Spring Training Preview: Tyrell Jenkins & His Interesting Past

February 19, 2017

Last week, I wrote about Zach Lee, a former top-100 prospect whom the Padres claimed off waivers from the Mariners in December. The “Spring Training Preview” rolls on with a look at Tyrell Jenkins, another top 100 prospect who the Padres also claimed, on January 3, off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. The 24-year-old right-hander was drafted 50th overall out of high school by the St. Louis Cardinals in the…

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Spring Training Preview: Zach Lee

February 9, 2017

  With the Super Bowl concluding on Sunday, sports fans now turn to the NBA, college basketball…… and their favorite big league teams getting ready for the season in either Arizona or Florida. The Padres open up camp in a week, and it is shaping up to be an eventful one. With so many roster spots open for competition, spring training games are going to be a sight to behold….

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MLS Expansion in San Diego on the Horizon?

January 21, 2017

So, the Chargers are gone and the San Diego Padres are the only major professional sport left inĀ America’s Finest City– for now. As you may have heard (unless you’ve been off pretty much all forms of media during the past few months), Major League Soccer is seriously considering San Diego as a place of expansion. With the Chargers bolting to LA (no pun intended), that consideration has been kicked up…

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A Detailed Look at the Padres’ Minor League Affiliates

January 6, 2017

  The minor leagues are an interesting place. They are obviously not glamorous, nor are they filled with players making multi-millions of dollars a year. For many players, the minor leagues are a struggle. Many minor league stadiums can be in random cities and areas. The Padres have five main affiliates: the Tri-City Dust Devils, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Lake Elsinore Storm, San Antonio Missions, and El Paso Chihuahuas. All five…

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Can Allen Cordoba Make the Padres’ 2017 Roster?

December 25, 2016

  On December 8th, the Rule-5 draft was held at the winter meetings in National Harbor, Maryland. The Padres, seeking to find major talent on the cheap, ended up being the most active team, trading up for the top three picks in the draft. It was the first time in Rule-5 history that a team had done such a thing. The Padres ended up with P Miguel Diaz, C Luis…

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Phil Maton is Progressing Through Padres’ Farm System

December 7, 2016

Of all the prospects in a very deep Padres system, there are a few that seem to be ready to make the jump to the big leagues in 2017. Obviously, 2016 El Paso mainstays Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Carlos Asuaje, and Austin Hedges all seem to be locks to either start in San Diego or make their way up rather quickly in 2017. After those four, things get a little…

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Who is Going to Play CF in 2017?

November 25, 2016

The 2017 San Diego Padres do not figure to contend for a playoff spot. They do have a lot of interesting players on the big league squad that will be competing for starting jobs during spring training. There are four positions that, barring a pretty major trade, will be up in the air until mid-March at the earliest. Second base is one of those positions, as Ryan Schimpf, Carlos Asuaje,…

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The Padres Should Re-Sign Clayton Richard

November 15, 2016

When the Padres signed Clayton Richard to a big-league contract last August, many people, including me, did not really take it too seriously. It was a signing that was fun to look at, given his past history with the San Diego Padres, but nobody expected him to do very well. Prior to his release by the Chicago Cubs, Richard logged only 14 innings in 25 appearances, giving up 10 runs…

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Padres PNO (Positives/Negatives/Outlook) Travis Jankowski

October 23, 2016

Entering spring training this past February, there wasn’t really a definitive spot for Travis Jankowski on the San Diego Padres roster. Jon Jay, Melvin Upton Jr., and Matt Kemp were all expected to play every day for the foreseeable future. Jabari Blash and his massive power was expected to get a chance to play at the big league level. As a matter of fact, the Padres were apparently talking about…

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Luis Urias Gives Padres Fans Much to be Excited About

October 16, 2016

At the age of 19, second baseman Luis Urias is quickly becoming a prime name to watch in the San Diego Padres system. For good reason, too. As the youngest player in the California League (until his teammate Josh Naylor arrived), Urias hit .330/.397/.440 with a .836 OPS for the Lake Elsinore Storm in 2016, en route to winning the California League MVP. He also had more walks (40) than…

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Padres’ Anticipate the Return of Tyson Ross

August 24, 2016

Heading into the 2016 season at age 29, Tyson Ross was expected to further cement his role as the ace in the San Diego Padres rotation. Trade rumors regarding him swirled the previous summer and winter, but A.J. Preller never received an offer for him in which he thought the return would be “fair value”. Alas, he remained a Friar. Heading into Opening Day, Ross and the Padres were hoping…

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Padres News: The Curious Case of Carter Capps

August 5, 2016

Let us pretend Colin Rea and Luis Castillo were not even in the Padres-Marlins deal headlined by Andrew Cashner, because, when all was said and done, they weren’t. Even with those two players eliminated from the trade, the Padres still received a very nice haul for Andrew Cashner. The centerpiece of the trade was 2015 first-round pick Josh Naylor, whose ceiling is probably a 25+ HR first baseman. The 19-year-old…

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