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  • Padres SP Dinelson Lamet ready for season debut

    Yardbarker "Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet is expected to start against the Brewers on either Tuesday or Wednesday, according to The Athletic’s Dennis Lin (via Twitter). It will mark Lamet’s first outing since Sept. 25 after he was sidelined by biceps tightness throughout San..." April 19

  • Every MLB Team's Most Pleasant Surprise Early in 2021

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 MLB season has been underway for a few weeks now, so enough time has passed and enough games have been played to identify some players who are beginning to put together big seasons. Whether it's an emerging young player, a candidate for a breakout season or a..." April 19

  • 11 Observations after 11 riveting hours of Dodgers-Padres baseball

    The Athletic "On the final out of the weekend, a three-game series of spills and thrills and rallies, Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer tilted his head skyward and squinted through the late-afternoon glare. The crowd at Petco Park — at least the members clad in brown and yellow — rose to..." April 19

  • Padres' Blake Snell, Dodgers' Trevor Bauer blame each other for damage to mound

    The Score "San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell wasn't happy with the condition of the mound during Sunday's finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he put the blame directly on counterpart Trevor Bauer. "Bauer, he be digging in that mound a..." April 19

  • Challenges continue for MLB as the virus persists

    The Athletic "Right before Opening Day, I was all set to write a mea culpa. Major League Baseball had sailed through spring training with virtually no disruption from COVID-19. So, regarding my position in late January that the league and union should delay the season by one month if they..." April 19

  • More drama for Dodgers-Padres series, Clayton Kershaw and Mookie Betts

    ESPN "Friday's game lasted five hours, spanned 12 innings and included 17 pitchers. Saturday's game came down to a centimeter. That, pretty much, was the distance between Petco Park's outfield grass and the baseball that bulged out of Mookie Betts' glove,..." April 18

  • Padres Place Dan Altavilla On 10-Day IL, Select Nick Ramirez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have placed right-hander Dan Altavilla on the 10-day injured list due to right elbow inflammation, the team announced.  In corresponding moves, southpaw Nick Ramirez’s contract was selected to the big league roster, while left-hander Matt..." April 18

  • Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove gifted a lifetime supply of Ballast Point beer after tossing historic no-hitter

    USA Today "Hometown hero Joe Musgrove was handsomely rewarded after tossing the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres franchise history.  San Diego's Ballast Point Brewing Co. said Saturday that Musgrove, who is from San Diego, "deserves to never pay for a beer in this town..." April 18

  • MLB Overreactions to 2021 Season Thus Far

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 baseball season is young, but that doesn't mean fans aren't already starting to overreact to small sample sizes, bad performances and bloated ERAs. A few bad starts is all it takes to declare a pitcher done or a hitter a bust. But the reality is that no team..." April 18

  • Dodgers vs. Padres: The rivalry that’s become the gift baseball fans needed

    The Athletic "The Dodgers beat the Padres 2-0 on Saturday night. The win was their eighth in a row and brought their record to 13-2. Thirteen and two. It’s hard to imagine the Dodgers’ quest to repeat as World Series champions getting off to a better start. They..." April 18

  • Clayton Kershaw tells Jurickson Profar he took bulls–t swing

    Larry Brown Sports "Clayton Kershaw got into it with Jurickson Profar over a catcher’s interference call on Saturday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres were locked in a scoreless game in the bottom of the fourth inning at Petco Park. Profar was batting with nobody on and two outs..." April 18

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. aiming to play smarter after shoulder injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Fernando Tatis Jr. will spend the 2021 season battling through a shoulder injury that he suffered roughly two weeks ago, and he’s trying to learn some lessons from it. The San Diego Padres star suffered the injury swinging and missing on a strikeout in an Apr. 5 game..." April 17

  • Fan Tries To Join Dodgers-Padres Bench Clearing Brawl, Gets Tackled By Security

