Prospect Watch: 2017 is a Big Season for Javier Guerra

February 17, 2017

  After what has been a rough couple of years as a San Diego Padres fan, the Padres finally have some real hope for the future. With a flurry of trades and big time international signings, the Padres have turned one of the worst farm systems in all of baseball into one of the game’s deepest. On top of that, many Padres prospects had successful 2016 seasons, which gave the…


The San Diego Padres’ Secret Weapon

January 31, 2017

The San Diego Padres weren’t good in 2016. Despite their best efforts, they weren’t even good in 2015 after a hectic off-season filled with trading by then new general manager, A.J. Preller. In fact, the Padres haven’t really been objectively good since 2010, their last winning season, and haven’t made a postseason appearance since way back in 2006. Going into 2017, the Padres are once again not expected to be…


Prospect Watch: Franchy Cordero is on the Rise

January 30, 2017

I would be lying if I tried to say I have always had a strong interest in prospects. As a San Diego Padres’ fan, I have always been told to hold hope for the future, because there were always better players coming up to make the Padres a winner. For the last twenty years I have watched the Padres. I have watched young players get called up, play well for…


The Wild and Wacky Career of Trevor Cahill

January 17, 2017

Baseball is full of interesting stories. For as many stories there are about the top draft pick that went on to be a complete bust, there are just as many for players drafted in later rounds who went on to have great success. While those two are the most interesting stories to watch, I would argue that up and down careers are the most intriguing. The newest member of the…


San Diego is Now the Padres’ City

January 16, 2017

  It’s January, about halfway between the completion of the World Series and the beginning of the regular season. Nearly two and a half months have passed since the Chicago Cubs closed out the Cleveland Indians in the seventh game of the World Series. In just about a month, players will be reporting to spring training, with less than three months until the start of the baseball season. For San…


Padres Ink Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte to Contract Extensions

January 13, 2017

Update: The Padres have officially agreed to basic terms with Myers on a six year deal worth $83 million that includes an option year. In additional news, the Padres also have inked Yangervis Solarte to a contract extension through 2018 that also includes club options for 2019 and 2020. For Solarte, the deal will earn him $7.5 million over the next two seasons, and an additional $13.5 million if both team…


Fixing Padres’ Pitcher Jarred Cosart

December 17, 2016

You’ve heard the story by now. The San Diego Padres have a borderline criminal lack of starting pitching depth at the big league level. After the poor 2016 season, the Padres’ rotation had, 2017 is setting up to be even worse. The Padres finished the 2016 season with a combination of Luis Perdomo, Christian Friedrich, Paul Clemens, Clayton Richard, among a few others in the rotation or making starts in…


Padres Have Busy Morning at the Rule 5 Draft

December 8, 2016

Following the trade of Derek Norris and the non-tender of six other players last week, the Padres went into the Winter Meetings with only 33 players on their 40-man roster. With seven open spots on the 40-man, the Padres had plenty of options going into the 2016 Rule 5 Draft. Going into 2017 with little hopes of fielding a competitive roster, it was clear the Padres could benefit from making…


San Diego Padres Winter Meetings’ Shopping List

December 6, 2016

The 2016 season went just as expected for the San Diego Padres. After a failed 2015 season following a frenzy of offseason moves, it was clear the Padres were looking to start over a bit in 2016. Not only was Justin Upton no longer in a Padres uniform, but Craig Kimbrel was shipped to the Boston Red Sox for a significant prospect return. Following the 2016 trade deadline, Matt Kemp…


Padres Reportedly “Aggressively” Shopping Yangervis Solarte

December 5, 2016

Fresh off yet another sub-par season, and clearly all the way in on a rebuilding phase, the San Diego Padres have once again made it clear that no one on the roster is off-limits. After the trades of Drew Pomeranz, Fernando Rodney, Andrew Cashner, Matt Kemp, Melvin Upton, and a few others during the season, the Padres added Derek Norris to the list of departed Padres late last week. If…


Padres Appear Poised to “Rule” the Rule 5 Draft

December 3, 2016

Following the 2015 season, it was clear where the Padres stood. A.J. Preller’s wild experiment had turned out to be a resounding failure, and it was clear something new had to be tried. Although the team still had some big contracts on the books, Preller made a concerted effort to add new big league talent that was unwanted on other rosters. Enter the Rule 5 draft. For those who don’t…


Tyson Ross Among Six Players Non-Tendered & Derek Norris Traded to Nats

December 2, 2016

  Just over a month since the Chicago Cubs took home the 2016 World Series trophy, and it has been a relatively quiet off-season for the San Diego Padres. Prior to Friday, the only moves the Padres had made involved designating for assignment, and then releasing, Oswaldo Arcia, and protecting the rights of Andrew Lockett, Franchy Cordero, Javier Guerra, and Jose Ruiz from being possible selections in the Rule 5 draft….