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Padres Aquire SP Andrew Cashner from Cubs for 1B Anthony Rizzo

Well, we knew that the Padres acquiring Yonder Alonso was going to affect Anthony Rizzo in some way and now we know exactly how as the Padres and Cubs basically swapped Anthony Rizzo for Andew Cashner.  The trade at least at first seem like a big win for the Cubs who don’t have to drop […]

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Padres Acquire Carlos Quentin

Catching up on a trade from a couple of days ago, the Padres swung a nice little deal and picked up Carlos Quentin from the White Sox for a couple of minor league pitching prospects, (Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez). The Padres now have some pretty decent power on their team and in their farm […]

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Padres Trade Latos to Reds for Alonso, Grandal, Volquez and Boxberger

Blockbuster trade the other day with the Padres sending young “Ace” Mat Latos to the Reds for a bunch of top level prospects…. and Edinson Volquez.  The prospects are 1B/OF Yonder Alonso who can rake, Cuban catcher Yasmani Grandal and relief pitcher Brad Boxberger. The trade makes sense for both teams since you would have […]

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Padres get Houston Street

The Padres picked up Houston Street from the busy Rockies for minor league pitcher Nick Schmidt.  Street will step into the Padres closer role that was vacated when Heath Bell took his talents to South Beach.  Street became expendable in the Rockies opinion when Rafael Betencourt stepped in for an ailing Street and performed well […]

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2012 National League Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: First Base

Sleepers:  Catchers – First Base – Second Base – Third Base – Shortstop – Outfielders Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARZ – Goldmember in Austin Powers used to say, “I love gooooooold”. Well, in 2012 NL fantasy owners will be saying, “I love Goldschmidt!”.  This guy is a straight BEAST!!!  He hit the furthest home run I’ve […]

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2012 National League Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Catchers

Sleepers:  Catchers – First Base – Second Base – Third Base – Shortstop – Outfielders Devin Mesoraco C Cin – Mesoraco is a 23 year old minor league stud that should be on every NL fantasy owners radar going into the 2012 baseball season. in 2010 Mesoraco hit .302 with 26 Hr’s between AA and […]

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Updated: Padres Interested in Trading for John Lackey?

Apparently the Padres had so much fun with the reclamation project that was Aaron Harang last season that the team is looking at the possibility of acquiring John Lackey from the Boston Red Sox.  The Red Sox would obviously love to deal Lackey as he has been a terrible fit in Boston on many levels,  […]

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Anthony Rizzo Hits 1st Big League Home Run… Looks like the Real Deal

San Diego Padres stud 1B prospect Anthony Rizzo hit his first home run today off John Lannon of the Washington Nationals.  Rizzo should be gone already in basically every NL only league but if for some reason your whole league has been on vacation for the past 3 or 4 days and he’s still on […]

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Pablo Sandoval Injures Right Triceps in Batting Practice

Bad news for owners who were loving the Panda’s hot start this season as he was scratched from the line-up on Wednesday after straining his right triceps in batting practice.  The severity of the injury is still not known but these types of injuries, especially to the throwing arm usually require a trip to the […]

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Kyle Blanks to Start Season on DL

2010 sleeper bust Kyle Blanks is going to start the 2011 season on the DL according to the North County Times.  Blanks who had Tommy John surgery last summer is still recovering from the injury which usually takes about 16 months to heal 100%.  Blanks was in competition with both Brad Hawpe and Jorge Cantu […]

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