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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
14 386 1571.3 108 91 6 4.32 9.9
Birth Date9-27-1977
Height6' 0"
Weight230 lbs
Age42 years, 0 months, 20 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1999 ARI MLB 5 0 2.7 0 1 0 7 3 0 1 100 23.6 10.1 3.4 0.0 0% .400 3.75 11.32 16.88 156 11.55 224.7 -0.2
2000 ARI 0 27 0 35.0 2 1 0 32 10 30 0 109 8.2 2.6 0.0 7.7 0% .311 1.20 2.19 2.31 87 4.54 87.3 0.4
2000 PHI 0 28 0 30.3 2 6 2 40 18 21 3 112 11.9 5.3 0.9 6.2 0% .352 1.91 4.83 5.34 91 5.08 97.7 0.2
2001 PHI MLB 23 0 34.0 3 1 0 36 12 29 1 95 9.5 3.2 0.3 7.7 0% .343 1.41 2.74 4.24 76 3.15 65.4 0.8
2002 PHI MLB 32 32 206.0 14 11 0 198 53 128 16 94 8.7 2.3 0.7 5.6 0% .280 1.22 3.63 3.28 91 3.87 83.1 4.1
2003 PHI MLB 32 32 208.7 14 12 0 196 62 133 22 95 8.5 2.7 0.9 5.7 0% .271 1.24 4.19 3.62 97 4.12 86.4 3.8
2004 PHI MLB 20 20 115.3 7 7 0 119 36 82 16 97 9.3 2.8 1.2 6.4 0% .287 1.34 4.52 4.53 97 4.18 86.3 2.0
2005 PHI MLB 27 27 147.0 9 12 0 146 74 103 22 100 8.9 4.5 1.3 6.3 0% .277 1.50 5.20 4.71 115 6.49 139.6 -1.6
2006 TEX MLB 33 33 200.0 15 10 0 206 70 156 21 109 9.3 3.2 0.9 7.0 0% .304 1.38 4.29 4.50 99 5.06 103.1 1.6
2007 TEX MLB 23 23 120.3 6 10 0 146 50 71 16 102 10.9 3.7 1.2 5.3 0% .319 1.63 5.32 5.76 113 6.66 137.8 -1.2
2008 TEX MLB 29 29 171.0 14 8 0 185 65 127 26 108 9.7 3.4 1.4 6.7 0% .303 1.46 5.05 4.74 106 5.77 123.1 -0.5
2009 LAN 0 8 7 39.3 4 0 0 36 12 38 4 92 8.2 2.7 0.9 8.7 0% .305 1.22 3.35 3.20 84 3.43 73.7 0.9
2009 TEX 0 18 18 108.0 8 6 0 120 42 59 12 109 10.0 3.5 1.0 4.9 0% .305 1.50 4.87 4.92 111 5.99 128.5 -0.5
2010 LAN MLB 16 16 95.0 6 5 0 79 24 84 14 87 7.5 2.3 1.3 8.0 0% .250 1.08 4.22 4.07 110 4.62 104.3 0.7
2011 LAN MLB 9 0 8.7 0 0 3 7 5 9 0 91 7.3 5.2 0.0 9.3 0% .318 1.38 2.64 4.15 103 4.94 114.7 0.0
2012 BOS MLB 56 0 50.0 4 1 1 59 15 51 7 104 10.6 2.7 1.3 9.2 0% .366 1.48 3.90 4.50 109 6.05 138.7 -0.7
2000 TOT MLB 55 0 65.3 4 7 2 72 28 51 3 110 9.9 3.9 0.4 7.0 0% .000 1.53 3.42 3.72 89 4.79 92.1 0.7
2009 TOT MLB 26 25 147.3 12 6 0 156 54 97 16 104 9.5 3.3 1.0 5.9 0% .000 1.43 4.47 4.46 104 5.31 113.9 0.4
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1999 ARI MLB NL 5 0 2.7 0 1 0 7 3 0 1 100 23.6 10.1 3.4 0.0 0% .400 3.75 11.32 16.88 156 11.55 224.7
1999 HDS A+ CLF 9 9 50.7 4 1 0 50 17 55 3 8.9 3.0 0.5 9.8 0% -.627 1.32 3.52 3.73 0 0.00 0.0
1999 TUC AAA PCL 18 14 93.7 7 4 0 107 24 58 6 10.3 2.3 0.6 5.6 0% -1.063 1.40 4.21 3.75 0 0.00 0.0
2000 ARI MLB NL 27 0 35.0 2 1 0 32 10 30 0 109 8.2 2.6 0.0 7.7 0% .311 1.20 2.19 2.31 87 4.54 87.3
2000 PHI MLB NL 28 0 30.3 2 6 2 40 18 21 3 112 11.9 5.3 0.9 6.2 0% .352 1.91 4.83 5.34 91 5.08 97.7
2000 TUC AAA PCL 12 3 18.3 0 1 1 22 8 22 2 10.8 3.9 1.0 10.8 0% -.625 1.64 3.90 4.43 0 0.00 0.0
2001 PHI MLB NL 23 0 34.0 3 1 0 36 12 29 1 95 9.5 3.2 0.3 7.7 0% .343 1.41 2.74 4.24 76 3.15 65.4
2001 SWB AAA INT 16 16 81.7 7 0 0 64 11 75 8 7.1 1.2 0.9 8.3 0% -.596 0.92 3.00 2.42 0 0.00 0.0
