Padres Series Recap: Brewers Take Series in Petco as Padres Flounder

May 18, 2017

Game 1 (Padres 6, Brewers 5) In a season of promise, the young Padres once again showed why fans should be excited about the future of this team. After Eric Sogard hit a home run in the top of the 10th to take a 5-4 lead, the feeling in the mostly-empty Petco Park, was that of defeat. That feeling only lasted a few moments as Erick Aybar opened the bottom…

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What is Brad Hand’s Trade Value?

May 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres claimed left-handed pitcher, Brad Hand, off waivers from the Miami Marlins in April of 2016. At the time, Hand was a struggling starter, posting a 4.00+ ERA in his career as a starter with the Marlins. The Padres were unsure of where the lefty would fall in their struggling pitching staff, and would eventually delegate him to the bullpen. Hand, embracing his new role, has quietly…

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Down on the Farm: May 16

May 17, 2017

Jabari Blash- OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2-2, 2 BB, 4 RBI I am going to have to be honest here. I have been trying to avoid writing about Jabari Blash as much as possible. To me he just isn’t a major league-caliber talent, and he’s proven that plenty of times. With that being said, he is currently tearing apart Triple-A pitching over the last week. Over the last 10…

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Can Matt Szczur Help the Padres?

May 17, 2017

When the San Diego Padres traded for a Chicago Cubs outfielder by the name of Matt Szczur, it looked as if they were trying to win scrabble once again by using a player’s last name. They put a solid score in 2015, when they had Marc Rzepczynski and the time was right to rack up another high score. In the last week, the new Padre has played the part of…

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Down on the Farm: May 15

May 16, 2017

Carlos Asuaje– 2B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB It was Carlos Asuaje bobblehead night in El Paso, and Asuaje did not disappoint. After a wildly successful 2016 season, which earned him a late-season promotion to the big league club, Asuaje has struggled this year, slashing only .232/.336/.344. Despite those struggles, the high walk rate and low strikeout rate are encouraging signs for Asuaje’s long…

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Fernando Tatis Jr. Is a Mature & Impressive Young Man

May 16, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ farm system is growing beyond belief. Players with high ceilings are at almost every level. The growth of the farm system is phenomenal, and not many players have developed more in recent months than the San Diego Padres’ infielder, Fernando Tatis Jr. The 18-year-old, Dominican, right-handed hitter is currently playing at the Single-A level, and is holding his own against much older competition in the Midwest…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Recap: May 8-14

May 15, 2017

Rocky Gale– C, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 10-19, 2 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 15 TB A pair of Austins lead the Padres’ organizational catching depth chart, with one in the big leagues and one currently at High-A, but Rocky Gale continues to show a positive presence in the Triple-A clubhouse. At 29 years old, Gale isn’t going to wow anyone statistically, he is playing among players quite a few…

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Padres Series Recap: Bullpen Implodes in Finale, Sox Take Series

May 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres continue to play head-scratching baseball. They continually give games away, despite playing well for most of the contest. The team is young, and it is normal to expect sporadic moments of failure. However, they must play sound, fundamental baseball if they wish to keep their heads above water. The starting staff isn’t filled with household names, so if one of them gets you a quality start,…

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The Padres are No Longer “Stuck in the Middle”

May 14, 2017

In the game of modern baseball, you either have to be rebuilding for the future or going for it all. There is no middle ground. For years, the Padres have been in that middle ground, and that has definitely set back this franchise. Presently, the team has a plan and they are executing it. That is a wonderful thing for Padres’ fans, as they have longed to root for a…

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Is Trevor Cahill the Next Drew Pomeranz?

May 13, 2017

This off-season, the San Diego Padres were looking for pitching depth to bolster their already championship-ready team. Just kidding. The harsh reality is the Padres are years away from contention, so A.J. Preller and company just wanted to acquire veteran pitchers to eat innings for them. They signed many borderline starters, including San Diego native, Trevor Cahill. Entering spring training, Cahill was competing for a starting job, along with many other…

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Padres Series Preview: Padres Head to Chicago to Battle White Sox

May 12, 2017

The 2017 season continues for the San Diego Padres as they head to the Windy City to take on the Chicago White Sox in a three-game set. If the Padres wish to take the series, they must clean up the mistakes they have been committing. Base on balls, errors on the field, and a botched double-play attempt killed the Padres against the Rangers in this past series. They cannot continue…

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