Peoria, AZ- The place to be on Sunday afternoon was camped behind the plate on a chilly day with the wind blowing across the Triple-A field from left to right. That spot, nestled between minor leaguers, provided the perfect picture, as Jake Peavy dealt in a minor league game.
March 16, 2008
Max Venable saw some of the best hitters in the system this year. Many of those prospects ended up moving on to Double-A after successful years. We caught up with Venable to discuss Championship aspirations, coaching philosophies, the players that made the biggest strides, as well as many of the names who ended up in San Antonio.
November 26, 2007
Untouchables on the Padres' farm? How close are Matt Antonelli and Chase Headley? What players fell shy of expectations? How can Tim Stauffer and Mike Thompson get back on track? What happened in Portland this year? Is the depth of the farm system where it should be? We asked Grady Fuson, the Padres' vice president of scouting and player development, all this and more...
September 20, 2007
Brian Myrow should be player of the month, any month, for the run he is on. Mike Ekstrom turns in a gem but goes unrewarded. The tear continues for Nic Crosta while Brooks Dunn enters the rotation. Drew Miller continues to round into form after injury. Justin Pickett gets it done at the plate and behind it. Bobby Basham is back to competitive action and Keoni Ruth plays the hero and the villain.
June 24, 2007
Royce Huffman and Ray Chang keep their hot-hitting ways. Brett Bonvechio comes back with a bang – even though the rest of the offense is quiet. Manny Ayala is the first player in the minors to hit 10 wins. Sam Carter goes perfect and Daryl Jones goes yard again.
June 17, 2007