San Diego Padres

4th NL West | 53-75
  • Batting Avg
    .238 AVG
  • Runs
    557 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.53 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    148 HR
  • A far-fetched sounding drug test scam
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    A far-fetched sounding drug test scam

    Kevin Draper at Deadspin is passing along a story — and that’s not me editorializing; he’s admitting that it’s unconfirmed gossip at the moment — about a major league player paying a teammate $2.5 million to take the fall for him on a drug test. The story came via a tip from someone who, apparently, had a conversation about the drug test scam with a college baseball player who knew the players allegedly involved in the scam. Here is how the conversation was recounted: College Baseball Player: [MLB player’s star teammate] paid him to take his blood test. $2.5 million dollars. Bar Patron: How does that even work? College Baseball Player: [MLB player] and [MLB player’s star teammate] were getting

  • Is Chase Headley's problem being a slow starter?
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    Is Chase Headley's problem being a slow starter?

    Chase Headley's career in a Yankees uniform has been an interesting one. He made a very strong first impression in 2014, coming over in a trade from the San Diego Padres. In the second half of the 2014 season, he was fifth in the league in fWAR, generating 2.9 wins above replacement in 61 games. He became a fan favorite early on, delivering a walk-off single in his first game with his new team and providing a steady supply of clutch hits. In 2015, he appeared to forget how to throw the ball to first base, setting a career high with 23 errors. His offensive numbers were down as well, but his defense was a much bigger concern. However, he managed to pull it together in the second half, shoring

  • Snakebytes 8/26: MOAR D-HALL PLZZZ!!
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    Snakebytes 8/26: MOAR D-HALL PLZZZ!!

    Diamondbacks News Diamondbacks option OF Mitch Haniger, await A.J. Pollock's return - The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned outfielder Mitch Haniger to Triple-A Reno Thursday night, presumably to clear a roster spot for the return of A.J. Pollock. Related: A.J. Pollock to play two out of every three games for Diamondbacks D-backs can't solve Braves' Wisler - Maybe the Arizona Diamondbacks hoped for more from Robbie Ray on the heels of his being named the National League Player of the Week for last week's two winning performances. Diamondbacks' president gets 8-year contract extension -  The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed with team president and chief executive officer Derrick Hall on an eight-year