PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook): Clayton Richard

November 17, 2017

The man with the most innings pitched at Petco Park is going to be back in a Padres uniform through 2019. The 34-year-old veteran ate 197.1 innings for the Padres last season, the most of all Padres pitchers last season. At the age in which most pitchers reliability starts to decline, the ground ball pitcher has been the most reliable of pitchers for the Padres. Positives Innings Eater Richard’s 4.75…

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Should the Padres Consider Bringing Back Brandon Morrow?

November 17, 2017

The Padres have already checked in on around 50 free agents since the end of the World Series. One thing that A.J. Preller and Darren Balsley have been exceptionally good at over the past couple seasons is signing veteran arms, allowing them to rejuvenate their careers, and then flipping them for prospects. We’ve seen it with guys like Joaquin Benoit, Ryan Buchter, and even a 39-year-old Fernando Rodney. This trend could…

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PNO (Positives Negatives Outlook): Jabari Blash

November 15, 2017

Jabari Blash was traded to the San Diego Padres in December of 2015 by the Oakland Athletics after they claimed him off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. Jabari made his big league debut for the Padres in April of 2016, and since then, he has been more or less an anomaly. 251 players were drafted before Jabari Blash in the 2010 June Amateur Draft, a class that has proven to…

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Farewell Frequent Flyer: A Thank You to Kevin Quackenbush

November 10, 2017

Kevin “The Quack” Quackenbush was drafted by the Padres in the 8th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft. On October 2, 2017 he was granted free agency and just six days later he was signed by the Cincinnati Reds. So, we say thank you and farewell to the man who came in and did whatever the Padres needed without hesitation. It was April 25, 2014, Quackenbush had recently…

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Padres Ink Clayton Richard for $6-Million Through 2019 Season

September 20, 2017

The San Diego Padres and starting pitcher Clayton Richard came to an agreement Wednesday afternoon on a two-year deal. Richard was originally acquired by the Padres in July of 2009, when the team traded Jake Peavy to the Chicago White Sox. He had some successful years with the Friars in his first stint with the club. After the 2013 season, he hung around in free agency until the Diamondbacks took…

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Lacrosse? What You Need to Know About San Diego’s Newest Professional Franchise

September 2, 2017

On Wednesday, the National Lacrosse League announced that the city of San Diego and owner Joe Tsai would be gifted the leagues 10th official franchise. Joe Tsai, with a net worth of over $11 billion, is the Executive Vice Chairman of Alibaba. Tsai is a former lacrosse player himself, playing for Yale back in the 1980s. He paid $5 million to be the sole owner of the San Diego lacrosse…

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The Padres Made Right Move in Keeping Brad Hand at Deadline

August 1, 2017

All month long we’ve been speculating what kind of return the Padres could get for Brad Hand, who has been on fire since being claimed by the team last April. The trade deadline came and went, and to the benefit of the Padres, Hand is still in San Diego. Many saw Brad Hand as the Padres best option to bring in some more top prospects to fatten up the system…

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Could the Padres Reach Their “Hand” into Dodgers’ Prospect Pool?

July 30, 2017

  Three teams have recently emerged to be top bidders for Padres now closer Brad Hand, the Nationals, the Astros, and the Dodgers. The Dodgers being the only team of the three to have a top-10 farm system. A year ago, the Dodgers ranked number one overall, but the graduating of some top prospects and the growth of other systems has seen them fall down the list a few numbers….

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The Padres-Royals Deal Makes the Friars Better and Here’s Why

July 28, 2017

Monday morning the Padres struck a deal with the Kansas City Royals. The Friars sent over Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter and bring in Travis Wood, Matt Strahm, and rookie ball infielder Esteury Ruiz. Friar fans all over the Twitter-sphere have blown up about this trade, making it seem like A.J. Preller dropped the ball with this one. Now that we’ve had a couple of days to read up…

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Can Javier Guerra Improve in Double-A?

July 23, 2017

Javier Guerra was the top prospect for the Padres a couple of seasons ago, that was before his very rough 2016 performance in High-A Lake Elsinore. This season, Guerra has certainly bounced back a bit and now has his first Double-A performance under his belt. In his first two games, Guerra went 0-8 with three strikeouts (all three Ks came in his debut). On the defensive side, things went a…

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Does Brandon Maurer Have More Trade Value Than Brad Hand?

July 19, 2017

All-Star set up man, Brad Hand, has been rumored to have drawn interest from over 15 teams looking to trade, but does he hold the most trade value in the Padres’ bullpen? The most important pieces of a contending teams are usually their bullpen arms. More specifically the closer is one of, if not, the most important asset to top contenders looking for help. So far this season, Hand holds a…

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Framing the Friars: Perdomo’s Struggles, Myers’ Slump, and Unexpected Sighs of Relief

July 18, 2017

  Luis Perdomo took the mound today looking to continue his success from his last start against the Cleveland Indians. Perdomo had a rough game from the jump, giving up a leadoff homer on his fourth pitch of the game. On a 1-2 count, Charlie Blackmon took Perdomo to deep right-center field to put the Rockies up early. The fun didn’t stop there for the Rockies. In the second, three…

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