“Why I am Thankful for the San Diego Padres”

November 23, 2017

In this day of giving thanks for everything we have in life, it is time to recognize the little things, like our beloved sports teams. The Padres are responsible for many heartaches throughout their existence in San Diego. They have failed to bring a championship to America’s Finest City, but we still support them with hope of one day hoisting a World Title trophy. It shall happen one day. I…

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The All-San Diego Area Major League Baseball Team

November 22, 2017

It’s no secret that San Diego is a hotbed for baseball talent. In fact, Baseball Almanac names San Diego the most talented baseball city in the most talented of baseball states, California. That’s pretty high praise, and it’s very deserving. Unfortunately, not many of these names played for the hometown San Diego Padres (I will give Ted Williams credit for playing for the PCL Padres in 1936 and 1937). This…

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2017-2018 MLB Free Agents & Whom the Padres Will Have Interest In (Position Players)

November 21, 2017

The San Diego Padres have reportedly already been in contact with somewhere around 50 free agents this off-season. A.J. Preller is not shy about making moves, as he is in a constant quest to make the Friars better. The man never sleeps and is always scouting around the globe. You can be sure that every player in this free agent class has been scouted by Preller and his staff. They…

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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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How MLB Turned Its Back on Al Severinsen and Rich Troedson

November 20, 2017

Major League Baseball (MLB) and the union representing its current players, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), are anti-family. What other conclusion can you draw from the fact that widows and loved ones of dead players who were not vested in the league pension plan are not receiving the monies their late husbands were awarded in April 2011? The loved ones of the late Al Severinsen know what I’m…

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Sockers stay undefeated, cruise past Ontario 8-0

November 20, 2017

San Diego, California The San Diego Sockers (4-0) came into Sunday’s game at Valley View Casino Center against the Ontario Fury (2-2) with the expectations of a close game and plenty of action. However, thanks to stalwart defense, an explosive offense led by Matt Clare’s hat trick, and goalkeeper Chris Toth’s first career shutout, the Sockers gave the 3,401 fans in attendance a treat by drubbing the Fury 8-0. They…

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Should the Padres be Entertaining the Idea of Bringing Back Jake Peavy?

November 20, 2017

It’s happening. After a year off from baseball, Jake Peavy has announced that he is making a comeback. He last pitched in 2016 with the San Francisco Giants, throwing 118.2 innings and recording a 5.54 ERA to go along with a 1.43 WHIP, 7.74 K/9, and a 2.73 BB/9. Those aren’t very pretty numbers, but with a year off from baseball and letting his arm rest, Peavy should be motivated…

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If Brad Hand is Dealt, What are the Closing Options for the Padres?

November 19, 2017

There are plenty of rumors swirling that the San Diego Padres will soon be seriously entertaining offers for closer Brad Hand. Without a doubt, the team will be fielding calls in a constant effort to get better. The effort to improve starts with the minor league system, and if dealing Brad Hand can bring in more prospects, then the team will surely pull the trigger. A.J. Preller has already indicated…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 18- The Javelinas are Champs!

November 18, 2017

The San Diego Padres are in the offseason, but they have plenty of young men participating in action around the world. In Peoria, the Javelinas won the AFL Championship 8-2 over the Mesa Solar Sox. The Padres were well-represented as Josh Naylor and Luis Urias were in the starting lineup for the game. Andres Munoz threw a scoreless inning of relief and Javier Guerra came in late as a defensive…

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Is Alcides Escobar the Answer at Shortstop for Padres in 2018?

November 18, 2017

There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres need a shortstop for the upcoming season. Yes, Yangervis Solarte is capable of playing the position, but with no disrespect to him, he is not the answer as an everyday option at a pivotal position on the diamond. Solarte is a solid offense weapon for the team and should not be asked to play out of his element. If Yan Solarte…

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Could Wily Peralta be a bounce-back candidate for the Padres to sign in 2018?

November 18, 2017

Well, it seems that I haven’t learned my lesson after the Padres Twitter backlash that my last article received, in which I made the case that the team should bring back Tyson Ross in 2018. I know that many fans don’t want to read about the team picking up broken toys. It’s not sexy. I get it. I just can’t bring myself to write about the Padres signing Yu Darvish…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 17

November 17, 2017

The Peoria Javelinas were off on Friday, preparing for the AFL Championship, which will be Saturday at noon on MLB Network. The lineup was announced, and as far as Padre players are concerned, only Luis Urias will start the game for Peoria. He will be playing shortstop and batting eighth for the Javelinas. Josh Naylor will sit the bench, even though the Solar Sox are throwing a right-handed pitcher (Alec…

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