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Re: Friar Wire

Postby kab21 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:15 pm

wrveres wrote:
lets make it 3 of 4 from the sniveling fans in the 51 state known as Northern California ...



The State of Jefferson is farther north than SF. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_(Pacific_state)

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Re: Friar Wire

Postby wrveres » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:29 am

Hoyer Radio Interview:
* These series against the Giants and DBacks are coming at the right time when the Padres need to make up ground. It's a good way for the Padres to test themselves against good teams.

* Hoyer doesn't think that a team can have another team's number. He just thinks that the Padres and Giants are similar and very well matched. The Padres seem to thrive in San Francisco's ballpark and are able to score early which usually leads to wins. "I don't think we have their number anymore than the Rockies had our number last year."

* Hoyer says that the NL West is a "very flawed division". "It's a very winnable division" but the Padres had such a bad start that they need to make up ground. Hoyer thinks it will take 85 to 88 wins to win the NL West.

* The Padres have 14 games left against the Giants and 13 games against the Diamondbacks. Hoyer doesn't read too much into the team's past performance but he does like that they have so many games against divisional leaders.

* Hoyer won't put odds on the Padres winning the division. "I don't think you can talk about winning a division until you can prove that you can win more games then you lose." He will say that the division is winnable for all 5 teams.
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Re: Friar Wire

Postby wrveres » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:33 am

Urban Dictionary ..
Petco'd
To be Petco'd one must play for the San Diego Padres or are playing against them at Petco Park. The dimensions are so vast, it can sometimes be compared to playing in the Grand Canyon. Anything hit deep into the outfield promptly dies in the air and ends up being a harmless flyout.
With bases loaded, Ryan Ludwick connects on a 2-1 fastball. That ball is deep into right-center.. Back back going to the wall! The CF makes the catch for the final out game over. Ryan once again was Petco'd...
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Re: Friar Wire

Postby wrveres » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:17 am

Hoyer Interview:
* It's a good indicator of a player's make up when he plays his best baseball against his old team. Maybin is "exactly what we wanted in that deal."
* Anthony Rizzo has been sent to AAA Tucson and Kyle Blanks has been promoted to the Padres. The Padres have been talking about the decision for a week. They really decided to send him down when he was missing pitches he should hammer. "We realized he was pressing." He needs to work on mechanics and confidence. It's hard to work on issues when you're hitting .360 like he was earlier in AAA, but now he'll be able to focus knowing that he needs to work to succeed in the big leagues.
* It's hard to evaluate players in the PCL because of the extreme offense.
* The Padres did not consider sending Rizzo to AA.
* Hoyer thinks Rizzo will be back with the Padres later this year. "He realized that he had some mechanical issues and some things he needs to clean up."
* Kyle Blanks will play mostly first base. "I think Kyle is going to play a lot." He may play left field if Ryan Ludwick needs a break. The move to bring Blanks up was not because they may trade an outfielder i.e. Ludwick.

* Hoyer has been busy with phone calls about possible trades. Things will heat up closer to the trade deadline. There has been a lot of activity but no action at this point. There are no players that the Padres are going to definitely move.
* "I'd be shocked if we didn't make some trades. Candidly we'd be foolish not to get some prospects or players for our future."
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Re: Friar Wire

Postby Padsin05 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:27 pm

wrveres wrote:Urban Dictionary ..
Petco'd
To be Petco'd one must play for the San Diego Padres or are playing against them at Petco Park. The dimensions are so vast, it can sometimes be compared to playing in the Grand Canyon. Anything hit deep into the outfield promptly dies in the air and ends up being a harmless flyout.
With bases loaded, Ryan Ludwick connects on a 2-1 fastball. That ball is deep into right-center.. Back back going to the wall! The CF makes the catch for the final out game over. Ryan once again was Petco'd...
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p ... =Petco%27d


yep the Urban people once again prove they are dumb as rocks. The Dimensions are not vast, the park is not bigger then other average size parks. The Marine layer is the issue
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Re: Friar Wire

Postby wrveres » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:55 am

Decent write up on the Aussie.
Tom Krasovic: The game with Atlanta was an hour done when a Braves pitcher, unprompted, singled out a Padres rookie for praise. "That kid reliever, the lefty, he must have the biggest balls in the major leagues," the vet told this blog last month. "To go out there with that stuff against major league hitters -- he's gotta have big balls."
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Re: Friar Wire

Postby wrveres » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:01 am

Good read on Sean Burroughs.

“It was everything and more,” said Burroughs when asked about his illegal substances of choice. “I just say it was about the worst thing you can think of, then think even worse. My addictions the last few years just escalated. It got to the point where there wasn’t anything stronger, anything more powerful, I could’ve done to myself to numb me out … “I was living hotel to hotel, running from people that weren’t real, talking to light poles, sitting in bathrooms for six to eight hours because I was scared to get out.”
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Re: Friar Wire

Postby wrveres » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:47 am

Geoff Young: Ryan Ludwick leads the team with 11 homers and 64 RBI. He now plays in Pittsburgh, and nobody on the current Padres roster is likely to catch him in either category. Chase Headley has the next highest RBI total, 43, and is on the disabled list. Cameron Maybin has six home runs, making him the currently active leader in that category.

The currently active RBI leader on the Padres is Jason Bartlett. Go back and read that last sentence again (then proceed; don’t want to get stuck in an infinite loop).

There’s an excellent chance that Ludwick will end up leading the Padres in home runs and RBI. If he does, the Padres will have set new marks for lowest totals by a leader in those categories in a non-strike-shortened season. As it now stands, those are held by Dave Winfield (13 HR in 1976) and Nate Colbert (66 RBI in 1969), respectively.
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Re: Friar Wire

Postby Guaranteed Loser » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:42 pm

As of today, Maybin leads with 9hr and Guzman with 44 RBI

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