• Brad Zunica Interview: TinCaps Clubhouse is Fun, But Zunica is All Business
  • June Recruiting Report for the SDSU Aztecs Football Team
  • A Visit With Storm’ Infielder Chris Baker
  • Cal Quantrill Interview: A Man on a Mission
  • Getting to Know Brad Wieck

Trade Possibilities: The San Diego Padres & The Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are currently the favorites to win the American League pennant. With a current record of 63-31, they are well on their way to winning the Western Division of the American League. They have a 16.5 game lead over the Mariners and there is relatively no chance that they blow that comfortable margin. The Astros are very young and have performed extremely well this season under manage A.J….

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Tijuana Xolos: The Top Five Argentine Players to Play for the Xolos

There is Argentine flavor surrounding the border city of Tijuana, as the Xolos gear up for the Apertura 2017 tournament. The new manager for Club Tijuana, Eduardo Coudet, hails from the South American country, as well as 10 players on the active roster. Coudet has brought in four Argentine players this offseason, including two of the team’s top signings in Gustavo Bou and Damian Musto. After this season, heroes can…

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Down on the Farm: July 19

The San Diego Padres’ affiliates were 3-4 on the day. The Chihuahuas were unable to get the offense going in Sacramento and lost 3-1. They only managed one run on the day and gave no run support to Dillon Overton, who had a decent start. The Chihuahuas put the ball in play only striking out six times on the day, but jut could not get the key hit when it…

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Pros and Cons to a Potential Promotion of Fernando Tatis Jr.

  As you may know, the Lake Elsinore Storm have a spot to fill with the promotion of shortstop Javier Guerra to Double-A San Antonio. Who is better to fill that void than TinCaps’ shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.? He is having a great year in Single-A, so he seems more than qualified to get the promotion to Lake Elsinore. Fernando Tatis Jr. really does deserve a promotion. He is swinging…

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Framing the Friars: Padres a No-Show in Series Finale Against Colorado

  The main story before the Padres’ series finale at the Colorado Rockies on July 19 was Clayton Richard winning the team’s Heart and Hustle award. Some teammates were interviewed by Fox Sports San Diego before the game started. Each player interviewed had nothing but good things to say about Richard’s work ethic and attitude, and how it translates on the field. As for the game, ironically, the Padres were…

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Does Brandon Maurer Have More Trade Value Than Brad Hand?

All-Star set up man, Brad Hand, has been rumored to have drawn interest from over 15 teams looking to trade, but does he hold the most trade value in the Padres’ bullpen? The most important pieces of a contending teams are usually their bullpen arms. More specifically the closer is one of, if not, the most important asset to top contenders looking for help. So far this season, Hand holds a…

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Down on the Farm: July 18

Padres’ affiliates were 3-4 on Tuesday night, with the Fort Wayne TinCaps having the day off. The Chihuahuas lost 7-6 in 12 innings, as Christian Villanueva stayed hot. He had three extra-base hits on the night, including his 18th home run of the year for the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate. He is hitting .299 on the year and could very well earn himself a call-up very soon. In San Antonio, the…

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Underrated Prospects the Padres Should Target

While Brad Hand will certainly fetch the Padres a huge prospect return when traded, the other trade chips on San Diego’s roster are a lot less likely to do so. Instead, names such as Trevor Cahill, Jhoulys Chacin, Clayton Richard, and Ryan Buchter will only inspire contending teams to give up their expendable ones. However, the Friars still have a great opportunity, as the club can steal massively talented, yet…

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Framing the Friars: Perdomo’s Struggles, Myers’ Slump, and Unexpected Sighs of Relief

  Luis Perdomo took the mound today looking to continue his success from his last start against the Cleveland Indians. Perdomo had a rough game from the jump, giving up a leadoff homer on his fourth pitch of the game. On a 1-2 count, Charlie Blackmon took Perdomo to deep right-center field to put the Rockies up early. The fun didn’t stop there for the Rockies. In the second, three…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Review: July 10-16

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6-14, 2 2B, 2 HR, 14 TB Now more than three months into the 2017 season, and Padres Triple-A outfielder Nick Buss continues to mash. After another solid week, Buss is now sporting a 168 wRC+ on the season and an OPS over 1.000. Despite Buss’ success, it remains increasingly unlikely that Buss will see any big league playing time this season, especially…

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Tijuana Xolos: Is Juan Martin Lucero Due for a Breakout Season?

There have been signings this off-season that may be overshadowing the talent that the Tijuana Xolos already have on their current roster. Particularly in the attack, the splash signing of Gustavo Bou from the Argentine League has left many forgetting about Juan Martin Lucero. The 25-year-old striker came over from the Malaysian League, and there was a concern initially if he could adapt to the Liga MX coming over from…

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Framing the Friars: Ho-Hum Another Padres Series Victory

  It’s becoming blasé.  Another series, another series win. The starting pitcher gives us a solid start. The bullpen does their thing. The bats come through in the clutch. The defense, while not the 2016 Cubs, makes the plays they’re supposed to make. The Padres are not only not tanking, they’re elevating.   In Sunday afternoon’s contest against the Giants, like Cortez the Killer (Neil Young reference), Hector Sanchez, the…

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