Through the rivalry and the bulletin board material and the drama, there's still some love between the Padres and LA Dodgers. The team they call the Boys in Blue sit above the Friars with a comfortable 8.5 game lead in the NL West.
With the MLB All-Star break finally here, the MLB decided to send out a midseason update on the highest-selling jerseys this season. The Padres were well-represented in the top 20, with two of their superstars making the list.
After being designated for assignment last week, the San Diego Padres have officially released veteran slugger Nelson Cruz. The following update comes from the Rotowire fantasy baseball portal: Cruz was released by the Padres on Monday.
Entering spring training, the Padres were listed among the obvious favorites to win it all in 2023. The club was coming off a deep run in the postseason last year and added some big time upgrades in the winter.
Whew. It sure has been an up-and-down season for the San Diego Padres, and unfortunately, it has been mostly downs. The Friars did end on a high note with a 6-2 record in July including a series win over the fellow expensive-but-not-impressive New York Mets.
The Padres shouldn't be having conversations about whether they should be buyers or sellers at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. But, here we are. A team with an estimated $251.1 million payroll, the third-highest in Major League Baseball, is five games under .500 and six-and-a-half games back in the NL Wild Card race.
As we enter the All-Star break, the San Diego Padres sit six games back of the final wild-card spot in the National League. It's a place that nobody around baseball believed they would be when the year started as they entered 2023 as one of the World Series favorites.
As we get closer and closer to the MLB trade deadline, we will start to see teams make decisions on whether they want to be buyers or sellers. With the expanded playoff system now in place, more teams may elect to try to be buyers to potentially make a run.
Padres superstar Manny Machado has won the National League Player of the Week Award for the final week before the All-Star break. Machado had an incredible week, hitting .478 with four home runs, 13 runs batted in and a 1.599 OPS.
Padres shortstop Xander Bogaerts received a scheduled cortisone shot in his left wrist following San Diego's 6-2 win over the New York Mets. Bogaerst does not expect any interruption due to injury during the second half of the season.
Illinois native and Clemson outfielder commit Dillon Head has been selected in the 2023 MLB Draft. The San Diego Padres selected him with the No. 25 overall selection in the first round on Sunday night.
Manny Machado drove in five runs with a pair of home runs off Max Scherzer and Joe Musgrove worked six scoreless innings with the help of three double plays Sunday as the San Diego Padres defeated the visiting New York Mets 6-2 in the rubber match of a three-game series.
When we talk about San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr., we almost always talk about his bat, but we should be taking more notice of his defense. With the Padres acquisition of Xander Bogaerts in the offseason, Tatis Jr.
Padres infielder Ha-Seong Kim has established himself as a hugely important player for the team by contributing timely hits and playing outstanding defense, and he's apparently a favorite among teammates.
The Padres announced a series of roster moves Tuesday, recalling left-hander José Castillo, right-hander Matt Waldron and infielder Matthew Batten. In corresponding moves, right-hander Domingo Tapia was optioned to Triple-A El Paso, righty Michael Wacha was placed on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to July 2) with right shoulder inflammation and designated hitter Nelson Cruz was designated for assignment.
After reaching the NLCS a year ago and boosting their payroll to more than $246 million, the Padres had sky-high expectations for this season. They are not meeting them. Let's try to take a look at a couple of reasons why.
With the second-highest payroll in baseball, the San Diego Padres currently sit in fourth place in the National League West division with a record of 37-42. Here are the Padres that are trending up and down in 2023 as they try to turn things around.