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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The Padres Bullpen Could Be Better Than We Thought

April 8, 2017

The San Diego Padres have one series under their belts in the freshly minted 2017 season. There were some things to like about the Padres’ performance during the recent four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, while there were other things that were just painful to watch. I personally subscribe to the “trust the process” perspective, and even though I know that this season is all about development and not…

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Luis Perdomo Should Make the Starting Rotation

March 30, 2017

We are now four days away from Opening Day 2017 and it’s getting exciting. This week, the San Diego Padres announced that Jhoulys Chacin will be the Opening Day starter, followed by Clayton Richard and Jered Weaver as the first three members of the rotation. It was also announced that Erick Aybar has won the starting job at shortstop and has been officially added to the roster. While some questions…

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Craig Stammen is Forcing Himself into Padres Bullpen

March 23, 2017

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece detailing the San Diego Padres’ potential opening day bullpen. You can check that out here. Since then, the roster has seen several changes and admittedly, some of my predictions have proved to be slightly off. Craig Stammen is one player in particular that I may have underestimated. He has been exceptionally good over the last few weeks in spring training and it’s…

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Wil Myers is Clearly the Face of the San Diego Padres

March 16, 2017

The San Diego Padres have put a whole lot of weight behind their plan to build a championship team from the ground up. The agenda has been formulated around a dramatic accumulation of very young, raw talent with high upside, to flood the farm system, and provide a bevy of options at essentially every position in the coming years. Much of this talent is coming from the international market; though…

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How Will the Padres Bullpen Look Come Opening Day

March 3, 2017

While there is quite a bit of uncertainty surrounding the San Diego Padres’ starting rotation, the bullpen may be an area of strength for the club in 2017. The rotation may not feature a host of known inning-eaters, but at least it appears that there will be a competent relief corps to hold the staff up. One of the most encouraging decisions that the team made during the off-season was…

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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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