Padres Editorial: Austin Hedges Should be the Catcher of the Padres Future

March 20, 2016

Spring Training is now closer to the end than the beginning, and lineups and rosters are starting to come together. The San Diego Padres are no different. Jemile Weeks is impressing in his audition for an infield utility role, while several other players are doing the same at other positions around the diamond. With Opening Day just over two weeks away, decisions are being made and the 2016 San Diego…

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Padres News: Brandon Morrow to Start Season on D.L.

March 19, 2016

San Diego Padres right handed pitcher Brandon Morrow is still recovering from August shoulder surgery and will likely start the season on the D.L. He has reportedly made progress but has yet to throw off a mound. Once he does Morrow needs to be stretched out slowly and then the team can determine what his future will be in 2016. The often injured pitcher has great stuff but has failed…

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Padres Editorial: What Would it Take to Bring Joey Gallo to the Padres?

March 19, 2016

The San Diego Padres stocked their 2015 lineup with many sluggers in a valiant attempt to make the franchises first playoff appearance in nearly a decade. Bringing in Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks was a brilliant attempt to boost an anemic offense and put some runs on the board. Or at least it was a great move on paper. The Padres pitching staff was…

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Padres Rumors: Astros Need at Catcher Makes Padres Trade Possible

March 18, 2016

It is no secret that the San Diego Padres have two quality catchers on their major league roster. Derek Norris and Austin Hedges split time most of last year, but the younger Hedges seems to have blossomed with the bat recently. With his newly formed confidence at the plate, the Padres are now surely tempted to move him or Norris while both seem to have great value. Christian Bethancourt was…

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Padres News: WBC Qualifiers Start Today, First Chance to see Javy Guerra

March 17, 2016

The second round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers are underway today in Mexicali, Mexico and Panama City, Panama. Oh boy are their some interesting things to look out for. We’ll start with the city four hours away from San Diego, Mexicali. Now the teams playing there are really not that interesting apart from the host, Mexico, but there should still be plenty of action. The other teams include…

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Padres Editorial: The Phenomenon Known as Jabari Blash

March 16, 2016

When the San Diego Padres traded Yonder Alonso to the Oakland Athletics for Drew Pomeranz, a player to be named later was part of the deal. That player turned out to be outfielder Jabari Blash whom was selected by the A’s from the Seattle Mariners with the first pick of the 2016 Rule-5 draft. The Padres are very pleased so far with Blash and the fan base has really embraced…

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Padres News: Manuel Margot Sent Down After Impressive Spring

March 16, 2016

For those who know me personally, you know how I feel about Spring Training. At the end of the day, the games are meaningless and not too much can be gleaned from the results. Even so, some players can still impress and leave good impressions on their team for the upcoming season. Manuel Margot is one of those players. Fresh off a trade from the Red Sox, in which Craig Kimbrel…

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Padres Rumors: Texas Rangers Catching Needs and a Potential Norris Trade

March 15, 2016

The emergence of Austin Hedges as a viable major league catcher has forced the San Diego Padres hand a bit. I am sure they had hoped for Hedges to start the season in Triple-A and get more seasoning, but he might just be ahead of schedule in his growth. Sometimes it just clicks for a baseball player. The ball slows down and you find a consistency with your swing. Hedges…

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Padres News: San Diego Padres Make Roster Cuts

March 14, 2016

On Monday morning, the San Diego Padres made their third roster cuts of the Spring Training. With over 50 players on the MLB roster, the Padres took the first steps towards getting the roster down to only 25. In addition to Hunter Renfroe, Jose Rondon, Tayron Guerrero, Jose Torres, and Frank Garces mentioned above, right hander Cory Mazzoni was also reassigned to minor league camp this morning. In total six…

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Padres Editorial: No Benoit, No Kimbrel, No Problem.

March 14, 2016

The San Diego Padres are going to have a different look to them in 2016. Some new position players, a brand new manager, and a few upgrades to the already beautiful Petco Park. However, the biggest change is the reconstructed bullpen that General Manager, A.J. Preller has put together. This offseason Preller traded all-star closer Craig Kimbrel and veteran Joaquin Benoit in order to obtain young talent and rebuild the farm…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 13 with John Conniff of MadFriars

March 13, 2016

In this lucky number 13 episode we bring you John Conniff of MadFriars. John has vast knowledge of the San Diego Padres farm system and it was great to hear his take on all things Padres. In attempting to bring you quality thought about the Padres we bring you all aspects of the team. John and the guys at MadFriars do excellent work and you really should check out their…

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Padres News: Jemile Weeks Intriguing Option for Friars

March 12, 2016

Unless you were born in a barn or have not paid any attention to the Padres so far this spring, you likely have heard the name “Jemile Weeks” mentioned quite a bit. The younger brother of former Brewers star Rickie Weeks, Jemile was signed to a minor league contract with a spring training invite during late January. The utility man has performed well thus far in the spring, with 6…

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