Is Dusty Coleman Here to Stay?

August 11, 2017

San Diego Padres shortstop Dusty Coleman took a day off on Thursday afternoon after five straight starts. This break for Coleman came on the heels of an 0-3 night at the plate on Wednesday, during an 8-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. I first became aware of Coleman during spring training. I saw the squad play the Oakland Athletics at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona on March 18th. During that…

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Is it Time for Luis Perdomo to Turn the Page?

August 5, 2017

In the week prior to Opening Day, I wrote a piece entitled, Luis Perdomo Should Make the Starting Rotation. During the offseason, there was a significant amount of debate amongst San Diego Padres fans, as to whether the 23-year-old RHP should return to the MLB roster, or be sent down to the lower levels for further conditioning. After being in favor of the latter for most of the winter, I…

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Padres Trade Rumors: A Landing Spot for Clayton Richard?

July 27, 2017

Trades, Trades, Trades. With less than a week to go before the 2017 trade deadline, serious MLB fans are checking their phones constantly so as not to miss the latest updates. The San Diego Padres have long been expected to be one of the major selling teams on the market this season as they stand far away from contention and completely focused on the future. Like a whirlwind that blew…

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The Progression of Austin Hedges has Been Impressive

July 16, 2017

It’s kind of hard to believe that the 2017 baseball season is already at the halfway point. I have to admit, this one feels like it’s gone by pretty fast. That may not be such a bad thing seeing as the team is nowhere near contention, which perfectly aligns with expectations. I’m sure that every San Diego Padres fan would love to possess a remote control that would allow them…

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What’s Next for Allen Cordoba?

July 1, 2017

On Saturday night Allen Cordoba left the game following his first at bat after being hit on the wrist by an errant pitch from Detroit Tigers’ starter Anibal Sanchez. At that moment, fans of the San Diego Padres took a collective gasp as they were faced with the potential of losing one of the team’s brightest young players to injury. Fortunately, X-Rays were negative and Cordoba did not have to…

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Is Clayton Richard the Ace of the Staff?

June 24, 2017

The San Diego Padres were not expected to field a dominant starting rotation in 2017. One indicator of this was the team’s decision to sign veteran free-agent Jared Weaver in the off-season, who at this point in his career is barely able to get his velocity into the mid-eighties. Another indicator was the team naming a fellow middling, veteran, free-agent signee, Jhoulys Chacin, as the opening day starter, which was…

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Jose Pirela; The Diamond in the Rough?

June 14, 2017

Dwelling in the cellar at 25-40, the 2017 season has been a work in progress for the San Diego Padres. There are no surprises here. Everyone with some sense was expecting the season to look something like this. Has it been all bad? No, not at all. At the close of May, the club managed a 10-game stretch during which they went 7-3 and swept the Chicago Cubs in the…

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San Diego Padres Injury Update

June 2, 2017

  With the month of May officially in the books, the San Diego Padres enter into June with a 22-33 record, tied with the San Francisco Giants for last place in the N.L. West. Few could have predicted the Padres’ company down in the cellar at this point in the season, but nonetheless, it’s true. At least it’s something of a concession for Padres fans during the “tank” year. While…

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The Case to Bring Carlos Asuaje Back to the Padres

May 28, 2017

With a record of 17-31, the San Diego Padres have utterly met expectations. For a short time, there was hope among some that the team would surprise the baseball world, and prove the many analysts who predicted a dismal season for the Friars wrong. Most fans acknowledged that during this rebuilding year, the team was on track for a losing season; maybe even headed for the worst record in MLB….

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A Day in Honor of Tony Gwynn, Our Hometown Hero

May 11, 2017

Tuesday May 9, 2017, would have been Anthony Keith Gwynn Sr.’s 57th birthday. In his honor, the City of Poway held the Tony Gwynn Memorial Statue Dedication Ceremony at the Lake Poway Ballfield at 10:30 am. This event was attended by the Gwynn family, as well as close friends and a large gathering of fans. It was a celebration of the life of Gwynn, who passed away almost three years…

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Padres Series Recap: Giants Bullpen Implodes as the Padres Take Series

April 30, 2017

The San Diego Padres took another series win from the San Francisco Giants, and this time it was on the road. I don’t like to say “I told you so,” but I called this outcome in my series preview. I said that if the Padres starters could keep games close into the fifth and sixth innings, the offense and bullpen would pick them up and the team could win two…

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Series Preview: Padres Head to Bay Area for Three-Game Set with Giants

April 27, 2017

The San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants have spent the week battling simultaneously to stay out of the cellar of the N.L. West. The Giants split their recent four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers at home, while the Padres lost their last series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road, three games to one. Pitching inconsistency and strikeouts have been issues for the Padres over the last…

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