2001 Cul Wnt MPL 10 9 60.3 4 3 0 46 9 54 1 6.9 1.3 0.1 8.1 0% -.703 0.91 1.43 2.24 0 0.00 0.0
2002 PHI MLB NL 32 32 206.0 14 11 0 198 53 128 16 94 8.7 2.3 0.7 5.6 0% .280 1.22 3.63 3.28 91 3.87 83.1
2003 PHI MLB NL 32 32 208.7 14 12 0 196 62 133 22 95 8.5 2.7 0.9 5.7 0% .271 1.24 4.19 3.62 97 4.12 86.4
2004 PHI MLB NL 20 20 115.3 7 7 0 119 36 82 16 97 9.3 2.8 1.2 6.4 0% .287 1.34 4.52 4.53 97 4.18 86.3
2004 CLR A+ FSL 1 1 2.0 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 13.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 0% .375 2.00 3.72 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2004 SWB AAA INT 2 2 4.7 0 0 0 6 5 6 1 11.5 9.6 1.9 11.5 0% .357 2.34 6.66 13.40 0 0.00 0.0
2005 PHI MLB NL 27 27 147.0 9 12 0 146 74 103 22 100 8.9 4.5 1.3 6.3 0% .277 1.50 5.20 4.71 115 6.49 139.6
2005 CLR A+ FSL 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 4 1 3 0 7.2 1.8 0.0 5.4 0% -1.000 1.00 2.85 1.80 0 0.00 0.0
2005 SWB AAA INT 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 6 2 4 0 106 10.8 3.6 0.0 7.2 0% -1.000 1.60 2.80 3.60 93 6.18 121.8
2006 TEX MLB AL 33 33 200.0 15 10 0 206 70 156 21 109 9.3 3.2 0.9 7.0 0% .304 1.38 4.29 4.50 99 5.06 103.1
2007 TEX MLB AL 23 23 120.3 6 10 0 146 50 71 16 102 10.9 3.7 1.2 5.3 0% .319 1.63 5.32 5.76 113 6.66 137.8
2007 FRI AA TXS 6 6 12.0 0 1 0 14 9 12 1 101 10.5 6.8 0.8 9.0 0% .361 1.92 4.51 8.25 105 5.46 112.1
2008 TEX MLB AL 29 29 171.0 14 8 0 185 65 127 26 108 9.7 3.4 1.4 6.7 0% .303 1.46 5.05 4.74 106 5.77 123.1
2009 LAN MLB NL 8 7 39.3 4 0 0 36 12 38 4 92 8.2 2.7 0.9 8.7 0% .305 1.22 3.35 3.20 84 3.43 73.7
2009 TEX MLB AL 18 18 108.0 8 6 0 120 42 59 12 109 10.0 3.5 1.0 4.9 0% .305 1.50 4.87 4.92 111 5.99 128.5
2009 ABQ AAA PCL 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 3 3 5 1 115 5.4 5.4 1.8 9.0 0% .167 1.20 5.85 3.60 100 2.81 59.2
2010 LAN MLB NL 16 16 95.0 6 5 0 79 24 84 14 87 7.5 2.3 1.3 8.0 0% .250 1.08 4.22 4.07 110 4.62 104.3
2010 SBR A+ CLF 3 3 10.7 0 0 0 6 1 10 0 5.0 0.8 0.0 8.4 0% .222 0.65 2.13 0.84 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ABQ AAA PCL 1 1 5.7 0 1 0 8 0 5 2 101 12.6 0.0 3.2 7.9 0% .316 1.40 6.38 6.32 0 0.00 0.0
2011 LAN MLB NL 9 0 8.7 0 0 3 7 5 9 0 91 7.3 5.2 0.0 9.3 0% .318 1.38 2.64 4.15 103 4.94 114.7
2011 RCU A+ CAL 4 4 6.3 0 0 0 4 1 5 0 94 5.7 1.4 0.0 7.1 0% .235 0.79 3.31 1.42 85 2.72 55.5
2012 BOS MLB AL 56 0 50.0 4 1 1 59 15 51 7 104 10.6 2.7 1.3 9.2 0% .366 1.48 3.90 4.50 109 6.05 138.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2766 0.5340 0.4552 0.8102 0.6175 0.2692 0.8498 0.7061 0.1898
2009 2341 0.5476 0.4400 0.8437 0.5835 0.2663 0.8850 0.7340 0.1563
2010 1436 0.5467 0.4701 0.8341 0.6255 0.2826 0.9002 0.6576 0.1659
2011 148 0.5676 0.4730 0.8000 0.6310 0.2656 0.7736 0.8824 0.2000
2012 833 0.5270 0.4238 0.8244 0.5923 0.2360 0.8692 0.6989 0.1756
Career75240.54050.45020.82660.60590.26710.87100.70820.1734

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-08-06 2012-08-21 15-DL 15 13 Right Upper Arm Strain Biceps - -
