Padres Editorial: Soft Padres Need to Toughen Up

June 12, 2015

While I normally wouldn’t advocate throwing at players, there definitely comes a time a team must stand up for its self and I would say three different such moments came and went with little response during this week’s series in Atlanta. No matter how you slice it, there is no freaking way an opposing team should be permitted to take free shots at Derek Norris, Justin Upton and Matt Kemp…

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Padres News: Winning Road Trip is Sign of Progression in Team

June 12, 2015

The San Diego Padres needed to take that last game of the series in Atlanta to salvage a split in the four game meeting. The importance of that game was magnified by the fact, the win resulted in a winning road trip for the team. Typically the Padres haven’t done well away from Petco Park, so the winning road trip was a great morale boost for this newly formed team….

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Padres News: Nationals Can Add Trea Turner This Weekend

June 11, 2015

The San Diego Padres shortstop of the future is soon to be a Washington National. Trea Turner is listed as “technically” the player to be named later in the three team deal that brought Wil Myers to the Padres. Being that Turner was dealt within one year of his draft date, the two teams had to wait to make the deal official. Everyone in baseball knows that Turner is going…

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Padres Editorial: What Will Happen to Jedd Gyorko?

June 11, 2015

It’s no secret that Jedd Gyorko is having a rough season. The San Diego Padres‘ second baseman is hitting just .210 with two home runs. On top of that, his OPS is .593, the third lowest on the team for that category. Only shortstop Alexi Amarista (.557 OPS) and Austin Hedges (.186 OPS) are worse than Gyorko at this point. Gyorko was signed to a multi-year deal after his rookie…

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Padres News: Jedd Gyorko sent to AAA El Paso

June 10, 2015

Struggling second baseman Jedd Gyorko has been sent down to AAA by the San Diego Padres. He was sent down prior to Wednesdays game and relief pitcher Nick Vincent was summoned from the minors. Somewhat of a surprise as Jedd Gyorko was widely considered the second baseman of the future. He was given an extension after a solid rookie year in which he had a .249/.301/.444 batting line with 23…

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Padres News: Clint Barmes Has Established Himself

June 10, 2015

The lack of a quality everyday shortstop is quite evident when you look at the San Diego Padres roster. Clint Barmes was the first addition in the off-season and he is clearly viewed as a back-up. Alexi Amarista has been given every opportunity to take the shortstop job and run with it, but he has failed to do so. Amarista is hitting .197 this year in 47 games and 137…

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Padres News: Craig Kimbrel Fastest in MLB History to 200 Saves

June 10, 2015

When the San Diego Padres acquired Craig Kimbrel from the Atlanta Braves on Easter Sunday, my immediate reaction was to just laugh. I did so for about 10 minutes straight. I would assume my reaction to the Padres finally winning a World Series would be similar. Adding a dominant closer like Craig Kimbrel to an already formidable bullpen seemed likely to catapult the Padres team to an unknown level. That…

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Padres News: Wil Myers Progressing- Return vs Dodgers?

June 9, 2015

The San Diego Padres are getting positive feedback from Wil Myers on his injured left wrist. He played Sunday in Las Vegas for AAA El Paso. Myers ended up going 2-5 with two strike outs and one run scored. Most importantly he reported no issues with his wrist. The next day Myers went 1-5 with a home run and still no issue. A collective sigh falls over the city of…

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Padres Rumors: Astros Jonathan Villar an Option for Padres?

June 8, 2015

The obvious need for the San Diego Padres is at the shortstop position. General Manager A.J. Preller has been scouring the trade market in attempt to gain a potential upgrade at the position. Nothing has come to fruition yet, but surely the Padres are going to make a move at some point. Perhaps shortstop Jonathan Villar of the Houston Astros would be an option for the Padres. The Astros called…

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Padres News: Brandon Morrow Leaves With Shoulder Discomfort

June 8, 2015

The San Diego Padres did not receive good news on Sunday when starting pitcher Brandon Morrow cam out of his final rehab start with shoulder discomfort. Morrow hasn’t pitched in the big league since May 2nd against the Colorado Rockies. #Padres RHP Brandon Morrow, making 2nd rehab start with @missionsmilb, left game after 49 pitches with discomfort in his right shoulder. — Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) June 7, 2015 He managed…

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Padres News: Padres Have Tough Decisions Ahead

June 8, 2015

So, about that logjam that is supposed to affect the Padres infield with players returning. That logjam has already arrived with Yonder Alonso returning to the lineup, and is only going to get tougher once Wil Myers returns to the team. However, the outfield is going to see a logjam of its own beginning today, June 8. Melvin Upton, Jr., the other player the San Diego Padres acquired in the…

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