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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Bud Black
Josh Johnson was looking for a team close to his Las Vegas home, and the San Diego Padres were looking for a potential top-of-the rotation pitcher.
Lincecum has won two Cy Young Awards and two World Series rings. Now he has something really remarkable — a no-hitter in which he threw a whopping career-high 148 pitches.
Seeking an offensive spark for a team mired in last place and dogged by injuries, the Los Angeles Dodgers are turning to prized prospect Yasiel Puig.
San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley will miss at least the first two weeks of the season after breaking the tip of his left thumb.
Jamie Moyer is headed to the Hall of Fame.
Heath Bell spun around and pumped his fist after the final out, finishing off four hitless innings by the proud Padres bullpen.
The Texas Rangers got the relief they sought before the non-waiver trade deadline, getting a pair of proven pitchers that are more than rentals for this season's pennant chase.
Padres left-hander Clayton Richard will miss the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Friday.
San Diego Padres pitcher Mat Latos has a sore right shoulder, costing him a chance to start on opening day.
San Diego Padres pitcher Mat Latos won't make his next scheduled start Saturday because of a sore right shoulder.
The San Diego Padres say bench coach Rick Renteria has had surgery to fix a facial bone after being hit by a line drive and could return to the team on Saturday.
San Diego Padres starter Aaron Harang is ready to move past three injury-filled seasons and return to being a power pitcher.
San Diego Padres closer Heath Bell is sidelined with a strained left calf and won't participate in spring training workouts until at least the weekend.
Trevor Hoffman used to arrive for work late at night, with heavy metal music blaring from the speakers.
Bud Black hung on to win this race. Ron Gardenhire became a first-time Manager of the Year, too, after so many near misses.
While not saying who is going to be the No. 1 starter, manager Bud Black said he envisions Johnson fitting in at the top of the order along with Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross.
Add in Ian Kennedy and Eric Stults, and "We have the makings of a very solid rotation," Black said.