    Total Pro Sports "The Dodgers and Padres had been going at it all night in their first meeting of 2021 and things got extremely heated in extra innings. After Los Angeles’ Dennis Santana hit Jorge Mateo to put runners on first and third with one out, they exchanged words and soon both benches..." April 17

  • Wild Dodgers-Padres clash introduces us to MLB's newest rivalry

    MSN.com "The Los Angeles Dodgers officially have a new rival out west. Friday's Dodgers-Padres clash was a tense, emotional, roller-coaster that somehow felt like it had the gravity of a playoff game in mid-April. The defending World Series champs prevailed 11-6 in a thrilling 12-inning..." April 17

  • Offseason In Review: San Diego Padres

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres finally put themselves back on the map in 2020. Emboldened by last year’s success, president of baseball operations A.J. Preller spent the winter attempting to assemble a championship-caliber roster. Preller had plenty of money to play with, evidenced by the Padres’..." April 16

  • Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. Activated from IL After Shoulder Injury Recovery

    Bleacher Report "San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has been activated from the 10-day injured list after suffering a partial dislocation of his left shoulder and a partial tear of his labrum April 5 against the San Francisco Giants. The..." April 16

  • Top Free Agents Who Can Help Needy MLB Teams

    Bleacher Report "For some players, free agency never ended. Some big names are still looking for employment with the 2021 season underway. These players remain unsigned for any number of reasons, whether it's age, health or a recent decline in production. While it's early in the..." April 16

  • Baseball Hall of Fame president Tim Mead resigns

    Sportsnaut "Tim Mead, president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, announced his resignation on Friday. He will remain on the job for about another month. He didn’t provide a specific reason for his pending departure. Before assuming the position in Cooperstown,..." April 16

  • Wil Myers has patellar tendonitis; Pierce Johnson, Dan Altavilla activated; weekend plans

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Right fielder Wil Myers is not expected to miss an extended period of time but will likely have to continue managing his patellar tendonitis through treatment and the occasional day off. Myers left Tuesday’s game after the third inning and is not in the lineup Wednesday..." April 15

  • Padres Likely To Activate Fernando Tatis Jr. On Friday

    MLB Trade Rumors "Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. suffered a catastrophic-looking left shoulder injury on April 5, though it doesn’t appear he’s going to miss much time. Tatis had his day “as far as his at-bats” go on Thursday, according to manager Jayce Tingler,..." April 15

  • 2020 Rule 5 MLB Draft Update

    MLB Trade Rumors "An abnormal number of picks from the 2020 Rule 5 Draft survived Spring Training and made the Opening Day rosters with their new clubs. The Orioles and Marlins both broke camp with a pair of Rule 5 picks on the active roster, while the Pirates opened the season with one Rule 5 pick on the roster..." April 15

  • A handshake from a white teammate signaled Jackie Robinson’s arrival in America’s game

    The Undefeated "The letter from St. Christine School to Mike Shuba’s parents said their son had teased another kid in his kindergarten class for being overweight. When Mike got home, his father, George “Shotgun” Shuba, pointed at the wall above his recliner to the only memento..." April 15

  • How would an extra foot from mound to plate affect MLB's current trends?

    The Score "Major League Baseball will test the most radical potential change to its playing dimensions in more than a century this summer on minor-league fields in small towns like Gastonia, North Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. MLB announced Wednesday it will partner..." April 15

  • 100+ MLB Players to Donate Pay to Jackie Robinson Foundation

    Bleacher Report "More than 100 MLB players will donate their game-day salaries on Jackie Robinson Day to the Players Alliance's Breaking Barriers campaign, the nonprofit organization announced Wednesday. Led by David Price, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Jason Heyward, the donations will help launch the..." April 14

  • MLB to experiment with new DH rule, mound distance during 2021 Atlantic League season

    Yardbarker "Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that it will experiment with a pair of new rules during the 2021 Atlantic League season: a “double-hook” implementation of the designated hitter and moving the pitching rubber back one foot. MLB and the Atlantic League began a partnership back..." April 14

