Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:50:45 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy's start Friday, July 19, was scouted by the Kansas City Royals.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:50:14 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy's start Friday, July 19, was scouted by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates have been interested in acquiring a starting pitcher.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:05:52 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim likely will not be able to trade for San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy, because the two sides do not appear to be a match.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:36:02 -0700
The San Diego Padres are likely to trade 3B Chase Headley and OF Chris Denorfia, who are free agents at the end of the season. They're also fielding calls on CL Huston Street, SP Ian Kennedy and RP Joaquin Benoit.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:35:41 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are targeting San Diego Padres CL Huston Street and SP Ian Kennedy in trade talks, according to sources. The teams have discussed Street but have yet to include Kennedy in talks. The team is "lukewarm" on trading Kennedy, whom they have under contract for another year.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:24:41 -0700
San Diego Padres SPs Ian Kennedy, Tyson Ross and Odrisamer Despaigne will start the team's first three games after the All-Star break against the New York Mets.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:23:36 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy spent the offseason working on a mirror drill designed to make sure his left hip stays aligned with home plate to allow his front side to stay closed as long as possible. Pitching coach Darren Balsley suggested the drill to Kennedy, and Balsley also wants Kennedy to work slower in his delivery. "I felt it, but it was hard for me to change it. I felt I was under the ball a lot. It wasn't on top. When I feel that, I felt I was pushing the ball constantly," Kennedy said. "When I was throwing good … I felt I was on top of the ball. But every third outing or so, I was pushing it for some reason."
Fantasy Tip: Kennedy's skills from his excellent 2011 season are still intact. His HR/FB rate last year looks like an outlier, and with more attention to detail at PETCO, he should improve on 2013 rather easily.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:45:26 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy said he had a flaw in his mechanics in 2013. Pitching coach Darren Balsley suggested to Kennedy to stay back on the rubber a bit longer to allow him to finish his leg kick. "I was cutting it short and pushing the ball," Kennedy said. "Everything I did was up."
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:58:10 -0800
The San Diego Padres have avoided arbitration with SP Ian Kennedy by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $6.1 million.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:25:40 -0700
The San Diego Padres are hopeful SP Ian Kennedy will be able to regain his 2011 form, when he won 21 games and finished fourth in the National League Cy Young voting as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pitching coach Darren Balsley has watched video of both 2011, and the current season. "I've watched a lot of video (from this season), and it had been more thigh-high this year," Balsley said Monday, Aug. 12.