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"The cortisone shot knocked out what Xander was dealing with in spring training and the WBC. Then he got hit by a pitch by Spencer Strider and it's too soon to get another. It's certainly good to hear that Bogaerts doesn't need surgery, but it's also disheartening to hear that he's likely going to be bothered by this issue all season."

 

That sounds similar to Benintendi... minus the wrist surgery.  Definitely not the same player.  Machado just came back from two weeks off with his own hand/HBP issues.  At least Juan Soto is finally playing like a star again. 

They would have been much better off (financially) with Kim at SS, Cronenworth at 2B and a more traditional 1B. 

Preller (seemingly) got desperate to make more news when all the big ticket free agents evaporated after Judge turned them down... 

 

 

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https://www.mlb.com/padres/news/17-year-old-ethan-salas-impressing-in-padres-farm-system

 

How did you celebrate your 17th birthday? Probably not quite like Ethan Salas.

The top international prospect in this year’s class, Salas made his professional debut at the Padres’ Single-A affiliate Lake Elsinore last week. He has begun his pro career by hitting .300/.482/.500 through six games. He also turned 17 a week ago.

Make no mistake, the Padres were taking a chance when they decided to start Salas at Single-A. Prospects Salas’ age often spend their first professional season in the Dominican Summer League. The advanced players? They start their careers at Spring Training facilities in the Arizona Complex League. The rest of them? Well, they’re usually still completing their senior year of high school.

But Single-A? For a 16-year-old? Just doesn’t happen very often. The Dodgers’ Julio Urías did so in 2013. Even for a 17-year-old, Salas is just the third player in the past five seasons to play in the California League in his age-17 season.

Salas, the Padres’ No. 3 prospect and MLB Pipeline’s No. 86 overall, is proving that he’s ready. It’s not merely the homer or the already-excellent plate discipline. (He’s walked seven times in his first 27 plate appearances.) It’s the way Salas comports himself.

In the early innings Tuesday night, Salas struck out twice. His response? He didn’t sulk. In fact, according to one person who was there, Salas grabbed the dugout iPad and made a point to watch his at-bats with the team’s hitting coach to try and decipher how he was being attacked. In his fourth at-bat, he launched a no-doubter to right-center.

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On 6/7/2023 at 5:06 PM, caulfield12 said:

Gary Sanchez might be the one to save Padres.  Four homers in less than two weeks. 

 

Scoring 4 or more runs=26-4... likely to be 27-4

Scoring 3 runs or less=2-29

Ah yes, I remember when we would say these things about dudes like Brian Goodwin.

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Tatis Jr. finally starting to round into form   .283/.899    3 XB hits and 2 Gold Glove highlights in RF

 

10/19 stretch  3 homers 4 doubles

 

 

Ricky Henderson-esque, according to Tony Gwynn, Jr.

Tigers are FINALLY starting to come out of hibernation.

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https://sports.yahoo.com/padres-score-two-runs-errors-210511334.html

Just had a huge assist from RF to save game from completely falling apart.  At least 5-4 Padres going to Hader. 

Second in majors for OF assists to Adolis Garcia of the Rangers despite missing first 20 games. 

 

https://www.mlb.com/video/nick-martinez-in-play-out-s-to-christian-bethancourt?cp=MIXED&p=0&q=PlayerId %3D [665487] Order By Timestamp DESC

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On 6/20/2023 at 11:52 AM, maxjusttyped said:

The NL West is shaping up to be a very interesting division

walk-off bomb for Yaaazzzz to beat the Padres

Nobody would ever have predicted the DBacks and Giants both being right there in the thick of it. 

The only reliable factor out West is the Rockies being abysmal...yet Denver fans continuing to support that tram year in and year out with strong attendance numbers. 

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11 hours ago, Kyyle23 said:

Gary Sanchez apparently will NOT save the Padres

No more than Jared Kelenic will save the Mariners... 

I have noticed the Tatis criticisms have quieted down with him almost back to his previous form...especially after such a long layoff and playing GG level defense at a completely new position. 

 

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5 hours ago, caulfield12 said:

No more than Jared Kelenic will save the Mariners... 

I have noticed the Tatis criticisms have quieted down with him almost back to his previous form...especially after such a long layoff and playing GG level defense at a completely new position. 

 

How do you notice anything in this thread when you are talking to yourself 99 percent of it

don’t get it twisted, you declared he was the best ever and decided to procure these threads to rub it in everyone’s faces, not the other way around.  

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3 hours ago, Kyyle23 said:

How do you notice anything in this thread when you are talking to yourself 99 percent of it

don’t get it twisted, you declared he was the best ever and decided to procure these threads to rub it in everyone’s faces, not the other way around.  

I don't recall saying he was the best ever...but I don't think many can make the case he's not one of the 5-10 most impactful players in baseball again this year. 

BTW, procure connotes eventual ownership of something with a theoretical value...but I guess someone will argue the Sox are better off with Benintendi because there's less attendant risk involved. 

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Padres have spent $6,642,805 per win.

Sox have spent $5,423,207 per win.

Is JerryBall more cost efficient than PrellerBall?

Inspired by this Reddit post, which obviously shows that the Rays and Orioles are getting the most bang for their buk.

 

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16 hours ago, Quin said:

Padres have spent $6,642,805 per win.

Sox have spent $5,423,207 per win.

Is JerryBall more cost efficient than PrellerBall?

Inspired by this Reddit post, which obviously shows that the Rays and Orioles are getting the most bang for their buk.

 

The Padres don't have an ace this year...maybe Wacha or Snell if they can get going.  Musgrove... maybe. 

Too many maybes. 

Bogaerts and Machado aren't performing up to their projections... and their high leverage relievers are failing or hurt. 

Trade Hader Soto and Snell and suddenly things look different for 2024. 

Except they're built to win now and already have close to 30 sellouts...but also a frustrated fanbase with 3 NL West teams stacked ahead of them. 

Whatever you say about SD... at least they have won three playoff series in the 2020's, and knocked off the Cards Mets and Dodgers along the way. 

 

All that said...James Wood becoming a superstar in Washington is the end of Preller. 

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