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03-31

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What You Need to Know: Opening Night Action
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Daniel Rathman

05-10

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The Call-Up: Burch Smith
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Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

04-25

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The Call-Up: Robbie Erlin
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Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

04-02

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BP Unfiltered: Hot Prospect Video: Austin Hedges
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Jason Cole

03-29

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Pebble Hunting: The Most Interesting Major Leaguer You Probably Haven't Heard Of
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Sam Miller

03-28

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Maybe-Next-Years
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Bradford Doolittle and Harry Pavlidis

03-27

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Rumor Roundup: Second Chances
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Daniel Rathman

03-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 155: 2013 Season Preview Series: San Diego Padres
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

02-04

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Arbitration Showdown: Mock Hearing: Chase Headley
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Sam Miller, Jason Wojciechowski and Ben Lindbergh

12-04

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Anatomy of a Trade: The 1990 Padres-Blue Jays Blockbuster
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Brent S. Gambill

09-14

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Prospect Profile: Austin Hedges
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Hudson Belinsky

08-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 33: The Least Likely Team to Win a World Series In the Next 10 Years/Does it Matter if Jimmy Rollins Jogs?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-30

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BP Unfiltered: Casey Kelly's Debut
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Geoff Young

08-23

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BP Unfiltered: Luke Yoder and the Petco Infield
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Sam Miller

08-02

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BP Unfiltered: Bobby Jones Relieves Himself on Mound
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Geoff Young

07-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 9: Homer and Marge
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-28

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus at PETCO Park - May 19, 2012
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Joe Hamrahi

03-13

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Bizball: For Moorad, Backing Off On Padres Ownership Transfer Shows Votes Aren’t There
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Maury Brown

01-23

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Western Front: Perpetually Rebuilding the Padres
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Geoff Young

09-19

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10

Kiss'Em Goodbye: San Diego Padres
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Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

08-23

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Back from the All-Star Break
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Geoff Young

08-15

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On the Beat: Padre Planning
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John Perrotto

06-14

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Transaction Analysis: Farm Aid
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Ben Lindbergh

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-05

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: San Diego Padres
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John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-13

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Prospectus Perspective: Padres' Playoff Chances
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Marc Normandin

09-09

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Overthinking It: Friar Men
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Ben Lindbergh

08-16

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Similar Yet Different
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Jesse Behr

07-26

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On the Beat: Padres are Riding The Wave
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John Perrotto

05-18

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Expanded Horizons: The Unlikely First-Place Teams
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Tommy Bennett

09-27

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

01-16

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Future Shock: Padres Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-30

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Prospectus Today: The Last Day
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Joe Sheehan

04-02

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Padres versus Cardinals
by
Dan Fox

09-11

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Prospectus Today: NL Wild-Card Update
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Joe Sheehan

06-30

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Prospectus Today: Friars
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Joe Sheehan

12-23

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Should They Stay or Should They Go
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Bryan Smith

02-17

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

01-20

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

12-27

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

09-21

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Prospectus Matchups: The A's Offense
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Jim Baker

06-21

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Prospectus Today: Petco Party
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Joe Sheehan

04-14

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

03-02

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests
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Baseball Prospectus

09-23

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

09-09

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

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After missing much of the season due to elbow issues, Casey Kelly gave Padres fans cause for hope in his big-league debut at Petco Park.

Padres right-hander Casey Kelly, the key piece in a trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox in December 2010, made his big-league debut at Petco Park a few days after Boston shipped Gonzalez back to the West Coast. Kelly, the 30th player taken overall in the 2008 draft, had worked just 37 2/3 innings in 2012 due to elbow issues before arriving in San Diego to face the Braves on Monday.

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The Padres' ability to suppress groundball hits might be credited to their head groundskeeper.

Earlier this year, I wrote about Petco Park's incredible suppression of groundball hits over the past nine years. Petco is, by a pretty wide margin, the most difficult park in which to get a groundball hit. During Monday night's game, the Padres' broadcast team—Mark Grant, Dick Enberg and Mark Sweeney on the field—talked about one significant variable: the head groundskeeper, Luke Yoder

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Once upon a time, two men named Bobby Jones pitched in the same game, for the same team. Actually, it was four times and two teams...

A while back, Ben Lindbergh wrote about players who share a name with Hall of Famers. In the comments there was a discussion of similarly named contemporary players such as the slick-fielding, lousy hitting shortstops known as Alex Gonzalez and the mediocre pitchers called Bobby Jones.

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After a weekend sweep of the Giants by the Dodgers, Ben and Sam size up the NL West and discuss a hot Matt Moore-on-Mike Trout match-up.

Effectively Wild Episode 9: "Homer and Marge"

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Baseball Prospectus Visits PETCO Park

Baseball Prospectus and the San Diego Padres invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, May 19 at PETCO Park. Thanks to the fine folks in the Padres front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:

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A look at that situation facing a potential sale of the San Diego Padres

For Jeff Moorad, he has the option of looking at the glass half-empty or half-full. As the man that entered into an agreement with John Moores to purchase the San Diego Padres, getting the sale completed has been a perfect example of most matters in baseball’s “lodge” of owners move: glacially slow. In a case somewhat reminiscent of the Dodgers, Moores’s divorce from his wife precipitated the sale of the Padres. Since Moorad’s group didn’t have funding lined up 100 percent, the deal (in-principle) was to allow five years to get it all completed with $100 million for a 35 percent interest provided in 2009 and additional funds to push it to 49 percent in 2010.

But, there’s been a problem—one that money alone can’t seem to solve. Last week, the former super-agent, Diamondbacks owner, and current Vice Chairman and CEO of the Padres backed out of seeking controlling interest in the club to complete the $1.5 billion television rights deal for the Padres with FOX Sports.

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January 23, 2012 3:00 am

Western Front: Perpetually Rebuilding the Padres

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Geoff Young

Padres fans have constant reminders of past failures and rebuilds as their team attempts to field a winner.

When Padres Vice Chairman & CEO Jeff Moorad recently tried to accelerate full transfer of ownership from John Moores to Moorad's group, the other MLB owners balked; Commissioner Bud Selig cited a need for “more clarity and technical information.” Moorad and his partners, who previously owned the Arizona Diamondbacks, purchased the Padres in February 2009. They were given “as long as five years to buy out the controlling interest” from Moores, who had owned the Padres since December 1994.

The two chief causes of this setback appear to be that:

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September 19, 2011 9:00 am

Kiss'Em Goodbye: San Diego Padres

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Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

With minimal payroll flexibility, the Padres need young players to improve quickly.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fadewhether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview.

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Though it looks like a two-horse race in the NL West, even those players on losing clubs have something to play for.

In Phoenix, the Diamondbacks have skidded into a five-game losing streak after riding the heroics of a succession of first basemen (Brandon Allen, Paul Goldschmidt, Lyle Overbay... perhaps it is time to put in a call for Travis Lee?). In San Francisco, the Giants struggle to stay healthy, a problem that dogs all old people, not just those who play baseball for Brian Sabean's geriatric club.

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A year after their surprisingly successful 2010 season, the Padres are still trying to find their way.

The Padres were the darlings of baseball at this time last year.

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The Mariners go fishing for Carp and San Diego summons Anthony Rizzo, plus musings on whom Petco helps most and what it means for the Padres.

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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