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Padres interview Mark Loretta for manager job

In a bit of a surprise, the Padres “very recently” interviewed Cubs bench coach Mark Loretta for their managerial vacancy, reports MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (via Twitter). The Friars were believed to be down to Braves third base coach Ron Washington and Rangers field coordinator Jayce Tingler, but Loretta could perhaps have cracked the door open for a change in direction. Washington and Tingler remain the favorites, Heyman notes, so perhaps this is simple due diligence on San Diego’s...

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Radical MLB Proposal would drastically reshape Minor League Baseball

Southwest University Park, home of the El Paso Chihuahuas | Photo courtesy of Southwest University Ballpark

This would change some things.

Unless you’re big on the minutia of how baseball leagues work, this one might have slipped under your radar. However, it carries some pretty serious ramifications for us Padres fans, and MLB fans in general. Baseball America recently published a story regarding the on-going negotiations for a new Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA) between Major...

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Padres new uniforms are coming soon


Padres are bringing brown back for the 2020 season

On October 10th, the Padres announced that they would be bringing brown jerseys in the 2020 season. They are also changing the brand of the jersey.

Back in January, the MLB announced that Nike would become the official uniform sponsor for all teams in the 2020 season. That means that the Padres will have brown nike uniforms that will be worn next season.

From 1969 until 1984, the Padres wore brown and gold jerseys. Those...

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Padres Prospect Forum, 20-26 OCT 19

RHP Reggie Lawson, putting in work. | Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Keeping up with the Winter Leagues

Howdy, all. Welcome back to another week of discussing Padres prospects. It’s still just the Arizona Fall League, the Mexican Pacific League, and the Dominican League in action, but still, plenty of of Padres prospects are putting in work. With that, let’s get to it:

Arizona Fall League: RHP Reggie Lawson and C Logan Driscoll continue to show out down in...

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Dylan A. Chase

Poll: Ron Washington vs. Jayce Tingler

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Managerial search reportedly down to two candidates

You get the picture.

Reports indicate that AJ Preller’s search for the Padres’ 16th full-fledged manager has dwindled down to two candidates, with Braves third base coach Ron Washington and Rangers coach Jayce Tingler outlasting a field that also included Rod Barajas and Brad Ausmus.

While Kevin Acee recently hinted that it’s still plausible that an as-yet-unknown candidate...

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Padres prospect Logan Driscoll is excelling early in his career

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I was able to talk with Driscoll on Friday night

Logan Driscoll was drafted by the Padres 73rd overall in the 2019 MLB Draft.

Driscoll is a catcher from Berke, Virginia. Representing his hometown means a lot to him.

“Growing up and going to high school and college in the same area has been a really special experience,” Driscoll said. “Just throughout this whole first season, the random texts and support that I get from the...

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Padres managerial search down to Ron Washington or Jayce Tingler

Braves third base coach Ron Washington and Rangers Major League development coordinator Jayce Tingler are indeed the final two candidates to fill the Padres managerial vacancy, per MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell. Washington and Tingler have been the rumored final candidates for a couple of days now, but Cassavell has added a note of finality to the search that could reach a conclusion shortly. The common bond here between Tingler and Washington is their relationship to Padres GM AJ Preller. Both...

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Braves 3B coach, former Rangers manager Ron Washington front-runner for Padres job?

Ron Washington has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the San Diego Padres manager job this offseason, and it sounds like the team’s interest in him is much more than just due diligence. Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com reports that Washington is a finalist for the Padres job, and people around Major League Baseball believe he is the front-runner. Washington and Jayce Tingler, who has been with the Texas Rangers organization for several years, are said to be the finalists. However,...

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Padres nearing final steps in search for new manager?

The Padres could be nearing the final steps in their search for a new manager, as two candidates will receive second interviews for the position. Dennis Lin and Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic (Twitter link) report that Jayce Tingler is in San Diego Wednesday, while Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Ron Washington will also meet with the team later this week. These secondary interviews will involve Padres ownership for the first time, as executive chairman Ron Fowler and...

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Bob Henley interviews with Padres

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Nationals third base coach in running for open managerial seat

As of this morning, Joe Maddon has officially become the new manager of the Angels, meaning that SoCal’s other manager-seeking team is likely going to have to settle for less sexy options.

