11/5 TMM: Padres likely to give Kennedy qualifying offer

San Diego Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy

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Padres likely to give Kennedy qualifying offer – San Diego Union-Tribune
There’s a pretty good chance that, if this happens, Ian Kennedy is playing for the San Diego Padres on a one year deal worth $15.8 million dollars next season. For a team that is already spending a lot on Matt Kemp, James Shields, Melvin Upton, and others, that is a lot to be spending on Ian Kennedy.

Luebke has option declined, but could return to SD – Padres.com
This was predictable, but we hope it’s not the end for Cory Luebke’s time in San Diego. A talented pitcher when he was healthy, Leubke has had nothing but bad injury luck since signing his big deal with the Padres.

Chargers Notes: Moving On Without Keenan; Javontee Herndon On NFL Opp & Returning Punts (video)
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers discussed moving on with the current group of receivers and Javontee Herndon, just signed off the practice squad, spoke of his first NFL opportunity and returning punts against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.

Players Prefer Presentation – Baseball Prospectus
Most of the guys getting jobs as GMs or managers around MLB are similar in nature. They’re mostly young, mostly white, and either former baseball players themselves or have Ivy League educations. Is that too narrow of a hiring pool for the sport? Is ‘clubability’ a reason why baseball is losing ground to football and basketball?

Chargers WR Javontee Herndon To Get His Shot; Weddle Pushing To Return
Hear from WR/KR Javontee Herndon on being promoted to the active roster and also where Eric Weddle is in his return (and when he’ll know if he’s ready to play):

 

Kobe Bryant is airballing the easiest shots, which is frightening and sad – SB Nation
Not only is Kobe 37 now, but he’s spent most of the past two years sidelined with injuries that prevented him from getting up his beloved shots. Where he used to be capable of drilling the most difficult attempts, he’s now routinely failing to come close on the easiest ones.

Let’s Celebrate Miguel Herrera To The Xolos! (audio)
Tijuana couldn’t have made a bigger splash than they did by hiring Miguel Herrera, and Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth couldn’t possibly be more excited than they are about the start of the Miguel Herrera era.

This French tennis player defied physics to basically hit the perfect shot – SB Nation (video)
This is really, really cool. Sometimes sports are mind-blowing.

Gulls In Flight: Harry Zolnierczyk (audio)
Ahead of tonight’s matchup against Ontario, which you can listen to on ESPN 1700, Craig Elsten talks with San Diego Gulls winger Harry Zolnierczyk about his place, and path, in professional hockey.

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