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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Padres Editorial: What If the On-Field Product Doesn’t Improve?

June 21, 2015

San Diego Padres General Manager A.J. Preller has already made his first major move since the start of the 2015 season — he relieved Bud Black of his managerial duties and appointed Pat Murphy as the interim manager for the duration of the season. Black’s firing is less than a week old, but the team has managed to win just two games since it happened, a 3-1 win over Oakland Athletics in…

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Padres Editorial: What Will Happen to Jedd Gyorko?

June 11, 2015

It’s no secret that Jedd Gyorko is having a rough season. The San Diego Padres‘ second baseman is hitting just .210 with two home runs. On top of that, his OPS is .593, the third lowest on the team for that category. Only shortstop Alexi Amarista (.557 OPS) and Austin Hedges (.186 OPS) are worse than Gyorko at this point. Gyorko was signed to a multi-year deal after his rookie…

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Padres News: Padres Have Tough Decisions Ahead

June 8, 2015

So, about that logjam that is supposed to affect the Padres infield with players returning. That logjam has already arrived with Yonder Alonso returning to the lineup, and is only going to get tougher once Wil Myers returns to the team. However, the outfield is going to see a logjam of its own beginning today, June 8. Melvin Upton, Jr., the other player the San Diego Padres acquired in the…

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Padres News: What to Do About the Padres Infield?

May 28, 2015

Yonder Alonso is returning to the San Diego Padres soon, most likely this weekend, according to Bud Black. Black told this much to reporters on May 26. Alonso’s return to the starting lineup would put an end to the first baseman carousel the Padres have been riding this month. When Alonso went to the DL. Wil Myers moved to first from center field. After Myers injured his left wrist, Yangervis…

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Padres Editorial: Don’t Hit the Panic Button Just Yet Padres Fans

May 24, 2015

The San Diego Padres are only 44 games into the season, and hold a 20-24 record. With 118 games left to play, they are only seven games out of first place in the National League West and five games behind the Chicago Cubs for the second NL Wild Card. We’re not even a third of the way into the season, so going into “Chicken Little” mode and saying that the…

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Padres News: Wil Myers placed on 15-day DL

May 20, 2015

Wil Myers has been placed on the 15-day DL by the San Diego Padres for left wrist tendinitis, retroactive to May 11. He will be greatly missed in the Padres line-up. Myers missed significant time while playing with the Tampa Bay Rays last season after he collided with Desmond Jennings during the 10th inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on July 9 at Fenway Park. The collision…

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Padres Editorial: For Black, the Time is Now

May 18, 2015

The 2015 San Diego Padres entered the current Major League Baseball season with a sense of optimism and excitement never before felt by their fans. Coming off of their seventh-straight campaign without reaching the postseason, the new ownership saw that changes needed to be made. The change started with the acquisition of Matt Kemp from the Dodgers. Soon after, new general manager A.J. Preller finished a complete overhaul of the…

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