In a new recurring trend, Marver dropped the ball last week AGAIN in getting out the hot, new weekly digest: This Week In Padres Twitter. It’s clear that Marver doesn’t recognize the prestige of the weekly Jaggy Award for best tweet of the week. Hopefully we can all shame Marver into focusing less time on Chargers tweets, and more fulfilling his obligations right here on Gwynntelligence.com. Let’s get to the links.
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Padres Blogosphere Posts:
As a staunch defender of Chipotle, I was pleased to see that Wil Myers is still a frequent customer. Jodes did a great Spring Training report.
I’m a sucker for any kind of uncommonly seen statistical analysis. Jay Stokes did an analysis finding correlation with Spring team OPS and regular season performance. No analysis is perfect, but most analyses are interesting, and this one was interesting.
I could never leave out a post dedicated to all time Padres fan favorite Akinori Otsuka, complete with his Corky’s commercial.
For a little bit of fantasy porn, Fangraphs took a look at what kind of performances the Padres would need to sniff the last Wild Card Spot (in actuality, the best they could do was get them to within 4 wins of the Wild Card given this dire roster). Not surprisingly, it involves most of the roster having 90th percentile outcomes, which while it might be realistic that one or two reach those levels, it is decidedly unlikely that it happens to this degree. But then again, it’s fantasy porn. Just jerk off and forget about it.
The Golden Age of Padres Podcasts:
This week, The Kept Faith brought in their most illustrious guest, me. We talked Jabari Blash, WBC, and solidifed the fact that Rookie of the Year is a better baseball movie than Little Big League.
This episode of Generally Speaking, with John Gennaro, was one of the best, if not THE best. Longer form than the usual 30 minute episodes, Steven Woods shows why he should have been the slam dunk choice to handle 94.9 Padres duties. The dude is not only interesting and compelling to listen to, this podcast makes it very apparent that he knows his baseball and he cares about the game. In short, he’s the anti-Herrera. If only 94.9 weren’t run by a complete dummy, we’d have radio coverage to be proud of.
File Photo of Kevin Callahan, the architect of the 94.9 Padres Radio suckage
Tweet of The Week:
This one was an oldie but goodie and resurfaced via retweets after the 0.5 out of 10 soreness level that Jeff Sanders reported for Manuel Margot led to 3 weeks out of the game.
Terrible Marver Tweet Of The Week:
This week, we are unveiling a new feature here on This Week In Padres Twitter, and especially during weeks that Marver fails to get this post together. We’ll highlight Marver’s absolute worst tweet of the week and lay tons of ridicule down on him. The hardest part will be narrowing it down to one!
This was just a dreadful tweet.
To be fair, Marver also was in the running for this week’s Jaggy award with this one:
I will always value people that tweet about what an out of touch, paid shill Bill Center is.
You have these good feelings about that great Bill Center burn, and then Marver goes and does this:
SHUT UP ABOUT THE CHARGERS ALREADY.
Anyways, the first tweet is by far the worst, and is the inaugural Terrible Marver Tweet of the Week.