  • The new ball the MLB uses is having bewildering, unexpected impacts on the game

    The Athletic "It seems like every year since we’ve had the ability to measure exactly how the baseball is spinning, flying, and landing, we’ve had revelations about how different the ball is. That isn’t to say that things weren’t a little different this year — because this year,..." April 14

  • Early Gaffes Highlight Must-Fix Gaps in MLB's Replay Review System

    Bleacher Report "There are many good things about Major League Baseball's return, but it hasn't taken long for one of the lesser aspects of the sport to come to the forefront. Yes, replay reviews are also back. And yes, they're still often frustrating. Mind you,..." April 13

  • What is the MLB antitrust exemption? Baseball's century-old golden goose becomes political cudgel

    USA Today "For a century, Major League Baseball’s golden goose has been its antitrust exemption, a gift from Congress and the Supreme Court that allows it to operate, in essence, as a monopoly. On May 29, 2022, the exemption will mark its 100th anniversary – though don’t expect..." April 13

  • 2021 MLB trade deadline moved up a day to July 30

    Yardbarker "This year’s trade deadline will be slightly earlier than usual, with Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reporting that it’ll fall on July 30 rather than the customary July 31. Major League Baseball preferred to have the 4 p.m. ET deadline fall on a day where afternoon games..." April 13

  • Real cancel culture isn't moving MLB All-Star Game, it's the erasing of Black lives

    USA Today "After Major League Baseball's All-Star Game was pulled out of Georgia because of the state's voter suppression efforts, the governor, Brian Kemp, declared it was an act of cancel culture. “Cancel culture and partisan actions are coming for your business,” he..." April 13

  • Cracking the MLB superstar code: These 24 players will rule baseball in 2021

    ESPN "When I was a kid, our elementary school used to have these book fairs, run by Scholastic book publishers. The company set up a display in the lobby outside the library, their various books for sale, and each spring I would spend a dollar or two on the latest edition of "All-Pro Baseball..." April 13

  • Padres’ Adrian Morejon Placed On IL Due To Left Forearm Strain

    CBS Sports "Morejon was removed in the first inning of Sunday's start against the Rangers due to his injury. The southpaw underwent an MRI, but the results of the test aren't yet known. " April 12

  • It is past time for MLB to address its umpiring problem

    Talking Chop "Well, well, well. It looks like Major League Baseball’s umpires are back on their [redacted] once again! This past weekend has seen MLB’s umpires provide multiple embarrassing displays on the field, and I’m not even talking about the regular misses on balls-and-strikes...." April 12

  • Each MLB team's most likely award winner in 2021

    Yardbarker "Whether it be a big debut for a rookie, an inspirational comeback or season for the history books at the plate or on the mound, or shot caller that makes all of the right moves off of it, there is a potential award winner waiting within every franchise. So, who is the most likely award winner..." April 12

  • Joe Musgrove’s breakout was only a matter of time; will we see another player like Dodgers’ Zach McKinstry?

    The Athletic "The baseball people who knew Joe Musgrove best and scrutinized him most carefully saw this coming. Maybe not the no-hitter Friday night against a Rangers lineup that included four rookies and two players with one-plus years of service. But the potential breakout,..." April 12

  • Updating and ranking the 50 greatest MLB players of all time

    Clutch Points "Top 50 lists are a common thing within the sports world, but it is particularly fascinating in baseball. MLB has been around longer than any other American professional sport. The amount of time the sport has been around makes the amount of players to choose from expansive. These 50 players are..." April 12

  • San Diego Padres LHP Adrian Morejon leaves Sunday start with injury

    ESPN "San Diego Padres left-hander Adrian Morejon left his start Sunday at Texas with an elbow/forearm strain after facing only three batters in the first inning. Morejon threw 16 pitches, leaving after a four-pitch, two-out walk to Joey Gallo. He'll be re-evaluated..." April 11

