Can Chris Paddack Make a Strong Return in 2018?

November 16, 2017

On June 30th, 2016, the San Diego Padres traded Fernando Rodney to the Miami Marlins for a young, talented pitcher in Chris Paddack. At the time, Rodney was having a phenomenal season and the Marlins acquired him in order to bolster a weakened bullpen as they were looking to make a playoff push. The Padres would command a decent return, based on Rodney´s success at the time, and would acquire…


An Evaluation of the Padres Top 30 Ranked Prospects

November 12, 2017

All of the general managers in Major League Baseball have one goal: build a championship caliber team. Whether it be paying millions of dollars in free agency or drafting well and developing prospects, some GM’s will do whatever it takes to bring that championship trophy to their city. The New York Yankees were the first team to implement the idea that spending millions of dollars in free agency was the…


Can Colin Rea and Robbie Erlin Have an Impact in 2018?

November 7, 2017

There are many ways for teams to achieve success in baseball. Throughout the years, having a high quality pitching staff has been the biggest constant in regards to success. Sure, your team can put up a billion runs per game, but high quality pitching will always triumph in the end. Some of the most recent baseball dynasties, like the Giants for the past decade, have had incredible pitching staffs to…


Can Yangervis Solarte Play Shortstop Every Day for the Padres?

November 5, 2017

Defense wins championships. It’s a simple saying that sports fans around the world hear quite often. Its meaning? A solid defensive core of players can put any team in contention to win a championship, even when that particular team lacks a strong offense. Of the seven fielders that the pitcher has behind his back, one could argue that none is more important than the shortstop. Often regarded as the captain…


Is Christian Villanueva an Everyday Starter for the Padres?

November 2, 2017

Going into the 2017 MLB season, the San Diego Padres seemed to have a predicament on the left side of the infield. Without either a shortstop or third baseman of the future ready to play, the rebuilding Padres had to settle for what they had. With the signing of Erick Aybar to a one-year deal in the offseason, it looked like the Padres were going to give the reins of the…


Who are the San Diego Seals?

October 28, 2017

On August 30th, 2017, the National Lacrosse League announced that it would grant Alibaba Billionaire Joseph Tsai an expansion team in the city of San Diego. The National Lacrosse League is the third-largest indoor sports league in the United States, behind the NHL and the NBA, and is the premier lacrosse league in the world. Following the announcement that San Diego would receive a new team, on October 24th, Tsai…


PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook) Wil Myers

October 11, 2017

The 2017 Padres season, in a way, was better than expected. While the Padres posted an unimpressive record of 71-91, this year’s campaign was full of excitement in the form of young, talented players performing well and giving the fans hope for the future. While countless writers and analysts virtually confirmed that the Padres would not win more than 50-60 games at the maximum, the team exceeded expectations while also…


Padres Snapshot: Upcoming Things To Look Forward To in 2017

August 5, 2017

With the dog days of summer ending shortly, the San Diego Padres sit in an interesting spot. The team is coming off their first winning month since 2015 and the rebuilding Friars are 11 games below .500, a surprising mark for a team that was supposed to be one of the worst teams in baseball history. With all of that being said, the most interesting months of baseball are approaching…


San Antonio Missions: Dominance At The Back End

August 2, 2017

  The San Diego Padres may not have the best major league ball club, but the team is home to one of the best farm systems in all of baseball. With incredible talent spread across all levels, it is no surprise that the Padres farm system is often referred to as the deepest and most talented in the majors. Last season the El Paso Chihuahuas won the PCL title. The…


The Brad Hand Sweepstakes: Washington Nationals

July 29, 2017

With the trade deadline approaching, the San Diego Padres are in a fantastic position. With the club enduring a full-blown rebuild, general manager A.J. Preller and the Padres’ front office will clearly be looking to sell. With that being said, the Padres possess one of the most coveted assets of this years trade deadline in the form of 27-year-old left-handed pitcher Brad Hand.  The all-star reliever has been one of…


What is Brad Hand’s Trade Value?

May 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres claimed left-handed pitcher, Brad Hand, off waivers from the Miami Marlins in April of 2016. At the time, Hand was a struggling starter, posting a 4.00+ ERA in his career as a starter with the Marlins. The Padres were unsure of where the lefty would fall in their struggling pitching staff, and would eventually delegate him to the bullpen. Hand, embracing his new role, has quietly…


The Strikeouts are Coming for Trevor Cahill

April 27, 2017

On January 20th, 2017 the San Diego Padres signed Oceanside native, Trevor Cahill, to a 1-year/$1.75 million dollar contract. Cahill was coming off a strong season out of the bullpen for the World Series Champion Cubs, in which he was 4-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 50 games. However, Cahill was not looking for a bullpen spot with the Padres. While Cahill had offers of greater caliber from other teams, he…