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Chargers News: Competition At Linebacker Will Pay Dividends in ’15

The San Diego Chargers defense will look for leadership from a young core group of guys at the linebacker position. With the departures of veteran OLB/DE Dwight Freeney and linebacker Jarret Johnson, Donald Butler now takes over as the elder statesman of the group, at age 26. With an influx of youth at the position the Chargers will look to increase the pressure on the QB while continuing to be…

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Chargers News: Te’o Must Step Up His Game

When the San Diego Chargers drafted Manti Te’o in the second round of the 2013 draft (38th overall), many Chargers fans were very excited. Te’o had a huge following coming out of college and was considered a star at Notre Dame. He was a four-year starter for the Fighting Irish and totaled 100 tackles in every season he played middle linebacker at Notre Dame. Te’o had such a great senior…

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Padres Rumors: Twins & Padres Discussing Potential Deal?

The Minnesota Twins are in the thick of a play-off race and the team is reportedly looking for bullpen help. The San Diego Padres have some key pitchers that could be attained via trade. Joaquin Benoit, Shawn Kelley, and even Craig Kimbrel could all be acquired by the Twins if they were to pay the Padres asking price. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports writes that the Twins are targeting Benoit as…

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Padres Editorial: Brewer’s Banter

When are the trade chips going to start falling? Here we are July 10th and there are still no trades to speak of. We had a few minor trades earlier in the season such as the Mark Trumbo for Welington Castillo swap (a trade that has been a bit of a disaster for the Mariners) but there has yet to be any big game changing trades. By July 4th last…

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Padres Editorial: Will Austin Hedges Ever Hit?

Hedges, Hedges, Hedges. For the last several years, Hedges has been one of the San Diego Padres most highly touted prospects and has long been called the Padres “Catcher of the future.” Despite this, even though they did trade away both Yasmani Grandal and Rene Rivera last offseason, the Padres still went out and got young catcher Derek Norris. If Hedges was so highly touted and was supposed to have…

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Padres Rumors: Blue Jays Interested in Craig Kimbrel

The trade winds are starting to blow around San Diego and the Padres are sure to make a splash once again as the trade deadline approaches. The team is rumored to be interested in selling and buying at the deadline. What??? Really??? Both? San Diego Padres management obviously thinks some changes need to be made, and some baseball executives are saying the team could be very active in the next few…

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Chargers News: 2015 Preview- Chargers’ Pass Offense Has Dangerous Potential

The departure of slot receiver Eddie Royal will not place a dent in Philip Rivers‘ offensive attack. Royal, who had 778 yards on 62 receptions for San Diego last season, signed a three-year contract with the Bears on March 11. Replacing Royal is the veteran wideout Steven Johnson. Johnson, who spent seven years in the NFL between Buffalo and San Francisco, is looking to bounce back from a sub-par season…

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Padres Editorial: Looking Forward- Jason Heyward

As the 2015 season appears to have dissolved for the San Diego Padres, the team must look forward and have a plan for the future. With that being said there is a right fielder who could fit rather nicely on the Padres team. Jason Heyward provides exceptional play on both defense and offense. He is a perennial gold glove caliber right fielder with a plus arm. He also, at the…

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Padres Editorial: How Important is Pitch Framing?

In recent years much has been made about pitch framing and it’s importance to both a catcher’s value and the pitching staff’s performance. With every year comes more and more advanced statistics that measure the performance of all sorts of players in all sorts of scenarios. With the advent of Pitch F/X in 2006, there is now more data about pitchers and pitch location/velocity/movement than ever before. With this influx…

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Padres Editorial: #ThatsSoPadres… Yes, Yasmani Grandal Is a NL All-Star

“From what I’ve seen, he receives the ball well and has a nice feel for catching. He looks like a guy who should get better with experience.” – Mike Scioscia “I still think there’s more in there with him. I don’t think people realize how good he was swinging the bat at the end of last year.” – Don Mattingly First, ESPN’s Jayson Stark, Dave Schonenfield and Jim Bowden predicted…

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Padres Editorial: Brandon Maurer, Easily A.J.’s Best Addition

With all the moves the San Diego Padres made this past off-season, one in particular is standing out as a great deal for the team. With the additions to the outfield, Seth Smith was deemed expendable by the team. Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers were acquired by the Padres and with their additions, playing time for Smith was going to be non-existent. Just a reality of the game,…

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