Enter: Bob Henley.

As a longtime member of the Nats front office and coaching staff, Henley is probably best known for...well, actually, I suppose people don’t really know him for anything in particular....

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Fernando Tatis Jr. selected as Padres Heart and Hustle Award winner

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The Heart & Hustle Award will be presented on November 7th

The MLB Heart and Hustle Award is given to a player who shows a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game.

This award is voted on by Major League alumni and active players. Each team selects one player who is nominated with 29 other players in the MLB.

For the Padres, Fernando Tatis Jr. was nominated. Although Tatis only played 84...

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Padres Prospect Forum, 13-20 OCT 19

Logan Driscoll introduces himself to the AFL. | MLB Photos via Getty Images

#HotTalentLava, even in the Winter Time

Hello again, Padres fans, and welcome to another week of Padres Prospect news and discussion. I hope you enjoyed your Columbus Day weekend, I know I did. I finally figured out how to do post these using my work computer as articles instead of fanposts, so, huzzah for me. Anyways, let’s get caught up on the significant happenings over the weekend, as the Winter Leagues...

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Opening the mailbag 10/15

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It’s time to open the Gaslamp Ball mailbag! I love this part of the week. You should know the drill by now, but if you’re new I’ll give a quick explanation. Each week on Friday I write a post asking for questions and then I answer them. Okay, it’s pretty simple.

I think that’s enough banter, especially since it’s not witty. Let’s dive in!

If a new manager comes in and wants to clean house how are you going to feel if the Padres let someone...

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Aaron Denick

Who in the Friar is Jayce Tingler?

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Rangers coach considered finalist for Padres managerial opening

Reports have speculated that AJ Preller is looking at candidates he’s familiar with. The first candidate is Ron Washington. The 67-year-old firebrand is all about fundamentals and no non-sense. Something the young Padres could use.

The other candidate we’re hearing about is Jayce Tingler.


At first glance, it sounds like a character Matthew McConaughey would portray in one of his...

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Will the Padres contend in 2020?

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Taking the temperature of the GLB room

On Friday, this site published a piece called “Designing the Mookie Betts trade”. Reacting to recent reports indicating that the Boston Red Sox are likely to trade their MVP outfielder, the piece attempted to construct some rationale around the idea of the Padres getting into the Betts sweepstakes; it concluded by offering a few potential packages that Boston might feel is commensurate value for a 6-to-10...

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Former Rangers skipper Ron Washington a 'serious' candidate for Padres manager job

The Padres have made a fair bit of progress in their managerial search, though it remains unclear at this point which direction they’ll go. There’s now added clarity on the handful of serious candidates as well as the interviewing timeline. It’s now clear that Braves third base coach and former Rangers skipper Ron Washington is a serious possibility. He interviewed today, as Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. It was already known that Brad Ausmus had interviewed as...

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Designing the Mookie Betts trade

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Do the Padres have enough to land MVP Boston outfielder?

At this time last year, an outfielder seemed like the last thing on the Padres organizational shopping list.

When the team broke camp in 2018, you might have even gone so far as to say that the Padres had a glut on the grass. Wil Myers was still withholding a possible 30/30 season with his rare blend of power and speed. Sluggers Hunter Renfroe and Franmil Reyes promised to hit 150 home runs in the...

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MLB Rumors: Manny Machado Asks Padres to Consider Buck Showalter as Next Manager

If Manny Machado has any sway with San Diego Padres management, Buck Showalter will receive serious consideration to be the team's next manager...

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Padres Prospect Jacob Nix Arrested, Tased After Alleged Trespassing Via Dog Door

San Diego Padres prospect Jacob Nix was arrested after attempting to enter a house through the doggy door, according to Joe Enea of ABC15.com...

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Gaslamp Ball Mailbag!

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It’s time again for the Gaslamp Ball mailbag! My apologies for missing last week, but life got in the way. I am here for your questions now.

There is a lot going on, especially with the manager search, so I’m sure there’s plenty to ask! Playoff baseball has been exciting, but rumor season is coming up too. So, get creative and inquire away.

I do want to take a second to thank you all. We couldn’t do a mailbag without the questions you...

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