• 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

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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Tijuana Xolos: Club Tijuana GM Confirms Return Of Luis Ernesto Michel

This Friday, the new Xolos’ head coach Diego Cocca was officially presented to the media, and consequently, players will now start filtering in and out of the club. It was already announced that Jose Antonio Rodriguez’s loan deal had expired and he was now back with Chivas de Guadalajara. The Xolos’ needed a goalkeeper to either replace Gibran Lajud as the starter or serve as a backup option for the…

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The Rashaad Penny Snub is a Bad Look for College Football

On Monday, the Heisman Trophy committee came out with the list of the finalist for this year’s award. The players selected by the committee are as follows: Oklahoma QB- Baker Mayfield, Stanford RB- Bryce Love, and Louisville QB- Lamar Jackson. SDSU’s Rashaad Penny isn’t on the list, and I think that’s a big mistake. The decision makes the committee look lazy and totally disinterested in any player that doesn’t play…

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Padres Have Options at 2B/3B in 2018, But Who Will Start?

The Padres ended 2017 with four players on the roster that are capable of playing second base regularly for the team. Those four players include Yangervis Solarte, Cory Spangenberg, Carlos Asuaje, and Jose Pirela. For the 2018 season, only three of those players will be in discussions of playing second base. The exclusion being Pirela, as he solidified himself with a solid 2017 campaign in the outfield. On top of…

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Tijuana Xolos: “Toño” Rodriguez Makes Move Back To Chivas Guadalajara

  This Wednesday, Chivas de Guadalajara officially announced that goalkeeper Jose Antonio Rodriguez was making a move back to La Perla Tapatia. The Mexican goalkeeper had been on loan to Club Tijuana from Chivas in this Apertura 2017 and served as the backup to Gibran Lajud. Rodriguez never played in the Liga MX, but was solid throughout the Copa MX competition. “Toño” featured in five total games in this Apertura…

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