Diamond Dave archive for February, 2012

The Critical Masses

The managers of major league baseball teams might be the most second-guessed people in the world that aren't involved in ...

Who's on First?

Lately, first base for the Padres has been a revolving door for player after player, it seems that no one ...

The Liar's Club

In early December of 2011, it was leaked that the National League's Most Valuable Player, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee ...

Million Dollar Arm

By his own admission, Andrew Cashner wasn't that tall in high school and so he didn't think much about playing ...

Fun and Games

These days of spring training — in either the Arizona Cactus League or the Florida Grapefruit League — serve several ...

Happy Campers

Meanwhile in Peoria, relief pitchers threw bullpen sessions today, ten to fifteen minutes each in most cases, mostly fastballs and ...

Call To Arms

Pitchers and catchers both reported to Peoria Sunday, as ordered, and workouts in earnest begin Monday. Pitchers usually need a ...

Kids at the Grown-Up Table

Some of the Padres prospects stand a good chance of looking back on March of 2012 in Peoria, Arizona as ...

Organizational Depth

Peoria, Arizona, is not at all a bad place to be in early March. West of Phoenix proper, Peoria offers ...

Basic Training

Any brief occupation of Petco Park from a handful of players that came early for non-mandatory workouts and so on, ...

Padres Fan Fest, 2012 Version

The sun wasn't so kind for the most part, but the rain stayed away on Saturday as the San Diego ...

Waving Goodbye To Last Season

So far as the San Diego Padres are concerned, it's a good bet that 2012 couldn't come fast enough. Last ...

Player To Be Named Later

Branding of a product - any product - is usually dependent on offering the potential consumer with an easily identifiable ...

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