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
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
Scouts have differing views throughout baseball. Philosophies are debated and questioned, but a scout always stands by his assessments and views. MadFriars.com 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
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