The Padres’ Plate Discipline Problem

May 4, 2017

Just over one month into the 2017 season, the San Diego Padres sit at 12-17 through the team’s first 29 games. Going into the season, most knew the Padres would be largely non-competitive. While there has been some surprise wins for the Friars, that expectation has largely come to fruition. However, the Padres have played a much different game than what was expected. Everyone had a good idea that the…

Read More >>

Clipping the Hedges (Ode to Spring)

March 12, 2017

Hedges, clipped alive in spring studying the heart of everything Riding in from El Paso Gunning out runners Headed for a ring Some say he can’t sing Others say he can’t bring his power to the plate but haters, they’re going to hate Yea, he’s had to wait for far too long but he never took the bait Watch him crouch like a King put out opposing stings run his…

Read More >>

Yangervis Solarte a Possible Utility Man?

February 1, 2017

The San Diego Padres have a lot of options entering spring training regarding their 25-man roster. There are some open spots that will result in a few competitions during the spring. Arguably the most intriguing spot, in a potential position battle, is second base. Ryan Schimpf, Cory Spangenberg, and Carlos Asuaje are all deserving candidates. Each should see some playing time at the position during the season. All three of…

Read More >>

Inviting “The Freak” to Camp- Tim Lincecum an Option for Padres?

January 22, 2017

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The Padres sign a has-been who is coming off a bad year and hope he will turn things around inside the pitcher-friendly confines of Petco Park. Heck, they’ve already done that a bunch this off-season. But I’d like them to do it at least one more time. It’s at least worth the time and effort to kick the tires on Tim Lincecum. Before…

Read More >>

Padres Signing RHP Trevor Cahill?

January 13, 2017

  It is being reported by Dennis Lin of the San Diego UT, that the San Diego Padres are close to an agreement with a free agent pitcher. It is no secret that the team has been looking for veteran starting pitchers for the upcoming season, and Trevor Cahill fits the mold of an undervalued pitcher that could boost his value with some time in San Diego. The native of…

Read More >>

Will Jabari Blash Smash or Crash in 2017?

January 7, 2017

It wasn’t so long ago that Jabari Blash was a hot topic among San Diego Padres fans and analysts. On December 10, 2016, the Padres announced that they had acquired outfielder Blash from the Oakland Athletics as the player to be named later to complete their December 2, 2015 trade for infielder Yonder Alonso. It was part of the same trade that brought LHP Drew Pomeranz over to San Diego,…

Read More >>

My Top-5 “Must-Watch” Padres for the 2017 Season

January 3, 2017

  I have watched the game of baseball since I was five years old. The love for the game that I have is something that will never leave my heart. Ever since I discovered baseball, I have loved the San Diego Padres immensely. From the Jake Peavy and Brian Giles days, to the Kyle Blanks and Heath Bell era, my love for the Padres has never changed. For the first…

Read More >>

Alex Dickerson Deserves a Serious Look in 2017

December 31, 2016

There are only 47 days left until pitchers and catchers report to spring training. It’s about this time when the season starts feeling near. Hot stove talk has been fun this off-season, and it will continue to be, with plenty of deals left to be made before opening day. It’s exciting to explore the various options that a club may have in filling out roster holes, but at this point…

Read More >>

Will Brandon Maurer Be The Padres’ Closer in 2017?

December 26, 2016

A team known for having great bullpens, and especially great closers, the San Diego Padres do not currently have a shutdown, established, closer on the roster. There were at least three of those available on the free agent market, and some others available via trade, but as a rebuilding team, the Padres had no reason to waste money and/or assets to acquire any of them. So, going into 2017, the presumptive…

Read More >>

Fixing Padres’ Pitcher Jarred Cosart

December 17, 2016

You’ve heard the story by now. The San Diego Padres have a borderline criminal lack of starting pitching depth at the big league level. After the poor 2016 season, the Padres’ rotation had, 2017 is setting up to be even worse. The Padres finished the 2016 season with a combination of Luis Perdomo, Christian Friedrich, Paul Clemens, Clayton Richard, among a few others in the rotation or making starts in…

Read More >>

Things to Look Forward to in 2017: Luis Perdomo & His Progression

November 16, 2016

Luis Perdomo. A man who posted a 5.71 ERA in the 2016 season. Just how exciting can that be? His numbers make him look as promising as the original Luis Perdomo, the Padres pitcher from 2009. Well, he is the perfect example that stats do not tell the full story on just how good a player is or has the potential to be. Luis Perdomo started off as a Rule-5…

Read More >>

The Padres are Powered by Tacos, Faith & Trains

September 28, 2016

After I wrote a few times about the Taco Train this summer a friend called and said, “I’m enjoying your pieces, Scott, but why do you call it a Taco Train? Is it because San Diegans love Mexican food?” It was then I realized I hadn’t properly elucidated my thoughts about the Taco Train. So allow me to step back. The origination of the Taco Train does not derive from…

Read More >>