Padres Rumors: 12 Padres Trade Partners & Potential Deals

July 20, 2016

The Royals have been hit hard with injuries to their core players; namely — Mike Moustakas and outfielder Lorenzo Cain. The Royals are built on pitching and elite defense. Melvin Upton is enjoying not only a resurgent year, but currently having a career year — as he’s made a couple of mechanical adjustments, and benefited from some time off during last year, both mentally and physically — as he was…


Padres Editorial: Making the Case to Keep Melvin Upton

July 4, 2016

A day after Melvin Upton hit his 3rd walk-off home run of the year, a franchise record (in half a season no less) — I continued to wonder if the Padres would be better off just keeping Upton? Something that would have been unimaginable two years ago, as he seemed to be playing his way not only off the Braves starting lineup, but maybe even out of baseball. General Manager…


Padres Special: KISS Tribute to the 2016 Padres MLB Draft

June 8, 2016

Just for fun and because the 2016 MLB Draft is upon us (Channeling the KISS song I wanna Rock N Roll All Night)   You show us all the tools that you’ve got You keep on producing impressing baseball opts You keep hoping for that draft jackpot You drive us wild, we’ll draft you Padres You say you wanna be the next Tony Gwynn So let the Preller parlay just…


Padres Editorial: Detailed Trade Scenarios for the San Diego Padres

June 6, 2016

With the second half of the season approaching, we’re starting to see what teams are well-rounded, are contenders or pretenders, and which of those teams will be buyers and sellers at the trade deadline. It will be an interesting deadline for the Padres — as they surprised the baseball industry last trade-deadline and even during the off season, by standing pat. That will not be the case this go-around as…


Padres Editorial: Fowler Sounds Off, Is the Timing Right?

June 2, 2016

After the Padres 1-7 road trip, Ron Fowler, the Padres Executive Chairman of their Ownership group, sounded off in an interview with Dan Sileo on The Mighty 1090 radio station. Fowler described the team as “embarrassing”, and referenced the road trip as being “pathetic”. He [Folwer] noted Shields’ awful 10-run debacle in Seattle, and even went on to personally criticize him. Fowler said that, “To have a starter like Shields…


Padres Editorial: James Shields to The White Sox?

May 30, 2016

The San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox are in discussions for a potential trade that would involve James Shields, as Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune reports. ESPN’s Keith Law noted on twitter, that he heard the White Sox would be willing to part with their top SS prospect — Tim Anderson, in return for a “mid-rotation starting pitcher”. That said, there’s no direct link, other than…


Koke’s Korner: The Curious Case of Jabari Stash

May 17, 2016

The Padres appeared to have a good chance at stashing Jabari Blash on the MLB roster for a year, but he was recently DFA’d and will be sent back to his original team the Seattle Mariners. As a rule-5 player has to remain on the 25-man roster all year, or is sent back to his original team. If he clears waivers, the Padres are have said to have interest in…


Padres Editorial: Make Baseball Baseball Again

May 16, 2016

A few thoughts on the brawl between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays last night — including self-proclaimed social media boxing experts ad nauseam, after witnessing one of the cleanest punches connected in a brawl, which Rougned Odor landed on Jose Bautista. The Rangers took exception to Bautista’s bat flip last year during the playoffs. And in baseball, players never forget. I suppose that’s understandable, yet given the…


Padres News: Padres Claim Catcher Hector Sanchez, But Why?

May 12, 2016

On Wednesday, the Padres claimed another catcher from the White Sox, in switch hitter, Hector Sanchez. Sanchez has youth on his side at only 26, and has received praise for his strong pitch-framing metrics, and has a solid CCS (Catchers Caught stealing) rate, to go along with a serviceable bat. The Padres have Derek Norris and Christian Bethancourt already, it and seems unlikely Norris would be sent down despite his offensive…


Padres Editorial: Preller’s Patience Could Pay Off

May 6, 2016

The San Diego Padres were broadly criticized for not unloading anything of value during the trade-deadline last year, and during this off season. Accompanied by the fact that they are a team that’s not supposed to compete this year, many of their lucrative contracts had little-to-no value, and only magnified those “bad contracts” with limited production. Fast forward a month into the season, and in contrast to deemed immovable players, we’re seeing how dangerous…


Koke’s Korner: Padres Atrocious Record Start Doesn’t Mean What You Think

April 7, 2016

After the San Diego Padres were swept, and even during the game as we watched the anemic offense to open the year embarrass in front of sellout crowds — local and national media were pushing a very meaningless narrative. The Padres became the first team in MLB history to be shut-out for the first 27 innings of a season. What does this mean over the course of a grueling 162…


Padres Rumors: Mariners Eye Padres’ Relievers

March 28, 2016

The Mariners are reportedly interested in some of the San Diego Padres relief pitchers. This rumor comes just days after learning Charlie Furbush is to start the season on the D.L. The Mariners have targeted Padres relief pitchers Nick Vincent, (who is out of options) Jon Edwards and Kevin Quackenbush. This news coming on the heels of one of the Padre relief pitchers in Blake Smith — (one of the Padres’ four…