Here is the “Daily Roundup,” Friars fans:
- The New York Yankees’ front office, obviously upset with Alex Rodriguez’s behavior, recently discussed the possibility of acquiring Chase Headley with San Diego’s brass. According to Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors (via Jon Heyman of CBS Sports), the Padres will only move Headley for a “special prospect,” something which New York cannot offer San Diego at the moment.
- Now that the Friars have plummeted into last place in their division, the idea of the franchise being a “buyers” at the trade deadline makes less sense by the day. On Wednesday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that G.M. Josh Byrnes and the rest of San Diego’s brass are not seeking “rentals” at the end of this month.
- As most of you know, Tim Lincecum “no-hit” the Padres last Saturday night. With no-hitters in mind, A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com discussed how nobody in San Diego’s franchise history has ever thrown a no-hitter (or a perfect game) as a member of the club. Cassavell shares some of the franchise’s “close calls” over the years, including Steve Arlin’s one-hit bid back in 1972.
- Chad Thornburg of MLB.com provided a preview for the Friars’ first game back from the All-Star break against St. Louis. Jason Marquis, a former Cardinal and current Padre, will take the mound in game one of San Diego’s first post-break series.
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