Top Ten Disappointments of the Padres' system

It turned out to be a very good year for the San Diego Padres' minor league system so it's tough to find the negatives. MadFriars.com will look at the top 10 most disappointing seasons for the Padres' minor leaguers this past season.
November 10, 2004

Padres Prospect Interview: Josh Carter

While most of the publicity goes to those who get promoted, there are other defining moments within a career that can make or break a prospect. One of the toughest things to take in the baseball world is a demotion. This isn't a demotion that knocks a San Diego Padre down to the minors after a cup of coffee. This is being demoted somewhere within the system, while the maturation process is going on. Josh Carter faced just that when he was sent from Mobile to Lake Elsinore.
July 4, 2004

Walks tell the story; Lights out for Eugene

Marty McLeary walked six batters in a loss. Jon Knott and Xavier Nady remain hot. Edgar Huerta returns to the mound in Mobile. Josh Carter is toying with the competition these days in Lake Elsinore but a walk seals the win. The game in Fort Wayne is postponed. Eugene is lights out in a win.
July 4, 2004

Storm doubles: digits and off the wall

<b>Lake Elsinore:</b> The Fourth of July weekend kicked off in style for the Lake Elsinore Storm in front of 2,009 in attendance. Playing in their first game since the All-Star break, the Storm used a four run third inning, six doubles, and a solid pitching performance from Clark Girardeau, a recent call-up from Fort Wayne, to win 6-1.
July 2, 2004

Padres Prospect: Josh Carter Healthy Again

Baseball is life. That is a common theme amongst the many prospects that dot the minor leagues. Players live and breathe the game and wouldn't turn their chance at stardom in for anything in the world. When that same game is ripped from you for a year, the mental anguish is tough to overcome. Two plus years later, San Diego Padres prospect Josh Carter is still feeling the affects and bounced from Mobile to Lake Elsinore and back again.
May 31, 2004