Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Padrograph #1067, Alex Torres pitched in 70 games for the Padres in 2014. He went 2-1 with an 3.33 ERA. He also played for the Rays and the Mets.
I had made a Carlos Baerga card and got it signed through PastPros, I made it to look an 1989 Donruss Rated Rookie. Then I saw that Topps had a card of Carlos in the Archives Snapshots. So now I have a certified auto of Carlos. I thought he was going to be the Padres third baseman for years before he got traded. I had watched him at AAA Las Vegas.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
I found an address for him and sent him several copies of the card and asked him to sign one for me. I have never heard back from him.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Leon pitched in 5 games for the Padres in 1969 going 0-1. That was the extent of Leon Everitt's major league career. He had been drafted by the Dodgers in 1965. He was traded to the Padres in 1969 with Tommy Dean for Al McBean. 1969 was his final year in organized baseball. After baseball he worked as a taxi driver, insurance agent and in construction in his home town of Marshall Texas, where he passed away in 2016. I got a copy of this signed through an autograph dealer.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017
Last night the Houston Astros won the 2017 World Series. First time in their 55-year history. Probably the first team to have played in more than one World Series and represented both the National and American Leagues.
A few former Padres played in the series Logan Forysthe, Luke Gregerson and Brandon Morrow. Astro pitching coach Brent Strom played for the Padres in the late 70’s and LA Manager Dave Roberts (the third Padres Dave Roberts) played for the Padres. Even the son of a former Padre was involved Lance McCullers, Jr, whose Dad played for the Padres from 1985-1988.
Today the Padres made several minor league transactions releasing two guys I have never heard of and assigning nineteen players to the various winter leagues.
In the past week the Padres have named a new hitting coach, Matt Stairs, who played with the Padres in 2010. They also named a new first base coach, Skip Schumacher, who never played with the Padres but has been in the front office for the last two years.
The big questions between now and April 2018 are will Brad Hand still be the closer, will Yangy still be a Padre and who will be playing shortstop? What will A.J. Preller do this offseason.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Paul Siebert is part of another set of brothers that played for the Padres. His brother Sonny played for the Padres in 1975 and Paul pitched in four games in 1977.
Mike Fiore finished his major league career in 1972 with 7 games in San Diego and 17 games in St. Louis.
Steve Fireovid made his major league debut in 1981 with the Padres against the Pirates.
Patrick Kivlehan made his major league debut with the Padres in 2016 before being waived. The Reds got him off the waiver wire and he played in 115 games for the Reds in 2017.
Evan Scribner pitched in 10 games for the Padres in 2011. He played for the Mariners in 2017.
David Lee pitched in 41 games for the Padres in 2001 between two years in Colorado and two years in Cleveland.
Cody Decker made his major league debut for the Padres in 2015, he played in the Mets organization in 2017.
Dusty Coleman played in 27 games for the Padres in 2017 after making his major league debut with the Royals in 2015.
Ricky Stone pitched in 27 games for the Padres in 2004.
Now here are the backs for the nine cards.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Brandon Maurer pitched for the Padres in 2015, 16 and part of 2017. He was traded with Ryan Buchter and Trevor Cahill to the Royals.
Ryan Buchter pitched for the Padres in 2016 and this year before being traded to the Royals with Brandon Maurer and Trevor Cahill.
Luis Urias was signed as an amateur international free agent before the 2013 season. He has played up to the AAA level in the Padres organization.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Chris Paddack was drafted by the Marlins in 2015 and was traded to the Padres for Fernando Rodney. He underwent Tommy John surgery on August 15, 2016. He is expected back at the start of the 2018 season. I also got this card from the case break of Bowman Chrome.