San Antonio Missions Player of the Year

A no-brainer. Rather than make this a mockery by dragging it out, let's just settle the score now. Chase Headley has been named Player of the Year in San Antonio. There. Now we can get to the rest of the meat and potatoes.
October 19, 2007

Padres Prospect Interview: Brett Bonvechio

Life in the minor leagues is brutal. After the initial euphoria of being drafted, players start to realize how many guys in the organization are vying for those very few twenty-five jobs on the big club. At any point in time the Padres have more than 150 players under contract at six different minor-league levels that are competing for maybe two or three jobs a year in San Diego.
October 5, 2007

Bonvechio perfect; Morton mashing

Jack Cassel works two innings as the lone Portland All-Star. Brett Bonvechio is the offense that helps San Antonio get a blowout. Colt Morton is showing off his power. Eugene pulls out a big victory with the help of Mitch Canham. Drew Cumberland debuts but Euclides Viloria and Dylan Axelrod get tagged.
July 12, 2007

Cassel flashes power; Zachary Brown hits two

Jack Cassel – the power hitter? Pete Laforest hits two homers in a game for the third time this year. Brett Bonvechio goes yard for the fourth straight game. Zachary Brown bangs out two homers for the Eugene Emeralds, and Ray Stokes drives in four while John Hussey blanks the opposition.
June 20, 2007

Long ball seals Missions win

A solo homer off the bat of Michael Johnson proved to be the difference, as the San Antonio Missions edged Corpus Christi (Astros) 5-4 on Monday night.
June 18, 2007

Ayala first to 10; Bonvechio bang

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

Padres MLN: Injuries mixed with new blood

Peoria, AZ-- The group in Peoria was donned in short sleeve shirts and shorts on Thursday morning to combat the oppressive heat of the Arizona sun. Still, many left an impression, including a new catcher.
May 17, 2007

Venable and Bonvechio provide heroics

Tim Stauffer takes another loss. Brett Bonvechio turns a loss into a win for Mobile. Yordany Ramirez gets three hits but no other hitter in Lake Elsinore will play along. Will Venable homers and drives in three. Rolando Valdez picks up win number seven.
August 17, 2006