Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres lost 4-1 yesterday. Eric Stults did not look particularly good. Homer Bailey did, however.

The Padres are off today, then welcome the New York Yankees to Petco Park for the first time ever. As of right now, Andrew Cashner faces C.C. Sabathia on Friday, Tyson Ross squares off against Ivan Nova on Saturday and newcomer Ian Kennedy takes the hill versus Phil Hughes on Sunday.

In other news, the Padres completed a trade deadline deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks for Ian Kennedy. The Diamondbacks get Joe Thatcher, AA pitcher Matt Stites, and “a 2014 Competitive Balance Round B Draft pick,” whatever that is.

(You can read about the trade in more detail from Vocal Minority here. And Avenging Jack Murphy wrote an open letter to Kennedy today.)

Also, Everth Cabrera may finally be getting suspended for his involvement with Biogenesis. Reports having the hammer coming down as early as Friday Saturday Monday. Left Coast Bias will have a unique perspective as an attorney on this issue coming very soon.

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I know, we’re jumping the gun here…but let’s stick with the theme!

The non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone for the 2013 season, and Ian Kennedy is now a member of the San Diego Padres. Acquired in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Joe Thatcher, AA pitcher Matt Stites, and a Round B Competitive Balance Pick in the 2014 Rule 4 Draft, Kennedy’s acquisition addresses a major area of need. When you went to bed last night, did you expect a handful of national scribes to consider the San Diego Padres the big winners of deadline day?

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This is a list of the best prospects in the Padres’ organization.  To be eligible for this list a player must still possess their rookie status.  Prospects are ranked both by their ultimate potential and the likelihood that they will reach that potential.  The easiest way to understand the rankings is to consider what order players would be selected in if the entire organization were eligible for a draft.  Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) for each prospect is when they would reach the majors if they were able to reach their potential.

Two new wrinkles to the rankings:

  • Prospects have been split into tiers to help get a better idea of the talent gap between players (i.e. the difference between position 1 and 2 may not be the same as the difference between position 14 and 15)
  • Risk Factors have been included to help show the largest road block faced in each player’s development

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With the first rounds of the Vedder Cup in the books and report day just around the corner for Padres minor leaguers, this is as good a time as any to take a quick look at 10 names likely to get the call at some point this summer.

*In no particular order*

1) Jedd Gyorko – Let’s get the obvious one out of the way first. Were it not for service time concerns, Gyorko very well could be the Padres’ Opening Day second baseman with Logan Forsythe serving as a roving substitute around the diamond.  Gyorko from day one should show an above average hit tool and average to a tick above power while cleanly handling the balls he’s able to get to playing second. One factor that can’t be ignored in Gyorko’s situation is that the Padres have yet to place him on the 40-man roster. This combined with future service time concerns may force Gyorko back to Tucson for the time being. Read More…