The good news was Tucson's Casey Kelly pitched great in his two starts but hasn't returned to the mound as the team wants to be very careful with a sore elbow. A big reason for the Storm's winning record this month was the solid performances they got from their starters and maybe the best closer in the system.
May 5, 2012
Dale Thayer – tabbed as the Mobile Pitcher of the Year by two of us this offseason – has just returned from a winter with the Guasave Algodoneros. He helped his team go to the Mexican Pacific League championship series, where they ultimately fell to Mazatlan. Thayer tied for the league lead with 18 saves while working 28.2 innings in his first winter league season. We caught up with him by phone earlier this week to hear about the experience and get his thoughts on the coming season.
February 6, 2006
For those of you that have been following the rotating Player of the Year awards between David, Denis and myself, you've probably come to the realization that both David and I tend to give the award to players that we believe has the most potential to help the Padres in the future, as opposed to Denis who awards it to which player had the best year at each level.
January 29, 2006