  • Fluke or for Real? Breaking Down the Most Stunning MLB Starts to New Season

    Bleacher Report "The old adage goes something like, "Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint."  Indeed, a 162-game season ensures players will go through peaks and valleys, slumps and hitting streaks. Finishing strong is more important for both players and teams; just ask anyone on the..." April 11

  • Breaking Down the Most Stunning MLB Starts to New Season

    Bleacher Report "The old adage goes something like, "Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint."  Indeed, a 162-game season ensures players will go through peaks and valleys, slumps and hitting streaks. Finishing strong is more important for both players and teams; just ask anyone on the..." April 11

  • Joe Musgrove reveals funny problem he faced during no-hitter

    Larry Brown Sports "In many ways, baseball is a game of superstition. That really comes to the forefront when someone is pitching a no-hitter, at which point several big superstitions come into play. San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove had to live one of those on Friday night. He admitted he drank a..." April 10

  • Ranking the Best Home Run Hitters Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "No matter how Major League Baseball evolves, home runs will remain one of the most entertaining parts of the game. Players can be signed and re-signed solely because of their long-ball power. There simply is no substitute for driving home yourself—and everyone else on..." April 10

  • Joe Musgrove throws first no-hitter in Padres history

    Yahoo! Sports "The most hyped season in San Diego Padres history has now produced the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres history. In his second start as a Padre, pitcher Joe Musgrove threw nine no-hit innings to blank the Texas Rangers on Friday and record the first no-no in club history. San Diego..." April 10

  • Padres Activate Trent Grisham

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced that they have reinstated center fielder Trent Grisham from the 10-day injured list. The team optioned outfielder Brian O’Grady to its alternate site in a corresponding move. The Padres have so far gone without Grisham, who suffered a..." April 09

  • There Are Still a Lot of “Names” in MLB Free Agency

    Bleacher Nation "Because of the way the Cubs’ offseason played out (we knew there wouldn’t be a ton of spending, we knew there were very specific slots from a very specific tier of free agency that were going to get filled and then that was that), I didn’t pay as much attention to the big..." April 09

  • MLB Trades Teams Should Be Considering ASAP

    Bleacher Report "In an ordinary Major League Baseball season, early April would be a tad too soon for trade speculation. But in 2021, it feels like it's never too early to start considering trades teams might make. There have already been two trades of note, with the New York..." April 09

  • Five teams that could take down the Dodgers this season

    ESPN "The reigning 2020 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers enter the 2021 season as a favorite to repeat. In fact, the best-case scenario for this year's L.A. squad is downright scary. But that doesn't mean the rest of the league is just going to lie down and watch the Dodgers..." April 09

  • Two decades after Alex Rodriguez's historic 10-year, $252 million deal, big paydays flourish for stars

    USA Today "In the 20 years since the Texas Rangers gave Alex Rodriguez his historic 10-year, $252 million deal, wins and championships have come at a price. USA TODAY Sports has tracked Major League Baseball salaries since 1989 when the Los Angeles Dodgers made Orel Hershiser the..." April 09

  • Sorry, Purists: MLB's New Extra-Inning Rule Is Great and Should Be Here to Stay

    Bleacher Report "There is a certain group of baseball fans that love the traditional aspect of the game. It's America's pastime, it has a human element and it needs to be left alone. There are too many replays, the advanced metrics are clouding the game and the rules were made for a reason and are not..." April 09

  • The Padres' closer Mark Melancon has a side job

    MLB.com "It's not uncommon for pitchers to meet up with their opposition before games and swap trade secrets: pitch grips, deliveries and ballplayer wisdom are all part of the secret language that hurlers share amongst themselves. But a pitcher swapping tips with the opposition's..." April 09

  • MLB’s Home Run Derby is returning to Coors Field, and the Rockies have some tips for how to put on a show

    The Athletic "Players peppered Vinny Castilla with questions that day at Coors Field, wondering how far the ball might fly. The tall tales of extra-terrestrial home runs in Colorado had already grown to outsized proportions back in 1998, just five years into the Rockies’ existence, as if Paul Bunyan..." April 08