7/23 Morning Mighty: Time for the Padres to sell?

San Diego Padres GM AJ Preller

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Gyorko homers, but ‘pen falters in loss to Giants – Padres.com
San Francisco entered the seventh inning tied, before rallying for three runs in back-to-back innings. Buster Posey’s two-run double, followed by Hunter Pence’s RBI single, fueled the seventh-inning uprising against San Diego reliever Brandon Maurer (6-3).

Pat Murphy “We’re Not Out Of It” And If Series Loss Was Discouraging – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Padres interim manager Pat Murphy on the series loss to the San Francisco Giants, why he removed James Shields after five innings and why he says the Padres aren’t out of it…yet.

USMNT vs. Jamaica, 2015 Gold Cup: Final score 1-2, Americans suffer shock exit – Stars and Stripes FC
The United States are out of the Gold Cup. The Americans suffered a shock defeat to Jamaica, 2-1, on Wednesday in the semifinals, scrapping what everyone assumed would be a U.S. vs. Mexico final.

This marks the Americans’ earliest exit in the Gold Cup since 2003, when they lost in the semifinals to Brazil in extra time. Since then, they had played in five straight finals, but that streak is no more.

Dale Thayer: Gum-Throwing Wasn’t Retaliation; Sanchez Stared At Grand Slam Too Long – Mighty 1090
Dale Thayer talks about the controversial gum-throwing moment from Tuesday night that turned into a bench-clearing fight between the Padres and Giants later in the game.

STADIUM TALK: The Expedited EIR Gets Challenged – Bolts from the Blue
As expected, the City of San Diego’s unorthodox strategy of attempting to complete a full EIR in a short amount of time draws the expected legal warning shot. A lawsuit may not be far behind.

Jason Verrett On Secondary, Personal Expectations, Chargers WR’s & Giving Back – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett on why he’ll be full go physically for training camp, personal expectations, why he’s excited to play along Brandon Flowers, thoughts on the new wide receivers and why it’s important to give back.

Quick Observations on Austin Hedges’ Defense – Padres Public
With Norris behind the plate and Ross pitching, base runners attempted to steal nearly four times every nine innings. With Hedges behind the dish that number has shrunk to just over one per nine, and more impressive than that, Hedges has thrown out three out of four helpless victims who must have forgot to check the lineup card before they took off for second.

 

With two consecutive losses to the Giants, the Padres would need an astronomical run to finish the season anywhere near the playoffs. That means it’s time to sell, right? A.J. Preller should spend the next few days locked in his office, on the phone, swinging deals….right? Well, I think so. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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