Framing the Friars: Padres Rookies’ Breakout

June 29, 2017

Since the beginning of the season, Padres fans have known that the team will not be good, especially in the wins column. The only hope was that prospects from the Friars system could develop into players on the verge of stardom. To that end, today was an exceptional day, as the rookies helped San Diego to a 7-4 win over the Atlanta Braves. The rookie barrage started with walks earned…


Which Padres’ Prospects Should be Promoted Soon

June 22, 2017

Nothing but October baseball can match the grandeur of the MLB All-Star Game. The same can be said about each minor league summer classic. Even though the MiLB All-Star games don’t garner as much attention as the parent one, they carry more weight and importance, especially since the major league event will no longer have a home-field advantage rule attached to it. With the Fort Wayne Tincaps and the Lake…


Two Possible Targets for the Padres’ #69 Draft Pick

June 11, 2017

  When writing about the possible options the Padres could go with during the second round of the MLB Draft, including high-ceiling prepsters Jeter Downs and Drew Waters, the intrigue over whom San Diego could take afterwards became too much. As such, the Padres’ 69th overall pick during the Competitive Balance Round B, will be examined. Even though the chances of taking a quality future major league player diminishes incredibly…


Options For the Padres’ Second Round Draft Pick

June 8, 2017

  Since the end of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft, scouts and baseball writers alike have gone into great detail over which players will be drafted in the first round of this year’s draft. However, there are few sources one can access which will give them a look at who should be drafted in the second and later rounds. Thus, the purpose of this article will be to describe some…


The Book on New Padres’ Relievers Kirby Yates & Jose Valdez

May 23, 2017

Coming into the 2017 season, the bullpen was set to be the best asset of the San Diego Padres. However, throughout the season, the relief corps has massively struggled, with one of its biggest assets, Brandon Maurer, having a hard time keeping his head above water. In fact, in the last few weeks, his ERA has ballooned to 6.88. Even though this will ultimately come down since his FIP is 2.54…


Making a Case for Mackenzie Gore Over Hunter Greene in Upcoming Draft

May 21, 2017

Since the beginning of the year, Hunter Greene of Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles has garnered the respect of countless scouts. With a high-octane fastball capable of reaching 100 mph, Greene is this draft year’s version of Riley Pint. However, it’s his smooth delivery and quality athleticism (traits rarely seen in power pitchers from high school), which makes him a likely top-3 pick. As such, the Padres have…


Can Matt Szczur Help the Padres?

May 17, 2017

When the San Diego Padres traded for a Chicago Cubs outfielder by the name of Matt Szczur, it looked as if they were trying to win scrabble once again by using a player’s last name. They put a solid score in 2015, when they had Marc Rzepczynski and the time was right to rack up another high score. In the last week, the new Padre has played the part of…


Defending A.J. Preller’s Shady Trades

March 31, 2017

In business, it is never a good idea to deceive other businessmen as one’s credibility may be damaged without repair. This is especially true for the business of baseball, where a dishonest transaction has the possibility of not only ruining a general manager’s reputation, but also the talent of a team. Other teams simply won’t trust the unethical behavior, and thus will not be willing to part with good, but…


An Early Look at Padres’ 2018-2019 Free Agency Options

March 21, 2017

  Padres’ 2018-2019 Free Agency Shopping. With the Padres’ current payroll at an estimated $55,477,500 for the 2017 season, the team has seen some huge shifts in spending. Whereas two years ago Padres G.M., A.J. Preller, created the largest financial outlay in the team’s history, mainly due to the ill-fated acquisitions of Matt Kemp and James Shields, today there is a more conservative means of building a successful baseball team…