• Blake Hunt Interview- Early Adjustments Have Paid Dividends
  • Franchy Cordero Interview: Love For the Glove
  • Mason House Interview: Arriving Late to the Party
  • Interview with Michel Baez: Cuban Fireballer Assesses His Performance
  • Rod Boykin Interview: Making Waves With the Storm

Pickin’ Bolts: Bolts Pick Bosa; Day 2 Preview

“…With the 3rd pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers select, Joey Bosa…” Surprise! For weeks, most people suspected the Chargers were doing one of 5 things: Drafting Florida St. CB/S Jalen Ramsey Drafting Ole Miss LT Laremy Tunsil Drafting Notre Dame LT Ronnie Stanley Drafting UCLA LB/S Myles Jack (though after the injury concerns escalated this option dropped off) Or trading back… None of us heard…

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Pickin’ Bolts: 2016 NFL Draft – Live Blog

Excited to get started. Please follow me on Twitter: @PickinBolts I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the draft (all 3 days/nights). Early rumors have Chargers taking Ronnie Stanley but since then we’ve seen hints that they may take Stanley but only if they trade back…it’ll be exciting! 5:03 PM and there’s a tweet out there that shows Laremy Tunsil smoking a face-mask/pipe…probably a hacked account but it’s almost certainly him….

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Pickin’ Bolts: NFL Draft Top 50 Prospects

Here is my top 50 NFL Draft prospects. It’s fairly conventional at the top but I have a lot Wide Receivers rated quite differently than is typical. I’m sure you disagree but that’s how these things work. Enjoy. Laremy Tunsil OT Mississippi – Best OT prospect in at least 5 years but may have character issues. Myles Jack LB UCLA – Could start in NFL at LB or S or…

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Padres News: The A.J. Preller Era (A Look at All 22 Preller Trades)

When the San Diego Padres hired A.J. Preller in August of 2014, the team knew he would make changes. They ownership group knew that he would likely bring his own philosophy. With that thought process he would bring in players that fit the mold that the young G.M. is trying to produce. Deals would be made as the team attempted to build a winning tradition. He wasted no time in…

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Outside Paint: Baseball Cliches Translated

Baseball is not a game of pitching. Nor is it a game of catching, hitting or throwing. Forget the symmetrical likes and the asymmetrical outfield fences. Never mind the green grass, brown dirt and white ball. Pine tar? pssht… nothing to do with it. At the end of the day baseball might as well be professional wrestling because in baseball: the catchphrase is king. Bet you didn’t know baseball is…

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Padres News: For Better or For Worse, Derek Norris is the Padres Catcher

The early season returns have not been great to this point in the season. The San Diego Padres have struggled mightily to say the least. The pitching staff has been solid enough, but both the offense and bullpen have let the Padres, and their fans, down to this point. Just three weeks into the season, things already look quite bleak in San Diego for 2016. All Star Game or not,…

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Padres News: Hedges to Require Surgery, Out 6-8 Weeks

The San Diego Padres nightmare of a 2016 season continues as Austin Hedges will require surgery on his injured left hand and be out 6-8 weeks. The injury was first reported as a bruise but a broken Hamate bone will sideline the young catcher. The Padres have had horrible luck this season with injuries. Cory Spangenberg, Tyson Ross, Yangervis Solarte and Robbie Erlin have all gone down with injuries. It…

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Padres News: Pirela Sent Down, LHP Michael Kirkman Recalled

The San Diego Padres have made another move as the team has sent down Jose Pirela and recalled left-handed pitcher Michael Kirkman from Triple-A El Paso. The Bullpen has been over worked in recent games and the Padres could use all the arms they can get in the pen. Kirkman has over 100 innings of major league service time with the Texas Rangers but hasn’t pitched in the majors since…

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Chargers News: A Brief Profile on Three Potential New Chargers

After many months of rumors, speculation and mock drafts… The 2016 NFL Draft week is finally here!!! Every fan has been pondering whom the San Diego Chargers are gonna pick with their first round selection. So with in mind let’s take a quick look at three players the Chargers might target with the third overall pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft. 1.- OT Laremy Tunsil (OLE MISS) Tunsil has everything you look for…

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