San Diego Padres Winter League Update #4

December 13, 2016

Week by week it seems like more and more players within the Padres’ organization are venturing out to winter leagues around the globe in order stay active during the off-season. A few prospects within the organization have even made it out to Australia to participate in the ABL. Carlos Asuaje and Daniel Bravo still did not get any playing time with their respective teams this week. Another player who has…


San Diego Padres Winter League Update #3

December 5, 2016

We are coming off a very busy week in the San Diego Padres organization. Catcher Derek Norris was traded to the Washington Nationals in exchange for young pitcher Pedro Avila. Also, several players were non-tendered, including some guys who were participating in Winter League baseball. This would include Hector Sanchez, who had just joined a club in Venezuela, fan-favorite Alexi Amarista, and utility player Jose Pirela. Pirela has looked great in the Venezuelan League,…


San Diego Padres Winter League Update #2

November 27, 2016

Another week of off-season baseball has passed. This week really turned out to be a busy week for the San Diego Padres organization. A couple of players were released and a few were added to the 40-man roster. Leonel Campos, who had been playing winter league ball, is no longer with the Padres, as he is now with the Toronto Blue Jays organization. The Jays put a claim in on…


San Diego Padres Weekly Winter League Update #1

November 18, 2016

The 2016 MLB season is officially over, the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series. Awards are presently being given out and free agents are starting to be picked up. The baseball season as a whole is never really over. Especially for a franchise like the San Diego Padres who are looking to rebuild their team from within. Players must give it their all to progress and become key members…


Former Friar, Joe Thatcher Retires

November 17, 2016

It was recently reported by Pedro Velazco of the Kokomo Tribune that former Friars’ reliever, Joe Thatcher, has called it quits. The man who had been a lefty specialist in the San Diego Padres pen a few seasons ago has put an end to his MLB career. Thatcher spent parts of seven seasons with the San Diego Padres as a member of their bullpen. The man from Kokomo, Indiana started…


Things to Look Forward to in 2017: Luis Perdomo & His Progression

November 16, 2016

Luis Perdomo. A man who posted a 5.71 ERA in the 2016 season. Just how exciting can that be? His numbers make him look as promising as the original Luis Perdomo, the Padres pitcher from 2009. Well, he is the perfect example that stats do not tell the full story on just how good a player is or has the potential to be. Luis Perdomo started off as a Rule-5…


Things to Look Forward to In 2017: The Return of Cesar Vargas

November 9, 2016

The 2016 San Diego Padres season was filled with many highs and lows. The year had amazing catches, a few stolen bases of home, a couple of memorable walk-off base hits, the arrival of exciting prospects, a couple of front office scandals, and everything in between. In addition to all these moments there were several players who came out of nowhere and made an impact on the team. Ryan Schimpf,…


Padres Series Recap: Padres Swept by Diamondbacks in Season Finale

October 3, 2016

The 2016 MLB regular season is finally complete. As a San Diego Padres fan, there definitely is this sense of relief. The 2016 season was horrible when it came to wins and loses. Fittingly enough, the Padres would get swept in their last series of the season. The Diamondbacks would take all three games to avoid finishing last in the N.L. West. Unfortunately, that title would now fall to the…


Padres Series Preview: Padres Head to Desert to Wrap Up 2016 Season

September 30, 2016

The 2016 MLB season is now in it’s final days. We pretty much have a clear picture of the teams who will continue their journey ans the teams who will be looking forward to 2017. The Padres of course have been looking forward to 2017 for quite some time now. The 2016 season was not what many hoped for, but it was what was realistically expected from the team. The…


Padres Series Preview: Padres Take On Dodgers in Last Home Series of 2016

September 27, 2016

The 2016 MLB season is winding down to it’s last few days. As a San Diego Padres fan that really is quite a relief. Let’s face it this season is not what any team would hope for. Ironically enough now with the organization’s top higher-level prospects up it is actually quite a let down that the season is coming to a close. Especially when they have been performing quite. The…


Padres Series Preview: Padres Battle Giants for Last Time in 2016

September 22, 2016

The San Diego Padres are coming off a solid series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in which they took two out of three games. Pitching would be the main attribute of that series as the Padres would only allow seven runs throughout the three games. Now the Padres move on with the home stand to face the San Francisco Giants for a four-game series. The Padres-Giants series’ this season have been…


Padres Series Preview: Snakes Come to Town For Last Time in 2016

September 19, 2016

The San Diego Padres are coming off a dreadful series against the Colorado Rockies. The Padres would lose all three games of the series as they would get outscored 22-10. This would really turn out to be one of the poorest performances the team has had all year. Well now it’s time to move on from that series and start a new one. The Padres will take on the Arizona…