Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fox Sports San Diego ready to launch...

Well it's about time... This should be a great thing for the Padres going forward....

SAN DIEGO — Everything is in place.

The staff has been hired. Schedules have been drawn up. A slick advertising campaign — titled "The Wait Is Over" — is in place. And broadcast distribution agreements have been reached, although some still remain in limbo.

All that's missing to launch the new Fox Sports San Diego is an announcement.

That, however, is coming. Sooner rather than later is the promise.

FS San Diego has distribution agreements with Cox Communications and DirecTV. Events will air on Channel 56 on Cox and 1056 in HD. The DirecTV deal allows non-cable subscribers to get Padres games.

Neither Time Warner nor AT&T U-verse has agreed to a deal with FS San Diego. Time Warner controls about 30 percent of the San Diego cable market. FS San Diego officials, however, are confident that agreements will be reached before the start of the season.

FS San Diego, which will have offices and studios in the old Cox Channel 4 building near Petco Park, hasn't announced its deal with the Padres. But that, too, is in place.

The holdup is Major League Baseball delaying its decision to approve Jeff Moorad as owner of the Padres.

The first of five Padres spring training games is slated to air March 17, and FS San Diego officials said all regular-season games will be televised.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Cashner brings the heat avg'ing 102.2 mph

Nice to have a legit guy blowing gas out of the bully again.... Wow !! Hardball talks about Cashner...

Move over Aroldis, the National League might have a new hardest thrower. As Dan Brooks pointed out, PitchFX data had Padres reliever Andrew Cashneraveraging 102.2 mph with his fastball on Sunday. He threw 10 pitches in his scoreless innings out of the pen, all of them heaters. According to the data, they ranged between 100.5 and 103.3 mph.

For those unfamiliar with the Cashner saga, the former first-round pick debuted with the Cubs as a reliever in 2010 and then won the fifth spot in the team’s rotation a year ago, only to hurt his shoulder in his season debut. He didn’t return until September, and he was a reliever again then. The Padres acquired him for top prospect Anthony Rizzo in the offseason and immediately announced their intention to leave him in the pen, at least for 2012. He’s expected to work as a setup man in front of closer Huston Street.
Now if he can only stay healthy he can turn into that lock down back of the bullpen guy... And this might end up another holy crap type of trade....

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Charity Game today - M's win 5-4 over the Padres

Let the season begin...

Final - Charity game

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

4 6 3
1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1

5 9 3
W:Grube (1-0, 27.00) ;
L:Brach (0-1, 0.00)
SEA:Seager (1) .

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