Padres Special: Brewer’s Banter

August 14, 2015

1. Pat Murphy With every game that goes by, I like Pat Murphy less and less. When he was first hired to replace Bud Black it seemed like it was going to be refreshing and a change that would help out the team. Bud Black was too complacent as a manager and never seemed to get past just being the nice guy who put up with mediocrity. Pat Murphy was…

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Padres Rumors: Is Shawn Kelley an August Trade Option?

August 12, 2015

The July 31st trade deadline came and went with a lot of inaction from the San Diego Padres. Many trades were expected with only one coming to fruition. As the calendar has turned from July to August, the possibilities of trades still hover over A.J. Preller’s head. With the waiver wire deadline coming at the end of August, the Padres have quite a few options to correct the mistakes made…

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Padres News: A “Rea” of Hope?

August 11, 2015

Colin Rea has finally been called up to make his Major League debut for the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds. Some people may not know much about the young, twenty-five year old right hander. Rea was drafted by the Padres in the twelfth round of the 2011 MLB draft. Over the course of his young career Rea hasn’t really been a highly touted prospect and…

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Padres News: Padres Roster Depth

August 5, 2015

Much to the surprise, and really the chagrin, of baseball fans everywhere, the San Diego Padres were not active at the deadline. According to general manager A.J. Preller, there was confidence in the roster as it is and hope that the Padres could still make a run and get to the playoffs. Since the start of the second half of the season the Padres have had one of the best…

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Padres Special: Brewer’s Banter- Deadline Edition

August 2, 2015

A little more than 24 hours from the end of the trade deadline and I still don’t know what to say about the San Diego Padres and their complete inaction at the trade deadline. As early as last week the Padres came out as complete sellers and many teams lined up for the chance at acquiring several talent players on the Padres roster. It seemed likely, and was hypothesized by…

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Padres News: The Dangers of Not Trading Justin Upton

July 30, 2015

Justin Upton was supposed to be the big impact bat the San Diego Padres needed to push them over the hump and finally make a playoff push. For the first time since Adrian Gonzalez left town the Padres finally had a big impact bat in the clean up spot that other teams would fear. Obviously this season hasn’t gone the way the Padres had hoped for a variety of reasons….

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Padres Editorial: Why Padres Should Want Nothing to Do With Starlin Castro

July 28, 2015

The San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs have both been all over the trade market trying to make moves. The Padres are clearly sellers, shopping most of their starting staff as well as a few position players. The Cubs are clearly buyers, looking for the same types of players the Padres are willing to give up. The Padres have several pitchers and several outfielders that are of interest to the…

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Padres Special: Brewer’s Banter

July 24, 2015

The Padres Grand Delusion What better way to start this week’s banter than by talking about the San Diego Padres front office. Delusions, delusions everywhere. Somehow, at least for Ron Fowler, the Padres are still unsure about whether they will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. The tweets below explain this mindset a little more clearly. Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler: “We are not there at this time…

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Padres Editorial: Looking Forward to 2016

July 24, 2015

  With the trade deadline now only one week away, and with the opening shots fired with both the Scott Kazmir and Aramis Ramirez trades on Thursday, what better time to evaluate the San Diego Padres future than right now. Before any moves are made by the Padres it seemed like a good idea to analyze the Padres big league roster as it is, and predict what it will look…

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Padres Editorial: The Padres Have Been Lucky This Year

July 22, 2015

The San Diego Padres have not lived up to their lofty expectations this season. They have struggled in every aspect of the game and have found themselves hanging around or below .500 all season. They have suffered through injury, inconsistency, and downright poor play. In actuality, the Padres are actually lucky to be in the position they are. The Padres were riding a five game win streak (before being beaten up last…

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Padres Editorial: Ignoring Defensive Value and the Repercussions

July 18, 2015

The 2014 San Diego Padres weren’t fun to watch. They were actually quite painful to watch at times. 1-0. 2-1. 3-2. They had a talent for being in close, often times one-run games, and always falling just short. The pitching was always there. They boasted one of the top ten rotations in all of baseball with one of the top two bullpens. As a unit the Padres pitching staff was…

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Padres Special: Brewer’s Banter (Grantland Article)

July 17, 2015

Sadly in baseball hindsight is 20/20. Every trade that is made will be scrutinized. That’s just the business. Whether they be good trades or bad trades for each individual team, the one thing that is for certain is that teams cannot go back in time and correct these mistakes. Once you make that decision and pull the trigger on a trade that is the end of it. There’s time for…

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