Mason Thompson Interview- Wise Beyond His Years

February 25, 2017

A.J. Preller has taken a bunch of criticism from the national media recently. Though some might question his prior techniques when it comes to medical records and such, there will never be a question about his ability to evaluate talent. He has the scout’s eye when it comes to judging players and their abilities, and for that, he should be commended. The Padres held the 85th overall pick in the…

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Remembering the Padres First Beat Writer Phil Collier

February 24, 2017

On February 24th, 2001 the San Diego sports community lost a legend. Phil Collier was gone at the age of 75, after a long battle with cancer. He will always hold a special place in the hearts of San Diegans, as he was pivotal in establishing San Diego as a sports city. The soft-spoken Texan was a true gentleman, and was widely known for the excellent relationship he had with…

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San Diego Padres Top-50 Prospects

February 22, 2017

  The current San Diego Padres‘ farm system is something to take great pride in. This regime has certainly invested in the team’s future, and it shows in the wealth of minor league talent throughout the system. In fact, this list I constructed swelled from a top-30 list all the way to a top-50 list simply because the team has so much talent that deserves to be praised. The San…

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Padres RHP Prospect Michell Miliano is Flying Under the Radar

February 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have many young talented players in their farm system currently. Among them is a RHP named Michell Miliano, and he looks to have a very bright future. The big Dominican pitcher was signed in June as part of the international spending spree the team went on. He was inked to a $450,000 contract, that could prove to be a steal when it is all said…

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Mark Grant & Don Orsillo Interview- Having Fun in 2017

February 18, 2017

The San Diego Padres have had a few iconic voices behind the microphone for their television and radio broadcasts over the year. Jerry Coleman, of course, comes to mind first as he was the voice of the club on the radio for 42 years. Dick Enberg also just retired last season after six seasons with the club. Both are hall-of-fame announcers that will go down as two of the best…

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Remembering Mike Darr, Who Was Lost 15 Years Ago Today

February 15, 2017

Michael Curtis Darr was born in Corona, California. He was the son of a former major leaguer, Mike Darr Sr. The eldest Darr pitched in one game for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1977. That was the extent of his playing career, but he helped cultivate his son into a second round pick. Mike Darr was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1994 draft, after hitting .512 with 12…

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Padres LHP Brad Wieck Interview- Just Give Him The Ball

February 14, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are developing talent at an unusually high rate. Well, at least unusual for them, as they presently have a group of players that are just about ready for major league service time. Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and Carlos Asuaje are just the beginning. They are the first wave of talent that will continuously pound the shores of San Diego. Not far behind them…

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Why Signing Travis Wood Made Sense for the Padres

February 13, 2017

*Travis Wood signed a 2-year/$12-million dollar deal with the Royals Monday afternoon. His signing would have made sense… enjoy Spring is here and the game we all love and adore is ever so close to beginning once again. Major league teams are currently ironing out the details of their 2017 roster, as each team attempts to build a winner for the fast-approaching season. The San Diego Padres are presently in…

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Cuban LHP Osvaldo Hernandez Now a Free Agent- Is He the Padres Next Target?

February 12, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are certainly not being shy when it comes to spending their money. The team is not signing and spending on big time, major league free agents, but they have been putting in the effort on the international market at a record level. The team has spent over 70 million dollars since the market opened up on July 2, and they could easily spend more. They…

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35 Years Ago Today Garry Templeton for Ozzie Smith Trade Was Finalized

February 11, 2017

On this date in 1982, the history of two major league franchises was changed forever as Ozzie Smith finally agreed to be traded to the St. Louis Cardinals after two months of delay. On December 10, 1981, the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres agreed on a six-player trade. The Padres traded defensive wizard Ozzie Smith,Al Olmsted, and Steve Mura to the Cardinals for offensive shortstop Garry Templeton, Sixto…

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Jordan Beane Interview “Seeking Fulfillment”

February 10, 2017

The Chargers leaving the city of San Diego is going to have lasting effects on many of its citizens. Of course, the fan base lost the team they supported for 56 years, but there were many families that were directly effected, as they were employed by the Chargers in some capacity. Some of those employees have been with the team for decades. The move is not an easy thing to…

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Padres Young Prospect Jeisson Rosario is the Real Deal

February 8, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have an excellent young core of minor league players. For the first time in the history of the team, the farm system is deep, and especially so in terms of international talent. With over 70 million dollars spent (and counting) since the period opened on July 2, the Padres have gone the extra mile in terms of acquiring young talent. Luis Almanzar, Adrian Morejon, Jorge…

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