Fox Sports San Diego announced the San Diego Padres 2017 Spring Training broadcast schedule today, and it may surprise you how many games that FSSD is going to broadcast this spring.
This season, FSSD is going to carry 14 Spring Training games, all from Arizona. All but one game will be live, with the March 11 game against the Milwaukee Brewers being shown on tape delay. The Padres will also play the World Baseball Classic team from Mexico on March 7.
Recently at Baseball Prospectus I previewed the Padres 2016 season without dedicating a single word to the current team, instead focusing on what San Diego needs to do on the amateur side this year. In other words, I don’t think the 2016 squad has much of a chance.
I’ve been wrong before, however, and baseball’s baseball—anything can happen and it often does, without warning. If things break right, there’s enough talent on the field to make things interesting. In that light, I figured it’d be a good time to look at the schedule (plus Oscar tweeted about it the other night).
I went month by month, using BP’s projected standings to estimate opponent strength, and I also calculated the percentage of home games for the Padres in each month.
||Opponent Projected Winning %
||Percentage of games at home
The Padres announced their 2015 regular season schedule this morning, along with every other MLB team. If you want to read about all the Dodgers and when the Padres will face them in 2015, see the Padres Friarwire article here. At least, it seems to me that’s what that article mostly focuses on.
The Friars will open their 2015 season with three games against the Dodgers in Los Angeles before starting their home schedule on April 9 against the San Francisco Giants.
The interleague schedule will feature games against teams from the American League West. And with their Vedder Cup rivals, the Seattle Mariners, with two-game series in Seattle (May 12-13) and in Petco Park (June 30-July 1), of course.
The Houston Astros come to San Diego for the first time as an American League team August 27-29.
The Padres 2015 interleague schedule also includes home series against Oakland (June 15-16) and Texas (August 31-September 2). The Padres will also travel to Texas, Oakland, and Anaheim.
Times have not yet been announced.