Here are some links to further Padres’ news articles for this week:
- Baseball’s trade deadline was set at 4 p.m. (EST) on July thirty-first, and the Friars were expected to make a bunch of moves. But the trade deadline came and went, and the Padres chose to not make any moves after the Royals’ deal. The most sought after left-handed reliever, Padres’ all-star Brad Hand, is still a Padre. Here’s A.J. Casavells’ take on the same.
- Jeff Sanders’ reported that Padres’ Travis Jankowski was optioned to Triple-A El Paso. The Lancaster Catholic grad who plays as an outfielder for the Padres has been relegated to the bench with the emergence of Jose Pirela. “If we didn’t have someone up here playing as well as Pirela, we’d probably bring Travis back right away,” Padres manager Andy Green said.
- Carter Capps, one of the most effective relievers in the National League before undergoing the Tommy John surgery, was reinstated to the Padre bullpen. Capps was acquired by the Padres in a deal that sent Andrew Cashner to Miami in 2016. Derek Togerson reports that his return to the mound was far from impressive. He conceded 3 runs in the twenty-eight pitches he had and was taken out before the eighth innings was over.
- In an off-beat article, Jody from Gaslampball writes about San Diego MTS giving away Tony Gwinn signed toy bus to celebrate the anniversary of Tony Gwynn’s 3,000th hit.
Padres’ Minor League
- Padres prospect Jeison Rosario is only seventeen, nearly three years younger than the average age in Arizona league, yet is making a lot of noise. Here’s ShaunKernahan’s detailed outlook on him.
- John Sickels reviews the top twenty Padre prospects for 2017 giving statistical comparisons.