The Wild and Wacky Career of Trevor Cahill

January 17, 2017

Baseball is full of interesting stories. For as many stories there are about the top draft pick that went on to be a complete bust, there are just as many for players drafted in later rounds who went on to have great success. While those two are the most interesting stories to watch, I would argue that up and down careers are the most intriguing. The newest member of the…

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Paul Clemens Wants a Spot in 2017 Rotation

January 14, 2017

In 2016 the Padres put 14 different starters on the mound. There was a grab bag of veterans, rookies, and castoffs that took the hill to fill in rotation voids caused by injuries and trades. The season appeared to be a lost cause at a relatively early point. Sure, every team faces adversity during the course of a baseball season, and injuries happen, but for the Padres it was like…

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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…

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Padres “Bargain Hunting” Will Kick-Off the New Year

January 13, 2017

With the start of the 2017 calendar year, the San Diego Padres will further trudge on in an attempt to build their roster for the upcoming season. It is a slow process and things will pick up as spring training is right around the corner. The hard work has already been laid down with the Padres’ superior minor league system in place. The team does need to make some more…

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Cuban OF Luis Robert Could be of Serious Interest to Padres on International Market

January 11, 2017

  Since the current international market opened on July 2, the San Diego Padres have spent nearly $70 million dollars. The team has replenished their farm system with a spending spree that has definitely excited the fan base. The Padres have already spent a ton on the market, but are they done acquiring young talent? Recently it has been reported that Cuban outfielder,¬†Luis Robert, is just about ready to hit…

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Should the Padres Consider Signing RHP Doug Fister?

January 9, 2017

The San Diego Padres quest for starting pitching has entered its final stages in preparation for the 2017 season. In recent days, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports News indicated that the Padres are still “kicking the tires” on some veteran pitchers for the 2017 rotation, and among the potential players of interest is veteran right-handed hurler,¬†Doug Fister. Fister is coming off a season, in Houston, where he started 32 games…

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The Curious Case of the 2017 San Diego Padres

January 8, 2017

  Spring training is just around the corner for the 2017 San Diego Padres along with the rest of the other 29 Major League Baseball clubs. In this article, I have some things about the 2017 San Diego Padres that I would like to think out loud about. This is an article that is 100% reliant on my thoughts and opinions rather than statistical analysis, so be forewarned! The Curious…

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A Brief Scouting Report on New Padres’ Hurler Tyrell Jenkins

January 3, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are at it again. The team has claimed Tyrell Jenkins from the Cincinnati Reds. The Padres are now the right-handed pitcher’s fourth organization in just under a month, as he was traded from the Braves to the Rangers in early December, then claimed off waivers by the Reds just before Christmas Day. The Reds recently signed RHP Drew Storen and needed to clear room on…

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A Glimpse at New Padres’ Outfielder Rafael Ortega

December 27, 2016

The San Diego Padres may have the need for some extra outfielders in the 2017 season. Hunter Renfroe and Travis Jankowski will probably both start for the team, but Manuel Margot may begin the season in the minors, depending on whether or not the Padres want to start his service-time clock. Alex Dickerson and Jabari Blash figure to be involved in the outfield competition for roster spots come spring. Each…

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Can Allen Cordoba Make the Padres’ 2017 Roster?

December 25, 2016

  On December 8th, the Rule-5 draft was held at the winter meetings in National Harbor, Maryland. The Padres, seeking to find major talent on the cheap, ended up being the most active team, trading up for the top three picks in the draft. It was the first time in Rule-5 history that a team had done such a thing. The Padres ended up with P Miguel Diaz, C Luis…

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Should Manuel Margot Start the 2017 Season in Triple-A to Protect His Service Time?

December 23, 2016

Remember just a few years back, in 2015, when the Padres were the “winners of the off-season”? General Manager A.J. Preller and his team did the unprecedented in San Diego and brought in a handful of impact players. I remember I was getting some newspapers from the gas station to wrap up dishes for a house move. The stack of papers that I brought home headlined the Matt Kemp trade….

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Who is New Padres’ Minor League 3b Christian Villanueva?

December 22, 2016

  The San Diego Padres have added a third baseman to the team, as they have signed minor league free agent Christian Villanueva. The Mexican native is 25 and was once (2011) a Top-100 prospect according to Baseball America, when he was in the Texas Rangers organization. He was signed to a minor league deal by the club on Thursday. A.J. Preller has familiarity with this young man from his…

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