San Diego Padres

5th NL West | 55-76
  • Batting Avg
    .237 AVG
  • Runs
    564 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.50 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    148 HR
  • Report: Yasiel Puig has been claimed on waivers
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    Report: Yasiel Puig has been claimed on waivers

    Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been claimed on waivers by an as-yet unknown team. The Dodgers can now attempt to work out a trade with the claiming team, or simply give that team Puig. In that case, the claiming team would assume the responsibility for the remainder of Puig’s seven-year, $42 million contract, which has two years and $14 million left. The Dodgers can also pull him back from waivers if they can’t work out a deal, but that would mean Puig would be ineligible to be traded for the rest of the season. August 31 is the deadline for teams to acquire players on waivers and still have them become eligible for the postseason roster. Puig’s

  • Jackie Robinson: “I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag”
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    Jackie Robinson: “I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag”

    One more bit of baseball via which we may reflect on the Colin Kaepernick controversy. In 1972 Jackie Robinson wrote his autobiography. In it he reflected on how he felt about his historical legacy as a baseball player, a businessman and as a political activist. A political activism, it should be noted, which favored both sides of the aisle at various times. He supported Nixon in 1960, supported the war in Vietnam and worked for Nelson Rockefeller. He did not support Goldwater and did support the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He supported Humphrey against Nixon in 1968. He was no blind partisan or ideologue. When you find someone like that you can usually rest assured it’s because they’re thinking hard

  • MLB, MLBPA donate $250,000 for Louisiana flood relief
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    MLB, MLBPA donate $250,000 for Louisiana flood relief

    Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced this morning that they are contributing $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that recently hit Louisiana. The $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations: The American Red Cross will receive a $125,000 contribution and two charities connected to Major League Players – the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and High Socks for Hope – will each receive a $62,500 contribution. According to the joint press release, several players with connections to the area, including Reid Brignac, Will Harris, Wade LeBlanc, Mikie Mahtook, Anthony Ranaudo and Ryan Schimpf were consulted in determining