Padres leave for Spring Training with high hopes

San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers

Tim Flannery talks about his emotional Twitter rant – Mighty 1090 (audio)
Former San Diego Padres player and coach for many years, Tim Flannery joined Darren Smith yesterday to address his twitter rant that seemed to offend many Padres fans.

Maurer looking forward to starting again – San Diego Union-Tribune
One of the team’s better relief pitchers last season, Brandon Maurer will join the Padres straining rotation this season and could end up being a breakout star for the team if he can find a way to consistently locate his curveball.

Austin Hedges talks about what he learned in Dominican baseball – Mighty 1090 (audio)
Padres catcher Austin Hedges talks about preparing for spring training and what he learned playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic.

Padres hire Nomo as baseball ops advisor – MLB.com
In a move to help strengthen their ties in the Pacific Rim, the Padres hired former Major League pitcher Hideo Nomo as an advisor for baseball operations. Nomo will be involved in player development and baseball operations as well as helping the Padres expand their presence in the Pacific Rim.

With Loss At Fresno State, Aztecs Must Win Out
Jordan Carruth and Andrew Burer break down San Diego State’s 58-57 loss at Fresno State and what it means for its NCAA Tournament aspirations.

 

Eric Olen: “I Think Everybody Is Excited (For This Weekend)” – Mighty 1090 (audio)
The UCSD Tritons are 18-3 and are now ranked 6th in the NCAA’s Division II. Tonight, they’ll face what could be their toughest test of the season when #9 Chico State comes to town. The team’s head coach Eric Olen talked with Jordan Carruth about the big matchup.

The Downtown Stadium Plan the Mayor Hates – Voice of San Diego
If the Chargers want a stadium downtown, they may have to pursue it over the mayor’s opposition. That might happen. The team’s owner says downtown is still on the table and JMI’s plan is the only one that has been floated for many years.

Don Van Natta: “Carson Project Was Real…The Chargers Had To Be In The Game And Not Concede LA” – Mighty 1090 (audio)
ESPN Senior Writer Don Van Natta joined Scott and BR to talk about his piece that goes behind the scenes on the LA relocation, he details Kroenke and Spanos’ relationship, why Roger Goodell was not heavily involved, how real the Carson project was and why Mark Fabiani was not mentioned in the story.

Raiders to remain in Oakland for now, hope to find long-term solution – USA Today
On Thursday, the Oakland Raiders agreed to a one-year lease that will keep it in antiquated O.Co Coliseum for the 2016 season. The arrangement includes an additional two years of team options following the 2016 season.

Bill Walton borrows Cal band member’s glockenspiel and plays it mid-broadcast – For The Win (video)
San Diego’s own Bill Walton is certainly one of a kind, and he shows it just about every time he gets on TV.

 

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