7/27 Morning Mighty: Padres pushing hard to trade big names, contracts

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J-Up’s homer lifts Latos as Padres take series – Padres.com
The Padres took the series after beating the Marlins, 3-2, on Sunday in San Diego. Craig Kimbrel came in for the ninth inning and earned save No. 29 of the season.

Backed by Justin Upton’s 16th home run of the season, Padres starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne allowed one run on two hits in six innings.

Murphy, Kemp, Upton, Venable On 6-3 Homestand And Trade Talk – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Padres manager Pat Murphy and outfielders Will Venable, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton discuss where the team is at after a 6-3 homestand and how they’re dealing with the upcoming trade deadline.

The San Diego Padres went all-in on the 2015 season and it has been a complete disaster – Business Insider
The San Diego Padres shocked the baseball world this past off-season with a series of trades and free-agent signings that shook up the roster, leading to what many at the time called the most improved team in the National League and a legitimate World Series contender.

Five months later, the Padres are 44-52, 10.5 games back in the NL West as of July 24, and it looks like they are going to try to trade away some of the very players they went all-in on, including pitcher James Shields, whom they signed this past winter as a free agent, as well as outfielder Justin Upton and closer Craig Kimbrel, who both came via trades.

Who Should Stay And Who Should Go For Padres? – Mighty 1090
With the trade deadline just five days away, the Padres are on the clock to figure out what to do, and hopefully how to fix, this struggling ball club. Despite winning eight of their last 11 games, the Padres are likely to move several of the team’s biggest names in the coming days. The question is, who should go and who shouldn’t?

Key city-NFL stadium meeting coming Tuesday – San Diego Union-Tribune
The first of two possibly pivotal opportunities for San Diego officials to convince top NFL brass that the Chargers should stay in San Diego is scheduled for Tuesday.

A group of NFL officials is coming to San Diego so local stadium negotiators can outline progress they’ve made on environmental approvals, explain how city voters could approve a stadium by the NFL’s January deadline and answer questions about how financing would work.

Myers to have wrist examined as precaution – Padres.com
Wil Myers will not travel with the Padres on their upcoming road trip, assistant general manager Fred Uhlman Jr. announced before Sunday’s game against the Marlins. After experiencing discomfort in his surgically repaired left wrist, Myers will go to Arizona to have it examined.

Now, plan is for Johnson to be reliever – San Diego Union-Tribune
More than a year and a half into his Padres career, Josh Johnson has yet to actually pitch in a major league game for San Diego. He’s hoping new plans to pitch in relief – not start – will allow him to get on a mound before the end of the season.

Padres Fans Sound Off On Trade Deadline – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Should the Padres buy or sell? What pieces should they move or keep? Fans discuss.

Can a rookie get the Chargers over the hump? – Shutdown Corner
The Chargers aren’t bad. They haven’t been great either. The Chargers have finished each of the last five seasons 9-7, 8-8 or 7-9. They’re 1-1 in the playoffs in that stretch. In 2014 and 2012, amazingly enough, they finished with exactly as many points scored as allowed. They’re just close enough to not want to change much (the “Philip Rivers to Tennessee Titans!” trade rumors were always kind of strange), but not really close enough to feel like contenders. Can Melvin Gordon change that?

Padres Pitch Tailgate Park for Events, Concerts – NBC San Diego
A big stretch of asphalt east of Petco Park figures to see a lot more action than it gets on game days. The San Diego Padres team is now applying for city permits to hold concerts, festivals, farmers markets and other events in its Tailgate Park.

Junior Galette’s Twitter Rant Savages Sean Payton And The Saints – Deadspin
Linebacker Junior Galette was shockingly told by the Saints on Friday that he will be released before training camp. Galette signed a new contract last fall, and since New Orleans will have to swallow nearly $18 million of his salary, they must have been truly sick of him. The feeling’s mutual; on Saturday Galette hopped on Twitter to air his grievances and make some pretty serious accusations.

DeflateGate: NFL Shows Colors, Reacts to Negative Reports on Football Protocol – Pats Pulpit
Surprise, surprise, in the wake of that public reaction, the NFL has notified officials this weekend that there will now be changes to how footballs are protected and measured over the course of a game.



One thought on “7/27 Morning Mighty: Padres pushing hard to trade big names, contracts

  1. rickochey

    Padre baseball is only 3 months. Yankee baseball. Dodger baseball Boston Baseball .etc are 7 months, I was having fun but make the trade already so I can spend my time and money on Football.

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