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But after posting losing records in five of the past six years, a lot has to go right for the Padres to finish above...Here are five questions facing the team going into opening day. How well the players answer the questions at hand will determine
if you preach phrases like "five-tool player" or deify RBI totals, you might not want to hear this. It's about the Padres' most valuable player from 2013, whose sleight-of-hand contributions subtly spiked his team's win total.
Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin gets ready for stretching exercises at the Padres spring training. Ariz. Saturday, Cameron Maybin hit his first home run since June 9...Sunday, the center fielder left one of the Padres' split-squad games in the
Will Venable waits for his turn in the batting cage at the Padres spring training. Ariz. The Dodgers might not have room in their clubhouse for four outfielders...Will Venable truly believes that even after a robust second half last would appear to
Will Venable waits for his turn in the batting cage at the Padres spring training. Ariz. In this loaded outfield, Will Venable will need to have a year similar to that of last season. The Padres have at least six outfielders that can see extensive
R Throws: R Contract Status: Signed for 2014 at $2.25 million. Grade: B 2013 Statistics: Denorfia hit .279 with 10 homers and 47 RBIs in 144 games. He also had 21 doubles and two triples for a .395 slugging percentage.
A career .265 hitter, Smith has slashed .279/.357/.487 in more than 1,600 at-bats against right-handed pitching. That's a significant upgrade over lefty Will Venable's career slashing against lefties: .266/.313/.473. Share Giving up RHP Luke
The Padres have announced Will Venable as their nominee for the National League Hank Aaron Award while also changing their pitching alignment for the Arizona Fall league. Venable, 30, hit .268 this season with 22 doubles, eight triples, 22 homers, 53
Race for not-last This is the way it ends, the reigning World Series champions battling to not finish in last. The Padres, too, are hoping to avoid that ignominious distinction, locked as they are in a less-than-riveting race with San Francisco and
However, perhaps for the first time in the park's nine-year history, hitters felt like they had a chance when squared up a ball hit to right field after the Padres' front office decided to move the wall in 11 feet from the right-field porch to the