Potential New Teams for Ex-Chargers Fans (Revised)

August 18, 2017

                                                                       Credit: San Diego Reader   For two years, the fans of the San Diego Chargers had to endure the tyranny of the NFL and owner Dean Spanos. Was the future of the team in L.A….

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Predicting the 2021 World Series Champion San Diego Padres

August 6, 2017

It is November of 2021 and the San Diego Padres have just won their first ever World Series title. San Diego fans have flooded the streets of downtown San Diego and are celebrating the city’s first major championship in 58 years (if you even count the 1963 AFL Championship-winning San Diego Chargers). Padres fans have been waiting for this moment for virtually their entire life and it has finally happened….

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Grading the Progress of the Padres’ “Process”

August 3, 2017

Okay, Padre fans, it’s time to start evaluating where this whole thing is going. The Padres made no secret of their intentions this year. They stated a philosophy of building the franchise over time (3-5 years) into a championship contender. 2017, they said, would be a development year. We are now past the MLB All-Star break and trade deadline. We are a full 12 months into it, and thus it’s…

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The 1989 Padres – The Season That Could Have Been

August 1, 2017

The 1989 Padres – The Season That Could Have Been by Jeffrey Pilch aka @texpadres For many longtime Padres beisbolistas, 1989 was one of the more exciting seasons in the franchise’s history. There was no champagne flowing or flag raising after the season. With 89 wins, the Padres had the third-best record in the National League and fifth-best in baseball. In the pre-wildcard era, though, that wasn’t good enough for…

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Fernando Tatis Interview: Son of Big Leaguer Already Impressing at 18

August 1, 2017

Growing up around clubhouses with his big leaguer, father Fernando Tatis II, Fernando Tatis III — aka Fernando Tatis Jr. or Fernando Gabriel (Medina) Tatis — soaked up as much baseball as he could. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder is now showing off his knowledge and ability, as an infielder with the Fort Wayne TinCaps in the San Diego Padres system. Just 18, the younger Tatis went into play Monday, July 31 leading the…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 50 with Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com

July 26, 2017

For our 50th episode, we bring back friend to the show, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com. The site is fresh off their updated rankings for each MLB team. Before bringing in Jonathan, Patrick and I discuss the recent trade. Brandon Maurer, Ryan Buchter, and Trevor Cahill were shipped to KC on Monday, and we discuss the trade between ourselves. The trade might have been tough for some Padre fans to see,…

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Brad Zunica Interview: TinCaps Clubhouse is Fun, But Zunica is All Business

July 7, 2017

In taking on this adventure of covering the Padres from top to bottom, I have had the pleasure of speaking to several key players and personnel. Among them is Brad Zunica, who I have kept in contact with some regularity since we first spoke in January of 2016. Brad is a left-handed hitting first baseman from Florida, who at the age of 21, is just starting to really find his…

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June Recruiting Report for the SDSU Aztecs Football Team

July 4, 2017

The Aztecs struck gold late this month, nabbing eight commitments in one week. After hosting unofficial visits for some of San Diego’s top prospects and recruits from throughout the Southwest, the Mountain West Champs saw a rush of verbal commitments. Cedarious Barfield The first recruit to pull the trigger and join the Aztecs was Cedarious Barfield from El Paso, Texas. The three-star prospect came out to visit the campus to…

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A Visit With Storm’ Infielder Chris Baker

July 4, 2017

The hope for many San Diego Padre fans rests in the fact that A.J. Preller is developing a quality farm system. He is stockpiling young talent at the lower levels of the minor league system. The parent club seems to have made a commitment to rebuild from the ground up. They are being patient and letting the young players develop properly. Many of these young players are pitching prospects, but…

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Cal Quantrill Interview: A Man on a Mission

July 2, 2017

Recently I had a chance to catch up with Lake Elsinore Storm pitcher Cal Quantrill. The ace right-hander has been very kind to myself, as well as the site, and was gracious enough to sit down and speak with me. Cal was recently chosen to participate in the MLB All-Star Future’s Game to represent the World Team, being that he is Canadian. I heard the news as I drove up…

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Getting to Know Brad Wieck

July 1, 2017

I was at Tueday’s El Paso Chihuahuas game, when I looked up and saw Brad Wieck standing in front of me. Just the day before, pitching coach Bronswell Patrick had listed off some Double-A pitchers who he was excited about, and the first two names he said were Michael Kelly and Brad Wieck. Standing at 6-foot nine, Brad Wieck is an imposing figure and the scouting reports I’ve seen say…

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San Diego Padres Top-100 Prospects

June 23, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ farm system has grown tremendously. With talent overflowing at every level, a top 40 or 50 list doesn’t do justice for what this current regime has created. So, I decided to embark on a top-100 list for the Padres. This was a long, arduous task, but in compiling this list, I found so many under-the-radar type youngsters that have a serious shot at being real prospects…

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