Padres News: Padres Defensive Must Improve

May 2, 2015

With the grand total of 19 errors and five passed balls, the San Diego Padres have the highest combination of these two stats in baseball. The five passed balls ties the team with the Toronto Blue Jays for the major league lead. The 19 errors ties the Padres for fourth in errors behind the Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers. It is worth noting that the Padres are second…

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Padres Editorial: Where Are All the Lefties?

May 1, 2015

When the San Diego Padres overhauled their team this past off-season, a common theme was administered. Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks were brought into the offense to generate some runs. Each player swings the bat from the right-handed batters box. Okay, so not that big of a deal, the team needed to be adjusted after their pitiful 2014 season. The fact every player is…

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Padres Editorial: Ian Kennedy and His Cloudy Future with the Padres

April 30, 2015

Let me first start this article by saying that Ian Kennedy will not be pitching for the San Diego Padres next season. He will not be a Padre, simply because his contract is up at the end of the year and his agent Scott Boras has a history of not playing well with the San Diego Padres. That is the plain and simple truth, and the Padres know it. Ian…

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Padres Editorial: Bud Black on the Hot Seat?

April 30, 2015

With all the new faces in the San Diego Padres line up a new expectation was brought to the team. The team should be competitive for seasons on end, and all though the end of April has been brutal for the Padres, the team has a bright future. Beyond this year the team is still built to succeed. James Shields, Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks are…

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Padres Minors: How is Tommy Medica Doing in El Paso?

April 29, 2015

The San Diego Padres upgraded their team in a big way this past off-season. The teams offense was completely upgraded with the additions of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks. With all those upgrades Tommy Medica was left out in the cold. Medica who has a propensity for the dramatic wasn’t even close to making the major league squad. Medica hit .233 last year for…

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Padres Rumors: Let the Trade Talk Begin- Minnesota Twins

April 29, 2015

With all the upgrade to the San Diego Padres team there are still some missing pieces to a potential play-off team. Among one of the issues has been the play at shortstop. Where Alexi Amarista has been adequate at best. His career sub .300 on base percentage leads most to believe he is not capable of starting everyday. The Minnesota Twins have a lot of youth, almost ready at the…

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Padres Rumors: Let the Trade Talk Begin- Milwaukee Brewers

April 28, 2015

With their latest loss on Monday, the Milwaukee Brewers fall to nine full games behind the St.Louis Cardinals. A 4-16 start to the season has the team near a pivotal decision. Should they continue to try to gain momentum and stay in the season, or should they just try to rebuild the chemistry of their team in a different direction? If they choose to move some players then the San…

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Padres News: What is Going on With the Bullpen?

April 28, 2015

When the San Diego Padres upgraded their offense with the likes of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks, their offensive issues of the past seemed to be over. For the most part, that is true. The attitude that these hitters brought to the team were of far more value than the actual bats they bring to the plate every day. The game is mental and…

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Padres News: 14 Prospects Traded this Off-Season, How are They Doing?

April 27, 2015

With all the additions made to this seasons San Diego Padres team, only James Shields, Brandon Morrow, Clint Barmes and Wil Nieves were signed as free agents. The rest of the upgrades were done via trade. The additions of Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, Shawn Kelley and Craig Kimbrel were at the cost of a lot of decent prospects and young major league talent. Some of these…

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Padres News: Austin Hedges Making Progress With the Bat

April 27, 2015

Don’t look now San Diego Padres fans, but defensive specialist rookie catcher Austin Hedges is starting to swing the bat with some authority. The much touted catcher from Gardena California, is currently hitting .370 in 15 games for Triple-A El Paso. Hedges has also hit two home runs, five doubles, and driven in 13 runs in 46 total at bats. A .370/.453/.609 batting line so far this young season is very…

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Padres Game Recap: Padres Avoid Sweep Win 3-1

April 26, 2015

The San Diego Padres came into today needing a win against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. To lose this last game on Sunday and be swept by the Dodgers would be devastating to both the Padres record and their psyche. The four game losing streak is nothing but a bad memory now. Everything fell in the Padres favor on Sunday as they got out to an early lead and had…

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Padres Editorial: Early Thoughts on Season

April 26, 2015

The San Diego Padres are 10-9. One game over .500 and off to one of the best starts to a season in recent memory. No major injuries have beset the lineup, save for mild leg injuries to both Ian Kennedy and Justin Upton. Kennedy made his first start yesterday after being activated from the 15 day DL  and was shelled by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Upton has been rested a…

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