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08-24

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Short Relief: The Men Who Failed to be Machines
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Patrick Dubuque, Zack Moser and Nicolas Stellini

06-02

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Short Relief: Another Mascot Firing, and the Oppposite of Schadenfreude
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Patrick Dubuque and Zack Moser

05-24

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Short Relief: Votto's Insult Comedy, Weaver's Embarrassment Comedy, and Nancy's Achievement
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Jason Wojciechowski, Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop

05-19

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Short Relief: A Team Destroyed, A Fandom and a Robot Created
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Matt Sussman, James Fegan and Mary Craig

05-12

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Short Relief: How to Grip a Pitch, Ruin a Career, or Compare Someone to Tony Gwynn
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Patrick Dubuque, Mary Craig and Matt Sussman

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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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
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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
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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

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Ben and Sam preview the Padres' season with Geoff Young, and Pete talks to San Diego Union-Tribune writer Tom Krasovic (at 18:00).



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The Padres' third baseman had a breakout 2012. If he hadn't settled with San Diego, how might his arbitration hearing have gone?

It's salary arbitration season in Major League Baseball, and here at Baseball Prospectus we're holding mock hearings, arguing for or against the actual team/player filing figures before a three-person panel of certified arbitrators. We've selected 10 of this winter's most intriguing, highest-dollar cases to cover in depth over the first two weeks of February (regardless of whether the players' real-life cases remain unsettled). After each side's opening argument and rebuttal/summation below, we'll give you a chance to vote on what you think the result should be before seeing the panel's decision. For more on the arbitration process, read the series intro by Atlanta Braves Assistant GM John Coppolella, listen to his appearance on Episode 35 of Up and In, or check out the BP Basics introduction to arbitration.

In Part One of this 10-part series, we'll tackle San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley, who (unbeknownst to our arbitrators) settled with San Diego for $8.575 million last week.

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During the 1990 Winter Meetings, the Padres and Blue Jays made a memorable trade involving Fred McGriff and future Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar. Here's how it happened.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Brent S. Gambill is Vice President & Director, Digital & Social Media, at Martin-Wilbourn Partners (MWPartners.com & @MWPartners). He is the former Executive Producer for MLB Network Radio and SiriusXM Sports Social Media founder. Follow him on Twitter at @BrentSGambill.
 


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September 14, 2012 5:00 am

Prospect Profile: Austin Hedges

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Hudson Belinsky

The Padres' top catching prospect is superb behind the plate, but will he hit?

With the 82nd overall pick in the 2011 draft, the San Diego Padres selected Austin Hedges, a catcher out of Junipero Serra Catholic HS in southern California. While the story of his rise through the minor leagues begins there, his path to the majors started much earlier.

Brett Kay is the head coach at Junipero Serra. Kay caught in 142 minor-league games, making it to High-A before his career came to a close in 2003. He wasn’t a big leaguer, but his experience made him an excellent instructor. In 2006, Kay had the chance to coach a promising young catcher. The kid was shy and skinny, but his athleticism and skillset were obvious. Austin Hedges was already showing the makings of a top prospect.

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Ben and Sam slum it with a bunch of bad teams from baseball's underclass and speculate about which has the least hope of going all the way before 2022, then discuss Jimmy Rollins' benching and how much running out a popup really matters.

​Ben and Sam slum it  with a bunch of bad teams from baseball's underclass and speculate about which has the least hope of going all the way before 2022, then discuss Jimmy Rollins' benching and ​how much running out a popup really matters.

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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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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