San Diego Chargers’ Theme: Brandon Flowers is Latest Bolt to be Placed on IR

December 14, 2016

Some things in this world happen naturally. The planet rotates on a 24-hour schedule. The sun rises and then sets, separating day and night. And members of the San Diego Chargers break down and are placed on the Injured Reserve (IR) list. Some things are just meant to happen on a consistent basis. A sad fact for Chargers’ fans. On Dec. 14, Brandon Flowers became the 18th member of the…

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Padres News: A Glimpse at the Padres Future Rotation

June 6, 2016

San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller continues to dismantle the team he built last year. Pitcher James Shields was traded to the Chicago White Sox on June 4. Despite signing a 4-year, $75 million contract in 2015, Shields served less than half of that in a Padres uniform. Shields’ departure via trade certainly points to the indication that the Padres have gone into full dismantle and rebuild mode. Shields…

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Padres News: James Shields Traded to White Sox

James Shields is heading back to the American League Central division. The right handed pitcher has been dealt to the Chicago White Sox. Shields, who signed a four-year, $75 million contract prior to the start of last season, struggled to live up to expectations. He won just 13 games last season while posting a 3.91 ERA. To this point during 2016, he has a 2-7 record with a 4.28 ERA….

June 4, 2016
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Padres Editorial: Matt Bush & the 2004 First Year Player Draft Revisited

March 24, 2016

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane. The year was 2004. The team, and the fans, were anticipating the grand opening of Petco Park. The $495 million venue was the epitome of a new era for San Diego Padres baseball. The team changed their logo, to that weird picture of home plate with “SD” in the center, palm trees on both sides, and a wave. I have so many things I…

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Chargers News: NFL votes to build in Inglewood, not Carson

January 14, 2016

Leading up to the NFL owners’ meetings on Jan. 12, Chargers fans were in a state of confusion and fear over the thought of their team leaving San Diego in pursuit of playing future games in Carson. However, at the conclusion of the owners’ meeting, the only news was that the Rams were given permission to move to Inglewood, where they will open a brand new state of the art…

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Chargers Editorial: Weddle Saga Slams Door on Broken Relationship

December 31, 2015

While everyone thought Eric Weddle would play his last game in a Chargers helmet during the season finale against the Denver Broncos on Jan. 3, it turns this will not be the case. Instead, Weddle’s tenure as a Charger is all but finished. He was placed on the Injured Reserve (IR) roster earlier this week, and will not suit up for the game at Sports Authority Field. In fact, Weddle…

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Padres Editorial: Do you Have a Padres Bucket List?

December 28, 2015

I have been a Padres fan for a long time, since 1985 to be exact. In that time, Over the course of the last 30 years, I’ve seen a lot of things. I’ve seen some great things. I’ve seen things not so great. I’ve also seen things that left me scratching my head and wondering “what the heck just happened?” However, looking back on my own fan history, I think…

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Padres Rumors: Could Yoenis Cespedes be an Option?

December 26, 2015

Yoenis Cespedes is a free agent. The Cuban outfielder was thought to be retained by the New York Mets, but contract negotiations broke down after it became known the number of years the organization offered him. The Mets offered Cespedes a three-year offer, but dollar amounts were never discussed. Cespedes was projected by Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors to receive a six-year deal worth upwards of $140 million dollars….

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Padres Editorial: Is Preller a Mad Scientist, or Just Plain Mad?

December 23, 2015

Compared with how last offseason played out, the current offseason is on the furthest opposite end of the spectrum. General manager A.J. Preller isn’t making blockbuster deals at a furious pace like he was this time last year. In fact, he hasn’t really done anything at all, other than dealing Craig Kimbrel to Boston for a handful of prospects, trading Yonder Alonso to Oakland for Drew Pomeranz and making a…

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Padres News: Possible SS Options for 2016

October 14, 2015

The San Diego Padres enter the off-season with a list of priorities after the roster overhaul that became known as the “A.J. Preller Experiment” failed to turn the franchise into a winner. The Padres need a manager after the club announced that Pat Murphy won’t return next season. They also need to address the issue surrounding left fielder Justin Upton. Will they resign him? If not, how will they replace…

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Padres Editorial: The Season is Over, But the Dream Isn’t

September 14, 2015

The San Diego Padres are 67-77, and have been our of the postseason race since mid-August. The team that was supposed to challenge the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants for the National League West crown only crashed into a pile of broken promises and false hopes. General manager A.J. Preller‘s experiment to put an exciting product on the field didn’t exactly work out the way he, along…

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Padres Editorial: What to make of Travis Jankowski?

September 2, 2015

Travis Jankowski had quite the Major League debut for the San Diego Padres. The Friars’ outfield prospect went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI, helping his new team to a 9-3 victory over the league-leading St. Louis Cardinals. However, it appears that the excitement from that night has worn out, and the kid is beginning to look like a young rookie playing among men at the highest level of…

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