Buddy’s Bullets: Cashner and Kennedy to pitch in Thursday’s spring training game

buddy 3.1.15We will get our first “official” look at right-handers Andrew Cashner and Ian Kennedy Thursday when they pitch in the second spring training game.

Padres manager Bud Black Sunday morning said said Cashner and Kennedy would work in the second game. Jason Lane will start Wednesday’s spring opener against the Mariners. (more…)

Buddy’s Bullets: Jason Lane to Start Cactus League Opener

IMG_4538Bud Black said that he would announce the starting pitcher for the Cactus League home opener on Wednesday against the Mariners and that he did.

Jason Lane will take the mound for the Padres and also scheduled to pitch that day will be Justin Hancock and Jay Jackson.

Here are some more updates from Bud Black this morning:


Buddy’s Bullets: Balsley, Valentin and Games Starting Next Week

IMG_4481All of the guys in camp hit the field around 9:35 this morning for another spring workout and shortly after, Bud Black positioned himself in front of the media to give some updates on the team.

Here they are:  (more…)

Buddy’s Bullets: Open Spot in Rotation and Bullpen

IMG_4412It was another beautiful day in Peoria, Arizona as the full squad took the field for the second time this season.

Following a team meeting with the MLBPA, Bud Black met with the media and talked mainly about the highly coveted fifth spot in the rotation and on those fighting for spots int he bullpen. (more…)

Buddy’s Bullets: Home Sweet Home and a Winning Mentality

IMG_4332There was a buzz in the Padres clubhouse this morning as today marked the first full squad workout of the 2015 season with over 60 guys taking the field all together for the first time.

There was a lot of media in attendance for Bud Black’s daily scrum and here are his updates:  (more…)

Buddy’s Bullets: Turner’s First Camp and Amarista’s Activity

2.24.15 buddyWith pitchers and catchers have plenty of workouts under their belt having reported last Thursday, it was time for position players to settle into the Peoria Sports Complex this morning.

Physicals took up most of the day for the Padres reporting today but the pitchers and catchers were back to work right around 9am like they have been for the past few days.  (more…)

Buddy’s Bullets: Pitcher/Catcher Relationship Talks with Norris

2.22. buddyThe boys were back at work early this Sunday morning with pitchers and catchers heading out for the third day of workouts.

Before they hit the fields on a somewhat chilly day for Arizona standards, Bud Black spent some time with local media to answer questions and provide some updates on the team.  (more…)

Buddy’s Bullets: Mark Prior and Competing within the Division

2.21 buddyGoing into the third day of the pitchers and catchers workouts and seeing a few more position players in the clubhouse today (Justin Upton, Yonder Alonso, Cameron Maybin to name a few), there seemed to already be a good vibe in the Padres clubhouse.

Didn’t take long for the sun to come out in Peoria today but before it did, Bud Black spent some time with the media.  (more…)

Buddy’s Bullets: Pitching Staff, Kotsay and Pace of Play

2.20 buddyAfter Bud Black met with the pitchers, catchers and position players that have already reported to spring training he posted up outside the Padres clubhouse to talk to the media prior to the first official workout of the spring season.  (more…)

Buddy’s Bullets: Pitchers and Catchers Report Day

IMG_3990[2] copyThe 2015 baseball season has officially started with pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training this morning.

After talking to many players and coaches, Bud Black spoke to the media this afternoon and had some updates on players reporting today.

With the start of the baseball brings the first of many #BuddysBullets:   (more…)


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