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Padres waive EY, activate Johnson

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by rexy2006, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

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    Padres waive OF Young, activate OF JohnsonAugust 2, 2006
    SAN DIEGO (Ticker) - Among several moves Tuesday, the San Diego Padres parted ways with infielder-outfielder Eric Young.
    The Padres released the 39-year-old veteran, who batted .203 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 56 contests this season. San Diego also activated outfielder Ben Johnson from the disabled list, added newly acquired infielder Todd Walker to the roster and optioned outfielder Terrmel Sledge to Class AAA Portland.

    Young has swiped 456 bases in his 15-year career - third most among active players - while batting .283 in 1,726 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers and Padres. Johnson had been on the DL since July 5 after suffering a left shoulder strain in an outfield collision on July 1. The 25-year-old entered Tuesday's game with the Houston Astros batting .240 with two homers and eight RBI in 32 games for the Padres. He went 0-for-3 against the Astros.

    Acquired from the Chicago Cubs on Monday for minor league pitcher Jose Ceda, Walker hit .277 with six home runs and 40 RBI in 94 contests. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to Houston.
    In 17 games with the Padres, Sledge hit .222 with a homer and three RBI.

    EY was a VERY popular teammate. I heard from someone that Trevor was PIZZED about this, although I am sure he is not the only one.He is the most vocal.
    I feel for EY as they way they released him and gave Walker his number was kinda rude. I wont miss Sludge at all. I hope Ben can help them real soon...

    Last nights game they looked flat. I hope they can snap outta it.
     
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    Step it up padres. We need a win for ****sakes....


    Hey Rexy, what does Breezy mean? :icon_mrgreen:
     
  3. WonderSlug

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    Whew, ERIC Young. I had a brain fart and thought it was CHRIS Young. :icon_eek:


    :icon_mrgreen:
     
  4. SDRaiderH8er

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    Hey Rexy, I finally am able to make my first Game, I have tix for Saturday night vs Washington with the fireworks after the game.
     
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  5. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

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    YAH! I'm goin too. Maybe we can say howdy somewheres or tother...:icon_mrgreen:
     
  6. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

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    Approximately the same thing as "Cloud Nine".

    The weSt Side of happy.:icon_banana:
     
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    I F'N knew iT!!! first vinney, then young, so much for team f'n chemistry!!!

    :icon_evil:
     
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    My seats will be in Sec 120, arent the fire works in Center field?
     
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    Yup!!:icon_evil:

    Wonder who the "know it all fans" are gonna kick around now!!:icon_shrug: :icon_huh:
     
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    Both guys are finished so i dont see the problem. Cant win with both guys hovering around the Mendoza line and you need offense.

    I hear ya about the locker room but they werent producing and we need somebody that can.
     
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    Todd Walker ain't the answer!!
     
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    Sure glad the Pads didn't trade for Ensberg!!:icon_eek: :no: :icon_rofl:
     
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    Jake hasn't Ed Zachary been settin the Pads world on fire.
     
  14. wrbanwal

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    see, this is why I can't stand Towers,

    the dude is always trying to make a move just to show he's trying to make the team better.

    Todd Walker!!!????

    well, at least he got a hit last night.

    F***!!!

    once again,

    the pads leave 16 on base!!!!
     
  15. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    anyone starting to think that the slump is more team morale then the players

    Technically we got better; we got rid of Young and Castilla who weren't doing anything to help this team out. But instead we're crashing and burning. I'm starting to think this is a morale issue
     
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    gotta agree with you on this one.

    the cuRse of vincenzo and eY continues...:unsure:

    last time it was the curse of exxon valdeZ
     
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    ben johnson left 5 on all by his lonesome. dude is rusty...
     
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    John Moores is part to blame...he is cheap with the players and wont get those key aquisitions.
    I never liked the Giles pickup.....Jason Bay was ready and is blowing Giles numbers out of the water.
    Hated the Castillo signing when it first happened.
     
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    I still woulda kept Castilla unless we got a true upgrade over him. Walker isn't, I think the Pads were late on the ball on this one because they wanted to give Bellhorn/Blum a fair shake. At this point I want Leone up here. I think Moores is trying but its not working out like he hoped it to be, he's spending alot of money for a medium market team.

    Btw Giles was as much a marketing point as it was a production and team leadership
     
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    Moores is cheap I'll give you that but, Towers is the one pulling the trigger on these stupid trades/signings. We had a coupla [players in Jason Bay and O Perez and he basically gave them away.

    and what do we get?

    washed up scrubs

    :icon_evil:
     
  21. Boltjolt

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    Castillo cant f-ing hit away from Coors field and never could. Sure he is a good glove and what Towers did was trade a good bat in Walker for the hopes he can play 3rd base good enough and so far in his first game , he sucked. But he never played 3rd base before as far as i know.
    Hec maybe Barfield would be better there temporarily and put Walker back at 2nd.


    As for the marketing point...i think a new stadium was good enough
     
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    Players that are impacting our team that came through the system in the Kevin Towers era
    Khalil Greene
    Josh Barfield
    Jake Peavy
    Clay Hensley
    Ben Johnson
    Mike Thompson

    Great/Real Good players picked up recently by towers
    Scott Linebrink
    Adrian Gonzalez
    Chris Young
    Mike Cameron (I'm glad we got rid of Nady for him!)
    Brian Giles
    Alan Embree
    Cla Meridith
    Josh Bard
    Dave Roberts

    Look I'll admit I like Towers abit and yeahh sometimes he really does go on the cheap for players, but if your gonna tear him to shreds, how about noting some of hte really good moves he's made in the last few years
     
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    :icon_banana: Todd Walker's awesome play on the first play of the first inning of today's game, (A "Hang a Star" play) made

    Number One of the Top 10 Plays on

    Sportscenter tonight.

    If you missed it, it was freakin awesome: Tavares hits a liner that Todd snares, falls on his azz and throws him out, still sitting on aforementioned azz.

    Freakin teh aWesome...:icon_banana:
     
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    The Raiders SUCK !!!!!!!!!!
     
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    OK AE,

    Towers has done a great job at building a .500 team.

    If they want to shed players why not get rid of Klesko, Brocail, and Williams? And you can throw GILES in there as well!!

    these guys are washed up!


    I want more dammit!!

    they are a coupla big bats/pitchers from a great team.

    PS. RAIDERS REALLY DO SUCK!!!
     
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