The San Diego Padres will announce on Monday that the have released veterans Tadihito Iguchi, and Brett Tomko. Iguchi signed a one year deal with the Padres and had an extremely disappointing season. Tomko was with the Friars for the 20th time, and FF expects KT to sign him yet again next season after being released. The Friars are set to expand their 25 man roster to at least 30 on Monday, including touted prospects Matt Antonelli and Wade LeBlanc. The Padres will continue to use the remaining games to gage their young talent, seeing the young players, such as Will Venable over the Padres 5-1 homestand gives FF a glimmer of hope that the Padres struggles will be short lived...a small glimmer.
Lefty Wil Ledezma was claimed off waivers earlier this week by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Padres great, Trevor Hoffman, blew a save Sunday that would have given Jake Peavy his 10th victory of the season. Peavy hasn't been as dominant as he was last year (tough to repeat as the triple crown, and Cy Young winner), but has deserved far better than the 9-9 record.