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…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

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,…

Read More >>

Should the Padres Bring Back Jon Jay in 2017?

November 5, 2016

It’s official. The 2016 Major League Baseball season is over. For a few clubs it will be a season to remember. For the San Diego Padres, save a few great moments, it was not the finest. I believe however, that 2016 will be remembered as the turning point during which the Padres’ strategy towards success finally became apparent. After the 2015 season, into the off-season and through the first half…

Read More >>

Joey Bosa is Showing the NFL that He’s the Real Deal

October 28, 2016

So, here we are in week eight of the 2016 NFL football season. The San Diego Chargers have gone from our city’s greatest lament, to a beacon of hope for the future in a matter of about three weeks. What has happened? Well, I personally think that during the first four weeks of the season the team was in an ongoing state of shock after losing several key components to…

Read More >>

Drew Kaser Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

October 20, 2016

In the latest turn of events, Charger’s punter and former holder Drew Kaser was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after his turnaround contribution to the Bolts’ victory over the Broncos on Thursday. He put four of his five punts inside the 20 and had a punt average of 47 yards. His longest went 60 yards. I’ll be the first to admit that after, even during, Kaser’s dreadful…

Read More >>

Hunter Henry is Looking Like a Much-Needed Offensive Weapon in Rookie Season with Chargers

October 13, 2016

Well, it’s been an excruciating season for the San Diego Chargers and their fans so far, hasn’t it? The tone of the season was seemingly set by the ridiculous fourth quarter loss in Kansas City in week one. Not only did the season start with the loss of a game, but the Bolts lost Keenan Allen, the receiver who was going to be one of Philip Rivers‘ favorite targets this…

Read More >>

Renfroe & Lamet Named Padres Minor League Players of the Year by MLB.com

October 7, 2016

The San Diego Padres are all about the future at this point. Over the last few seasons the team has taken us all on a personnel roller coaster ride. Most of us rose to varying levels of excitement in the winter of 2015 when A.J. Preller brought in a flurry of big names from around the league. Those of us who entertained that moment of excitement then experienced the drop-off…

Read More >>

Top Five Moments of the 2016 Padres Season

September 24, 2016

  When I was asked by my editor to do a top moments story for this Padres season, I thought about diverting from the straight and narrow. I thought about writing a “San Diego Padres 2016: the Good the Bad and the Ugly.” There is absolutely plenty of material to fill pages when focusing on each of those three aspects to the season. I want to be a realist. The…

Read More >>

Poway’s Own Alex Dickerson Makes a Bid for His Future in San Diego

September 17, 2016

I have a friend named Joe who played baseball at Poway High school from 2007-09. Joe’s quite a character and was even more so back in his high school years. My brother, his friends and I used to enjoy razzing Joe for his many zany high jinks and tall tales. There was one running-joke that stuck with us for years. Joe used to talk about a mythical creature named Dickerson…

Read More >>

Clayton Richard is Making a Strong Showing Upon Return to Padres in 2016

September 8, 2016

The 2016 San Diego Padres starting rotation has been unconventional to say the least. In total there have been 14 starters to take the mound over the span of the season. The Opening Day starter Tyson Ross, was shelled by a potent Dodgers lineup that day and hasn’t since pitched a game after sustaining a shoulder injury. Then, we all experienced the James Shields debacle predicating his shipment off to…

Read More >>