2012-03-19 2012-03-24 Camp 5 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-05-17 2011-05-17 On-Alr 0 0 Right Forearm Soreness -
2011-05-17 2011-09-29 60-DL 135 119 Neck Surgery Microdiscectomy 2011-06-16
2011-03-22 2011-04-22 15-DL 31 20 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Radial Nerve Entrapment 2011-02-24
2011-02-21 2011-03-22 Camp 29 0 Right Elbow Surgery Radial Nerve Entrapment 2011-02-24
2010-09-07 2010-10-04 DTD 27 24 Neck Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc -
2010-08-16 2010-09-03 15-DL 18 16 Neck Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc -
2010-04-23 2010-06-19 15-DL 57 52 Right Forearm Nerve Injury Radial Nerve -
2009-11-03 2009-11-03 Off 0 0 Right Lower Leg Gunshot Wound -
2009-09-02 2009-09-07 DTD 5 5 Left Lower Leg Contusion Calf -
2009-07-18 2009-07-31 DTD 13 12 General Medical Illness Virus -
2009-07-09 2009-07-17 DTD 8 4 Right Hand Contusion Palm -
2009-06-30 2009-07-08 DTD 8 7 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-05-17 2009-06-02 15-DL 16 14 Right Shoulder Strain Posterior Deltoid -
2009-04-03 2009-04-03 Camp 0 0 Right Forearm Stiffness -
2008-08-25 2008-09-09 15-DL 15 13 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-08-10 2008-08-19 DTD 9 8 Neck Inflammation -
2008-07-05 2008-07-20 15-DL 15 11 Right Neck Strain -
2008-03-12 2008-03-26 Camp 14 0 Left Hip Strain Buttock -
2007-06-22 2007-08-15 15-DL 54 46 Right Upper Arm Inflammation Triceps -
2007-06-01 2007-06-10 DTD 9 8 Right Upper Arm Inflammation Triceps -
2007-05-21 2007-05-21 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Contusion Ground Ball -
2007-03-18 2007-03-24 Camp 6 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2006-05-11 2006-05-18 DTD 7 4 Right Ankle Sprain Running In Outfield -
2006-05-03 2006-05-05 DTD 2 2 Right Ankle Sprain Running In Outfield -
2005-09-08 2005-09-17 DTD 9 8 Chest Sprain SC Joint -
2005-06-16 2005-06-25 DTD 9 8 Neck Stiffness -
2005-05-22 2005-06-04 DTD 13 10 Low Back Soreness -
2005-03-25 2005-04-19 15-DL 25 13 Right Upper Arm Inflammation Triceps Tendinitis -
2004-05-29 2004-08-10 60-DL 73 66 Right Upper Arm Inflammation Triceps Tendinitis -
2001-05-04 2001-05-30 15-DL 26 23 Left Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 BOS $1,500,000
2011 LAN $2,000,000
2010 LAN $5,025,000
2009 TEX $12,000,000
2008 TEX $11,000,000
2007 TEX $9,000,000
2006 TEX $4,410,000
2005 PHI $3,200,000
2004 PHI $2,600,000
2003 PHI $425,000
2002 PHI $245,000
2001 PHI $225,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$51,630,000
12 yrTotal$51,630,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 105 dPaul Kinzer1 year/$3.25M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$3.25M (2013). Signed by Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League 1/17/13.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2012). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/17/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 4/4/12.
