#The San Diego Padres

Giants Surprise Run Heads to San Diego as Bochy Mulls Managing Again

Now the story can be told. Two years ago, just after Bruce Bochy had managed his last game for the San Francisco Giants, Ron Fowler, then running the San Diego Padres, called Bochy to ask if he’d like to return to San Diego to manage his old club. Bochy, now 66, had a bifurcated 25-year managing career, the first 12 years with the Padres and final 13 with the Giants. His tenure was more successful in San Francisco, where he led the Giants to three World Series championships from 2010 to 2014. He won the 1998 National League pennant in San...
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Tigers make major cuts in player development staff

With the exception of the Triple-A International League, the minor league affiliates completed their 2021 seasons over the weekend. While the Toledo Mud Hens and other Triple-A affiliates will stay in action through next week to continue to serve as feeder league and support for the major league franchises, this marks the end of the minor league regular season. As a result, the Detroit Tigers revamped front office is already making moves in terms of their organizational coaching staff.
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If Bruce Bochy wants to manage again, San Diego Padres can’t let him get away

Three-time World Series winner Bruce Bochy says “never say never” regarding a return to a major league dugout. One of his former teams might be a great fit, currently in dire need of veteran leadership. Sportico’s Barry M. Bloom spoke to Bochy recently and the veteran skipper, currently a consultant...
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Where Will Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres Go Next After Nightmare 2021 Season?

After their generally gleeful 2020 season ended with them snapping a 13-year postseason drought, the San Diego Padres probably didn't envision any scenario in which 2021 devolved into a gloomy slog punctuated by their two best players getting in each other's faces. Life, as they say, comes at you fast.

Exclusive: ESPN to debut its first all-women baseball broadcast

New York (CNN Business) — Melanie Newman and Jessica Mendoza aren't done making history. The two sports announcers will be ESPN's first all-woman broadcast team for a nationally televised Major League Baseball game on September 29. The game will mark the first time ESPN has had an all-woman broadcast team for a MLB, NBA, NFL regular season or playoff game. The teams that will be playing are not yet determined.

Darin Ruf sitting on Tuesday for San Francisco

San Francisco Giants infielder/outfielder Darin Ruf is not in the lineup Tuesday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres. Ruf is being replaced in left field by Kris Bryant against Padres starter Joe Musgrove. In 100 plate appearances this season, Ruf has a .276 batting average with an...
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More Padres before more Padres

The San Francisco Giants just played the San Diego Padres, and now they get to play the Padres again, and hopefully you enjoy that because give it a week and a half and the Giants will be ending the season with some more Padres in their life. The Padres were...

Kopps Among Nominees For AAU James E. Sullivan Award

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Kevin Kopps may soon add another award to his collection. The former Razorback is one of 38 athletes on the list of nominees for the Amateur Athletic Union James E. Sullivan Award, which was released Monday. The AAU Sullivan Award has been presented annually since 1930 to the most outstanding athlete in the United States.

Tommy La Stella starting on Tuesday for Giants

San Francisco Giants infielder Tommy La Stella is in the lineup Tuesday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres. La Stella is getting the nod at second base while batting leadoff against Padres starter Joe Musgrove. Our models project La Stella for 1.2 hits, 0.4 runs, 0.1 home...

Dodgers Vs. Rockies Game Preview: Julio Urias Tries To Start Winning Streak

After taking two of three from the Cincinnati Reds, the Los Angles Dodgers begin a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies for the final time this season. The Dodgers sit one game behind the San Francisco Giants in the National League West with a record of 96-54. The Rockies at 70-79 have already been eliminated from playoff contention, so they just look to help stop the Dodgers from winning their ninth consecutive division title.

Bochy won't rule out MLB return: 'Never say never'

Legendary skipper Bruce Bochy isn't closing the door on returning to the majors after retiring at the end of the 2019 campaign. "I think I'll just say what I've been saying: I don't think you rule anything out," Bochy recently told Barry M. Bloom of Sportico. "I've enjoyed doing what I've been doing, working with the (San Francisco) Giants, going through the minor-league affiliates. I went to spring training for a couple of weeks, but you never say never. That's my mindset."

Reds: Bullpen quickly becoming a strength of this team

It sounds silly, but what was once the Cincinnati Reds‘ biggest weakness this season has now become the team’s biggest strength. After last night’s starter, Vladimir Gutierrez surrendered five runs on seven hits over 3.1 innings of work, the bullpen put up 5.2 innings of shutout baseball. Manager David Bell...

San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres odds, picks and prediction

The San Francisco Giants (97-53) travel down the coast to start a three-game series with the San Diego Padres (76-73) at Petco Park. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET. Let's analyze the lines around the Giants vs. Padres odds with MLB picks and predictions. Season series: Giants lead...