Padres Rumors: Let the Trade Talk Begin- Minnesota Twins

April 29, 2015

With all the upgrade to the San Diego Padres team there are still some missing pieces to a potential play-off team. Among one of the issues has been the play at shortstop. Where Alexi Amarista has been adequate at best. His career sub .300 on base percentage leads most to believe he is not capable of starting everyday. The Minnesota Twins have a lot of youth, almost ready at the…

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Padres Rumors: Let the Trade Talk Begin- Milwaukee Brewers

April 28, 2015

With their latest loss on Monday, the Milwaukee Brewers fall to nine full games behind the St.Louis Cardinals. A 4-16 start to the season has the team near a pivotal decision. Should they continue to try to gain momentum and stay in the season, or should they just try to rebuild the chemistry of their team in a different direction? If they choose to move some players then the San…

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Padres News: What is Going on With the Bullpen?

April 28, 2015

When the San Diego Padres upgraded their offense with the likes of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks, their offensive issues of the past seemed to be over. For the most part, that is true. The attitude that these hitters brought to the team were of far more value than the actual bats they bring to the plate every day. The game is mental and…

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Padres News: 14 Prospects Traded this Off-Season, How are They Doing?

April 27, 2015

With all the additions made to this seasons San Diego Padres team, only James Shields, Brandon Morrow, Clint Barmes and Wil Nieves were signed as free agents. The rest of the upgrades were done via trade. The additions of Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, Shawn Kelley and Craig Kimbrel were at the cost of a lot of decent prospects and young major league talent. Some of these…

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Padres News: Austin Hedges Making Progress With the Bat

April 27, 2015

Don’t look now San Diego Padres fans, but defensive specialist rookie catcher Austin Hedges is starting to swing the bat with some authority. The much touted catcher from Gardena California, is currently hitting .370 in 15 games for Triple-A El Paso. Hedges has also hit two home runs, five doubles, and driven in 13 runs in 46 total at bats. A .370/.453/.609 batting line so far this young season is very…

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Padres Game Recap: Padres Avoid Sweep Win 3-1

April 26, 2015

The San Diego Padres came into today needing a win against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. To lose this last game on Sunday and be swept by the Dodgers would be devastating to both the Padres record and their psyche. The four game losing streak is nothing but a bad memory now. Everything fell in the Padres favor on Sunday as they got out to an early lead and had…

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Padres Editorial: The Sky is Not Falling Padres Fans!

April 25, 2015

The current four game losing streak has a lot of San Diego Padres fans up in arms. You would swear that the team is down zero games to three in the World Series. Wednesday nights demoralizing loss to the Colorado Rockies, by the hands of a Corey Dickerson home run off Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning has taken a bit of swagger out of the Padres step. They have…

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Padres News: Base Running Issues Need to Improve for Padres

April 25, 2015

The San Diego Padres continue to make outs on the base paths and that cannot be a common thing if this team wants to compete deep into the summer. Through Thursday the Padres are tied for the most stolen bases in all of major league baseball. 14 stolen bases is very impressive for a team that doesn’t really have a speed burner starting every day. In fact Cory Spangenberg is…

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Padres Rumors: Trade is Imminent for Padres

April 24, 2015

It is really only a matter of time before another trade happens for the San Diego Padres. The proverbial clock is ticking and there has already been some talk that the Padres are openly discussing trades with other franchises. Last week it was reported the Philadelphia Phillies had fielded calls from A.J. Preller regarding a potential deal. I wrote about that, and you can read about it here. Also rumors…

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Padres Rumors: Padres Have Interest in Cuban Andy Ibanez

April 24, 2015

The next Cuban phenom might be ready to sign with a major league team and Andy Ibanez is his name. Ibanez was at the University of Miami with other Cuban players in hopes of showcasing their skills. Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors brings us the story. Ibanez is under the age of 23 and has less than five years of professional experience in Cuba, so he is subject to international…

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Padres Game Recap: Padres Lose Last Game of Series 2-1, Still Earn a Split With Rockies

April 23, 2015

The San Diego Padres lose 2-1, as Bud Black sits Derek Norris, Will Middlebrooks and Justin Upton. Instead Wil Nieves, Cory Spangenberg and Will Venable would earn a spot start. Jordan Lyles, the Rockies starting pitcher went on to earn the win going six 2/3 innings allowing only one run on six hits. He walked two and struck out four. The Padres were just playing into his hands grounding out 10 of…

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Padres News: Having Fun Wins Baseball Games

April 23, 2015

  The San Diego Padres resemble a little league team out on the field this season. Not in the way they play or the effort they put in everyday, but the joy and happiness they express reminds me of a little league team. In order to play this game successfully, you must have fun, and the Padres are definitely having fun! The last out of Tuesday’s game where four Padres…

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