Padres Around the Bases – 2/9/14


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In baseball’s first arbitration hearing since 2012, Andrew Cashner won his case against the Padres. Cashner will make $2.4 mil for 2014. The Padres had submitted a figure only $125,000 less. It’s a shame that an agreement couldn’t be reached prior to the hearing, so that there would be no potential hard feelings between the two parties. Speaking of Andrew Cashner, Fansided’s Hayden Kane believes that he will be the Padres Opening Day Starter. Doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch after what he did last year.

The Padres have released their 2014 Promotional Schedule and there are some really cool giveaways this year. From May 22-25, the Padres will host the Cubs and will be celebrating the 1984 National League Championship. The first three games of the series will be a “brown out” and will feature many brown jersey related giveaways. So, in a small way, the Padres are going to bring back the brown! If only for a little while.

The Padres new AAA affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas, unveiled their new uniforms recently. Travis Buck was in El Paso to model during the unveiling. Buck clearly believes that he is bound for AAA this season (which is probably the case), and has already done a good job of helping to get fans in El Paso excited about their new team through interviews with local media. The excitement which was building in El Paso following the unveiling was quickly tempered when only two days later, the team revealed that the brand new downtown ballpark will not be ready for Opening Day. The Chihuahuas will instead open their home schedule back in Tucson against the Reno Aces on April 11.

Stay tuned for updates from Spring Training! Only 4 more days!