Diamond Dave archive for November, 2012

Rangers receive Burns from Padres

Cory Burns goes to the Texas Rangers and the San Diego Padres will receive either a player to be named later or cash.

On Wednesday, the San Diego Padres announced that Cory Burns has been traded to the Texas Rangers in exchange for ...

Buddy Black's future ensured by Padres ownership

Padres manager Buddy Black has his 2014 and 2015 options picked up by new ownership group.

On Monday, the San Diego Padres announced that they picked up the options on manager Buddy Black's contract. The original ...

Remember the Alamodome?

Padres and Rangers set to play a pair in the Alamodome, ghost of Davy Crockett to toss out the first pitch.

Baseball in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas? Why not? After all, they've hosted football and basketball games, and the ...

Padres trade a pair with the Athletics

Andy Parrino and Andrew Werner go to Oakland in exchange for two other guys you've probably never heard of.

In a trade that seems to make little sense from some angles, the San Diego Padres announced on Friday that ...

The BBWAA sucks

Why didn't Chase Headley get a second place vote, or even a third place nod?

Hey, you let baseball writers vote on something and you get what you get. Generally, they get it right, but ...

A 2012 Silver Slugger Award for Chase Headley

Chase Headley becomes the 3rd San Diego Padres third baseman to ever win Silver Slugger Award.

Chase Headley (pictured) will need to make some more room on his trophy mantle, as Hillerich & Bradsby — the ...

Yasmani Grandal Suspended 50 Games

Padres starting catcher Yasmani Grandal suspended 50 games by MLB for testing positive for elevated testosterone levels.

On Wednesday, the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball announced that Padres starting catcher Yasmani Grandal is effectively ...

More Roster Moves for the Padres

In Trimming Their 40-man Roster, Padres Drop Two to Reinstate Five

The San Diego Padres continue to shape their 40-man roster to accommodate which players they want to protect and which ...