Interview: Beavers broadcaster Rich Burk

Portland is the last stop before the major leagues, and, more than any other Padres' minor league affiliate, occupies a quasi-major league status both as a city and the players that they have on the team.
January 4, 2008

Rick Renteria on Portland Beavers

Rick Renteria spent last season as the manager of the San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate, the Portland Beavers. The new first base coach for the Padres talked about a tough season in Portland, his experiences with the big league club down the stretch, and many of the players who appeared in Triple-A.
December 13, 2007

Lance on Portland Beavers pitchers

Gary Lance was the Portland Beavers pitching coach in 2007. While he has since moved on, Lance was able to provide his thoughts on many of the arms that came through the Triple-A ranks, including Clay Hensley, Jack Cassel, Tim Stauffer, Scott Cassidy and Ryan Ketchner. Lance gives his brutally honest take on each player.
December 12, 2007

Top 30 Padres Prospects for 2008

Scouts have differing views throughout baseball. Philosophies are debated and questioned, but a scout always stands by his assessments and views. is applying that disparity, as John Conniff weighs in with the top 30 San Diego Padres prospects for 2008 and attempt to answer the same basic question:
November 12, 2007

Portland Beavers Pitcher of the Year

For a team, the Portland Beavers, that fell below .500 by a staggering 28 games with a team ERA over 5.00, finding a Pitcher of the Year offered slim pickings and the top prospect proved to be just as challenging.
October 20, 2007

Cassel recalled; Laforest designated

San Diego, CA-- The San Diego Padres today recalled right-handed pitcher Jack Cassel from Triple-A Portland and designated catcher Pete Laforest for assignment.
August 31, 2007

Padres make four more roster moves

San Diego, CA – The San Diego Padres announced today that the club has placed catcher Michael Barrett on the 15-day disabled list with concussion-like symptoms and recalled right-handed pitcher Mike Thompson from Triple-A Portland. The club has also purchased the contract of catcher Pete Laforest from Portland and optioned right-hander Jack Cassel to the Beavers.
August 11, 2007