Padres Bargain Shopping/Free Agent Leftovers- Relief Pitchers

February 4, 2017

  The San Diego Padres need assistance in developing their 2017 roster. The team has plenty of young offensive players, but does lack pitching at the moment. The starting staff is made up mostly of veteran pitchers who will all compete for a roster spot. Clayton Richard, Jhoulys Chacin, Trevor Cahill, Jarred Cosart, Paul Clemens, and Christian Friedrich are the veterans, while Luis Perdomo, Tyrell Jenkins, and Cesar Vargas provide…


San Diego Padres Winter League Update #7

February 2, 2017

  Most San Diego Padres players wrapped up their winter league play a few weeks back. However, there are a few players worth noting who are still finishing up play in Australia or starting their Caribbean Series campaign. River Stevens 2B Stevens finished up his ABL season quite well, batting .313, with a home run, 12 RBI, and a .353 OBP. The Canberra Cavalry were not good enough for the…


Yangervis Solarte a Possible Utility Man?

February 1, 2017

The San Diego Padres have a lot of options entering spring training regarding their 25-man roster. There are some open spots that will result in a few competitions during the spring. Arguably the most intriguing spot, in a potential position battle, is second base. Ryan Schimpf, Cory Spangenberg, and Carlos Asuaje are all deserving candidates. Each should see some playing time at the position during the season. All three of…


The San Diego Padres’ Secret Weapon

January 31, 2017

The San Diego Padres weren’t good in 2016. Despite their best efforts, they weren’t even good in 2015 after a hectic off-season filled with trading by then new general manager, A.J. Preller. In fact, the Padres haven’t really been objectively good since 2010, their last winning season, and haven’t made a postseason appearance since way back in 2006. Going into 2017, the Padres are once again not expected to be…


Prospect Watch: Franchy Cordero is on the Rise

January 30, 2017

I would be lying if I tried to say I have always had a strong interest in prospects. As a San Diego Padres’ fan, I have always been told to hold hope for the future, because there were always better players coming up to make the Padres a winner. For the last twenty years I have watched the Padres. I have watched young players get called up, play well for…


Padres Bargain Shopping/Free Agent Leftovers- Starting Pitchers

January 29, 2017

The San Diego Padres need for starting pitching is quite obvious. The 2017 spring training period will be an open audition for as many as nine arms as Luis Perdomo, Trevor Cahill, Clayton Richard, Jhoulys Chacin, Jarred Cosart, Paul Clemens, Tyrell Jenkins, Cesar Vargas, and Christian Friedrich will all try to earn a spot in the Padres’ rotation. The team needs starting pitchers to complete the 2017 season and there…


Why Does Ron Fowler HATE the Color Brown?

January 28, 2017

In a stadium full of various sports fans, a San Diego Padres’ supporter wearing old-school brown merchandise will always stick out. But yet, seemingly every year, Padres management remakes the jerseys with a stale boring look. A once unique franchise now resembles that of dozens of professional sports teams with the blue and white color scheme. It’s not the color blue and white that is the issue, it’s the fact…


Is Jhoulys Chacin a Lock as a Starter for the Padres in 2017?

January 27, 2017

The word on the street is that the San Diego Padres may be fielding Major League Baseball’s weakest starting rotation in 2017. Some critics even claim that this rotation will be exceptionally bad. The worst seen in years. Could this be accurate? On paper, maybe. It’s true, if nothing exceptional happens with this rotation during the upcoming season, it might be bad. If there are no breakout performances or veteran…


Padres Bargain Shopping/Free Agent Leftovers- Outfielders

January 26, 2017

The Padres are going to do some shopping prior to the spring baseball season. In an attempt to dissect the team’s possible moves, we will move to our assessment of the current free agent outfield situation. Presently, the team is stocked with many young outfielders and the position is not one of great need within the organization. Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Travis Jankowski, and Alex Dickerson provide the team with…


Could LHP Travis Wood Be an Expensive Option for Padres?

January 26, 2017

  In the never-ending search for starting pitchers for the 2017 season, the San Diego Padres need to look everywhere. They have already made several under-the-radar signings and claims that could pay dividends in the upcoming season. Players like Tyrell Jenkins, Trevor Cahill, Rafael Ortega, Zach Lee, Christian Villanueva, and Jhoulys Chacin will be given every opportunity to earn playing time and possibly make a contribution to a season which…


The Three-Man Rotation, Revisited

January 25, 2017

“Dream in a pragmatic way” – Aldous Huxley. In November, still dizzied by the intoxicating ridiculousness of Andrew Miller’s postseason, I dreamed up the concept of a re-imagined pitching staff for the hometown team. The article centered around the possibility of a three-man rotation (to be referred to as the TMR from here on out) that would allow for smaller, though more consistent, workloads for every arm on the staff….


Padres Bargain Shopping/Free Agent Leftovers- Catchers & Infielders

January 23, 2017

  You can be sure that the San Diego Padres will fill their 2017 roster with some late invites to camp. There will be plenty of non-roster invitees and some players signed to minor league contracts as well. A.J. Preller is exploring every avenue when looking for talent and he will surely strike on the free agent market when the time is right. Presently, we are about one month away…