Dodgers @ Padres September 25, 2012

Note: Mike’s on his honeymoon until September 28! Enjoy this auto-published post and help pray that some giant breaking news didn’t drop minutes before this fun yet otherwise fluffy post went up. 

Over more than 40 years of play, the Padres & Dodgers have hooked up on trades only three times. Shocking to say, none were exactly earth-shattering:

August 19, 2008: The San Diego Padres traded Greg Maddux to the Los Angeles Dodgers for players to be named later. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Eduardo Perez (minors) (September 30, 2008) and Michael Watt (minors) (September 30, 2008) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

July 23, 1998: The San Diego Padres traded Widd Workman (minors) to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jim Bruske.

April 17, 1969: The San Diego Padres traded Al McBean to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Tommy Dean and Leon Everitt.

What, you don’t remember Widd Workman or Al McBean?

The original move for Maddux, aquiring him from the Cubs in 2006 for Cesar Izturis, worked out very well for the Dodgers, and counts as one of the positive feathers in Ned Colletti’s assuredly cowboy-shaped hat. Maddux signed in San Diego for the next two seasons and made a return engagement to Los Angeles in 2008, though without as much success, pitching to a 5.09 ERA in seven starts before retiring. I vaguely remember there being some consternation about Watt, but four years later he’s still in the Padre organization with only two games above A-ball. Still fun to think that one of the best pitchers of all time donned a Dodger uniform, if even for just a short time.

 

413 comments
TROBOB
TROBOB

I remember Alvin McBean and his 2-7 record.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

Updated #Dodgers lineup: Herrera LF, Punto 2B, Kemp CF, Gonzalez 1B, Ramirez SS, Cruz 3B, Rivera RF, Treanor C, Harang P

DBrim
DBrim moderator

House money! @truebluela Dodgers lineup: Victorino RF, Herrera LF, kemp CF, Gonzalez 1B, Ramirez SS, Cruz 3B, Punto 2B, Treanor C, Harang p

Guitar
Guitar

Wow... almost made a huge mistake there....

Almost slapped my Dodgers cap on my head on the way out....

 

WHEW...

HAhahahahAHAHAHAHAAAhahahaHAHA

 

 

 

 

Can you IMAAAGGGIIINE?

Saved by good fortune, you guys. SAVED BY GOOD FORTUNE.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

Holy crap, Baltimore's run differential is -11

pedro guerreros coka illness
pedro guerreros coka illness

i always wanted tony pena for manager. he did a great job with kc before quitting for not getting any help..

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

This site succumbed to a tragic illness.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

Yeesh. People that call for Mattingly to be canned stop there. None have any suggestions of replacements that are available who would be upgrades. At best you get lateral moves.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

so I see Gagne is dragging his teammates down with him.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Wait, today's game is at 6:30 eastern? Why on Earth...?

Tony Fernandez (MSTY Most Informative Poster)
Tony Fernandez (MSTY Most Informative Poster)

When all is said and done, this team will probably end up with just two months with a winning record, April and May. June was below .500, July and August were exactly .500, and September is below .500. September is also going to be the month with the most inept Dodgers offense. They have just 57 runs scored in the month (for those math inclined fellows, that's 2.7 runs per game scored). The lowest scoring month before this was June with 83 runs scored (2.96 runs scored). 

 

Who to blame (in September) in order of awfulosity:

 

Matt Kemp (30 wRC+ and he still plays everyday)

A.J. Ellis (27 wRC+, I'd say the long season got to him)

Juan Rivera (always gets a special place in my heart)

Hanley Ramirez (has anyone noticed that his K% is at 30% and his BB% at 2.4%?)

Shane Victorino (slugging all of .239)

Andre Ethier (at least his bat has been above average)

Mark Ellis (would probably be higher on this list if not for his high fielding value, .286 OBP for the leadoff hitter, Victorion at .304 isn't much better)

 

You all knew Luis Cruz was doing well, but apparently so is Adrian Gonzalez. Well let me backup, he's not doing well by his standards, but the 119 wRC+ is easily the best for a Dodger with a decent sample size. 

 

So with the season on the line, why did Mattingly continue to play injured players (Kemp) and obviously tired players (Ellis) and not replace them with some rookies that are doing nothing but eating sunflower seeds on the bench (Castellanos and Federowicz?). I know they're not as good as these two regulars, but you have to expect that they can better a combined WAR of -0.7.

 

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

i'm not even gonna look. i can tell by the tone of the comments here. sigh. 

 

let's hope the dodgers find that gel over the winter. 

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@el serracho Yep.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@CodeBlueICU Depression?

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@EephusBlue (in best Liam Neeson voice): FIRE EVERYTHING

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

 @DBrim Exactly my reaction yesterday when I looked at the schedule.

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

 @DBrim I don't know... mine scares the bejesus out of the cat when it's toast time.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@el serracho I'm just happy that I didn't stay up for the end.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@MFYG @truebluela Probably.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@el serracho gotta wonder why Andre gets the day off but not Matt.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

 @DBrim  @el they've won four more games than tampa who is it +105

 

baseball is weird. 

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

 @CodeBlueICU well this dude is arguing that the manager and coaches are responsible for the emotion of the team. So Wallach falls into the category of inept coaches who cant manage the emotion of the team

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

 @DBrim  @el it would have filled you with rage. it certainly did me.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@el serracho Other Matt.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@el serracho A (likely) record best winning percentage in 1 run games helps. Same for extra inning games.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

i thought i was in BozoVision...

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

please not Oakland. Anything but the west coast version of new jersey

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

@el serracho @CodeBlueICU Yeah. Back tomorrow night

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

i blame wine on that logic