• Alan Garcia Interview: Sometimes Life Throws Curveballs
  • Brad Zunica Interview- Productive 2017 Will Lead to Future Success
  • Blake Hunt Interview- Early Adjustments Have Paid Dividends
  • Franchy Cordero Interview: Love For the Glove
  • Mason House Interview: Arriving Late to the Party

Ending the Concept of “Padres University”

The Padres’ franchise has always had trouble when it comes to developing a sense of tradition and cultivating a winning philosophy. There are many reasons why the team has failed to become relevant in Major League Baseball over the years. Among the issues is the franchise’s failure to keep their own cultivated talent (whether they were acquired via trade or homegrown) and build a winning team around them. That’s the…

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Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #39 Walker Lockett

Background Drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres, Andrew Lockett has appeared in 78 games over the course of the last six seasons. Even with his solid draft pedigree, Lockett has been consistently held back by a variety of injuries. Over his first four seasons in the Padres’ organization from 2012-2015, Lockett only threw 118 and a third innings in total. Sure,…

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Top 3 Players in Club Tijuana’s History in Honor of 11th Anniversary

  Club Tijuana has gone a long way since playing their games at the CREA (Basically Tijuana’s YMCA). They celebrated their 11th anniversary yesterday. The Tijuana Xolos have a short, but successful history, gaining promotion to Mexico’s top league in 2011 and winning a Liga MX title shortly after in the 2012 Apertura season. The border city team has had some great players over the years like Pablo Aguilar, Cristian…

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Gabriel Arias: The 17 Year-Old Phenom is Turning Heads

If you thought Fernando Tatis Jr. was impressive in 2017, I ask you to please also consider 17 year-old Gabriel Arias. Possibly one of the fastest rising prospects in the San Diego Padres’ farm system currently. Arias, who signed with the Padres out of Venezuela for $1.9 million in July 2016, got his first taste of professional baseball in 2017, spending time both in the Arizona League, as well as…

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Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #40 Rocky Gale

As wild as it is to say, we are less than a month to pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training. Despite the free agent market being historically slow, with many of the top free agents still remaining unsigned halfway through January, Spring Training is now just around the corner. With 40 days to go until the Padres have their first Spring Training game against the Seattle Mariners on February…

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Nick Margevicius: The Left-Handed Prospect Hardly Anyone is Talking About

The rise of the San Diego Padres’ farm system has been well documented. Since A.J. Preller took over as the team’s general manager in August of 2014, he has found multiple avenues in which to rejuvenate a farm system that had always been solid, yet unspectacular. One way Preller has been able to bring in talent like no Padres’ GM before him has been through the amateur draft. 12 of…

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Sockers Remain Undefeated, Cruise Past Stars 8-3

The San Diego Sockers (10-0) continued their winning ways after a sweep of the Turlock Express, this time beating the Tacoma Stars (5-7) thanks to solid defensive play and a hat trick by midfielder Brandon Escoto. The Sockers played with heavy hearts after learning of the sudden passing of Erick Tovar’s sister, Ana Catalina, and took a moment of silence before the game in her memory. The first quarter began…

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Extending a (Brad) Hand: Reliever to Remain a Friar Through 2020

  Long live the Hand puns. Reports from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports broke news today of a three-year contract extension for San Diego Padres reliever Brad Hand. The deal will keep the left-hander in San Diego through the 2020 season with a club option for 2021, and is reportedly worth $19.75 million in guaranteed money. The extension offers a degree of stability to…

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Tijuana Xolos Liga MX CL 18 Week 2 Recap: Lajud Shines Again, Chavez Scores For Win Over Necaxa

On Friday, the Tijuana Xolos had their first home game of the Clausura 2018 season, hosting Necaxa at the Estadio Caliente. It was a cold night in the border city as over 20 thousand fans filled the Mictlan hopeful for a positive start to Diego Cocca’s tenure at the club. The Argentine manager achieved this with a bit of luck and heroics from goalkeeper Gibran Lajud. Cocca went with a…

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Esteury Ruiz: The Next Big Thing?

If there’s one thing that Padres’ minor leaguer Esteury Ruiz can do, it is undoubtedly hit. The young Ruiz, who was signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Kansas City Royals in July 2015 for $100,000 as a 16-year-old, has carried a .331 career batting line. While it’s across just over 400 at-bats in his young career, and that’s obviously bound to regress, it is still impressive nonetheless as…

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The San Diego Padres Alumni Division MUST BE Embraced

*This piece was originally written last year, little has been done to rectify the problem. The alumni division has arguably been the most neglected area in the history of the San Diego Padres. The Padres Hall Of Fame was a nice touch, but was extremely overdue and seemed rushed solely for all-star game purposes. The fan base sees this. They are not dumb. Presently, there are dozens upon dozens of…

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