Padres “Bargain Hunting” Will Kick-Off the New Year

January 13, 2017

With the start of the 2017 calendar year, the San Diego Padres will further trudge on in an attempt to build their roster for the upcoming season. It is a slow process and things will pick up as spring training is right around the corner. The hard work has already been laid down with the Padres’ superior minor league system in place. The team does need to make some more…


Bringing Back Melvin Ingram Should Be Top Priority for Chargers

January 11, 2017

The 2016 season was just a mess for the San Diego Chargers and their fan base. The constant injuries and inept coaching were just the issues fans had to deal with on the field. The stadium fiasco is in full form at the present time and the future of the Chargers in the city of San Diego is still very much in doubt. Despite all the drama, the business aspect…


Cuban OF Luis Robert Could be of Serious Interest to Padres on International Market

January 11, 2017

  Since the current international market opened on July 2, the San Diego Padres have spent nearly $70 million dollars. The team has replenished their farm system with a spending spree that has definitely excited the fan base. The Padres have already spent a ton on the market, but are they done acquiring young talent? Recently it has been reported that Cuban outfielder,¬†Luis Robert, is just about ready to hit…


Jon Jay Adds to the Tradition of Padres One-Year Outfielders

January 10, 2017

** I would first like to thank Bill Center for the information he helped provide in researching this piece. Mr. Center is a true San Diego sports icon, and I feel very blessed to have worked briefly with him on this piece. Thank you Mr. Center, and a tip of the cap to you. This piece initially ran last season, after the loss of Justin Upton to free agency. This…


Should the Padres Consider Signing RHP Doug Fister?

January 9, 2017

The San Diego Padres quest for starting pitching has entered its final stages in preparation for the 2017 season. In recent days, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports News indicated that the Padres are still “kicking the tires” on some veteran pitchers for the 2017 rotation, and among the potential players of interest is veteran right-handed hurler,¬†Doug Fister. Fister is coming off a season, in Houston, where he started 32 games…


Goose Gossage Signed on This Date in 1984 by Padres

January 6, 2017

  The history of the San Diego Padres was forever changed on this date 23 years ago, as the team signed free agent Rich “Goose” Gossage. On January 6th 1984, the San Diego Padres won the sweepstakes for the ace reliever. Although the Padres did not offer the most money or service years, the veteran reliever wanted a chance to help guide a developing franchise. He chose the Padres. Gossage…


A Brief Scouting Report on New Padres’ Hurler Tyrell Jenkins

January 3, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are at it again. The team has claimed Tyrell Jenkins from the Cincinnati Reds. The Padres are now the right-handed pitcher’s fourth organization in just under a month, as he was traded from the Braves to the Rangers in early December, then claimed off waivers by the Reds just before Christmas Day. The Reds recently signed RHP Drew Storen and needed to clear room on…


San Diego Chargers Week 17 Twitter Roundup

January 1, 2017

The 2016 San Diego Chargers’ season has finally come to an end. With this weeks contest against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Bolts will complete a horrendous 2016 season. With a chance that Mike McCoy will be coaching his last game, the Twittersphere will be brutal.   I get why ppl r upset w/#Chargers, but y not show up & support team? Saying you love the Chargers but won’t show…


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…


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…


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…


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…