some more baseball games. But it will undeniably fire up a fan base that has had nothing to get excited about for years.

  5. Mariners “appear unwilling” to go beyond three years for Melky Cabrera

    Dec 11, 2014, 6:59 PM EST

    Melky Cabrera

    With a void in right field, many consider the Mariners a natural fit to sign free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera. However, it’s far from a sure thing.

  6. The Dodgers took the shift to the extreme last night

    Aug 30, 2014, 11:05 AM EST

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    And wouldn’t you know it, it worked.

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 7, 2014, 6:53 AM EST

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    Joe Kelly gave his old mates fits. Well, maybe he gave them fits before too. Maybe they weren’t his mates. Maybe there were long-simmering disputes between him and the Cardinals about politics and religion and things. We can’t know!

  8. Padres sign Seth Smith to $13 million contract extension

    Jul 2, 2014, 2:44 PM EST

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    Apparently not having an actual general manager following the firing of Josh Byrnes isn’t stopping the Padres from making significant moves, as the team announced that they’ve agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract extension with outfielder Seth Smith.

  9. Padres without Chase Headley and Carlos Quentin for Friday’s game against the Dodgers

    Jun 20, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    San Diego Padres v New York Mets

    The Padres are without two of their sluggers for Friday night’s contest against the Dodgers.

  10. “Clutch Norris” leads A’s three-headed catching monster

    Jun 18, 2014, 2:44 PM EST

    Derek Norris

    There is one lone sticker on the nameplates in the A’s locker room. It boasts the words “Clutch Norris” above Derek Norris’ stall.

  11. Kurt Suzuki hit an inside-the-park homer that wasn’t an inside-the-park homer

    May 21, 2014, 9:01 AM EST

    Kurt Suzuki Twins

    Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki hit an inside-the-park home run last night against the Padres, except here’s the thing: It wasn’t.

  12. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EST

    Alex Gordon

    Two homers for Alex Gordon, a triple play for the Rockies and another shellacking of a hapless opponent by the Oakland Athletics.

  13. Video: The Rockies turned a triple play (with help from an interference call)

    May 18, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies

    The Rockies needed a little help from the second base umpire, but they turned a triple play in the third inning on Sunday against the Padres.

  14. Carlos Quentin expected to make season debut Tuesday

    May 12, 2014, 2:14 PM EST

    Padres Mets Baseball

    After spending the first six weeks of the season on the disabled list with a knee injury Padres outfielder is expected to come off the disabled list Tuesday.

  15. Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner played left field last night

    Apr 25, 2014, 12:20 PM EST

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    Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner played left field last night–in a game he didn’t even start–because manager Bud Black didn’t want to burn through another bench player in an extra-inning game.

  16. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 25, 2014, 6:51 AM EST

    CC Sabathia

    The Yankees bounce back. The Astros play like bush leaguers.

  17. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Mar 30, 2014, 11:31 PM EST

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    Padres 3, Dodgers 1: The coolest thing about baseball is that all of us yakkers can spend two months talking about teams’ strengths and weaknesses and How It Will All Go, and then the games start and none of it matters one damn bit. Like the back end of the Dodgers’ bullpen, for example. Brian…

  18. 2014 Preview: San Diego Padres

    Mar 27, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Bud Black Getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The San Diego Padres The Big Question: Can the Padres stay healthy enough to surprise? The last two years with…

  19. 17-year-old Julio Urias is starting for the Dodgers this afternoon

    Mar 15, 2014, 3:44 PM EST

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    Interesting news out of Dodgers camp, as 17-year-old Julio Urias is starting this afternoon’s Cactus League game against the Padres. Just to put things into perspective, he was born in August of 1996, less than two months after Tommy Lasorda managed his final game in Dodger Blue. Feeling old yet? Urias, a native of Mexico,…

  20. Cameron Maybin will not have surgery on ruptured biceps tendon

    Mar 6, 2014, 10:20 PM EST

    Cameron Maybin Getty

    It was originally thought that Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin would be lost for 2-3 months after he suffered a torn left biceps tendon while making a diving catch Sunday, but there’s a chance he could be back sooner. According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said that Maybin opted against surgery…

  21. Padres lose center fielder Cameron Maybin for 2-3 months

    Mar 3, 2014, 3:35 PM EST

    Cameron Maybin

    The Padres’ sleeper status in the NL West has already taken a hit: center fielder Cameron Maybin will miss 2-3 months with a ruptured biceps tendon he suffered making a diving catch in Sunday’s game. The injury comes after Maybin was limited to 14 games last season with wrist and knee injuries. So, the Padres…

  22. Padres, Seth Smith avoid arbitration for $4.5 million

    Jan 14, 2014, 3:15 PM EST

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    Seth Smith has agreed to a one-year contract with the Padres, avoiding arbitration. San Diego acquired Smith from Oakland six weeks ago in exchange for reliever Luke Gregerson and he figures to see consistent playing time in the Padres’ outfield against right-handed pitching. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says it’s a $4.5 million deal, which is…

  23. Padres acquire Seth Smith from A’s for Luke Gregerson

    Dec 3, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

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    Clearing out their outfield logjam a bit following the deal for Craig Gentry earlier today the A’s have traded Seth Smith to the Padres for reliever Luke Gregerson. Smith put up some big numbers in Colorado early in his career, but hit just .246 with a .738 OPS in 242 games for Oakland during the…

  24. Justin Verlander’s no-hit bid ends in seventh inning, still holding Athletics scoreless

    Oct 10, 2013, 10:45 PM EST

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    Justin Verlander can no longer join an exclusive club with Don Larsen and Roy Halladay, but he’s still on the verge of leading his team to the ALCS. Verlander’s no-hit bit ended with two outs in the seventh inning after Yoenis Cespedes hit a hard grounder past shortstop Jhonny Peralta and into center field. Having…

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