• Potential New Teams for Ex-Chargers Fans (Revised)
  • Predicting the 2021 World Series Champion San Diego Padres
  • Grading the Progress of the Padres’ “Process”
  • The 1989 Padres – The Season That Could Have Been
  • Fernando Tatis Interview: Son of Big Leaguer Already Impressing at 18

Tijuana Xolos Copa MX AP 17 Week 4 Preview: Xolos Play Puebla in Puebla, Again

Game: Puebla vs Tijuana Xolos When: Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 Where: Estadio Cuauhtémoc Time: 5:00 P.M. PST   The Tijuana Xolos played their fourth game in the Liga MX Apertura 2017 this past Friday, Aug. 11, against Puebla away from home. The result was an unspectacular, lackluster 1-1 draw against arguably the team with the worst roster in the Liga MX. The Xolos did not go back to the border…

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What To Watch For At the Aztecs Fan Fest Scrimmage

  San Diego State University Football is in the air. The annual San Diego State football Fan Fest and scrimmage is this Saturday, August 19, at Aztec Warrior Stadium, formerly known as Qualcomm Stadium. The players take the field at 5:00 and the scrimmage is set to kick off at 5:30 PM. Offense: With the face of the program and Mountain West pre-season first team all-conference running back, Rashaad Penny,…

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Down on the Farm: August 14- Allen, Avila & Sheckler All Pitch Well

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on Monday as the AZL Padres team and the Missions did not play. The Chihuahuas were home against El Paso, and pulled out a 10-7 victory after scoring double-digit runs over their first four innings of the ball game. Dillon Overton went five innings for El Paso, but was roughed up allowing five earned runs. His ERA has now climbed to 7.44 on…

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Tijuana Xolos: Is Milton Caraglio the Missing Piece to the Puzzle?

The Tijuana Xolos are currently suffering in their rebuilding phase with new manager Eduardo Coudet. The border city side only has a point in the Liga MX Apertura 2017 after four weeks of play in the competition. The team is trying to re-surge this season after losing some key pieces in the off-season, like Miguel Herrera, Aviles Hurtado, Guido Rodriguez, and Milton Caraglio.  The departure of Milton Caraglio was the…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Review: August 7-13- Tatis, Lauer & Ruiz Developing

  Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 11-30, 1 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 6 R, 9 RBI, 20 TB It seems like I write about Franchy Cordero every few days, and nothing has really changed. The strikeout problem is still readily apparent, but Cordero is continuing to do his part at the plate. Depending on the Chihuahuas’ playoff position, Cordero should get a good amount of time on…

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Tijuana Xolos: Early Assessment of Damian Musto

The Tijuana Xolos only have one point and one goal in this Apertura 2017 and the problems are evident on each component of the team. Losing key players this off-season, and controversial manager Miguel Herrera, is where all the problems seem to stem from. “El Piojo” did not leave alone to Club America, which is the problem. The Mexican manager took defensive midfielder Guido Rodriguez with him. The Argentine midfielder…

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Hudson Potts Homers in 6-3 Loss & Michel Baez Shows He is Human

  Fort Wayne, Indiana On Sunday, the Bowling Green Hot Rods exposed the TinCaps’ Michel Baez as a mere mortal. Dominating in his first five starts, Baez struggled more than usual in the 6-3 loss. Baez compiled five wins and a 0.74 ERA in his first five starts, but the Hot Rods tagged him for six hits and five runs through five innings of work. Baez also struck out five,…

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Pedro Avila Deserves Real Attention After Tuesday’s Start

When former Padre Derek Norris struggled to be a competent catcher in 2016, the expectations became low on his trade value. As a result, A. J. Preller received a little known starting prospect by the name of Pedro Avila to little fanfare. Since coming over from Washington on December 2 of last year, Avila has shown to be a possible steal. The small, 5’11”, 170 lb. righty has become one…

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Down on the Farm: August 12- Enyel De Los Santos Dominates/Tatis Hits #21

El Paso Chihuahuas (58-62) Won 4-3 Right-hander and newest Chihuahua, Jordan Lyles, took the ball for the Chihuahuas on Saturday night in his first appearance in the Padres’ organization. After a harmless single in the first, Lyles ran into some trouble in the second inning, as Lyles gave up two singles, a walk, and a two-run single after getting the first batter out to start the inning. After a one-two-three third…

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Tijuana Xolos Liga MX AP 17 Week 4 Recap: Xolos Scrape Point and First Goal Under Coudet With Help from Linesmen

The Tijuana Xolos played their fourth game of the Liga MX Apertura 2017 this Friday, August 11. The border city side traveled to the Estadio Cuauhtémoc to face Puebla in a game that did not have high expectations. The Xoloitzcuintles were coming off a tough week with a shocking 1-1 draw against second division team Atlante in the Copa MX, and the departure of Paul Arriola to D.C. United as…

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Blake Hunt Interview: Intangibles Galore

The San Diego Padres surprised many, as they selected high school catchers with two of their first three picks in the June draft. Luis Campusano was picked with the 39th selection (second-round pick) overall and Blake Hunt was drafted with the 69th pick (second competitive balance round) overall. Both are regarded as defensive-minded catchers with a strong likelihood to remain at the position. As a high school backstop, often it…

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