Padres Rumors: Which Padres Player is Getting Traded At the Deadline?

June 22, 2015

With the San Diego Padres continued mediocrity it seems more and more likely that some big changes will be coming to this team sooner rather than later. The trade deadline is always the perfect time for this kind of change. Come July, whether they want to be known as buyers or sellers, the Padres should, and most likely, will make at least one or two trades to either strengthen the…

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Padres Editorial: The Logic of Using Position Players as Pitchers

June 19, 2015

As seen in the San Diego Padres game on Wednesday night when Alexi Amarista, using a position player to pitch is something that does sometimes occur in a blowout. It has actually happened quite frequently so far this week with six position players pitching in four different games on both Tuesday and Wednesday night. This strategy has been one that has long been employed but only in those rare games…

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Padres Editorial: The Use of Closers in Non-Save Situations

June 18, 2015

On Tuesday afternoon in a game that was tied 5-5 going into the 9th inning, new San Diego Padres skipper Pat Murphy brought in the Padres closer Craig Kimbrel to keep the Athletics off the board and give the Padres bats a chance to win the game. Across baseball many coaches would agree that using your closer in a non-save situation to give your chance a team to win is…

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