Rick Renteria joins the San Diego Padres staff this season after spending the previous year managing the Triple-A Portland Beavers where he saw the emergence of Brian Myrow, growth of Vince Sinisi, effectiveness of Tim Stauffer, drop of Mike Thompson, and honest approach with Jared Wells.
January 15, 2008
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
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
Mike Thompson was solid over eight but Scott Cassidy got the win. Peter Ciofrone provides a walk-off in the 11th. Matt Antonelli nets a career-high. Brandon Gomes is as close to perfect as one can get since joining the organization. Jeremy Hefner stars while Eric Sogard get into the lineup for the first time. Tyler Mead is brilliant and Yefri Carvajal continues to streak.
July 4, 2007