Padres Editorial: Can the Padres Afford Justin Upton?

August 17, 2015

The 2015 season has been a surprise for most San Diego Padres fans. The anticipation of a winning season was high, but the team has struggled to play with any kind of consistency all season long. Reality has hit the San Diego Padres and their fans, the team is just not that good at the moment. Most would say they are terrible, but in fact the team is just built…

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Padres News: Wil Myers Return Much-Anticipated

August 16, 2015

With all the trades and acquisitions the San Diego Padres made this past off-season, the arrival of former A.L. rookie of the year Wil Myers proved to be one of the largest. His presence in the top of the order propelled the Padres to a great start in April and early May. However Myers hurt his wrist in Arizona on Mother’s Day and the team never seemed to really regroup…

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Padres News: Matt Kemp Hits For First Cycle in Padres History

August 15, 2015

In the 47 year history of the San Diego Padres, no player had ever hit for a cycle. For those that aren’t aware, a cycle is reaching base via a single, a double, a triple and a home run, all in the same game. It is a feat that is rarely accomplished, but it had been a statistical anomaly that the Padres franchise had failed to have at least one…

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Padres Editorial: Buyers Remorse? James Shields 2015 Season

August 13, 2015

  When the San Diego Padres threw down $75 million dollars for the service of James Shields, they envisioned him the ace of the staff. Shields started out the season well, but has pitched poorly of late and word is the team is preparing to move on from him. He has been placed on waivers and there is speculation the team will move him before the August 31st deadline. So…

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Padres Rumors: Is Shawn Kelley an August Trade Option?

August 12, 2015

The July 31st trade deadline came and went with a lot of inaction from the San Diego Padres. Many trades were expected with only one coming to fruition. As the calendar has turned from July to August, the possibilities of trades still hover over A.J. Preller’s head. With the waiver wire deadline coming at the end of August, the Padres have quite a few options to correct the mistakes made…

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Padres News: Padres Roster Moves- Thayer, Maurer, Lindsey & Bud Norris

August 12, 2015

The promotion of Colin Rea from Triple-A El Paso is not the only move the San Diego Padres made on Tuesday afternoon. With the arrival of Colin Rea, the Padres have designated long time Padre reliever Dale Thayer. Also the team claimed veteran right-handed pitcher Bud Norris from the Baltimore Orioles and designated minor league second baseman Taylor Lindsey for assignment. Also the team put Brandon Maurer on the 15…

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Padres News: A “Rea” of Hope?

August 11, 2015

Colin Rea has finally been called up to make his Major League debut for the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds. Some people may not know much about the young, twenty-five year old right hander. Rea was drafted by the Padres in the twelfth round of the 2011 MLB draft. Over the course of his young career Rea hasn’t really been a highly touted prospect and…

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Padres Rumors: James Shields for Pablo Sandoval?

August 10, 2015

The San Diego Padres season has not exactly turned out as planned. The team was to contend in the difficult National League Western Division, but they have failed to play with any type of consistency. The off-season changes that were made intended to take this franchise into a whole new level, but they keep spinning their wheels in an attempt to compete. James Shields was brought in to anchor an…

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Padres News: Turn Out the Lights the Party is Over

August 10, 2015

The 2015 San Diego Padres season was supposed to be the year the team established themselves as a perennial power house in the competitive National League West. Inconsistencies have plagued the team all year-long and the Padres currently sit eight games under .500 and 10.5 games behind the first place Los Angeles Dodgers. Losing six straight against the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies has been a rude awakening for the…

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Padres Rumors: James Shields for Starlin Castro Trade on Horizon?

August 9, 2015

With the trade winds still blowing, the San Diego Padres find themselves in a position where some important decisions need to be made about the future of the team. It has been reported that the Padres have put Ace pitcher James Shields on waivers as well as slugging outfielder Matt Kemp. It would be very difficult to move Kemp and his guaranteed contract of $86 million dollars through the 2019…

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Padres Editorial: Should the Padres Have Traded in July?

August 8, 2015

When the San Diego Padres decided to mortgage the future in obtaining legitimate talent now, the city of San Diego was infected with Padres fever. Acquiring Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, James Shields, and Craig Kimbrel gave the Padres real Super-Star quality talent on their team. In recent years, Padres fans have witnessed a mostly mediocre team on the field, and for most die-hard fans, it had become a…

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Padres Editorial: Will the Real San Diego Padres Please Stand Up

August 8, 2015

Win a few, lose a few. Look brilliant, look pathetic. Show signs of making a run, then fall flat. This has been the story of the San Diego Padres‘ roller coaster season. The team that was built to contend has been consumed by an identity crisis all season. The off-season addition of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, James Shields and Craig Kimbrel have not been enough to get this…

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