Padres Editorial: Brandon Maurer Should be Sent to AAA

May 21, 2015

Okay, before you get all bent out of shape San Diego Padres fans. I would like to see Maurer sent down to AAA to extend him. Stretch his arm out as an attempt to make him a starter towards the end of the season. Right now Maurer has the ability to slide right in to the rotation. He has three quality pitches and the moxie to go after hitters three…

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Padres News: Padres Continue to Lack Fundamentals

May 21, 2015

When the San Diego Padres upgraded their team with some much-needed offensive firepower, we all knew they would have some deficiencies. The team’s defense was immediately called into question, and rightfully so. The Padres continue to play average defense at best, but yet the defense is not the only major issue with the team. The fact that the Padres pitching staff has yet to lay down a sacrifice bunt is…

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Padres Editorial: What is Wrong With the Padres Pitching?

May 20, 2015

At 20-20, the San Diego Padres have had an inauspicious start to 2015. While the offense has been better than years’ past, the pitching has underachieved dramatically. At the beginning of the year, the Padres were projected to have one of the top rotations and bullpen in the big leagues. The addition of closer Craig Kimbrel and James Shields (among others) was supposed to strengthen a staff that finished second…

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Padres Editorial: Is Craig Kimbrel Tipping His Pitches?

May 20, 2015

When the San Diego Padres upgraded their offense with the likes of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers and Derek Norris, Padres fans rejoiced. After the teams free agent acquisition of James Shields, it became evident that the team was serious about competing. Easter Sunday came along and with the Padres waiting for their first game of the year in Los Angeles, verses the Dodgers, a new trade took place….

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Padres News: Wil Myers placed on 15-day DL

May 20, 2015

Wil Myers has been placed on the 15-day DL by the San Diego Padres for left wrist tendinitis, retroactive to May 11. He will be greatly missed in the Padres line-up. Myers missed significant time while playing with the Tampa Bay Rays last season after he collided with Desmond Jennings during the 10th inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on July 9 at Fenway Park. The collision…

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Padres Rumors: Let the Trade Talks Begin- Texas Rangers

May 19, 2015

The Texas Rangers are an organization that new San Diego Padres General Manager A.J. Preller knows very well. He was in the Texas Rangers organization for 10 years, after being hired as the Director of International and Professional Scouting in 2004. Preller worked his way all the way to Assistant General Manager, when the Padres hired him in August of 2014. With 10 years of service with the team, you…

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Padres News: Vote San Diego Padres Now for the 86th All-Star Game

May 19, 2015

The San Diego Padres are loaded with talent this season at virtually every position. The team for the first time in a long time, has the roster to take at least three or four players to this seasons All-Star game in Cincinnati. Voting is taking place now and unlike any time in history, voting is completely online. No more of the paper ballots we were so accustomed to seeing. That in…

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Padres Editorial: For Black, the Time is Now

May 18, 2015

The 2015 San Diego Padres entered the current Major League Baseball season with a sense of optimism and excitement never before felt by their fans. Coming off of their seventh-straight campaign without reaching the postseason, the new ownership saw that changes needed to be made. The change started with the acquisition of Matt Kemp from the Dodgers. Soon after, new general manager A.J. Preller finished a complete overhaul of the…

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Padres Editorial: Padres Day Off, Time to Reflect

May 18, 2015

The San Diego Padres have the day off today and that is probably the best thing for the team. A Major League season can be a grind on a player, especially with the roller coaster ride the Padres have been on. Winning one night by skunking a team only to lose three straight nights can be maddening. Today’s day off should serve the team right. This team has not played…

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Padres Editorial: Darren Balsley’s Season of Discontent

May 18, 2015

Certain names in baseball become synonymous with the fundamentals that they coach. Don Baylor’s one of them when it comes to hitting. Davey Lopes is one for base running. Bengie Molina, catching. And Darren Balsley has certainly earned that distinction in the pitching department. The range of talent alone that he’s worked with since 2003 when he took over as the San Diego Padres‘ Pitching Coach is tremendous: Trevor Hoffman,…

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Padres Editorial: The Boom-and-Bust of Jedd Gyorko 

May 17, 2015

For many people, 2013 doesn’t seem like a far-too-distant past. When measured in terms of the San Diego Padres‘ roster, however, 2013 can feel like light-years away. Opening Day 2013 harkens to a time when Edinson Volquez was on the mound, Cody Ransom was the starting third baseman, and fans were excited about a fresh and exciting prospect named Jedd Gyorko. At the time, it was hard to imagine that a…

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Padres Rumors: Cubs Javier Baez a Viable Option for the Padres

May 17, 2015

With all the discussions about the San Diego Padres upgrading their shortstop position, perhaps we have over looked an obvious candidate. Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs has the skill-set that you can easily build your team around. He is an above average defensive shortstop and has Ruthian like power for a middle infielder. The 22-year-old shortstop was up with the Cubs last season for 52 games. He stepped up…

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