• Brad Zunica Interview- Productive 2017 Will Lead to Future Success
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  • Franchy Cordero Interview: Love For the Glove
  • Mason House Interview: Arriving Late to the Party
  • Interview with Michel Baez: Cuban Fireballer Assesses His Performance

Freddy Galvis on Padres’ Radar. Will They Pay the Asking Price?

There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres are in search of a viable starting shortstop for the 2018 season. The team has been linked to Alcides Escobar and Zack Cozart, who are on the free agent market. We have also heard some speculation about a possible trade for Jurickson Profar from the Rangers. The Padres would not pay top dollar for the Rangers’ former top talent, as his…

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Making Sense of the Shohei Ohtani Sweepstakes

There are a lot of things we think we know about Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani. Some are true. We know Ohtani is a right-handed pitcher and left-handed swinger, adept enough at both to garner recognition as Japan’s best pitcher and designated hitter after the 2016 season. We know Ohtani does indeed throw upwards of 100 miles per hour, and mixes in a swing-and-miss splitter that scouts around the game have…

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Three Trades Happened On This Day in Padres History

It is rare that three significant trades happen for a major league franchise on the same date, but December 6th goes down in San Diego Padres history for just that reason. A total of 13 players exchanged hands on this date as the Padres attempted to improve their team on three different occasions. The Padres made these trades in 1985, 1989, and 1996 respectively, but each were significant in shaping the…

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1904 Monthly Review: Thanksgiving-Sized Helpings of Good and Bad in November

There is no one-word description of how November went for 1904 FC. Still yet to sign their first player, the club finds itself in the midst of drama that could determine the future of the North American Soccer League. November saw three teams depart the NASL, two of which – FC Edmonton and recently crowned champions San Francisco Deltas – ceased operations entirely. The third team, North Carolina FC, will…

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The Padres Have Money To Spend, But How Will They Spend It?

There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres have money to spend for the 2018 season. How and where they will spend that money is what is currently up for debate. Of course the team will sign some players, but they must do so with investments that are low-risk. In my opinion, they should not offer very many multi-year deals at this point, but must instead find undervalued players…

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Tijuana Xolos: Should Club Tijuana Look To Sign Former Great Cristian Pellerano?

The Liga MX Apertura has yet to end as the final between Monterrey and Tigres UANL has yet to be played, but the transfer window for the league is now underway. Some teams have already made moves, but the Tijuana Xolos have yet to do anything as the newest manager that will take over after Eduardo Coudet’s stint has yet to be officially announced. All signs say that former Santos…

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Sockers Stay Hot, Beat Sonora 8-5 in an Offensive Shootout

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA The San Diego Sockers (6-0) saw eight different players score goals, as they took down a scrappy Sonora Soles team 8-5, thanks to clutch goalkeeping by Chris Toth and a surge of offense. The first quarter of play saw both teams off to a fast start on the offense. However, it was Sonora who drew first blood as Erick Rosas blasted the ball right past keeper Toth…

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Minnesota Twins Viable Candidate for a Brad Hand Trade with Padres

As the MLB Winter Meetings begin December 10 in Orlando, Florida, the name Brad Hand will surely come up. He is one of the best relievers available on the trade market and teams are conscious that A.J. Preller is not shy about pulling the trigger on a deal. You can link the prized left-handed pitcher to virtually any team that is in contention. From the Cubs and Yankees, to the Dodgers…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 3

There were eight Padres in action on Sunday throughout the globe. The Australian Baseball League does not have games for a few days, but there was still plenty of news in other leagues. The Padres’ hitters were 2-21 on the day with 11 strikeouts (ouch). The three Padre’ hurlers did much better in their 2.1 innings pitched. Mexican Winter League Fernando Perez was 0-3 with two strikeouts. The infielder is…

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Padres Trusting the Process, Extend A.J. Preller

The San Diego Padres and general manager A.J. Preller have agreed on a contract extension through 2022. Originally hired to be the Padres’ GM in 2014, Preller’s original deal was for five years, taking him through the 2019 season. This new agreement extends Preller’s contract for three more years. Preller has spearheaded a rebuild in San Diego that has focused primarily on a “youth movement,” and building up the Friars’…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 2

A grand total of eight Padres minor league players were in action on Saturday. Two games went in the books in the ABL. So that means plenty of at bats for Buddy Reed and Gabriel Arias. Australian Baseball League Buddy Reed went 3-8 combined in the two games with a double, two runs scored, two RBI, and a strikeout. The smooth-fielding center fielder is hitting .317 on the season for…

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