Dear Dean Spanos: Just Leave Already (You, NOT the Team)

December 30, 2016

It has become more and more apparent that the San Diego Chargers will never succeed with Dean Spanos at the helm. The man has no respect for the city of San Diego, nor its fan base, and that will never change. Being that he is an NFL owner, you have to take a certain amount of caution ingesting anything that comes out of his mouth when it comes to his…

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21 Years Ago Rickey Henderson Was Signed By the Padres

December 29, 2016

  21 years ago, the San Diego Padres made a surprise addition to the team, as they signed a future hall-of-fame player for the 1996 season. Rickey Henderson was inked to a two-year/$4-million dollar deal on December 29, 1995. The contract included many incentives in regard to games played and plate appearances by Henderson, that he easily triggered, making the total deal worth $6.295 million for the two years when…

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22 Years Ago Today- 12 Player Deal Between Astros & Padres

December 28, 2016

December 28, 1994 The San Diego Padres acquire infielders Ken Caminiti, Andujar Cedeno, and Roberto Petagine, outfielder Steve Finley, pitcher Brian Williams, and a player to be named later (Sean Fesh) from the Houston Astros, for outfielders Derek Bell and Phil Plantier, infielders Ricky Gutierrez and Craig Shipley, and pitchers Doug Brocail and Pedro A. Martinez In what was the largest MLB transaction in terms of total players (12) since…

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A Glimpse at New Padres’ Outfielder Rafael Ortega

December 27, 2016

The San Diego Padres may have the need for some extra outfielders in the 2017 season. Hunter Renfroe and Travis Jankowski will probably both start for the team, but Manuel Margot may begin the season in the minors, depending on whether or not the Padres want to start his service-time clock. Alex Dickerson and Jabari Blash figure to be involved in the outfield competition for roster spots come spring. Each…

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San Diego Chargers Week 16 Twitter Roundup

December 24, 2016

The San Diego Chargers delivered a present on Saturday to the Cleveland Browns. The Browns did not have a win on the season, until the hapless Chargers came to town. Here is what happened in Week 16 and how the fans on Twitter reacted… Enjoy #Chargers fans representing in Cleveland👌#SDvsCLE#ChargeOnpic.twitter.com/wPZeW6Kgp8 — #SDvsCLE (@Chargers) December 24, 2016 Rivers pour Gates. Touchdown évidemment ! #Chargershttps://t.co/hkwrHL4eOi — NFL France (@FirstDownFR) December 24, 2016…

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Philip’s Journey Helps Give Padres’ Logan Allen Motivation on the Mound

December 24, 2016

In order to get the best out of your abilities as a player, the game of baseball requires a proper mindset. It is not easy to play the game, and if you are not concentrating and totally focused, you are only cheating yourself and your teammates. Players learn to maintain concentration in different ways and they sometimes use motivational factors to get the job done. In the case of 19-year-old,…

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Week 16 Preview: Chargers @ Browns (Don’t Even Say It)

December 23, 2016

  San Diego Chargers (5-9) at Cleveland Browns (0-14) Saturday December 24, 2016 10:00 AM CBS FirstEnergy Stadium Cleveland, Ohio   Fresh off a demoralizing loss at home against the Oakland Raiders, the Bolts head east to Ohio to battle the Cleveland Browns. The San Diego Chargers season has been an absolute mess since week one, as the team gave away the game against the Chiefs and lost Keenan Allen…

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Who is New Padres’ Minor League 3b Christian Villanueva?

December 22, 2016

  The San Diego Padres have added a third baseman to the team, as they have signed minor league free agent Christian Villanueva. The Mexican native is 25 and was once (2011) a Top-100 prospect according to Baseball America, when he was in the Texas Rangers organization. He was signed to a minor league deal by the club on Thursday. A.J. Preller has familiarity with this young man from his…

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Should the Padres Consider Signing Jered Weaver?

December 22, 2016

Jered Weaver is reportedly being “entertained” by the San Diego Padres. It remains to be seen if the team is indeed seriously interested in the right-handed pitcher, but they do have an obvious need for arms in the rotation for the 2017 season. That cannot be denied. A.J. Preller will explore all avenues, and if he believes the former ace is due for a rebound, then he will pull the…

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This Day in Padres’ History- Six Player Trade (Klesko and Boone)

December 22, 2016

December 22, 1999 The San Diego Padres acquire first baseman Ryan Klesko, second baseman Bret Boone, and minor league pitcher Jason Shiell from the Atlanta Braves for second baseman Quilvio Veras, left fielder Reggie Sanders, and first baseman Wally Joyner At the time, Padres fans were fresh off the dismantling of the 1998 National League champion Padres. Losing both Veras and Joyner were certainly the final straw in saying goodbye to that…

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34 Years Ago Steve Garvey Signed With Padres

December 21, 2016

The San Diego Padres have long had trouble attracting free agents to the team. In 1982, the Padres were finalists for the services of first baseman Steve Garvey. The Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Cubs, and Padres were all battling it out to sign the free agent. The Dodgers were considered the favorites and Garvey was reportedly close to re-signing with the team. In the end, the Dodgers final offer was four…

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Padres Sign Clayton Richard for 2017 Season

December 20, 2016

The San Diego Padres have brought back an old friend, as the team has signed Clayton Richard to a one-year deal. The left-handed pitcher will be added to a staff that is currently under construction. A.J. Preller and the Padres added Jhoulys Chacin on a one-year deal earlier this week and he is likely to be right in the mix for a rotation spot. Richard and Chacin are part of…

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