  • 1 year/$2M (2011). Re-signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/9/10. Performance bonuses (additional $8M for 33 starts, $6M as reliever).
  • 1 year/$5.025M (2010). Re-signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/21/10. $1M signing bonus (deferred). 10:$4.025M. Performance bonuses based on IP.
  • 3 years/$33M (2007-09), plus 2010 club option. Re-signed as a free agent 12/06. 07:$9M, 08:$11M, 09:$12M, 10:$12M club option, $1.75M buyout. DFA 8/7/09. Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 8/20/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 8/27/09.
  • 1 year/$4.41M (2006). Re-signed 1/06 (avoided arbitration, $4.8M-$4.1M).
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2005). Re-signed 1/05. Acquired in trade from Philadelphia 12/05.
  • 1 year/$2.6M (2004). Re-signed 1/04 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2003). Re-signed 1/03 (split contract, $0.196M in minors).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Valentineís reliance on Padilla in high-leverage situations might have made sense on isolated occasions, but over the whole season it bordered on ridiculous. Padilla lived in the strike zone, meaning that while his strikeout and walk rates were good, when he got hit it was often hard. He had problems with home runs and batters got to him for an 845 OPS on the season, including hitting .337/.406/.616 from July on. While Padilla avoided the injuries that had plagued him in previous seasons, that is no guarantee his health will stay that way. The Red Sox can do better now that Padilla is a free agent.
2012 The minimal investment of re-signing Padilla to a $2 million base salary was a risk worth taking given his 2009-10 performance with the Dodgers as well as his injury concerns. Alas, the problems that cost him half of the latter season returned to haunt him in 2011. He underwent surgery to relieve an entrapped radial nerve shortly after pitchers and catchers reported, and lasted just four weeks on the big-league roster before needing a microdiscectomy to alleviate a herniated disc in his neck. Given that he's spent at least four weeks on the shelf in five straight years, his days as a rotation staple are probably over, but if he can recover the 92-93 mph fastball he's shown as a Dodger, he could find work as a reliever.
2011 Mustering his highest average fastball velocity since 2005 (92.4 mph), Padilla had much more success working up in the strike zone than in recent years, and posted career bests in both the strikeout and walk departments. At the same time, he became more fly ball-oriented, and had lousy luck on the home-run-per-fly-ball front. Though he avoided further gunshot wounds, his health was spotty; nerve inflammation in his elbow sidelined him after just four starts and cost him almost two months on the DL, and he started just once after August 15 due to a bulging disc in his neck. Having averaged 25 starts over the the past seven years, he's a risk; the Dodgers signed him to fulfill a swingman role, with a $2 million base salary plus incentives.
2010 Rarely durable enough or average enough to earn the League-Average Inning Muncher tag, Padilla wore out his welcome in Texas thanks to a penchant for inciting beanball wars and retreating to the clubhouse mid-game to surf the web. (Who doesn't read BP.com at work?) The Rangers punted in early August, whereupon the Dodgers tabbed him to patch their rotation. The move from a hitter's haven to a pitcher's palace and three weeks of rest seemingly worked wonders; Padilla gained an extra tick of velocity on his fastball and curveball, generating far more strikes with both, and rewarded Joe Torre's decision to ride the hot hand with two stellar postseason starts before the magic ran out in Game Five of the NLCS. Soon after the season he sustained a minor gunshot wound in his thigh by his target-shooting instructor, no doubt engendering schadenfreude among disgruntled Rangers fans.
2009 Again, while it's easy to bash Padilla for his performance, he did pitch through pain in the second half; 16 starts into his season, he had a 3.74 ERA and had delivered quality starts in half of them. He provided just three more in his last 13, but with the benefit of better support than Millwood, he wound up with a superficially better-looking season in fantasy categories. If this was supposed to be an "up" year in his up/down pattern in recent years, the down's going to be pretty fugly this year, and you can pretty much write off the chances the Rangers will pick up their option on him for 2010.
2008 Having received a three-year, $33 million deal in the after the 2006 season, like Millwood, Padilla had the worst season of his career in 2007, missing a third of the campaign with a sore arm and pitching quite poorly when available. In 2002 and 2003, Padilla went over 200 innings and then got hurt and was ineffective for a couple of seasons. In 2006, Padilla threw 200 innings and then was hurt and ineffective the next year. See the pattern yet?
