San Diego Padres Have Rule 5 Draft Question Marks

November 20, 2017

It’s been just under three weeks since the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the 2017 World Series. In the 18 days that have followed, there hasn’t been much news in the baseball world. Sure, there are plenty of rumors about which free agent will sign where, lots of minor transaction news, as well as a plethora of Giancarlo Stanton trade rumors, but all-in-all it has been…

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Manuel Margot Has Huge Impact on the Padres

August 8, 2017

Padre fans know Manuel Margot as their leadoff hitter and their rookie center fielder. He is actually much more than that to the team. The Padres obtained Manuel Margot from the Red Sox last season in exchange for Craig Kimbrel. That trade worked out very well for San Diego as they also acquired Logan Allen, Carlos Asuaje, and Javier Guerra. Margot is a 22-year-old outfielder who is five feet-eleven inches and…

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San Diego Padres Take A Great Risk, Hold Onto Hand

July 31, 2017

As I am writing this, it is 1:02 PM PST and the trade deadline has come and gone without any Padres trades. Well except for the trade that sent Brandon Maurer, Trevor Cahill, and Ryan Buchter to the Royals for Travis Wood, Matt Strahm, and Estuery Ruiz, but you already knew about that. But the big trade that everyone anticipated, the Brad Hand deal that would net the Padres a…

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Phil Maton Gets the Call

June 11, 2017

After yet another Padres bullpen collapse in Saturday’s 12-6 loss to the Kansas City Royals, during which the Royals scored nine runs in the 8th inning, the Padres appear to be making moves in their bullpen. Phil Maton is here, Kevin Quackenbush‘s name is not on the lineup card. — AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) June 11, 2017 With the bullpen struggling mightily, the Padres’ front office is looking to shake things…

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Down on the Farm: Franchy Cordero Gets the Call

May 27, 2017

Going into the 2017 season, many expected the Padres outfield to consist of some combination of Travis Jankowski, Alex Dickerson, Manuel Margot, and Hunter Renfroe. With just over two months of the season played, only one of those players remains on the field. Alex Dickerson was the first to go down with an injury, as the outfielder was initially sidelined with back pain that ended up being a bulging disk….

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Padres Call Up Infielder Carlos Asuaje

May 22, 2017

Even after a busy weekend of roster moves, the Padres don’t appear to be done, as the team is reportedly calling up top-10 prospect, Carlos Asuaje, according to a tweet by Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Source: #Padres promote infielder Carlos Asuaje. Corresponding move not known. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 22, 2017 The Padres have done quite a bit of roster reshuffling over the last few days to the point where it’s…

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Luis Robert Drawing Serious Interest from Padres, Private Workout Scheduled

April 28, 2017

  Luis Robert has so much hype surrounding him that you will likely see dozens of reports on him until he finally inks a major league contract. Many teams are interested in the young man, and indications are his value could only increase as we get closer to the first day he may sign (May 20) a contract with a major league franchise. The San Diego Padres are very interested…

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Padres Announce 25-Man Roster

April 1, 2017

With Opening Day just over 48 hours away, and fanfest already underway, manager Andy Green and the San Diego Padres have made their final roster decisions. Although the roster looks a lot like what many have predicted, there are quite a few surprises. Not only are the Padres keeping all three of their December Rule-5 selections, but they are also going into the season with four catchers and only three…

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Will the Padres Trade for Nick Ahmed?

March 17, 2017

In recent days, A.L. West foes, the Arizona Diamondbacks, have reportedly made shortstop, Nick Ahmed, available to other teams. After being basically pushed out of his starting role due to the off-season additions of Ketel Marte and Daniel Descalso and the emergence of Ildemaro Vargas, the Diamondbacks have effectively put Ahmed on the “trade block”. The San Diego Padres have had interest in Ahmed in the past, and you can see…

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Projecting the Padres Muddled Rotation Part 1: Returning Options

March 6, 2017

The year 2016 was a tale of two very different seasons for the San Diego Padres. On the field, the team was dreadful, winning only 68 games and finishing with the worst record in the National League and tied with two other teams for the second worst winning percentage in all of Major League Baseball. In terms of actual baseball played on the field in 2016, it was a year…

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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…

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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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