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Padres staff to return in 2014 – maybe

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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 suspected; the Padres coaching staff will all be back for another year in 2014. The coaches mentioned are pitching coach ...

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Everth Cabrera looks for redemption

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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 for breakfast and sat in front of the laptop, contemplating the off-season. There were certain moves that had to be ...

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Street, Padres blow last game of season in San Francisco

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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 Sunday. The Padres squandered a 6-2 lead and let the Giants come back and beat them 7-6 in walk-off fashion ...

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Long balls helps the Padres past the Giants

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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. Using 3 home runs as part of a 16-hit attack, San Diego downed San Francisco 9-3. Each side scored a ...

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Giants best Padres and clubs tie for third place

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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 are promising and the recipe has been followed to the letter, and so you put that Corningware full of awesome ...

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Padres pull out last home game of season against Arizona

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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 time a game went to extra innings. On Tuesday, Arizona prevailed but on Thursday the Friars beat the Diamondbacks in ...

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Padres and Robinson pound on Diamondbacks

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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 a third catcher in September when the Padres expanded their roster from 25 to up to 40 players. On Wednesday, ...

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Diamondbacks get by Padres in extras

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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 the time the Friars gave him any run support. In fact, the Padres struck out 17 times while dropping a ...

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Hundley’s homer helps Padres past Diamondbacks

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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 a chance to see the division winner, regardless that the Padres won’t be balling in October. In what had been ...

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Dodgers get serious and take series from Padres

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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 run. In fact, the Friars managed only five hits over two games against the Los Angeles Dodgers and dropped the ...

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Dodgers rest their stars and Padres prevail

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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 shut down Los Angeles 2-0 on Friday at Petco Park. But it did get a little hairy the last inning ...

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Mark Kotsay to retire at end of season

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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 cleats at the end of the season. The question is if and when he might again don a uniform in ...

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Padres take series at Pittsburgh

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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 on the road. In fact, the road trip itself was successful, with the Friars tallying a 6-4 record, including 5-2 ...

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Gyorko's blast leads Padres over Pirates

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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 Headley’s return, and everyone wondered how the rookie would handle it. Gyorko hadn’t played second base since his college days ...

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Cashner faces the minimum as Padres shut out Pirates

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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 game, but a peek at the box score will indicate that Andrew Cashner came spectacularly close to both on Monday. ...

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Padres roll into last two weeks of the season

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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 series at Petco Park, against the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. Then they wind up the season in San Francisco for three ...

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Smackdown: Giants pummel Padres

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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 his teammates take turns as well, no blindfolds. San Francisco blasted San Diego on a warm afternoon, 13-5, in the ...

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Padres edge Giants to climb out of last place

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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 in 2011, showed his future value to the organization on Monday night. Behind Erlin, some solid relief pitching, and some ...

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Padres ink Will Venable to two-year deal

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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. While the Padres don’t discuss the money part of their contracts, it is reported and various sources say that it’s ...

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Padres home at last to drop Giants

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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 Francisco Giants. In either case, the Friars beat the Padres 4-1 on Monday despite managing to get only four hits. ...

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