Philip Rivers: The Reason You Shouldn’t “Hate-Watch” the Chargers

April 25, 2017

I know, I know. Another article about the Chargers leaving and why you should or shouldn’t root for them. Well, this article is a little different for one reason: Philip Rivers. The kid from Alabama, who was traded to the Chargers on draft day, quickly became one of the most adored San Diegans of his era. You all remember the humbling that the Manning family put on the Chargers on…

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Ryan Schimpf is Setting an Early Example of Patience at The Plate

April 20, 2017

Last season we saw Ryan Schimpf blast home runs and extra base hits like he was taking batting practice. He hit 20 home runs, had 22 extra base hits, struck out 105 times, and walked just 42 times in 330 plate appearances. This season, however, he is taking a different approach at the plate. It is still very early in the season, but in his 59 plate appearances thus far, Schimpf…

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Morning After: Positive Takeaways From a Close Loss

April 6, 2017

  The Padres were coming off of a 4-0 shutout win Tuesday, that I was lucky enough to watch in person. I can tell you, there’s nothing more beautiful than watching thousands of angry and emotional fans file out of Dodger stadium. Brad Hand took the mound to close things out and the Padres pulled to 1-1 on the season. Last night however, wasn’t as beautiful as we had hoped….

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The Day After: Five Positives from Opening Day

April 4, 2017

You can look at yesterday’s 14-3 as an absolute embarrassment of a day. I can’t blame you for that, but don’t shun the game as whole. The entire Padres payroll ($34.5 million) is one million dollars less than what ace, Clayton Kershaw, is going to make this season. The Dodgers outspend the entire league, and the Padres hardly have any money to shell out currently. So relax. Plenty of good…

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San Diego Padres Fan Fest: All the Details for What’s in Store on April 1

March 27, 2017

The San Diego Padres have announced their annual Fan Fest! This year it will fall on Saturday, April 1st, at the beautiful Petco Park. Admission is FREE, but those who are planning to show up must pre-register (here) for your free tickets. Fans registering can get up to eight tickets. Gates for the Fan Fest will open up at 10:00 am for regular fans as you will be able to…

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What’s Up with Jered Weaver?

March 27, 2017

  Jered Weaver has spent the last 11 years with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, during which he has posted an impressive 150-93 win-loss record, with a 3.55 ERA. However in his last six seasons, Weaver has watched his ERA consecutively grow each season from a 2.41 to a 5.06. Last year, Weaver put up his career-worst in almost every category. His ERA jumped from a 4.64 to the…

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Everything You Need to Know About the Lake Elsinore Storm

March 25, 2017

  “The Storm” The Lake Elsinore Storm are the minor league Advanced Single-A baseball affiliate of the San Diego Padres. They have been an affiliate of the Padres since 2001. Prior to that they were an affiliate of the California Angels. The team plays at Peter Lehr Field. The stadium is called the “Lake Elsinore Diamond” and cost $24.3 million dollars to construct in 1994. Storm games may be heard…

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Who Should be Closing for Padres, Carter Capps or Brandon Maurer?

March 18, 2017

When you look at the possible starting rotation for the Padres, you get a little worried. However, when you peek into the bullpen, your hopes start to rise up a little bit more. More specifically, when you look at who could potentially be wrapping up games for the Friars when the score is close. Last season, we watched as the team turned starting pitcher Brandon Maurer into a closer after…

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Padres Still Pulling Young Talent: Sign Cuban Lefty 18-Year-Old Hurler Osvaldo Hernandez

March 13, 2017

  Since the international market opened up, the San Diego Padres have been hard at work bringing in the cream of the crop. Today, they brought in 18-year-old Cuban lefty, Osvaldo Hernandez, on a $2.5 million contract. Hernandez became an MLB free agent last month, and drew interest from a good number of solid clubs. The Padres had been in the mix for Hernandez since before his free agency was…

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Padres grab Collin Cowgill on Minor League Deal

February 10, 2017

The Padres seem to be overstocked in the outfield, however adding a veteran mind to a young and inexperienced outfield can do no harm. Collin Cowgill, the 30-year-old veteran outfielder, will be among the mix of non-roster invites (Rafael Ortega, Jabari Blash, and Nick Buss) battling for a spot on the major league roster this spring. The Padres may have remembered Collin Cowgill from the New York Mets opening day…

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Philip Rivers: A True San Diegan

February 9, 2017

The first round of the 2004 NFL Draft was one to forget for San Diego sports fans. Prior to the draft, and after being ordered by his daddy, Eli Manning decided that he would not play for the San Diego Chargers even if they drafted him. The Chargers did what the Chargers do, and chose to draft Eli anyway. Eli stood at the podium, looking like an upset seven-year-old who…

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The San Diego Gulls are Unstoppable on the Road

February 5, 2017

The San Diego Gulls have been impolite this year on the road. Since December 29 2016, the Gulls are 8-0-0-1 on the road and currently possess one of the longest win streaks in the AHL this season. It all started in Texas on December 29th. Andrew Welinski, Stefan Noesen, Kalle Kossila, and Jordan Samuels-Thomas all found the back of the net to push the Gulls over the Texas Stars 4-0….

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