• Brad Zunica Interview- Productive 2017 Will Lead to Future Success
  • 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

Padres News: Will the Bryce Harper & Jose Bautista Situation Ever Go Away?

Waking up Thursday morning I was met with some comments from arguably one of the best players of the games past. Mike Schmidt was the latest former major league player to take offense and speak out about Jose Bautista‘s bat flip last October. He may be correct as far as that type of behavior would not be tolerated in the past, but the game of baseball has clearly evolved since then….

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Padres News: Red Sox and Padres Talking Trade for Starting Pitcher

There has been some recent news about the Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres talking trade regarding James Shields. The Red Sox are obviously built to win it all now, so it makes sense. They acquired David Price to anchor their rotation, but behind him in the rotation there are a lot of unknown factors. Shields could easily help them. Joe Kelly, Clay Buchholz and Rick Porcello are the…

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Padres News: Gary Sheffield Acquired by Padres 24 Years Ago Today

On March 26th 1992 the San Diego Padres sent pitcher Ricky Bones, minor league outfielder Matt Mieske and minor league shortstop Jose Valentin to the Milwaukee Brewers for young slugger Gary Sheffield and minor league pitcher Geoff Kellogg. The Padres needed a third baseman and Sheffield was made available after being unhappy with Brewers management. There were many reports that the Sheffield was a distraction in the Brewers clubhouse. He…

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Padres News: James Shields Trade Rumors Heating Up

It appears that the trade market for James Shields has indeed picked up like some speculated it would. As contending teams head into the 2016 season they realize through lack of depth or injuries that they do indeed need starting pitching. Shields, although coming off a bad season has a great track record and is also an excellent leader in the club house. A few teams have talked to padres…

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Padres Editorial: Yangervis Solarte- Trade Candidate or Long-Term Padre?

With spring training nearing its finals days, the time has come for the San Diego Padres to finalize their roster and set their sights on the regular season. While certain players are still fighting for a chance to make the big league club, it would appear management has a firm, mental grasp on what the team will look like come April fourth. Actually, General Manager A.J. Preller would seemingly have…

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Padres News: Casey Janssen Released by Padres

On Thursday morning the San Diego Padres trimmed their spring training roster down to 43 players. Veteran relief pitcher Casey Janssen was sent packing after a slow start in the Spring. The right-handed pitcher was thought to have a very good chance of making the team, but the emergence of other relief pitcher just left the team with no other options. In seven Cactus League games Janssen had allowed four…

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Padres Editorial: Matt Bush & the 2004 First Year Player Draft Revisited

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane. The year was 2004. The team, and the fans, were anticipating the grand opening of Petco Park. The $495 million venue was the epitome of a new era for San Diego Padres baseball. The team changed their logo, to that weird picture of home plate with “SD” in the center, palm trees on both sides, and a wave. I have so many things I…

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Padres News: 2016 is Pivotal Year for Andrew Cashner

When the San Diego Padres acquired Andrew Cashner from the Chicago Cubs for Anthony Rizzo in January of 2012 he was expected to be something special. Not that the fireball throwing right hander hasn’t been a good pitcher, it’s just that most Padres fans expected way more from him. It doesn’t help that Anthony Rizzo has bloomed into a legitimate star in Chicago and looks to be a perennial all-star for…

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Padres News: Padres Send Brandon Maurer Back to the Bullpen

On Tuesday morning, some pretty significant news broke out of San Diego Padres camp. Andy Green says Brandon Maurer is moving back to the bullpen. — Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) March 22, 2016 The Brandon Maurer starting rotation experiment has officially been put to a merciless end by skipper Andy Green. It’s been pretty clear from the start of Spring Training that Brandon Maurer was overmatched in a starting role, perhaps…

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