Prospect Watch: Franchy Cordero is on the Rise

January 30, 2017

I would be lying if I tried to say I have always had a strong interest in prospects. As a San Diego Padres’ fan, I have always been told to hold hope for the future, because there were always better players coming up to make the Padres a winner. For the last twenty years I have watched the Padres. I have watched young players get called up, play well for…

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Is Jhoulys Chacin a Lock as a Starter for the Padres in 2017?

January 27, 2017

The word on the street is that the San Diego Padres may be fielding Major League Baseball’s weakest starting rotation in 2017. Some critics even claim that this rotation will be exceptionally bad. The worst seen in years. Could this be accurate? On paper, maybe. It’s true, if nothing exceptional happens with this rotation during the upcoming season, it might be bad. If there are no breakout performances or veteran…

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Could LHP Travis Wood Be an Expensive Option for Padres?

January 26, 2017

  In the never-ending search for starting pitchers for the 2017 season, the San Diego Padres need to look everywhere. They have already made several under-the-radar signings and claims that could pay dividends in the upcoming season. Players like Tyrell Jenkins, Trevor Cahill, Rafael Ortega, Zach Lee, Christian Villanueva, and Jhoulys Chacin will be given every opportunity to earn playing time and possibly make a contribution to a season which…

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The Three-Man Rotation, Revisited

January 25, 2017

“Dream in a pragmatic way” – Aldous Huxley. In November, still dizzied by the intoxicating ridiculousness of Andrew Miller’s postseason, I dreamed up the concept of a re-imagined pitching staff for the hometown team. The article centered around the possibility of a three-man rotation (to be referred to as the TMR from here on out) that would allow for smaller, though more consistent, workloads for every arm on the staff….

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Padres Bargain Shopping/Free Agent Leftovers- Catchers & Infielders

January 23, 2017

  You can be sure that the San Diego Padres will fill their 2017 roster with some late invites to camp. There will be plenty of non-roster invitees and some players signed to minor league contracts as well. A.J. Preller is exploring every avenue when looking for talent and he will surely strike on the free agent market when the time is right. Presently, we are about one month away…

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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…

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Comparing The Padres Current Rebuild With The Cubs, Mets, & Astros

January 22, 2017

  After embarking on a rebuilding course following a failed playoff bid in 2015, A.J. Preller has made a flurry of recent deals. He has traded almost everyone on the old roster for prospects in order to patch together a farm system he previously gutted. Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton, Ian Kennedy, Drew Pomeranz, Melvin Upton Jr., Andrew Cashner, and James Shields have all been traded or let go in exchange for…

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Will the Padres Emerge as Dark Horse Candidate for RHP Greg Holland?

January 21, 2017

  There is no doubt that A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres’ management team is on the lookout for talent. The ongoing search for players for the 2017 season is still taking place, and the Padres are surely still looking for pitchers. The bullpen looks to be a source of strength for the 2017 team, as Brandon Maurer, Carter Capps, Ryan Buchter, Brad Hand, and Kevin Quackenbush provide a…

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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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