2007 Texas picked up Padilla for Ricardo Rodriguez, who hasn`t been seen since; it`s possible not even the Phillies remember his name. Padilla improved his control last year, which meant he was pitching ahead of more batters and getting more strikeouts. It was a nice little year that looks even better once you give Padilla credit for pitching in a bandbox. He was resigned to a three-year, $33.75-million deal to be Texas`s ace, or number-two, or whatever passes for that kind of pitcher in Texas these days. The 1977 Rangers had Bert Blyleven, Gaylord Perry, Doyle Alexander, and Dock Ellis. The 1978 crew had Alexander, Ellis, Jon Matlack, Fergie Jenkins, and Doc Medich. The Rangers haven`t had four name pitchers in the rotation in a long time.
2006 Padilla started 2005 on the wrong note, stranded on the DL with elbow tendinitis. The rest of the season was off-key as well. Back, neck, and rib cage strains also nagged the veteran righty, and in December he was dumped on the Rangers for Ricardo Rodriguez. When healthy, Padilla is a good but far from great pitcher, so he should fit right in with the Rangers` redesigned rotation.
2005 This shouldn't be considered all that surprising. Though Padilla pitched fine after returning from the DL in August, there have always been questions about his stamina, and he had notably overachieved his peripheral numbers in both 2002 and 2003. In the long run, he might be best suited to a swingman role.
2004 Padilla didn't pitch in the Mexican winter league last year, and it paid off, as he was able to stay strong through an entire major league season. How he handles the events of this past winter?Padilla walked away from a car accident in Nicaragua that killed his best friend?is pretty much uncharted territory for a baseball analyst, and more in the wheelhouse of another type of analyst.
2003 Once Padilla learned how to consistently use his different release points he started making opposing batters look foolish. After pitching quite a few innings in winter ball, he wore down late in the season. To their credit the Phillies took extra precautions in how they used him. Unless a hidden injury suddenly pops up he should make the Curt Schilling trade look as good as it can over the next few years.
2002 Vern Ruhle has a very good track record with pitching projects, but even the best pitching coaches arenít perfect. Padilla has a good arm and no idea what to do with it. Heís also burdened with the Closer of the Future tag, but he pitched well as a starter in Scranton after his demotion. Padilla has to have something to complement his fastball, because he canít just blow it by hitters; until he develops something, heís Triple-A material.
2001 Vicente Padilla appears intent on imitating the multi-armed Indian god Kali by throwing from several different angles. He would actually be better off if he focused on perfecting a couple of those angles; right now heís not consistent with any.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)NL only, 12 team league. We have one bench spot currently held by Ankiel as there is NOTHING available for free agent hitters. I'm trying to get to first in saves, so with that said, is Rubby De La Rosa worth keeping active, or should I cut either him or Ankiel to activate Vicente Padilla?
(kddean from Chicago)
Ankiel's a very solid bench guy in a league that deep. I think de la Rosa is more of a longshot to take saves in LA, and depending when you actually need to make a decision, I'd probably activate Padilla and drop him. I think there's a greater than 50/50 chance he starts getting save opps again until Broxton returns. If you have a few days before you need to make a decision, see how LA uses Padilla. Definitely don't drop Padilla, though, if that's something you're considering. (Derek Carty)
2010-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay Who do you see the Dodgers settling on for the 4th and 5th spots in the rotation? Elbert hasn't exactly been lighting it up for the Isotopes, is he still a consideration? Would Washburn be that much of an improvement over what they already have?
(JoeR from Upstate)
Well, I'd assume that if Vicente Padilla returns he'll get first crack at reclaiming the fourth spot, and it sounds like John Ely has earned himself a longer look in the rotation based upon his past two starts. Scott Elbert hasn't pitched very well down in Albuturkey, but perhaps later this summer he'll round into shape, him or Josh Lindblom. Other than salty veteran goodness of the kind Joe Torre craves, I don't think Washburn would bring that much of an improvement, particularly given that he's been sitting on his derriere. For that kind of trouble, I wonder about the possibility of a Pedro Martinez return to Chavez Ravine. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-06-03 15:00:00 (link to chat)Rangers or Angels to win the West?
(oOoOo from UuUuU)
As impressed as I am by the effects of the Rangers' defensive upgrade, I still worry that their staff doesn't miss enough bats, and holy hell does Vicente Padilla stink on ice. [post-chat update: Padilla placed on outright waivers and told to get out of Dodge by sundown]

I'll still take the Angels in the long race, thanks. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Vicente Padilla for Phil Hughes.
