The Curious Case of the 2017 San Diego Padres

January 8, 2017

  Spring training is just around the corner for the 2017 San Diego Padres along with the rest of the other 29 Major League Baseball clubs. In this article, I have some things about the 2017 San Diego Padres that I would like to think out loud about. This is an article that is 100% reliant on my thoughts and opinions rather than statistical analysis, so be forewarned! The Curious…

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Will Jabari Blash Smash or Crash in 2017?

January 7, 2017

It wasn’t so long ago that Jabari Blash was a hot topic among San Diego Padres fans and analysts. On December 10, 2016, the Padres announced that they had acquired outfielder Blash from the Oakland Athletics as the player to be named later to complete their December 2, 2015 trade for infielder Yonder Alonso. It was part of the same trade that brought LHP Drew Pomeranz over to San Diego,…

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Goose Gossage Signed on This Date in 1984 by Padres

January 6, 2017

  The history of the San Diego Padres was forever changed on this date 23 years ago, as the team signed free agent Rich “Goose” Gossage. On January 6th 1984, the San Diego Padres won the sweepstakes for the ace reliever. Although the Padres did not offer the most money or service years, the veteran reliever wanted a chance to help guide a developing franchise. He chose the Padres. Gossage…

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A Detailed Look at the Padres’ Minor League Affiliates

January 6, 2017

  The minor leagues are an interesting place. They are obviously not glamorous, nor are they filled with players making multi-millions of dollars a year. For many players, the minor leagues are a struggle. Many minor league stadiums can be in random cities and areas. The Padres have five main affiliates: the Tri-City Dust Devils, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Lake Elsinore Storm, San Antonio Missions, and El Paso Chihuahuas. All five…

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San Diego Padres Winter League Update #6

January 5, 2017

Winter League Baseball is coming down to its last few games. The Mexican Pacific League and the Venezuelan League are actually already in the playoff stage of their seasons. With that being said, there really hasn’t been too much action since the last update. In fact, there are several players who have not seen a single pitch for several weeks. We’ll take a look at them first, and then look…

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What is Christian Friedrich’s Role as a Padre in 2017?

January 5, 2017

On March 3, 2016, the San Diego Padres signed 29-year-old left-hander Christian Friedrich to a minor league deal. Friedrich was a first round pick of the Colorado Rockies’ organization out of Eastern Kentucky, and was expected to fulfill a bullpen role for the Padres immediately. Friedrich came up to the majors on May 13th and was something the team did not expect him to be… a starting pitcher. Friedrich was…

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A Brief Scouting Report on New Padres’ Hurler Tyrell Jenkins

January 3, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are at it again. The team has claimed Tyrell Jenkins from the Cincinnati Reds. The Padres are now the right-handed pitcher’s fourth organization in just under a month, as he was traded from the Braves to the Rangers in early December, then claimed off waivers by the Reds just before Christmas Day. The Reds recently signed RHP Drew Storen and needed to clear room on…

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My Top-5 “Must-Watch” Padres for the 2017 Season

January 3, 2017

  I have watched the game of baseball since I was five years old. The love for the game that I have is something that will never leave my heart. Ever since I discovered baseball, I have loved the San Diego Padres immensely. From the Jake Peavy and Brian Giles days, to the Kyle Blanks and Heath Bell era, my love for the Padres has never changed. For the first…

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2017 San Diego Sports Resolutions

January 1, 2017

As a lifelong San Diego sports fan, here’s what I’d like to accomplish in 2017. (warning: some of the following may include jokes and/or sarcasm) — Wear brown to every Padres’ game I attend — Find a section of Petco Park I have not yet watched a game from, buy a ticket for said section, watch a game from said section — Attend Jake Peavy’s first start back at Petco…

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Alex Dickerson Deserves a Serious Look in 2017

December 31, 2016

There are only 47 days left until pitchers and catchers report to spring training. It’s about this time when the season starts feeling near. Hot stove talk has been fun this off-season, and it will continue to be, with plenty of deals left to be made before opening day. It’s exciting to explore the various options that a club may have in filling out roster holes, but at this point…

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21 Years Ago Rickey Henderson Was Signed By the Padres

December 29, 2016

  21 years ago, the San Diego Padres made a surprise addition to the team, as they signed a future hall-of-fame player for the 1996 season. Rickey Henderson was inked to a two-year/$4-million dollar deal on December 29, 1995. The contract included many incentives in regard to games played and plate appearances by Henderson, that he easily triggered, making the total deal worth $6.295 million for the two years when…

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22 Years Ago Today- 12 Player Deal Between Astros & Padres

December 28, 2016

December 28, 1994 The San Diego Padres acquire infielders Ken Caminiti, Andujar Cedeno, and Roberto Petagine, outfielder Steve Finley, pitcher Brian Williams, and a player to be named later (Sean Fesh) from the Houston Astros, for outfielders Derek Bell and Phil Plantier, infielders Ricky Gutierrez and Craig Shipley, and pitchers Doug Brocail and Pedro A. Martinez In what was the largest MLB transaction in terms of total players (12) since…

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