• 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

The Padres Should Target Manny Machado Next Winter

Over the weekend, Padre’ fans were disappointed in the fact that Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani decided to sign, just north of Petco Park, with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (quite a mouthful). The frustration was all over social media, as a lot of fans felt that the organization came up short in the pursuit of a big-time free agent. I’m more of a glass half-full kind of guy. So,…

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The Padres In Discussions on Trade Market for Pitching

In a recent interview with MLB.com, A.J. Preller indicates that the Padres have been active in the past few days as far as trade talks go. The MLB Winter Meetings just kicked off, and Preller tells A.J. Cassavell that “We’ve had discussions on the trade market for pitching– both starters and relievers– and on the free-agent market.” He continues to say “That’s been active, so we’ll see how things play…

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Where’s The Show? The Rise and Fall of the SDSU Student Section

The date was February 26, 2011. The scene; Viejas Arena. The San Diego State Aztecs, ranked fourth in the country, were taking on their bitter rivals in the seventh-ranked BYU Cougars. To call the place packed was an understatement. Leading the crowd that day was the feared SDSU student section, better known as The Show. Made up of a boisterous group of die-hard fans, The Show was filled to the…

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San Diego Padres 2017 Rule 5 Draft Preview

*(Update) Jabari Blash and Ryan Schimpf were traded Tuesday morning by A.J. Preller and the Padres The San Diego Padres pulled off a trifecta last year as they selected Miguel Diaz, Luis Torrens, and Allen Cordoba in the 2016 draft and kept all three for the whole season. Each will probably start the season in the minors, but they are important members of the system. This year, the team currently…

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36 Years Ago Padres & Cardinals Agree on Templeton for Ozzie Smith Deal

On December 10, 1981, the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres agreed on a six-player trade. The Padres traded defensive wizard Ozzie Smith, Al Olmsted, and Steve Mura to the Cardinals for offensive shortstop Garry Templeton, Sixto Lezcano, and Luis DeLeon. The centerpieces of the deal would be Ozzie Smith and Garry Templeton, obviously, though Lezcano was viewed as a decent prospect. The major issue was that Ozzie Smith had…

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The Pros and Cons to Signing Eric Hosmer

The Winter Meetings will begin this coming week, and the Hot Stove will be blaring at full blast. Teams will begin spending money and making trades as general managers look to set their rosters for the 2018 MLB season. Some might go for that “blockbuster” deal, while others will just look to satisfy team needs. A.J. Preller and Co. are expected to fill team needs, and then some. The Padres…

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Down on The Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 9

  Saturday was a slow night for the Padres that are playing winter leagues around the globe. The players that are on Dominican and Venezuelan teams were off, so only six men were in action. The hitters were 1-17 on the day with five strikeouts, and only one hurler was on the mound for the Padres. Perhaps Sunday will be a little more eventful. Australian Baseball League Buddy Reed went…

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Padres Still Flirting with Hosmer, But Isn’t Carlos Santana a Better Option?

The Eric Hosmer talk will not die down. It is everywhere. And now that the Friars have lost out on Shohei Ohtani, the talk seems to have picked up steam. Even Peter Seidler, who is normally quite subdued, came out and spoke to the local media. He talked about his disappointment in losing out on Ohtani, but did say that the team made their best effort to secure his services….

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Tijuana Xolos: Diego Cocca Arrival Could Mean Longer Stay & More Success For Gustavo Bou

Diego Cocca was officially presented to the media as the new Xolos’ boss this Friday. A new era has started in the border city after a failed rebuilding process under Eduardo Coudet. It is now time for a completely new process with Diego Martin Cocca. There are some positives and negatives to this move that have been discussed, and are being discussed, but a huge plus is that Gustavo Bou has…

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The San Diego Padres 2010’s All-Decade Team

Yes, I know there are two seasons left in this decade, but hey, these lists are fun and it’s the off-season. From the 2010 to the 2017 season, let’s see where we are at with the Padres’ 2010’s All-Decade team. Unfortunately, the Friars have had a rough go at it this decade. They only have one winning season (2010) and zero playoff appearances. Now, this doesn’t mean there haven’t been…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- Manuel Margot Makes His Debut

A total of 12 Padres players were in action on Friday. Manuel Margot is in the D.R. and participating in game play for his Dominican team, the Toros del Este. He will surely get more at bats as the month goes on. Plenty of action to read about, so let’s get right into it. Mexican Winter League Fernando Perez played second base on Friday in Mexico and was 1-2 at…

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