(X from Y)
The Yankees wouldn't include Hughes in a Johan Santana deal so .. (Will Carroll)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)What sort of return could thoroughly contributing veterans with a history of inconsistency and trouble (read Vicente Padilla, Milton Bradley) fetch in a trade?
(Or from Dallas)
Well, the way teams covet starting pitcher and as well as Padilla has been pitching, I would think the Rangers could get something decent back for him. Bradley is good but there's always a question of the baggage he carries and that scares some teams off. (John Perrotto)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableWell, it was quite a day. Mark Buehrle made the defensive play of the year on the first day of the season, Jason Heyward began the road to stardom at Carlos Zambrano's expense, and we decided that Vicente Padilla dressed in a white leather anything probably qualified as something better left unimagined. Thanks for joining us! (Dan Wade)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener Roundtable"bobbob1313 (Miami): With all of the ragging on the Vicente Padilla's of the world going on here, I've got to ask: Off the top of your heads, who is the worst opening day starter you can think of in recent memory? Is there a better (worse?) choice for this than Mark Hendrickson?"

I don't even know if Padilla was the worst opening day starter this year. I think Westbrook may hold the honors there. Or maybe Frank Francisco. (Colin Wyers)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener Roundtablebobbob1313 (Miami): With all of the ragging on the Vicente Padilla's of the world going on here, I've got to ask: Off the top of your heads, who is the worst opening day starter you can think of in recent memory? Is there a better (worse?) choice for this than Mark Hendrickson?

Hendrickson is certainly a good choice (no pun intended), but I distinctly remember one Carl Pavano, post-buttocks injury, taking the ball on Opening Day a couple years back. (Steph Bee)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener Roundtable"Vicente Padilla (Where ever I live): how much do I suck on a scale of 1 to Jose Lima?"

Everything is a matter of context, really. He's not a BAD pitcher, really sort of an averagish pitcher. But that gets obscured when you start comparing him to the typical opening-day starter, which is usually a well above average pitcher (even most bad teams are able to scrape together at least ONE pitcher better than Padilla). (Colin Wyers)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableColin, which makes it all the more disturbing that it was mentioned in connection with Vicente Padilla. (Dan Wade)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableSteph Bee (5:34:16 PM PT): PhillyFriar (Boston): Worse idea: tabbing Vicente Padilla as your Opening Day starter? Or the entire Giants lineup?

Neither is as bad as this woman my friend Bruce married. I just don't understand the attraction between some people. They have nothing in common, she's loud and abrasive and hates baseball, and belittles him constantly. Bruce would definitely have been better off with Padilla. (Steven Goldman)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtablePhillyFriar (Boston): Worse idea: tabbing Vicente Padilla as your Opening Day starter? Or the entire Giants lineup?

Easy: Padilla is your Opening Day starter for only one day and takes the ball only once every five days. The Giants' lineup is for the entire year. (Steph Bee)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableEnough of Vicente Padilla and company. I've got to see what's going on with Shaun Marcum. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableEnough of Vicente Padilla and company. I've got to see what's going on with Shaun Marcum. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableAnd there's Vicente Padilla, Dodgers' Opening Day starter, giving up a game-tying two-run homer to Garrett Jones. That went about 738 feet. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableAnd there's Vicente Padilla, Dodgers' Opening Day starter, giving up a game-tying two-run homer to Garrett Jones. That went about 738 feet. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5It is indeed hard to believe that Vicente Padilla is the Dodgers' last gasp. Who could have ever predicted that just two months ago as I wrote in On The Beat today. I'll give Ned Colletti credit. He did his due diligence and believed Padilla wouldn't be a problem like he was in Texas.
(John Perrotto)
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game OneOn Vicente Padilla, I realize his time with the Dodgers defines small sample size, but someone explain his BIP numbers. The Rangers had a very solid defense, Padilla had the same stuff, it's not like the Rangers weren't in a race. There's just no explanation I've heard that is anything other than *shrug*. (Will Carroll)
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game OneAre you ready for some football???

Oops... Wrong song. It's Vicente Padilla, so maybe it should be...

Are you ready for some needlessly hit batsmen? (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game OneAnd Vicente Padilla gets through the first on nine pitches, with a lone single by Chase Utley the sole blemish. Good start for the Dodgers. (Jay Jaffe)
 

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