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Padres staff to return in 2014 – maybe

The Padres say that their coaching staff will return in 2014 but some might not be working for the club when all is said and done

The San Diego Padres sent out a press release Monday afternoon that most media members had already heard or otherwise ...

Everth Cabrera looks for redemption

In a surprise appearance, Everth Cabrera comes off of suspension and talks to media

Monday morning, with the prospect of no more games to cover or write about, I sucked on a Bloody Mary ...

Street, Padres blow last game of season in San Francisco

Leading by four runs, Padres pitching can’t hold off the Giants and lose in the last frame

Huston Street isn’t perfect, although he is extremely dependable as a closer, and he didn’t have his best stuff on ...

Long balls helps the Padres past the Giants

Padres even the last series of the season at San Francisco

On Friday the Giants used the home run as their primary weapon and on Saturday the Padres turned the tables. ...

Giants best Padres and clubs tie for third place

Burch Smith gave up three bombs to Giants hitters and the Padres lose

Burch Smith (pictured) is like this great casserole dish you just know is going to turn out fantastic. The ingredients ...

Padres pull out last home game of season against Arizona

The Diamondbacks fell to the Padres in extra innings in the last game of 2013 at Petco Park

The Padres and Diamondbacks seemed to enjoy playing tied in this four-game series at Petco Park, and for the second ...

Padres and Robinson pound on Diamondbacks

Behind the pitching of Ian Kennedy, a prolific offensive display by San Diego throttles the Snakes

Odds are good that the average Padres fan had never heard of Chris Robinson before he was brought up as ...

Diamondbacks get by Padres in extras

Tyson Ross was marvelous but Padres offer little offense and Arizona does just enough to win in overtime

Padres starter Tyson Ross pitched eight innings of outstanding baseball, but had already been pulled for a pinch hitter by ...

Hundley’s homer helps Padres past Diamondbacks

Nick Hundley hit a 3-run home run to break a tie and propel the Padres to victory

At least when the Dodgers were in town over the weekend, the games were interesting because fans of baseball got ...

Dodgers get serious and take series from Padres

The best two pitchers in the Dodgers rotation shut the Padres bats completely down

The Padres haven’t scored a run since Friday, and no team is going to win a game without scoring a ...

Dodgers rest their stars and Padres prevail

After clinching on Thursday, the Dodgers rolled out little-known names and the Padres shut them down

In a game where the Dodgers fielded a team that looked more like their AAA affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes, the Padres ...

Mark Kotsay to retire at end of season

Although announced on the road, Kotsay says goodbye to local media at Petco Park

After a Major League Baseball career that lasted for 17 years, Padres outfielder Mark Kotsay will be hanging up his ...

Padres take series at Pittsburgh

The Padres come home to face the Dodgers after Los Angeles clinches the division

The Padres left Pittsburgh without a series sweep but taking three of four from the Pirates is quite an accomplishment ...

Gyorko's blast leads Padres over Pirates

Rookie second baseman Jedd Gyorko’s three-run homer helps Friars top Bucs

Jedd Gyorko began the season at third base for an injured Chase Headley and then transitioned to second base upon ...

Cashner faces the minimum as Padres shut out Pirates

One hit away from perfection, Cashner hurls a gem

The Padres are the only team in Major League Baseball to have never pitched a no-hitter, much less a perfect ...

Padres roll into last two weeks of the season

Not an ideal season but a lot was learned

The Padres are currently in Pittsburgh playing the first of four games there before coming home for their last two ...

Smackdown: Giants pummel Padres

In a battle reminiscent of something along the lines of Alamo proportions, the Padres never had a chance against Pablo "Santa Ana" Sandoval

On Wednesday, the Padres team was the piñata and Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was the stick, and he let ...

Padres edge Giants to climb out of last place

Combining good situational hitting and pitching that survived the Giants offense, the Padres ensured that the Giants can't leave town in fourth place in the division

Robbie Erlin is one of the young promising Padres arms, obtained in a shrewd trade with the Texas Rangers back ...

Padres ink Will Venable to two-year deal

Outfielder Will Venable signs with the Padres for two years at $4.25 million per year

The Padres held a press conference on Tuesday to formally announce the signing of Will Venable to a 2-year contract. ...

Padres home at last to drop Giants

Coming home fresh off of getting swept in Los Angeles, Padres take it out on the Giants

Perhaps the Padres just needed to come home. Or maybe they needed to play a team like the reeling San ...

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