Ryan Schimpf and Tempering Expectations

August 15, 2016

On the field, the 2016 season hasn’t really gone the way the San Diego Padres front office had hoped. However, to their credit, they have made the right moves to put the team on the right track for the future. There may still be plenty of question marks left to be answered, but the team has gone a long way to answer at least some of the questions fans had…

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Padres News: Should Yangervis Solarte Be in the Padres’ Long Term Plans?

August 14, 2016

The Padres aren’t good. But we already knew that. There’s no sugar-coating it either. However, for perhaps the first time in several years, the Padres front office has actually fully acknowledged that fact. After an ill-fated all in push prior to the 2015 season, and an even more ill-fated silent 2015 trade deadline, the San Diego Padres front office and organization has finally accepted failure with an eye towards long-term…

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Brewer’s Banter: Is Travis Jankowski A Future Starter for the Padres?

August 8, 2016

The 2016 season hasn’t really been a memorable one on the field for the San Diego Padres. After losing two out of three to the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies at home, the Padres now sit at 48-63 and in fourth place in the National League West. Given the volume of players the Padres traded in-season, including big names such as James Shields, Drew Pomeranz, Melvin Upton, Andrew Cashner, and Matt Kemp,…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Weekend Recap August 5th-7th

August 8, 2016

Friday Austin Hedges, C, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 3 RBI Another night, another strong performance from Austin Hedges. While the catcher has cooled off significantly as of late, he is still showing he is very capable of providing offense to go along with his strong defense. With Derek Norris still in San Diego it seems unlikely Hedges will get big league time this year. However, a Norris trade this…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Recap August 3rd/4th

August 5, 2016

Wednesday Brandon Morrow, RHP, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 0.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 K Sadly it appears more and more likely that Brandon Morrow’s career as a major league pitcher is coming to an end. After a successful start to the 2015 season, Morrow got injured and did not pitch again for the remainder of the year. He has yet to see big league action since last May…

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Padres Editorial: What to Expect Rest of Season from Padres Ragtag Rotation

August 3, 2016

With the trade deadline now complete, it’s pretty clear where the Padres stand with just about two months left in the 2016 season. With all their most productive players now traded away, the Padres aren’t going to good for the rest of 2016. They probably won’t be good in 2017 either, but now I am just getting ahead of myself. Looking forward to the end of 2016, no part of…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm: Recap August 1st/2nd

August 3, 2016

Monday Nick Torres, RF, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K With the promotion of Jabari Blash to the big league club following the trade of Matt Kemp, Nick Torres earned himself a promotion as well as the outfielder was sent from the Missions to the Chihuahuas. Torres has had a successful season and has moved quickly through the Padres organization. While Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe are…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Weekend Recap

August 1, 2016

Friday Austin Hedges, C, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 1-3, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 K After a ridiculous home run streak in mid-to-late June, Austin Hedges has cooled off considerably, hitting only .182 in the last ten days. Hedges is still hitting .348 on the season and has more than proven his ability to hit consistently. All that’s left is proving that at the big league level, although that may…

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Brewer’s Banter: A.J. Preller Makes His Best Move Yet as Padres G.M.

July 31, 2016

After a seemingly constant flurry of moves throughout June and July, the Padres made yet another trade on Saturday afternoon. And this one could be A.J. Preller’s biggest and best yet. After just over a year and a half of a failed experiment, the San Diego Padres are finally moving on from right fielder Matt Kemp. The Padres agreed to send the outfielder and the approximately $62 million left on…

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Padres Editorial: Analyzing the Return for Andrew Cashner/Colin Rea

July 30, 2016

Early Friday morning, the San Diego Padres once again jumped to the top of the news cycle and made yet another news making trade. Following the trades of James Shields, Fernando Rodney, Drew Pomeranz, and Melvin Upton, AJ Preller once again pushed the team further into the rebuild with the trade of Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea. The Miami Marlins had been pushing for starting pitching upgrades over the last…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 15 Recap

July 25, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas (58-44, 4-4 for week) Monday: W 11-5 Tuesday: W 9-2 Wednesday: L 3-10 Thursday: W 7-2 Friday: L 3-7 Saturday: L 0-12 Sunday: W 4-0/L 1-5 Player of the Week: Manuel Margot 11-27, 1.097 OPS, 0 HR, 3 RBI Pitcher of the Week: Aaron Northcraft 6 IP, 0 ER, 0.677 WHIP, 7 K San Antonio Missions (37-63, 5-2 for week) Monday: W 4-3 Tuesday: L 2-4 Wednesday:…

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Brewer’s Banter: The Padres Are Finally on the Right Path

July 23, 2016

There’s no busier time during the regular season of the Major League Baseball season than July. Every team is assessing their position and building towards the trade deadline. Whether as buyers or sellers, every team is actively doing their best to make their team not only better in the short-term but, and perhaps more importantly, the long-term as well. While the usual suspects are drawing quite a bit of attention,…

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