• Alan Garcia Interview: Sometimes Life Throws Curveballs
  • 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

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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Padres News: Padres 2015 Draft Preview

With the San Diego Padres struggling to win games and fans wanting a new manager, now is a good time for a distraction in the form of a look ahead to the 2015 MLB draft. It’ll be A.J. Preller’s first as a GM, and Mark Conner’s first as a scouting director. Because the Padres lost the 13th pick by signing James Shields and traded away the 41st pick as part…

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Padres News: Padres vs Dodgers, Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!

I can’t begin to express the importance of this upcoming three game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The San Diego Padres currently sit five games behind the Dodgers for the National League West and are currently four games back in the National League Wild Card race. The Padres have lost seven out of their last 10 games, and the feelings about the team have never been lower than they…

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Padres Minor League Spotlight: Travis Jankowski

Earlier this month San Diego Padres minor league outfielder Travis Jankowski had an impressive streak going while playing for the San Antonio Missions. Jankowski had reached base in 27 straight games from the lead-off position. That streak ended after a 0-4 game vs the Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros AA affiliate) on May 12th. The winning pitcher that day for the Hooks was Lance McCullers. Son of former Padres pitcher…

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Padres News: Padres Continue to Lack Fundamentals

When the San Diego Padres upgraded their team with some much-needed offensive firepower, we all knew they would have some deficiencies. The team’s defense was immediately called into question, and rightfully so. The Padres continue to play average defense at best, but yet the defense is not the only major issue with the team. The fact that the Padres pitching staff has yet to lay down a sacrifice bunt is…

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Padres Editorial: What is Wrong With the Padres Pitching?

At 20-20, the San Diego Padres have had an inauspicious start to 2015. While the offense has been better than years’ past, the pitching has underachieved dramatically. At the beginning of the year, the Padres were projected to have one of the top rotations and bullpen in the big leagues. The addition of closer Craig Kimbrel and James Shields (among others) was supposed to strengthen a staff that finished second…

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Padres Editorial: Is Craig Kimbrel Tipping His Pitches?

When the San Diego Padres upgraded their offense with the likes of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers and Derek Norris, Padres fans rejoiced. After the teams free agent acquisition of James Shields, it became evident that the team was serious about competing. Easter Sunday came along and with the Padres waiting for their first game of the year in Los Angeles, verses the Dodgers, a new trade took place….

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Padres News: Wil Myers placed on 15-day DL

Wil Myers has been placed on the 15-day DL by the San Diego Padres for left wrist tendinitis, retroactive to May 11. He will be greatly missed in the Padres line-up. Myers missed significant time while playing with the Tampa Bay Rays last season after he collided with Desmond Jennings during the 10th inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on July 9 at Fenway Park. The collision…

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