Padres bats are quiet in first Spring Training game

San Diego Padres pitcher Fernando Rodney

Our own Dan Sileo is out at Padres Spring Training in Peoria, AZ as the team kicks off the start of the 2016 Cactus League. Here are just some of the big names he chatting with yesterday:

Make sure to tune in today before 9am to catch more of Sileo at Padres Spring Training, and you can catch a rematch of yesterday’s Cactus League game between the Padres and Mariners on ESPN 1700am at 12pm today.

Erlin solid, but bats quiet in spring opener – MLB.com
Catcher Chris Iannetta launched a two-run home run in his first at-bat for the Mariners and lefty James Paxton threw a pair of scoreless innings as Seattle topped the Padres, 7-0, to kick off Cactus League play in Wednesday’s annual Charity Game at Peoria Stadium.

Padres reportedly agree with Thornton on Minors deal – MLB.com
The Padres have come to terms with veteran left-handed reliever Matt Thornton to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training, according to a report by FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. The club has not commented on or confirmed the report.

VIDEO: Aztecs Road to NCAA Tournament Starts Next Week in Vegas
After an epic collapse last Saturday against Boise State at Viejas Arena, San Diego State quickly turned the page and handed the New Mexico Lobos their worst home loss in 14 years. Jordan Carruth and Andrew Burer break down the Aztecs win and what it means heading in to the season finale Saturday at home against UNLV.

 

Should the San Diego Chargers sign Mario Williams? – Bolts from the Blue
A former star pass rusher is on the free agent market, and some are wondering if he’d be a fit in the San Diego Chargers’ defensive front seven.

PODCAST: “Does Anyone Want To Win The Premier League?”
After a hectic week at the top of the table, Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth wonder who will come away champions of the English Premier League this season.

Thunder having identity crisis at key point – USA Today
The Oklahoma City Thunder, losers of six of their past 10 games and with the reality that Kevin Durant’s forthcoming free agency looms so incredibly large, are falling fast. The real test comes Thursday night, on the road against the Golden State Warriors.

PODCAST: Can The 2016 Padres Match The 2010 Padres?
The San Diego Padres found magic in 2010, winning 90 games and narrowly missing the playoffs with a team that many picked to finish last in the division. Could this year’s team find that same magic? Craig Elsten and John Gennaro make some pretty incredible parallels between the rosters.

A New Witness, a Strange Voicemail and More Revelations in the Peyton Manning-Jamie Naughright Saga – The MMQB
A previously unheard-from former Vols player says he saw what went on that day in 1996; plus more on the controversy that has clouded Manning’s image as he contemplates retirement

AUDIO: Shea Theodore: “To Be Able To Play In The NHL In Your First Year Pro Is Very Special”
Shea Theodore from the San Diego Gulls and Anaheim Ducks joined Kevin Acee last night to talk about his journey in the AHL and NHL.

 

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