Padres

Padres' good young blood gone

Team criticized as having gone from "win now" to "what now?"

Buster Olney, a columnist for ESPN and former New York Times and Union-Tribune sports scribe, says the Padres probably erred by trading off young talent to get former all-stars. Instead of trying to "win-now for ...

Padres manager accepts blame for team’s failings

Bud blackout

“Looking back,” said former Padres manager Bud Black at a press conference held behind an Allied Gardens liquor-store dumpster, “I can see that I made some mistakes. [New team owner AJ] Preller isn’t always super ...

Former Padres GM weighs in on Preller's Performance

That's a Byrne(s)

STARTING IN ON ROUND FOUR, RARE FORM BAR JUST OUTSIDE PETCO PARK — Former San Diego Padres General Manager Josh Byrnes swears he isn't bitter about being replaced by brash upstart A.J. Preller last year. ...

Get me into the ballgame

New security measures delay entry into Padres home opener

Walk-through metal detectors, electromagnetic hand wands, and other new airport-style security measures led to confusion and a slower-than-usual entry for thousands of fans at the Padres’ annual home opener April 9. New security and screening ...

Hey, Doshay, they got your DNA

Alleged would-be kidnapper's father is not cooperating, says prosecutor

Jack Henry Doshay, 22, is accused of kidnapping a child at a Solana Beach elementary school two weeks ago. “The sheriff’s crime lab was able to confirm that the defendant’s DNA was in fact on ...

The Splendid Splint(er)

New Padre slugger undergoes surgery to receive Ted Williams' unfrozen lower half.

When the Padres snagged Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was the biggest deal in the team's history. But when the word leaked out that a recent medical exam had detected arthritis in ...

Maybin may have been distracted

Initially, San Diego Padre Cameron Maybin accepted his 25-game suspension for amphetamine use with grace and even gratitude. "I want to assure everyone that this was a genuine effort to treat my condition [of Attention ...

Padres play dead ball

Historic hitting futility could set record

The headline in today's New York Times: "Padres' Offense May Go Down As Worst Ever." The team's .214 batting average is 23 points lower than the second-worst team, says the Times. If the batting average ...

Tony Gwynn, "A hero for our time, er, town."

Faulconer calls Gwynn "a pretty good ballplayer for a pretty good city."

Remarks from San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer at a free public ceremony honoring deceased Padres star Tony Gwynn, Petco Park, June 26. "Tony Gwynn was a consummate gentleman, a team player to the end. His ...

Padres notch 50th moral victory of the season on day of Gwynn's passing

Following their 5-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners on June 16, the day Tony Gwynn died, the San Diego Padres' record fell to 29-41, making them one of only three teams in the Major Leagues ...