Monday, August 17, 2009

It may not be a good idea to walk Kouz to get to Blanks

Monday August 17, 2009

Cubs closer Kevin Gregg intentionally walked Kevin Kouzmanoff to get to Kyle Blanks and Blanks made him pay, hitting a walkoff 3 run home run for a 4-1 Padres win tonight at Petco Park.

Its Official, Padres sign Tate

Monday August 17, 2009

It is official now. The Padres have signed their top 4 draft picks!

#3 overall pick Donavan Tate's signing was made official today.

Paul DePodesta has a short post about it on his blog, It Might Be Dangerous... You Go First.

Interesting News about Padres deal with Tate

Mondy August 17, 2009

Peter Gammons of ESPN has interesting news about the Padres deal with Donavan Tate on his blog today.

According to Gammons, the Padres have had a $6.7 million deal done with Tate for 5 days, but the commissioners office would not approve it until late today so that it did not impact other signings.

Padres ink Williams and Sampson, Tate in San Diego

Monday August 17, 2009

Outstanding news on the draft for Padres fans.

According to Keith Law of ESPN, the Padres signed 2nd round pick Everett Williams to a $775,000 signing bonus.

Baseball America's Jim Callis reported earlier today that Padres 1st round pick Donavan Tate is in San Diego in preparation to sign his contract.

Andy Marks of the Ocala (FL) Star-Banner reported yesterday that 4th round pick Keyvius Sampson had signed a deal worth 2nd round money without specifying an amount. That means the deal is been bewtten $450k and $705k according to Marks. Sampson and the Padres reportedly agreed to terms last week, but it was officially accepted by Major League Baseball yesterday.