• 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: Padres Interested in Cuban SS Alfredo Rodriguez

The San Diego Padres are currently looking for a shortstop and perhaps the newest sensation out of Cuba will be their man. The team has been linked to Troy Tulowitzki, Javier Baez and Elvis Andrus. The Padres need for shortstop is evident, and Jim Bowden of ESPN reports that Alfredo Rodriguez might be an option for the team. Expect #Mets#Padres to lead way in bidding for Alfredo Rodriguez who has…

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Padres News: What to Do About the Padres Infield?

Yonder Alonso is returning to the San Diego Padres soon, most likely this weekend, according to Bud Black. Black told this much to reporters on May 26. Alonso’s return to the starting lineup would put an end to the first baseman carousel the Padres have been riding this month. When Alonso went to the DL. Wil Myers moved to first from center field. After Myers injured his left wrist, Yangervis…

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Padres Rumors: The Cole Hamels Saga

The San Diego Padres off-season was one of the most memorable times in Padres history. The acquisitions and over-haul of the offense, was key to revitalizing the mostly stagnant Padres fan base. Most fans of the team had grown tired of an average team that was really not very entertaining to watch. After the additions of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks, A.J. Preller turned…

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Padres Editorial: Should Austin Hedges be in AAA Playing Everyday?

When the San Diego Padres recalled Austin Hedges from AAA El Paso, I was immediately concerned. The 22-year old had started off the season well with the Chihuahuas, with a .324 batting average in 71 at bats. Hedges is considered one of the Padres most prized prospects, but his knack has always been his hitting or lack there of. I just wondered if Hedges sitting on the Padres bench was…

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Padres Editorial: BIRGing, CORFing and Commiserating: A Guide to Padres Fan Psychologies.

Watching the San Diego Padres go 2-8 over the past 10 games and fall to fourth place in the NL West has prompted a bunch of random memories lately. One is the infamous locker room speech in the movie “The Natural” where that bookish sports psychologist lectures the New York Knights about how “Losing is a disease. …As contagious as polio/syphilis/bubonic plague. Attacking one, but infecting all. …But curable!” The second…

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Padres News: Player Spotlight Kevin Quackenbush

The San Diego Padres team is full of many personalities and a lot of different fan favorites. Kevin Quackenbush is surely becoming a  crowd favorite, not only his interesting last name, but his play on the field. He has been solid in his short tenure in the Padres bullpen. You often hear the calls of Quack! Quack! Quack!, once he enters the game. Even the occasional sound of a duck…

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Padres Special: On Memorial Day, Remembering Jerry Coleman

The San Diego Padres franchise has been in existence for 46 years. Tony Gwynn will always be known as Mr.Padre, but not too far behind our hometown hero, is Jerry Coleman. “The Colonel” was a member of the Padres organization from 1972 thru his unfortunate death in January of 2014. His iconic voice will always be remembered in the hearts of Padres fans. I still miss his voice when listening…

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Padres Rumors: Luis Sardinas Could Be the Answer For the Padres

With Will Middlebrooks getting a start at shortstop Saturday night, the San Diego Padres are really showing that they are growing impatient with their play from that position. The combination of Alexi Amarista and Clint Barmes has been hard to watch. The duo has not hit all season long and the Padres are obviously looking for an upgrade. It really doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. Sorry…

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Padres Editorial: The “Kemp Funk” A Chronicle of Matt Kemp’s Offensive Slump

As Justin Upton rounded the bases after hitting a home run in Wednesday night’s loss to the Chicago Cubs, the scoreboards at Petco Park honored the Padre left-fielder with their favorite Bruno Mars-inspired catchphrase. The Padres’ Twittersphere also lit up with the phrase, and the hashtag bounced between every corner of the San Diego fan base. “Upton Funk” had struck yet again. Meanwhile, another Padre outfielder was in the middle…

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