• A Detailed Look at the Padres’ Minor League Affiliates
  • Philip’s Journey Helps Give Padres’ Logan Allen Motivation on the Mound
  • Padres’ Prospect Cal Quantrill Just Wants to Win
  • Fixing Padres’ Pitcher Jarred Cosart
  • A Way Too Early Look at Who the Padres Could Select with 3rd Pick in 2017 MLB Draft

The Return of the Affable Aki Otsuka

  Spring training gives the fan a great chance to learn about their favored program. As fans wander around the team’s practice, or attend the various games for the six weeks prior to the beginning of the regular season, they have a chance to run into a variety of big league players, but more importantly, they see many of the organizations’ top prospects, various coaches, and unsigned players as well….

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Padres Rule-5 Draftees Progressing Through Spring Training

  When A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres front office decided to “splurge” in the Rule-5 draft last December, a lot of doubt was held pretty much everywhere of the Padres’ ability to keep just one, yet alone all three of their selections. The #1 pick, Miguel Diaz, was the most likely to be kept at the time. Infielder Allen Cordoba and catcher Luis Torrens were seen as long…

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Craig Stammen is Forcing Himself into Padres Bullpen

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece detailing the San Diego Padres’ potential opening day bullpen. You can check that out here. Since then, the roster has seen several changes and admittedly, some of my predictions have proved to be slightly off. Craig Stammen is one player in particular that I may have underestimated. He has been exceptionally good over the last few weeks in spring training and it’s…

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Oakland Athletics & San Diego Padres Are an Excellent Match for a Trade

The San Diego Padres have acquired Tyson Ross, Derek Norris, and Drew Pomeranz from the Oakland Athletics in the last five years. Is it time for another Athletics/Padres deal? Is no secret that A.J. Preller is aggressive when it comes to making trades. He is not shy. If a deal will improve his club, then he will surely pull the trigger. For the Padres, at the moment, it is all…

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Who are the Tijuana Zonkeys? The Local Professional Basketball Team

What is one of the things that come to mind when you think of Tijuana? The Xolos, the Toros, hey even the tacos. Another thing that distinguishes the border city to San Diego are those donkeys that are painted to look like Zebras. The classic picture a tourist takes with a sombrero on top of one of these “Zonkeys”. The fictitious breed became so characteristic of the city that in…

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An Early Look at Padres’ 2018-2019 Free Agency Options

  Padres’ 2018-2019 Free Agency Shopping. With the Padres’ current payroll at an estimated $55,477,500 for the 2017 season, the team has seen some huge shifts in spending. Whereas two years ago Padres G.M., A.J. Preller, created the largest financial outlay in the team’s history, mainly due to the ill-fated acquisitions of Matt Kemp and James Shields, today there is a more conservative means of building a successful baseball team…

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San Diego Padres Prospect Watch: Jose Castillo

With each passing year, spring training marks a time for players to make a statement. Teams are looking to fill spots on their opening day rosters and players are looking to earn those spots. This fact rings doubly true for rebuilding teams, a label that is extremely fitting of the 2017 Padres. However, 2017 is different, as the World Baseball Classic has provided an additional, grander stage for players to…

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It’s Time for Miguel Herrera to Grow Up

  I hate when I give people credit for doing something well and then, almost immediately, they take a crap on their good actions. Last month, I wrote how Xolos’ manager, Miguel Herrera, had finally grown up after his many blow-ups. I wrote in that piece for EVT that if he remained on his best behavior, the Xolos could become champions at the end of the season. On Friday, after…

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Tijuana Xolos Week 11 Recap: Frustrated Fueled Night Ends in Intense 1-1 Draw at Estadio Caliente

The Tijuana Xolos hosted Santos Laguna in week 11 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017 this March 17, 2017. It was a vibrant night at the Estadio Caliente with the atmosphere of a playoff game. The home support is, of course, always an advantage to the Xoloitzcuintles, but there was a decent number of Santos Laguna fans present at the Mictlan. Joe Corona was going to miss the game because of…

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Who Should be Closing for Padres, Carter Capps or Brandon Maurer?

When you look at the possible starting rotation for the Padres, you get a little worried. However, when you peek into the bullpen, your hopes start to rise up a little bit more. More specifically, when you look at who could potentially be wrapping up games for the Friars when the score is close. Last season, we watched as the team turned starting pitcher Brandon Maurer into a closer after…

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Potential Fantasy Baseball Sleepers on the Padres

With a young roster and little MLB experience, the Padres figure to have a lot of struggles on the field in 2017. However, there may be some surprises or just undervalued players who not only will help the Padres, but could also be valuable additions to your fantasy baseball team. This article won’t feature players like Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte, since neither is particularly undervalued in fantasy leagues presently….

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