Friday, November 24, 2017
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.