Chargers News: Te’o Must Step Up His Game

July 11, 2015

When the San Diego Chargers drafted Manti Te’o in the second round of the 2013 draft (38th overall), many Chargers fans were very excited. Te’o had a huge following coming out of college and was considered a star at Notre Dame. He was a four-year starter for the Fighting Irish and totaled 100 tackles in every season he played middle linebacker at Notre Dame. Te’o had such a great senior…

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Padres Rumors: Twins & Padres Discussing Potential Deal?

July 11, 2015

The Minnesota Twins are in the thick of a play-off race and the team is reportedly looking for bullpen help. The San Diego Padres have some key pitchers that could be attained via trade. Joaquin Benoit, Shawn Kelley, and even Craig Kimbrel could all be acquired by the Twins if they were to pay the Padres asking price. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports writes that the Twins are targeting Benoit as…

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Padres Rumors: Blue Jays Interested in Craig Kimbrel

July 10, 2015

The trade winds are starting to blow around San Diego and the Padres are sure to make a splash once again as the trade deadline approaches. The team is rumored to be interested in selling and buying at the deadline. What??? Really??? Both? San Diego Padres management obviously thinks some changes need to be made, and some baseball executives are saying the team could be very active in the next few…

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Padres Editorial: Looking Forward- Jason Heyward

July 9, 2015

As the 2015 season appears to have dissolved for the San Diego Padres, the team must look forward and have a plan for the future. With that being said there is a right fielder who could fit rather nicely on the Padres team. Jason Heyward provides exceptional play on both defense and offense. He is a perennial gold glove caliber right fielder with a plus arm. He also, at the…

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Padres Rumors: Justin Upton an All-Star, But Potential Trade Still Looms

July 9, 2015

The time has come for all San Diego Padres fans to face reality. This season is looking more and more like a disappointment for the team, and worst of all, slugging outfielder Justin Upton is about to be a free agent. He looks to be the only Padres player in the All-Star game (baring a late minute addition due to injury) and his value seems to be increasing by the…

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Padres Editorial: Brandon Maurer, Easily A.J.’s Best Addition

July 7, 2015

With all the moves the San Diego Padres made this past off-season, one in particular is standing out as a great deal for the team. With the additions to the outfield, Seth Smith was deemed expendable by the team. Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers were acquired by the Padres and with their additions, playing time for Smith was going to be non-existent. Just a reality of the game,…

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Padres Editorial: Is It Time To Blame A.J. Preller?

July 6, 2015

With all the additions made to the San Diego Padres roster, there were a lot of high expectations for the 2015 squad. When a team adds James Shields, Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton, Derek Norris and Brandon Maurer to their roster, then the fans naturally expect production. General manager A.J. Preller did wonders to revitalize the Padres fan base, but did he do it at the cost of the…

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Padres Rumors: Padres and Cubs Talking Trade Again?

July 6, 2015

The San Diego Padres are presently in the need of some middle infield help, and there has been a lot of speculation that the Chicago Cubs could be a great match for them. That really is no secret as the Padres have been linked to both Starlin Castro and Javier Baez in the past few months. Could a potential deal happen and would the Cubs really deal both middle infielders?…

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Chargers Special: Lionel “Little Train” James

July 4, 2015

There were very few San Diego Chargers that were more popular than Lionel “Little Train” James. He was exciting to watch on the field and provided many big plays for the Air Coryell era San Diego Chargers. The fact James was tiny in terms of football size endeared him to the fans and made his accomplishments even more stellar. Lionel James had a decent career at Auburn University playing alongside…

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Padres Special: Carmelo Martinez

July 3, 2015

When I think about the 1984 San Diego Padres team, a lot of key position players come to mind. Steve Garvey, Tony Gwynn, Graig Nettles and Kevin McReynolds get all the accolades, but it was players like Carmelo Martinez that were the unsung heroes of that first Padres postseason run. Carmelo Martinez played nine interesting, drama-filled seasons for the San Diego Padres. He seemed to always be in the center of trade rumors, despite…

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Padres News: A New Low For the Padres

July 2, 2015

The San Diego Padres off-season was one of the most memorable times in Padres history. It seemed as though the Padres were involved in almost every trade rumor. Amazingly enough a lot of those rumors came to fruition as the team upgraded in a major way. Adding Matt Kemp to the Padres was an unheard of addition in Padres history. The team does not typically invest long-term into a player…

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Padres News: Padres Shutout for 12th Time, Is This the End?

July 1, 2015

The San Diego Padres failed to managed all but one hit on Tuesday night against Seattle Mariners starter Mike Montgomery. A seventh inning double off the bat of Yangervis Solarte was the only hit managed by the team. In a most crucial home stand, the Padres have now dropped two straight and are in danger of falling out of contention in the National League playoff race. The team has been…

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