Padres News: Draft Recap- Padres Have Interesting First Night of 2016 Draft

June 10, 2016

With that, the first night of the 2016 MLB Draft has been completed. With six picks in the first 85, and five picks in the first two rounds on Thursday, this year’s draft was a critical one for the San Diego Padres organization. Following the trade of James Shields and the struggles of the major league roster, it was clear that the Padres were focused on the 2016 draft with…

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Padres News: Padres Select SS Sanchez & LHP Lauer Back-to-Back in 1st Round

June 9, 2016

One of the most important drafts in the history of the San Diego Padres is currently taking place. With six picks in the first 85 selections, and a depleted farm system, the Padres need a great draft. Cal Quantrill was selected with the teams first pick (#8 overall) early in the day. With the teams back-to-back selections, the team chose High School shortstop Hudson Sanchez and Kent State left-handed pitcher…

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Padres News: Padres Select Cal Quantrill with Their 1st Selection

June 9, 2016

The San Diego Padres have made their first selection and just as I predicted it was a college pitcher. The team is really weak in the upper minor league system as far as starting pitching goes. Quantrill will help fill that void in the next few seasons. Padres select Stanford RHP Cal Quantrill. Coming off Tommy John surgery last year. High upside. Some had him top three before surgery. —…

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Padres News: Jon Heyman Reporting Kemp on the Block

June 9, 2016

Matt Kemp was offered up to the White Sox in the recent trade talks that resulted in James Shields being shipped out-of-town. Jon Heyman reports the Padres are indeed trying to move the slugging outfielder, but is it possible to move him and his hefty contract? The San Diego Padres are obviously in a sort of rebuild even though they publicly will not announce the fact. James Shields was the…

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Padres News: Bullpen Getting Tired, Starting Pitchers Need to Step Up

June 9, 2016

In the game of baseball each segment of your team must pull their weight in order for the whole team to be successful. The San Diego Padres starting staff has been decimated by injuries thus resulting in a bullpen that is completely out of gas. The Padres’ bullpen has been horribly inconsistent and there really doesn’t seem to be hope on the horizon. Tyson Ross, Robbie Erlin, Andrew Cashner and Cesar…

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Padres Minors: Chihuahuas 3B Ryan Schimpf is Deserving of a Shot

June 9, 2016

If you follow the San Diego Padres and their minor league affiliates you have been seeing the name Ryan Schimpf a lot recently. The third baseman/utility man has been on a tear for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas. He is currently hitting .347 with 13 homers and 45 RBI in 46 games and 147 at bats. Including a stretch where he hit eight home runs in 11 games. The 28-year-old…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres Take Series, But Fail to Sweep Again

June 8, 2016

The San Diego Padres have just won two out of three games from the Atlanta Braves. This series turned out to be quite unsettling. There are a few things to look at here. First, is the fact that the Padres current roster is far superior than the Braves. Did it really seem that way? No. The Padres did not dominate by any means. The Padres just completed a series in which…

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Padres News: Taking a Look at New Padre Fernando Tatis Jr.

June 8, 2016

Last week the rebuilding of the San Diego Padres started (AGAIN). The team traded away pitcher James Shields to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for pitcher Erik Johnson and young SS prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. Although Johnson may contribute as a back of the rotation starter, the key to the trade is Tatis Jr. Fernando Tatis Jr. is the son of former major leaguer Fernando Tatis, the White Sox signed…

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Padres News: 2016 MLB Draft Prediction for the Padres Top Pick

June 7, 2016

Last year when the San Diego Padres didn’t pick until the middle of round two, I wrote about several players in an attempt to predict who the Padres might snag with their top pick. Austin Smith was one of the guys I wrote about and turns out I was dead on about the Padres targeting him. This year I’m going about it a little differently since the Padres pick eighth…

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Padres Series Preview: Braves Head to Town, Can Padres Sweep?

June 6, 2016

The San Diego Padres have just finished a solid series against the Colorado Rockies. The Padres will now take on the Atlanta Braves for a three game set at Petco Park. The Braves are the worst team in the National League. They sit on a 16-40 record and are 17.5 games out of first. The Braves are really a horrendous team on paper. But the Braves are what the Padres…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres Take 2 of 3 From Rockies

June 6, 2016

The San Diego Padres have just won two out of three games against the Colorado Rockies. This was the third series of the season these two teams had faced each other. This was also the third time the Friars had ended the series 2-1 to their favor. Despite all of the problems the Padres have they have shown a clear dominance over the Rockies. The Padres are now 6-3 against…

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Padres Editorial: Be Patient With Perdomo

June 6, 2016

In recent weeks, especially since the San Diego Padres have begun their slide into the N.L. West cellar, there seems to be an odd impatience with Luis Perdomo. The just-turned 23-year-old Perdomo, a Padres rule-5 drafted player, had never pitched above high-A ball before this season. If he were to be taken off of the big league roster, he would have to be offered back to his former team via rule-5…

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