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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Interview With Padres’ Minor Leaguer Ruddy Giron

June 18, 2017

  On Friday afternoon, I had a chance to visit, for the first time, the Padres advanced A affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm. I drove up there to interview a couple of young Latino players: Javier Guerra and Ruddy Giron. Due to extended batting practice, Javier wasn’t available after all. I did, however, find out a lot about Ruddy Giron. He’s a very interesting young man, and I was completely blown…

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Q & A with San Antonio Missions’ Jerry Keel

June 10, 2017

  In the midst of a system filled with starting pitching prospects, left-handed starter Jerry Keel is quietly having one of the more productive seasons in the Padres’ minor league system. Keel, drafted out of Cal State Northridge in the 9th round (267th pick) in 2015, started the 2017 season out in Fort Wayne with the TinCaps. As somewhat of an older A-ball pitcher, he went 3-2 with a 2.96…

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A Brief Conversation With Storm LHP Eric Lauer

May 26, 2017

When the Padres selected Eric Lauer in the June 2016 draft, word around the baseball community was that he was easily the most polished collegiate pitcher. After going 10-2 in 2016 at Kent State, with a mind-blowing 0.69 ERA, expectations are very high for this young man. He has not disappointed at all this season, recording a 1.97 ERA in his first eight starts of the season for the Lake…

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Mason Thompson Interview- Wise Beyond His Years

February 25, 2017

A.J. Preller has taken a bunch of criticism from the national media recently. Though some might question his prior techniques when it comes to medical records and such, there will never be a question about his ability to evaluate talent. He has the scout’s eye when it comes to judging players and their abilities, and for that, he should be commended. The Padres held the 85th overall pick in the…

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Padres LHP Brad Wieck Interview- Just Give Him The Ball

February 14, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are developing talent at an unusually high rate. Well, at least unusual for them, as they presently have a group of players that are just about ready for major league service time. Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and Carlos Asuaje are just the beginning. They are the first wave of talent that will continuously pound the shores of San Diego. Not far behind them…

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Jordan Beane Interview “Seeking Fulfillment”

February 10, 2017

The Chargers leaving the city of San Diego is going to have lasting effects on many of its citizens. Of course, the fan base lost the team they supported for 56 years, but there were many families that were directly effected, as they were employed by the Chargers in some capacity. Some of those employees have been with the team for decades. The move is not an easy thing to…

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Padres Eric Lauer Interview- Progression Through Dedication

February 7, 2017

The San Diego Padres selected Eric Lauer with their 25th overall pick in the 2016 draft. The left-handed pitcher out of Kent State came with the reputation of being a polished pitcher, and he has done absolutely nothing to contradict that assessment. Lauer has worked his tail off since joining the Padres’ organization, and is anxious to start his first full professional season. He recently took time to sit down…

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Padres’ Prospect Cal Quantrill Just Wants to Win

December 20, 2016

The game of baseball is like life. Its circular in every way.  It’s strange how it happens, but as you mature in life you realize that fact. Former relief pitcher Paul Quantrill spent just under two months with the team in 2005, and his 10-year old son spent some time in the Padres’ locker room that summer as his father pitcher for the Friars. Who would have known that this…

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Padres’ Future is Bright, Just Ask Doug Bochtler

November 12, 2016

It is clear that the San Diego Padres are going through an organizational change. A replacement in philosophies was needed to rejuvenate this dormant franchise and turn around the fan base. It is happening currently, and most fans are aware of the new regime and their goals. When you speak to certain personnel within the Padres organization you get a sense of comfort, a sense of relief about this ball…

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Ted Enberg Hopes to Follow in Father’s Footsteps

October 29, 2016

The accomplishments of Dick Enberg in the sports community are numerous. He is truly a legend in the industry and we, as San Diego Padres fans, have been lucky enough to witness his masterful use of the English language firsthand. From Chargers games on television to recent endeavors with the Padres, listening to the elder Enberg call a game is a complete joy. After 44 years of service, Mr. Enberg…

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