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  1. Nelson Cruz to get more playing time in the outfield

    Apr 11, 2015, 3:55 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    Seth Smith’s groin injury has given Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon the impetus to use Nelson Cruz in the outfield more.

  2. Groin injury keeps Seth Smith out of the Mariners’ lineup

    Apr 9, 2015, 11:19 AM EDT

    Seth Smith Padres

    Smith went 3-for-3 with three extra-base hits in his Mariners debut.

  3. The Padres just didn’t need Craig Kimbrel

    Apr 6, 2015, 1:55 AM EDT

    Craig Kimbrel

    With necessities still required, the Padres pulled off a whopper of a trade for a luxury.

  4. 2015 Preview: Seattle Mariners

    Mar 26, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT

    Felix Hernandez

    The pitching is great and the offense should be better. But is better good enough?

  5. 2015 Preview: San Diego Padres

    Mar 25, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    A J Preller, Bud Black, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, Will Middlebrooks, Wil Myers

    Will the Padres’ bold moves lead to a playoff appearance?

  6. 2015 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 23, 2015, 3:33 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin

    They’ve reshuffled the deck for 2015. But that’s OK, they do that a lot and it always seems to work out OK.

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

    Jan 1, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT

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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.

  8. Mariners get Seth Smith from Padres for Brandon Maurer

    Dec 30, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

    seth smith getty

    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.

  9. The Mariners are still considering Seth Smith

    Dec 30, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

    Seth Smith Padres

    A lot of teams are, actually.

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

    Dec 19, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Dec 11, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Aug 30, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

    dodgers shift

    And wouldn’t you know it, it worked.

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

    Aug 7, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

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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!

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

    Jul 2, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Seth Smith Padres

    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.

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

    Jun 20, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v New York Mets

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

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

    Jun 18, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    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.

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

    May 21, 2014, 9:01 AM EDT

    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.

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

    May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT

    Alex Gordon

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

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

    May 18, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    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.

  20. Carlos Quentin expected to make season debut Tuesday

    May 12, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    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.

  21. Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner played left field last night

    Apr 25, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Apr 25, 2014, 6:51 AM EDT

    CC Sabathia

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

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

    Mar 30, 2014, 11:31 PM EDT

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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…

  24. 2014 Preview: San Diego Padres

    Mar 27, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    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…

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