• Brandon Maurer is an Absolute Enigma
  • The Padres are No Longer “Stuck in the Middle”
  • Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 34 with Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs
  • An Ode to Former Padres’ LHP Cory Luebke
  • Padres Editorial: Into The Great Wide Open

Padres News: Kennedy Returning to Form?

The San Diego Padres starting pitching was supposed to be a strength for the team this season. When you add James Shields to a rotation that already has Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner you form a very formidable trio. Add Ian Kennedy who had 201 innings pitched and 207 strike outs last season, and the staff is excellent. The year has not started out as planned, and Ian Kennedy has…

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Padres News: Yonder Returns and Solidifies Line-Up

The game of baseball is made for left-handed batters. It’s a fact. When a left-handed batter takes a full swing his momentum takes him right towards first base. The same swing from a right hander result in all your momentum guiding you towards third base, the opposite direction. Not to mention the left-handed batter is already three feet closer to the first base bag, by just standing in the batters…

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Padres Rumors: Now Is The Time For Segura

The San Diego Padres need for a shortstop is well-known around Major League Baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have multiple young shortstops and are currently out of the running for the National League Central Division. Sounds like a match made in heaven, or is it? I have already speculated that the Padres should obtain Luis Sardinas who was a former Texas Rangers minor leaguer. The Rangers are a team general manager…

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Padres Editorial: Change on the Horizon?

It is quite evident in watching the San Diego Padres play so far this season that something is just missing from the team. A decent April in which the team showed a lot of heart has long been forgotten, and the play of the team has been rather stale of late. Padres fans are running around saying the sky is falling, and that feeling just doesn’t want to go away….

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Padres News: Updated Padres 2015 Draft Preview

MLB.com has updated their draft prospect rankings, so I am updating my Padres draft preview accordingly. Most of the guys I mentioned originally are still ranked close to when the Padres pick first at 51 overall, but there has been some fluctuation, with one guy in particular making a big jump, and one dropping significantly. I’ve also taken a look at two more guys that could be on the Padres…

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Padres News: Padres Derek Norris is Clutch

When the San Diego Padres upgraded their offense with the likes of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, James Shields and Craig Kimbrel, the team seemed destined for greatness. Somehow the acquisition of Derek Norris was swept under the rug during all the upgrading. He has proved in his short tenure, that he might be the biggest addition of all made by Padres ownership. Some question his pitch calling and pitch framing…

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Padres News: The Cashner for Rizzo Trade

With the recent acquisition of Yonder Alonso, the first baseman of the future suddenly changed for the San Diego Padres. Anthony Rizzo was acquired in the December 2010 trade of Padres All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. He was considered a key piece to the deal, if not the primary target for the Padres. The Padres also received Casey Kelly and Reymond Fuentes from the Boston Red Sox, but Rizzo was…

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Padres Special: 1998 National League Champion San Diego Padres Remembered

The 1998 San Diego Padres were a team that brought much joy to the city of San Diego. Their success came at the right time, as the city was in the midst of a battle over a potential new ballpark for the Padres. Keep the Faith was the slogan given to the fans by Larry Luchino and team executives. The Padres had brief appearance in the 2006 playoffs, losing to…

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Padres Editorial: Why Jedd Gyorko Should Be In the Lineup Everyday

If you follow me on twitter (@Friar_Faithful), you may realize that I’m a big Jedd Gyorko apologist. I really want him to be an everyday second baseman so that the San Diego Padres can truly see what they have in him. So far, they haven’t gotten a true gauge on what he really can do. As you all remember, the second baseman is in the second year of a 5 year,…

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Padres News: Reviewing the Mat Latos Trade

More than three years ago on December 17th, 2011 Mat Latos was traded from the San Diego Padres to the Cincinnati Reds. The trade absolutely came out of nowhere, and blindsided most Padres fans. Most fans immediately cried foul, but the trade was an offer the Padres couldn’t refuse. Latos was coming off a year in 2011 where he was 9-14 with a 3.47 ERA and a 1.184 WHIP. At the…

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Padres Editorial: Padres Fans Jumping Ship?

  When the San Diego Padres upgraded their team this off-season, a lot of raised expectations came with all the new players. Rightfully so, as when you add players like James Shields, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton, you create a solid nucleus of players that should provide a competitive team. Adding Shields to the likes of Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross gives you a solid top three starting pitchers. All three…

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