On November 19, 2008 Paul McAnulty, a six-year minor league free agent, signed with the Boston Red Sox, ending a seven year relationship with the San Diego Padres who drafted him in the 12th-round out of Long Beach State University in 2002.
February 7, 2009
It won't be long before Randy Ready has a job managing in the major leagues. For now, he is in the San Diego Padres system and aiding the big league club with prospects. Names such as Chip Ambres, Matt Antonelli, Luke Carlin, Paul McAnulty, Brian Myrow, Jody Gerut, Chase Headley, Nick Hundley and Will Venable were under his tutelage with Peter Ciofrone and Brett Dowdy still in his care.
January 4, 2009
Max Venable has coached many of the San Diego hitters that filtered their way up from the minor leagues. As the hitting coach in Portland this past season, it was his influence that served these Padres prospects well.
November 23, 2008
We sat down with Grady Fuson, the San Diego Padres vice president of scouting and player development, for his thoughts on this year's Portland Beavers.
October 30, 2008
Summary: While Portland Beavers had the league leader in on-base percentage, they ended the year sitting 14th in the 16-team Pacific Coast League in hitting. It was an improvement over their last place finish in hitting from a season ago.
October 28, 2008
The San Diego Padres have a number of players who are slated to be six-year minor league free agents. We take a look at each and wonder who, if any, will return.
September 28, 2008
From the DSL to rookie ball to Portland, there was hitting going on with impressive months making the decisions difficult. John Conniff took the cork out of his bat and still hit .300 for the month and had to choose his better – giving honors to MadFriars.com Player of the Month for August among a qualified group.
September 4, 2008
Paul DePodesta answers whether the Padres think Will Venable can be an everyday centerfielder in the big leagues, Matt Antonelli's tough year in Portland, and if San Diego will ever move Kyle Blanks to the outfield.
September 2, 2008