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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Padres Editorial: Will the Real San Diego Padres Please Stand Up

August 8, 2015

Win a few, lose a few. Look brilliant, look pathetic. Show signs of making a run, then fall flat. This has been the story of the San Diego Padres‘ roller coaster season. The team that was built to contend has been consumed by an identity crisis all season. The off-season addition of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, James Shields and Craig Kimbrel have not been enough to get this…

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Padres Editorial: By Doing Nothing, the Padres Gained

August 2, 2015

For weeks, the San Diego Padres were at the forefront of Major League Baseball’s revolving door of trade rumors. Eyes were on general manager A.J. Preller, who became heralded as a rock star after completing one of the biggest roster overhauls in league history. However, the dreams of San Diego replicating the success of the 1984 and 1998 Padres teams didn’t come to fruition. At the All Star break, the 2015…

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Padres Editorial: No, A.J. Preller HAS NOT Destroyed the Padres

July 18, 2015

If you are an avid reader of Grantland or you are just a junkie who consumes all news concerning the San Diego Padres, chances are you saw the article by Rany Jazayerli concerning A.J. Preller and his brutally quick overhaul of the Padres’ roster. Preller worked at a fierce rate to change the on-field product. It started with the acquisition of Matt Kemp from the Dodgers for Yasmani Grandal. That…

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Chargers Editorial: Natrone Means: A Look Back At the Man Who Gave Defenses the Business

July 15, 2015

The San Diego Chargers have certainly had their fair share of talented running back throughout franchise history. Take a stroll down memory lane and people will be quick to think of such athletes as Marion Butts, Chuck Muncie and of course, the man who will forever be remembered as LT, Ladainian Tomlinson. However, one such running back who doesn’t get talked about enough, although he certainly deserves the credit, being…

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Chargers Editorial: Who is To Blame For the Current Stadium Situation?

July 3, 2015

Well, we’re at this point once again. The San Diego Chargers are almost set to open another season at Qualcomm Stadium. However, the excitement of the coming season has been overshadowed by feelings of despair, fear and anger. The stadium issue is once again at the forefront. For years, the Chargers have asked the city for a new stadium. However, the city has stayed within the trend of government behavior…

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