Luis Urias May be a Long Shot at Shortstop for Padres

February 23, 2017

With spring training in full swing, the excitement builds, as the Padres begin to piece together their opening day roster. The task of narrowing down the field is at hand. It seems like the only two players that have their starting roles locked down at this point are Wil Myers at first and Austin Hedges at catcher. As the weeks unfold, position battles will give birth to numerous story lines…

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Should Steve Garvey’s Number be Unretired?

February 12, 2017

  October 6, 1984 is a date in San Diego sports history that will forever be cherished. It was game four of the National League Championship Series at Jack Murphy Stadium. The Chicago Cubs were leading the San Diego Padres two games to one, in a best of five series. For the Padres, it was do or die. If they lost the game it would shatter their chances of making…

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A Look at the Padres 2017 Coaching Staff

February 5, 2017

  It’s morning time for the rebuilding San Diego Padres. For the last few seasons there’s been a lot of “out with the old and in with the new.” Since 2014 there has been a stream of youthfulness that has taken a hold of the franchise, starting with the hiring of a young, first-time general manager in A.J. Preller. Before the 2016 season the team hired a young, first-time manager…

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Is Jhoulys Chacin a Lock as a Starter for the Padres in 2017?

January 27, 2017

The word on the street is that the San Diego Padres may be fielding Major League Baseball’s weakest starting rotation in 2017. Some critics even claim that this rotation will be exceptionally bad. The worst seen in years. Could this be accurate? On paper, maybe. It’s true, if nothing exceptional happens with this rotation during the upcoming season, it might be bad. If there are no breakout performances or veteran…

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Paul Clemens Wants a Spot in 2017 Rotation

January 14, 2017

In 2016 the Padres put 14 different starters on the mound. There was a grab bag of veterans, rookies, and castoffs that took the hill to fill in rotation voids caused by injuries and trades. The season appeared to be a lost cause at a relatively early point. Sure, every team faces adversity during the course of a baseball season, and injuries happen, but for the Padres it was like…

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Will Jabari Blash Smash or Crash in 2017?

January 7, 2017

It wasn’t so long ago that Jabari Blash was a hot topic among San Diego Padres fans and analysts. On December 10, 2016, the Padres announced that they had acquired outfielder Blash from the Oakland Athletics as the player to be named later to complete their December 2, 2015 trade for infielder Yonder Alonso. It was part of the same trade that brought LHP Drew Pomeranz over to San Diego,…

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Alex Dickerson Deserves a Serious Look in 2017

December 31, 2016

There are only 47 days left until pitchers and catchers report to spring training. It’s about this time when the season starts feeling near. Hot stove talk has been fun this off-season, and it will continue to be, with plenty of deals left to be made before opening day. It’s exciting to explore the various options that a club may have in filling out roster holes, but at this point…

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Should Manuel Margot Start the 2017 Season in Triple-A to Protect His Service Time?

December 23, 2016

Remember just a few years back, in 2015, when the Padres were the “winners of the off-season”? General Manager A.J. Preller and his team did the unprecedented in San Diego and brought in a handful of impact players. I remember I was getting some newspapers from the gas station to wrap up dishes for a house move. The stack of papers that I brought home headlined the Matt Kemp trade….

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Can Luis Torrens Become the Padres’ Catcher of the Distant Future?

December 17, 2016

Almost two weeks ago the Padres finally did the inevitable and traded Derek Norris. He went to the Washington Nationals for prospect RHP Pedro Avila. This was a positive and necessary move, another nod towards the youth movement, as it finally opened up the starting role for Austin Hedges behind the dish. In return, the Padres received another solid piece of young pitching depth to look forward to. I like…

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Is Korean Baseball Phenom Eric Thames a Fit For the Padres?

November 22, 2016

It’s hot stove season folks. We’re officially into it. For some, this is the most exciting part of baseball fandom. The insiders are currently abuzz with fresh rumors of potential moves. Fans wait with bated breath as their teams add and subtract to create something new. There’s nothing like re-imagining the puzzle, hoping that the updated formula might finally be the one. San Diego Padres fans are beginning to accept…

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Should the Padres Bring Back Fernando Rodney in 2017?

November 19, 2016

I’m going to cut to the chase. I absolutely believe that the San Diego Padres should bring Fernando Rodney back in 2017. Just to be upfront, I haven’t heard or seen anything connecting the Padres to Rodney moving forward, but it would just make so much sense. I have a little theory that if the Padres can put together a steady (not necessarily dominant) rotation and a deep, strong bullpen…

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Should Padres Sign Free-Agent LHP Jorge De La Rosa?

November 11, 2016

Well, the election season is over. So is the World Series. Recently, I’ve found myself in transition between daydreaming about all the ways the San Diego Chargers could win the rest of their games this season and what my ideal San Diego Padres roster for 2017 would look like. While we are in the thick of football season, the 2016-17 MLB free agent market officially opened for business this week,…

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