Padres News: Padres Derek Norris is Clutch

May 31, 2015

When the San Diego Padres upgraded their offense with the likes of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, James Shields and Craig Kimbrel, the team seemed destined for greatness. Somehow the acquisition of Derek Norris was swept under the rug during all the upgrading. He has proved in his short tenure, that he might be the biggest addition of all made by Padres ownership. Some question his pitch calling and pitch framing…

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Padres News: The Cashner for Rizzo Trade

May 30, 2015

With the recent acquisition of Yonder Alonso, the first baseman of the future suddenly changed for the San Diego Padres. Anthony Rizzo was acquired in the December 2010 trade of Padres All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. He was considered a key piece to the deal, if not the primary target for the Padres. The Padres also received Casey Kelly and Reymond Fuentes from the Boston Red Sox, but Rizzo was…

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Padres Special: 1998 National League Champion San Diego Padres Remembered

May 30, 2015

The 1998 San Diego Padres were a team that brought much joy to the city of San Diego. Their success came at the right time, as the city was in the midst of a battle over a potential new ballpark for the Padres. Keep the Faith was the slogan given to the fans by Larry Luchino and team executives. The Padres had brief appearance in the 2006 playoffs, losing to…

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Padres News: Reviewing the Mat Latos Trade

May 29, 2015

More than three years ago on December 17th, 2011 Mat Latos was traded from the San Diego Padres to the Cincinnati Reds. The trade absolutely came out of nowhere, and blindsided most Padres fans. Most fans immediately cried foul, but the trade was an offer the Padres couldn’t refuse. Latos was coming off a year in 2011 where he was 9-14 with a 3.47 ERA and a 1.184 WHIP. At the…

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Padres Editorial: Padres Fans Jumping Ship?

May 29, 2015

  When the San Diego Padres upgraded their team this off-season, a lot of raised expectations came with all the new players. Rightfully so, as when you add players like James Shields, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton, you create a solid nucleus of players that should provide a competitive team. Adding Shields to the likes of Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross gives you a solid top three starting pitchers. All three…

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Padres News: Padres Interested in Cuban SS Alfredo Rodriguez

May 28, 2015

The San Diego Padres are currently looking for a shortstop and perhaps the newest sensation out of Cuba will be their man. The team has been linked to Troy Tulowitzki, Javier Baez and Elvis Andrus. The Padres need for shortstop is evident, and Jim Bowden of ESPN reports that Alfredo Rodriguez might be an option for the team. Expect #Mets#Padres to lead way in bidding for Alfredo Rodriguez who has…

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Padres News: Padres Pitching Staff has Vastly Improved

May 28, 2015

The slow start to the San Diego Padres season had a lot to do with the performance of the pitching staff. The staff still leads the Major Leagues in home runs allowed, but they have shown signs of improvement in the last few weeks. Just in time for the Padres to make a playoff run. The Padres starting staff currently has 32 quality starts out of the 47 games started….

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Padres Rumors: The Cole Hamels Saga

May 27, 2015

The San Diego Padres off-season was one of the most memorable times in Padres history. The acquisitions and over-haul of the offense, was key to revitalizing the mostly stagnant Padres fan base. Most fans of the team had grown tired of an average team that was really not very entertaining to watch. After the additions of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks, A.J. Preller turned…

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Padres Editorial: Should Austin Hedges be in AAA Playing Everyday?

May 27, 2015

When the San Diego Padres recalled Austin Hedges from AAA El Paso, I was immediately concerned. The 22-year old had started off the season well with the Chihuahuas, with a .324 batting average in 71 at bats. Hedges is considered one of the Padres most prized prospects, but his knack has always been his hitting or lack there of. I just wondered if Hedges sitting on the Padres bench was…

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Padres News: Will Venable Has Been Huge For the Padres

May 27, 2015

The San Diego Padres upgraded their teams anemic offense with the likes of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Derek Norris and Wil Myers. Each has produced for the Padres, but an unsung hero has emerged of late. Will Venable has been an absolute pleasure to witness these past few games. Robbing Mike Trout of a home run on Tuesday night and then drawing a key walk in the tenth inning where…

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Padres News: Padres Injury Updates Myers, Johnson, Alonso & Morrow

May 26, 2015

The San Diego Padres have been hit by the injury bug hard in recent weeks. The loss of Yonder Alonso, Brandon Morrow and Wil Myers has taken its toll on the team. Each are important cogs to the well operated machine A.J. Preller constructed in the off-season. During their absence the team has had a lost look about them. Josh Johnson can also help the team once he finally returns from…

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Padres News: Player Spotlight Kevin Quackenbush

May 25, 2015

The San Diego Padres team is full of many personalities and a lot of different fan favorites. Kevin Quackenbush is surely becoming a  crowd favorite, not only his interesting last name, but his play on the field. He has been solid in his short tenure in the Padres bullpen. You often hear the calls of Quack! Quack! Quack!, once he enters the game. Even the occasional sound of a duck…

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