Padres News: How Are All The Players Traded This Off-Season Doing?

June 6, 2015

When the San Diego Padres overhauled their team this off-season a total of 17 minor league and major league players were moved. To acquire the likes of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, Wil Myers, Craig Kimbrel and Shawn Kelly, the Padres dealt some very promising young players. This article will take a look at each players numbers so far this season and what their future may hold. The players…

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Padres Editorial: Smooth Sailing Ahead for Padres?

June 6, 2015

The San Diego Padres seem to be poised for a major hot streak. Or at least Padres fans would like to think so. The team has played well of recent, and with the return of Yonder Alonso, the lineup seems to have the balance it was lacking before. Winning seven out of their last 10 games, the team suddenly finds themselves at the .500 mark and only 3.5 games behind…

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Padres Editorial: Wil Myers Wrist is a Concern for Padres

June 5, 2015

No matter what you read or see in the newspaper, you have to really believe the San Diego Padres are concerned with the wrist of their 24-year old slugging outfielder. Wil Myers has a history of wrist issues, and this latest injury could be the sign of a chronic issue. A baseball players hands and wrists are very important to their swing. If they are not healthy in those areas,…

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Padres News: James Shields Is Everything As Advertised

June 4, 2015

The San Diego Padres off-season was astonishing. The team over-hauled their entire anemic offense by a flurry of strategic trades and signings. The biggest addition to the team so far might have been the acquisition of James Shields. He has started the season with a record of 7-0 and his leadership in the locker room is truly immeasurable. Shields recently hung a sign in the Padres club house that said……

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Padres News: Kennedy Returning to Form?

June 3, 2015

The San Diego Padres starting pitching was supposed to be a strength for the team this season. When you add James Shields to a rotation that already has Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner you form a very formidable trio. Add Ian Kennedy who had 201 innings pitched and 207 strike outs last season, and the staff is excellent. The year has not started out as planned, and Ian Kennedy has…

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Padres News: Yonder Returns and Solidifies Line-Up

June 3, 2015

The game of baseball is made for left-handed batters. It’s a fact. When a left-handed batter takes a full swing his momentum takes him right towards first base. The same swing from a right hander result in all your momentum guiding you towards third base, the opposite direction. Not to mention the left-handed batter is already three feet closer to the first base bag, by just standing in the batters…

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Padres Rumors: Now Is The Time For Segura

June 2, 2015

The San Diego Padres need for a shortstop is well-known around Major League Baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have multiple young shortstops and are currently out of the running for the National League Central Division. Sounds like a match made in heaven, or is it? I have already speculated that the Padres should obtain Luis Sardinas who was a former Texas Rangers minor leaguer. The Rangers are a team general manager…

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Padres Editorial: Change on the Horizon?

June 2, 2015

It is quite evident in watching the San Diego Padres play so far this season that something is just missing from the team. A decent April in which the team showed a lot of heart has long been forgotten, and the play of the team has been rather stale of late. Padres fans are running around saying the sky is falling, and that feeling just doesn’t want to go away….

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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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