The Padres released infielder Gordon Beckham earlier this month, as first indicated on the Pacific Coast League’s transactions log. The move came back on March 14, it seems, although there was never a formal announcement from the club.
Beckham, 33, inked a minor league pact with San Diego early in February but had a rough showing in camp. Although he drew five walks, Beckham was also hitless in 14 at-bats. He spent the 2019 campaign with the Tigers, hitting .215/.271/.372 with six homers, a dozen doubles and a pair of triples in 240 trips to the plate.
Beckham made his big league debut just one year after being selected with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2008 draft by the White Sox. He wasn’t able to replicate a strong rookie campaign, though, and eventually settled in as a journeyman utility infielder. He’s appeared in the big leagues each year since 2009, but Beckham carries a tepid .237/.300/.367 slash in 3782 plate appearances as a big leaguer.
Gordon, probably Gordon’s parents, Mrs Beckham, maybe Padres fans
Maybe David Beckham, Maybe Mel C
Padre fans don’t care. The Padres have plenty of other under-performing players to take his place.
Both parts of the statement.
I thought Beckham was going to be a an excellent player. Boy did I ever miss on that one. Oh well…..he made some cash and did something I could only dream of.
Like to see him back with White Sox. 28 man
Why, the last time he played for the pale hose was 2015 and he hit a monster .209 in 100 games and hasn’t come close to playing that many games in a season since….and please not “metrics” showing his overall value in some obscure stat….don’t you think you can find a kid in the organization that can give the team that or better performance at a younger and most cost efficient age?
Time for Gordo to find a new career!
Yap – your probably right. Ok infield coach at a JC. I’d like to say batting coach but
dynamite drop in monty
Beckham evokes fond memories of the Chris Getz era
That’s why you can never have enough prospects. Most of them don’t pan out, no matter how good they look in the minors.
Having workes in that organization at the same time, I can tell you that KW was on an island with his belief that Beckham was ready in 2009. Belief among scouts was that he should have stayed in Double A all year – organizational reports filled out at the end of the season favored Beckham starting 2010 in Double A. Some even felt Saladino was the better prospect. There was a lot going on with him that fans didn’t see. Guy was great in front of a mic but was generally a scared kid who couldnt say no to anyone, at times took on too much outside baseball and let those added responsibilities affect his preparation – such as missing weights and batting practice consistently during his MiLB days.
Him & Dustin Ackley—what the heck happened? Augie Schmidt, Mike Kelly, Steve Chilcott, Shawn Abner as well—how are these scouts just so WRONG?
Ackley’s last appearance in the bigs was with N.Y yankees and he got hurt. In 18′ hit .285 in AAA saltlake. They didn’t pull him up for $ so he lost interest. Made 17mil. In 7 yrs with Boras now has 3 kids he’s raising and in great health and loves staying home raising his 3 kids with my daughter.
Beckham should get a pension too. I think it’s what 8 service years to get that?
dave frost nhlpa
Has the worst ADD I have ever seen in an adult.
Quintessential play of the last decade for the White Sox was Beckham and Conor Gillaspie bollixing an infield pop with two outs in the ninth against the Mets.
Is that Bo Jackson!
Prime target for John Mozeliak
What’s it like having someone live in your head 24/7?
The funniest damn part of your comment is everytime I mention Gepetto Mozeliak, you chime in. So let me ask you. What’s it like for you as I’m in your head 24/7?
dynamite drop in monty
That’s not how it works
You must be a Democrat. Everything is a one way street.
I haven’t been on here in months, genius. Yet, as soon as I come back, here you are on an article unrelated to the cardinals, bringing up Mozeliak. It’s pathetic. You’re pathetic. Such a bitter, miserable person who goes around spewing vitriol for no reason whatsoever.
For the sake of the rest of the world let’s hope you haven’t reproduced.
And here you are…
Couldn’t agree more, dude has some serious issues.
Lock is the biggest troll there is…it’s pathetic
Reading posts here for a long time, finally decided to join in. 65 yr old ex-ballplayer to a college level, born and raised on the South Side of Chi-Town- 2005 allows me to die in peace.
I though Beckham was going to be another Michael Young when I watched him play in his standout initial season- unfortunately, though it turned out to be his only one.
He looked like the ideal #2 hole guy, lots of doubles, some long balls mixed in, and an outstanding glove at 2B (he never did lose that, anyway).
I would guess at age 33 his career is about done.
Idk if there’s much left for this dude , maybe a bench role on the Pirates ,,
Big question is when is dozers opt out date
All because he retweeted that hilarious video of college player vs pro player
My White Sox fan friend originally said he wouldn’t trade the entire Padres team for Beckham.
That’s how good he may may have been back when he came up.
How things change with age.
I’m just surprised Preller signed him. Still waiting for Profar to get cut.
Don’t hold your breath on that
Remember when Profar was an untouchable prospect? Pepperidge Farms remembers.
Profar was actually the #1 prospect in baseball. And people wonder why I don’t put much stock in prospect lists and draft picks …
Beckham and Darwin Barney looked like solid hitters and really good glove men.
Then came year 3 of their careers.
Ackley’s last appearance in the bigs was with N.Y yankees and he got hurt. In 18′ hit .285 in AAA saltlake. They didn’t pull him up for $ so he lost interest. Made mil. In 7 yrs with Boras now has 3 kids he’s raising and in great health and loves staying home raising his 3 kids with my daughter.