A Glimpse at New Padres’ Outfielder Rafael Ortega

December 27, 2016

The San Diego Padres may have the need for some extra outfielders in the 2017 season. Hunter Renfroe and Travis Jankowski will probably both start for the team, but Manuel Margot may begin the season in the minors, depending on whether or not the Padres want to start his service-time clock. Alex Dickerson and Jabari Blash figure to be involved in the outfield competition for roster spots come spring. Each…

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Will Brandon Maurer Be The Padres’ Closer in 2017?

December 26, 2016

A team known for having great bullpens, and especially great closers, the San Diego Padres do not currently have a shutdown, established, closer on the roster. There were at least three of those available on the free agent market, and some others available via trade, but as a rebuilding team, the Padres had no reason to waste money and/or assets to acquire any of them. So, going into 2017, the presumptive…

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Can Allen Cordoba Make the Padres’ 2017 Roster?

December 25, 2016

  On December 8th, the Rule-5 draft was held at the winter meetings in National Harbor, Maryland. The Padres, seeking to find major talent on the cheap, ended up being the most active team, trading up for the top three picks in the draft. It was the first time in Rule-5 history that a team had done such a thing. The Padres ended up with P Miguel Diaz, C Luis…

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San Diego Padres Winter League Update #5

December 24, 2016

Christmas is here and it’s been a busy couple of weeks for the San Diego Padres. The Padres have added several players to their roster, including some players who are participating in winter league baseball. There are now 28 players within the Padres’ organization participating in winter league baseball around the globe. Winter league baseball has been heating up recently with MLB stars Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano now playing…

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Philip’s Journey Helps Give Padres’ Logan Allen Motivation on the Mound

December 24, 2016

In order to get the best out of your abilities as a player, the game of baseball requires a proper mindset. It is not easy to play the game, and if you are not concentrating and totally focused, you are only cheating yourself and your teammates. Players learn to maintain concentration in different ways and they sometimes use motivational factors to get the job done. In the case of 19-year-old,…

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Should Manuel Margot Start the 2017 Season in Triple-A to Protect His Service Time?

December 23, 2016

Remember just a few years back, in 2015, when the Padres were the “winners of the off-season”? General Manager A.J. Preller and his team did the unprecedented in San Diego and brought in a handful of impact players. I remember I was getting some newspapers from the gas station to wrap up dishes for a house move. The stack of papers that I brought home headlined the Matt Kemp trade….

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Who is New Padres’ Minor League 3b Christian Villanueva?

December 22, 2016

  The San Diego Padres have added a third baseman to the team, as they have signed minor league free agent Christian Villanueva. The Mexican native is 25 and was once (2011) a Top-100 prospect according to Baseball America, when he was in the Texas Rangers organization. He was signed to a minor league deal by the club on Thursday. A.J. Preller has familiarity with this young man from his…

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Should the Padres Consider Signing Jered Weaver?

December 22, 2016

Jered Weaver is reportedly being “entertained” by the San Diego Padres. It remains to be seen if the team is indeed seriously interested in the right-handed pitcher, but they do have an obvious need for arms in the rotation for the 2017 season. That cannot be denied. A.J. Preller will explore all avenues, and if he believes the former ace is due for a rebound, then he will pull the…

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This Day in Padres’ History- Six Player Trade (Klesko and Boone)

December 22, 2016

December 22, 1999 The San Diego Padres acquire first baseman Ryan Klesko, second baseman Bret Boone, and minor league pitcher Jason Shiell from the Atlanta Braves for second baseman Quilvio Veras, left fielder Reggie Sanders, and first baseman Wally Joyner At the time, Padres fans were fresh off the dismantling of the 1998 National League champion Padres. Losing both Veras and Joyner were certainly the final straw in saying goodbye to that…

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34 Years Ago Steve Garvey Signed With Padres

December 21, 2016

The San Diego Padres have long had trouble attracting free agents to the team. In 1982, the Padres were finalists for the services of first baseman Steve Garvey. The Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Cubs, and Padres were all battling it out to sign the free agent. The Dodgers were considered the favorites and Garvey was reportedly close to re-signing with the team. In the end, the Dodgers final offer was four…

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Padres Sign Clayton Richard for 2017 Season

December 20, 2016

The San Diego Padres have brought back an old friend, as the team has signed Clayton Richard to a one-year deal. The left-handed pitcher will be added to a staff that is currently under construction. A.J. Preller and the Padres added Jhoulys Chacin on a one-year deal earlier this week and he is likely to be right in the mix for a rotation spot. Richard and Chacin are part of…

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Solarte Selected As Winner of Tony Conigliaro Award

December 20, 2016

Despite the San Diego Padres falling short of the playoffs this year, they sure made the season memorable for us. From game-winning bombs to spectacular catches in the outfield, they are our beloved team and always will be. With the off-season in full force and trades being completed here and there, the Padres very own third baseman, Yangervis Solarte, has been selected as the 18th winner of the Tony Conigliaro Award….

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